KUSF In Exile 09.19.11 10-11 PM Jazz On The Cusp DJ Doctor Jekkyll

For over a century, jazz music has continued to be a living, breathing entity. To date, the music itself has defended itself admirably against those self-appointed guardians of last year's blues who would compartmentalize jazz as swing, bebop, cool, avant-garde, etc. Rather than hearing jazz as a sequence of separate styles, it is important to hear its continuity across time. Jazz is always on the cusp, always searching, always ready to incorporate a new discovery into the body of work that preceded it. There is no radical break between swing and bebop, between bebop and cool, between the early New Orleans styles and the avant-garde group improvisations of the 1960s. The music exists on a continuum.


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25th edition
19 September 2011

Happy Birthday
Muhal Richard Abrams
(September 19, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois)

1. Blues Forever
Muhal Richard Abrams
Blues Forever
Black Saint
released 1982
recorded July 20, 21 & 27, 1981
Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, conductor
Baikida Carroll - trumpet, flugelhorn
Craig Harris - trombone
Wallace Laroy McMillan - baritone saxophone, flute
Jimmy Vass - alto saxophone, flute
Eugene Ghee - tenor saxophone, clarinet
Vincent Chancey - french horn
Howard Johnson - tuba, baritone saxophone
Jean-Paul Bourelly - guitar
Michael Logan - bass
Andrew Cyrille - drums

2. Malic
Muhal Richard Abrams
Mama and Daddy
Black Saint
released 1980
recorded June 16 & 19, 1980
Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, synthesizer, conductor
Baikida Carroll - trumpet, flugelhorn
Vincent Chancey - french horn
George Lewis - trombone
Wallace McMillan - alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, flute, congas
Bob Stewart - tuba
Leroy Jenkins - violin
Brian Smith - bass
Andrew Cyrille - percussion
Thurman Barker - drums, marimba, percussion

3. Linetime
Muhal Richard Abrams
Song for All
Black Saint
released 1997
recorded April 26–29, 1995
Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, synthesizer
Eddie Allen - trumpet
Aaron Stewart - tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone
Craig Harris - trombone
Bryan Carrott - vibraphone, percussion
Brad Jones - bass
Reggie Nicholson - drums

4. 1 And 4 Plus 2 And 7
Muhal Richard Abrams
Things to Come from Those Now Gone
released 1975
recorded October 10 & October 11, 1972
Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, synthesizer
Steve McCall - drums

5. Oldfotalk
Muhal Richard Abrams Orchestra
The Hearinga Suite
Black Saint
released 1989
recorded January 17 & 18, 1989
Jack Walrath, Cecil Bridgewater, Frank Gordon, Ron Tooley - trumpet
Clifton Anderson, Dick Griffin - trombone
Jack Jeffers, Bill Lowe - bass trombone
John Purcell - flute, clarinet, tenor saxophone
Marty Ehrlich - piccolo, flute, clarinet, alto saxophone
Patience Higgins - bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Courtnay Winter - bassoon, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone
Charles Davis - baritone saxophone, soprano saxophone
Diedre Murray - cello
Fred Hopkins - bass
Warren Smith - glockenspiel, vibes, percussion
Andrew Cyrille - drums
Muhal Richard Abrams - piano, synthesizer, conductor

Barry Altschul
You Can't Name Your Own Tune
32 Jazz
released 1977
recorded February 8 & 9, 1977
re-issued 2000
Muhal Richard Abrams - piano
Dave Holland - bass
Barry Altschul - drums

7. Maple Leaf Rag
(Scott Joplin)
Anthony Braxton
Duets 1976
released 1976
recorded August 1 & 2, 1976
Anthony Braxton - alto saxophone
Muhal Richard Abrams - piano

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