“My favorite item in there is the Great Speckled Bird.”
Guest: Traci Drummond of the GSU Library’s Southern Labor Archive.
First broadcast August 29 2014.
Playlist at http://www.wrek.org/?p=10130
This summer, on Thursdays at 9am, I do a two-hour jazz shift on WREK Atlanta. Here’s yesterday’s playlist with a few annotations and links to the bands.
Matana Roberts, off Coin Coin Chapter 1: Les Gens de Couler Libres, “Kersalia” (I started my last shift with Ms Roberts — whoops!)
Ken Aldcroft’s Convergence Ensemble, off Saskatoon Bassment 207, “X Marks the Spot”
Anat Cohen, off Poetica, “La Chanson Des Vieux Amants”
Blink, off Epidemic of Ideas, “Secret Weapon: Part II”
Brains, off Gristle and Skins, “Periscii” (someone called in to ask why I was playing this and why anyone would listen to it)
Dead Cat Bounce, off Chance Episodes, “Salon Sound Journal”
Cecil Taylor & Tony Oxley, off Ailanthus / Altissima – Bilateral Dimensions of 2 Root Songs, “Ailanthus”
Bann, off As You Like, “Will Call”
Ask the Oracle, off Ask the Oracle, “Curse of the Horns”
Red Holloway, off Go Red Go!, “Go Red Go”
Charles Gayle Trio, off Streets, “Doxology”
Rent Romus’ Life’s Blood, off Truth Teller, “Sydämestäni rakastan” (I always play Rent Romus — I might need to cool it)
Keith Jarrett / Gary Peacock / Jack DeJohnette, off Somewhere, “Stars Fell on Alabama”
New York Art Quartet, off Old Stuff, “Kvintus T”
Planet D Nonet, off We Travel the Spaceways: The Music of Sun Ra, “Love in Outer Space”
John Surman, off Flashpoint: NDR Jazz Workshop – April ’69, “Gratuliere”