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Trilogy playlist for 8/24

A tribute to Bobby Hutcherson — and coincidentally, also to Rudy Van Gelder, who passed away the next day.

  1. Jackie McLean – “Riff Raff” from Destination… Out!, Blue Note Records, 1963 (Van Gelder studio)
  2. Grachan Moncur III – “Evolution” from Evolution, Blue Note Records, 1963 (Van Gelder studio)
  3. Eric Dolphy – “Straight Up and Down” from Out to Lunch!, Blue Note Records, 1964 (Van Gelder studio)
  4. Tony Williams – “Memory” from Life Time,  Blue Note Records, 1964 (Van Gelder studio)
  5. Bobby Hutcherson – “Ghetto Lights” from Dialogue, Blue Note Records, 1965 (Van Gelder studio)
  6. Archie Shepp – “Rufus (Swung, His Face At Last To The Wind, Then His Neck Snapped)” from New Thing at Newport, Impulse Records, 1965
  7. Bobby Hutcherson – “Hello to the Wind” from Now!, Blue Note Records, 1977 (rec. 1966, Van Gelder Studio).
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Trilogy Playlist 8/3/2016

  1. Other Dimensions in Music featuring Fay Victor – “Open Letter” from Kaiso Stories, Silkheart, 2010.
  2. Charles Mingus – “Original Fables of Faubus” from Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus, Candid, 1960.
  3. Art Ensemble of Chicago – “A Jackson in Your House” from A Jackson in Your House, BYG Records, 1969
  4. Art Ensemble of Chicago – “And Then There Was Peace” from The Alternative Express, DIW Records, 1989.
  5. Art Ensemble of Chicago – “Nice Guys” from Nice Guys, ECM, 1979
  6. Cathlene Pineda – “Sumi” from A Week’s Time, Orenda Records, 2014
  7. Dana Reason – “Entangled” from Reasoning, 2014 – www.danareason.com
  8. duo B. – “On Cecil, excerpt 2”, 2016 – http://www.lisamezzacappa.com/duo_projects.html
  9. Sean Sonderegger’s Magically Inclined – “Old Timers” from Eat the Air, Skirl Records, 2014
  10. Acre Foot – “Homesick #1” from Expanding, 2013. http://www.kaorumansour.com/music/


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Trilogy Playlist, June 22, 2016

  1. Wadada Leo Smith – “Jupiter’s Astro Waves” from Red Chrysanthemums Solos 1977, Corbett Vs. Dempsey, 2016 (rec. 1977).
  2. Vinny Golia Sextet – “Maboo’s Justice” from Abstractions and Retrocausalities, Nine Winds, 2011
  3. Burning Ghosts – “Flashpoint” from Burning Ghosts, Orenda Records, 2016
  4. Original Phalanx – “Troublemaker” from Original Phalanx, DIW, 1987
  5. Toques 01 – “3_0” from Toques 01, Castor & Pollux Music, 2016
  6. JAB – Live at Highways [excerpt] – unreleased, 2016.


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Trilogy Playlist – June 1, 2016

The music Henry Threadgill in Air
(part 3 of a 3 part examination of Threadgill’s compositions)

  1. New Air – “Air Show” from Air Show No. 1, Black Saint, 1986
  2. New Air – “Roll On” from Live at Montreal International Jazz Festival, Black Saint, 1984
  3. Air – “80° Below ’82” from 80° Below ’82, Antilles, 1982
  4. Air – “Paille Street” from Air Lore, Arista Novus, 1979
  5. Air – “Abra” from Montreux Suisse, Arista Novus, 1978
  6. Air – “Card Four: Strait White Royal Flush…78” from Open Air Suit, Arista Novus, 1978
  7. Air – “I’ll Be Right Here Waiting…” (composed by Steve McCall)  from Air Time, Nessa Records, 1978
  8. Air – “Be Ever Out” from Live Air, Black Saint, 1980
  9. Air – “Dance of the Beast” from Air Song, Why Not, 1975


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Trilogy Playlist 5/11/16

Part 2 in my 3 part focus on the music of Henry Threadgill.

  1. Henry Threadgill – “Paper Toilet” from Too Much Sugar for a Dime, Axiom, 1993
  2. Henry Threadgill Very Very Circus – “I Love you With an Asterisk”  from Live at Koncepts, Taylor Made, 1991
  3. Henry Threadgill Very Very Circus – “Exacto” from Spirit of Nuff…Nuff, Black Saint, 1990
  4. Flute Force Four – “TBA” from Flutistry, Black Saint, 1997 (rec. 1990)
  5. Henry Threadgill Sextett -“The Devil is on the Loose and Dancin’ Witha Monkey” from Rag, Bush and All, Arista/Novus, 1989
  6. Henry Threadgill – “Hall” from Easily Slip Into Another World, Arista/Novus, 1987
  7. Henry Threadgill Sextett – “Good Times” from You Know the Number, Arista/Novus, 1986
  8. Henry Threadgill Sextet – “Homeostasis” from  Subject to Change, About Time, 1985
  9. Henry Threadgill Sextet – “Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket” from Just the Facts and Pass the Bucket, About Time, 1983
  10. Henry Threadgill Sextet – “Melin” from When Was That?, About Time, 1982
  11. Henry Threadgill “Sir Simpleton” from X-75 Volume 1, Arista/Novus, 1979


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Trilogy Playlist 4/20/2016

The Music of Henry Threadgill, part 2.

  1. Arohi Ensemble – “Peloraga Effulgence” from Ahmisa: Love is the Weapon of the Brave. Innova Records 2016.
  2. Zooid – “Off the Prompt Box” from In for a Penny, In for a Pound, Pi Records, 2015.
  3. Henry Threadgill: Double Up Ensemble – “Part 2” from Old Locks and Irregular Verbs, Pi Records 2016.
  4. Zooid – “So Pleased, No Clue” from Tomorrow Sunny / The Revelry, Spp, Pi Records, 2012.
  5. Zooid – “Mirror Mirror the Verb” from This Brings Us to Volume 1, Pi Records, 2009.
  6. Zooid – “Look” from Up Popped the Two Lips, Pi Records, 2001.
  7. Henry Threadgill and Make a Move – “Pink Water Pink Airplane” from Everybodys Mouth’s a Book, Pi Records, 2001.
  8. Henry Threadgill and Make a Move – “The Laughing Club” from Where’s Your Cup?, Columbia Records, 1996.
  9. Henry Threadgill – “Noisy Flowers” from Makin’ a Move, Columbia Records, 1995.
  10. Henry Threadgill – “Hyla Crucifer… Silence Of” from Carry the Day Columbia Records, 1995.
  11. Henry Threadgill – “Grief” from Song Out of My Trees, Black Saint Records, 1994.


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Trilogy Playlist 3/30

  1. Ches Smith – “Wacken Open Air” from The Bell, ECM, 2016
  2. Wadada Leo Smith and Vijay Iyer – “A Cold Fire” from A Cosmic Rhythm With Each Stroke, ECM, 2016.
  3. Harold Budd – “Mars and the Artist (After Cy Twombly)” from In the Mist,  Darla Records, 2011.
  4. James Tenney – “Spectrum #5” from Spectrum Pieces, New World Records, 2009.
  5. Marty Walker – “As Is Thought/Aurora ” (composed by Michael Jon Fink) from Dancing On Water, Cold Blue Music, 2001.
  6. Go: Organic Orchestra – “To Rafter, To Skylight” from Can You Imagine… The Sound of a Dream, Meta Records, 2015.
  7. Adam Rudolph’s Moving Pictures – “Oshogbo” from Dream Garden, Meta Records, 2006.
  8. Carlos Niño & Friends – “Calimayan” from Flutes, Echoes, It’s All Happening!, Leaving Records, 2016.
  9. Toques (Nathan Hubbard and Steuart Liebig) – “1-0”  and “7 1/3” from Toques 01, Castor and Pollox Music, 2016