KUSF In Exile 12.12.11 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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34th edition
12 December 2011

1. Way Way Way Down Yonder
Muhal Richard Abrams/Malachi Favors
Black Saint
Malachi Favors - bass, percussion

2. Lady Be Good
Ray Brown
The Red Hot Ray Brown Trio
Gene Harris - piano
Ray Brown - bass
Mickey Roker - drums

3. Billie's Bounce
(Charlie Parker)
Dexter Gordon
Bouncin' With Dex
Dexter Gordon - tenor sax
Tete Montoliu - piano
Niels-Henning Ørsted Pederson - bass
Billy Higgins - drums

4. Georgia On My Mind
(Hoagy Carmichael)
Ray Brown
Something For Lester
Contemporary Records
Ray Brown - bass
Cedar Walton - piano
Elvin Jones - drums

5. Happy House
Ornette Coleman
Broken Shadows
(recorded 1971)
Ornette Coleman - alto sax
Dewey Redman - tenor sax
Don Cherry - pocket trumpet
Bobby Bradford - trumpet
Charlie Haden - bass
Billy Higgins, Ed Blackwell - drums

6. Tourist Point Of View
Duke Ellington
The Far East Suite
Cootie Williams - trumpet
William "Cat" Anderson - trumpet
Mercer Ellington - trumpet, flugelhorn
Herbie Jones - trumpet, flugelhorn
Lawrence Brown - trombone
Buster Cooper - trombone
Chuck Connors - trombone
Jimmy Hamilton - clarinet, tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone
Russell Procope - alto saxophone, clarinet
Paul Gonsalves - tenor saxophone
Harry Carney - baritone saxophone
Duke Ellington - piano
John Lamb - bass
Rufus Jones - drums

7. La Santa Espina
(Àngel Guimerà/Enric Morera)
Charlie Haden/Carla Bley
Ballad of the Fallen
Carla Bley - piano, arranger
Don Cherry - pocket trumpet
Sharon Freeman - French horn
Mick Goodrick - guitar
Charlie Haden - bass
Jack Jeffers - tuba
Michael Mantler - trumpet
Paul Motian - percussion, drums
Jim Pepper - -soprano saxophone
Dewey Redman - tenor saxophone
Steve Slagle - alto saxophone
Gary Valente - trombone
Catalan folk song, revived during the Spanish Civil War by the fighters of the Republic.

8. Chicago
Revolutionary Ensemble
Live At Moosham Castle
Inner City
Leroy Jenkins - violin
Sirone - bass
Jerome Cooper - drums