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Playlists, gig announcements, maybe some rants


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Live Music on Trilogy Tonight

Tune in to KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles from 9-10pm to hear a live performance and discussion with Yves Charuest (saxophone), Lisle Ellis (bass), and Peter Valsamis (drums) on your weekly show for new, experimental, and improvised music.

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Photo of Yves Charuest by Chen-Wei Liu.

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Playlist for July 4, 2018

3 hours of quasi-patriotism on KXLU 88.9 FM Los Angeles

8-9pm – The Dream of Harry Lime – Music without Border guards

  • Ola Belle Reed – “Undone in Sorrow” – recorded live in 1972,  Rising Sun Melodies, Smithsonian Folkways, 2010.
  • Barbara Dane and the Chamber Brothers – “Freedom is a Constant Struggle” – Folkways Records, 1966.
  • Quetzal – “This is my home” from Worksongs, Vanguard, 2003.
  • Narciso Martinez – “Flor Marchita” from Norteño & Tejano accordion pioneers, Arhoolie Records, 1995.
  • Les Amis Creole – “L’Hobo De Breaux Bridge” from Les Amis Creole, Arhoolie Records, 2006.
  • Clarence “Tom” Ashley – “House Carpenter” from Greenback Dollar: The Music Of Clarence “Tom” Ashley 1929-1933, Country Records, 2001.
  • Woody Guthrie – “I Ain’t Got No Home in This World” from Asch Recordings, Vol. 3: Hard Travelin’, Smithsonian Folkways, 1998.
  • Leadbelly with Woody Guthrie, Cisco Houston and Sonny Terry – “We Shall Be Free” from Lead Belly Sings Folk Songs, Smithsonian Folkways, 1989.
  • Harry Partch – “Scene 9 – A Lost Political Soul Finds Himself Among The Voteless Women Of Paradise” from The Bewitched, New World Records, 2005.
  • Sun Ra – “I Am Strange” from Singles Volume 1: Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1961, Strut/Art Yard, 2016.
  • Le Sun Ra & His Orchestra – “Saturn” from Singles Volume 1: Definitive 45s Collection 1952-1961, Strut/Art Yard, 2016.
  • Charles Ives – “Country Band March” performed by the U.S. Marine Band, from The Bicentennial Collection, 1998.
  • Charles Ives – “III: Fourth of July” from A Symphony: New England Holidays perf. by the Chicago Symphony, cond. by Michael Tilson Thomas, CBS Masterworks, 1988.

9-10: Trilogy – New, Experimental and Improvised Music

  • Tina Raymond – “America” from Left, Right, Left, Orenda Records, 2017.
  • Anne LeBaron – “I am an American…My government will reward you” from The Musical Railism of Anne LeBaron, Mode/Tellus, 1995.
  • Wadada Leo Smith – “America, parts 1, 2 & 3” from Ten Freedom Summers, Cuneiform Records, 2012.
  • Arthur Blythe and David Egyes -“American Forms 2” from Today’s Blues, CIMP 1998.
  • James Blood Ulmer – “Are you glad to be in America?” from Are you glad to be in America?, DIW, 1995.
  • Harriet Tubman – “Taken” from Araminta, Sunnyside, 2017
  • Geri Allen – “Save the Children” from Grand River Crossings (Motown & Motor City Inspirations), Motéma, 2013.
  • John Coltrane – “Untitled Original 11386 (take 1)” from Both Directions At Once: The Lost Album, Verve/Impulse, 2018.

10-11: Neuz Pollution – ??

  • Kamasi Washington – “The Invincible Youth” from Heaven and Earth, Young Turks, 2018.
  •  Charles Mingus – “The Original Fables of Faubus” from Presents Charles Mingus, Candid Records, 1960.
  • Karl Evangalista / Grex – “Reb” from Taglish, 2013, https://grex.bandcamp.com/
  • Ornette Coleman – “The Artist in America” from Skies of America, CBS Records, 1972.
  • Minutemen – “Facist” from Paranoid Time, SST Records, 1980.
  • Minutemen – “Political Song for Michael Jackson to Sing”, Ballot Result, SST Records, 1986.
  • Saccharine Trust – “We Don’t Need Freedom” from Paganicons, SST Records, 1981.
  • Burning Ghosts – “Radicals” from Reclamation, Tzadik Records, 2017.
  • Evil Genius – “Asterisk” from Experiments on Human Subjects, Orenda Records, 2018.
  •  Toques (Nathan Hubbard / Steuart Liebig) – “5_0” from Toques 02, 2018.  https://toquesmusic.bandcamp.com