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International Jazz Conspiracy

Feb 5, 2020 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music/Experimental

With Cory Washington

The program is a sonic journey through contemporary jazz, free improvisation, new music, hindustani music, flamenco, world music, underground, avant garde and art music from different corners of the globe, as well as interviews and live studio performances by local and visiting artists and the occasional musical restructuring*. An adventure in sound, a journey into the tone world.

We strive to present music with duende, a term originally used by flamenco musicians referring to inspiration, magic and fire in music. There is no direct translation for it in English, but the closest would be "soulful".
The famous Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca often speaks of duende. In his lecture "El juego y la teoria del duende" (Play and Theory of the Duende) he says:
"All through Andalucia. . . people speak constantly of duende, and recognize it with unfailing instinct when it appears... These dark sounds are the mystery, the roots... from which we get what is real in art... Thus duende is a force and not a behavior, it is a struggle and not a concept. I have heard an old master guitarist say: ‘Duende is not in the throat; duende surges up from the soles of the feet.’ Which means it is not a matter of ability, but of true living style; of blood; of ancient culture; of spontaneous creation."
Duende is not just found in flamenco though. In the liner notes of Miles Davis' 1964 album My Funny Valentine, Nat Hentoff says: "In trying to distill the particular mesmeric quality of Miles Davis, Kenneth Tynan has referred to the Spanish word DUENDE: 'It has no English equivalent,' he explained, but it denotes 'the ability to transmit a profoundly felt emotion with the minimum of fuss and the maximum of restraint... Miles Davis has DUENDE.' "

Hosted by Emel Sherzad.

'May music never just become another way of making money.'
- Keith Tippett

*musical restructuring: simultaneous playback/mixing of various audio sources, a.k.a. audio collage.

International Jazz Conspiracy
10:18 PM
Miles Davis - Black Satin
Miles Davis Black Satin
On the Corner Columbia/Legacy 1972
10:19 PM
John Coltrane Quintet w. Eric Dolphi - Miles' Mode
John Coltrane Quintet w. Eric Dolphi Miles' Mode
John Coltrane Quintet Black Label
10:21 PM
Amir ElSaffar - Introduction - From the Ashes
Amir ElSaffar Introduction - From the Ashes
Crisis (feat. Tareq Abboushi, Carlo DeRosa, Ole Mathisen, Zaafir Tawil & Nasheet Waits) Pi Recordings 2015
10:30 PM
Interview: Talking about Written In Water a collaboration between Amir ElSaffar & Ragamala Dance Company with guest Erik Madsen-Bond
10:32 PM
Amir ElSaffar & Prema Ramamurthy - Excerpt from Written in Water
Amir ElSaffar & Prema Ramamurthy Excerpt from Written in Water
Live Recording --
10:35 PM
Hafez Modirzadeh - Facet Fourteen
Hafez Modirzadeh Facet Fourteen
Post-Chromodal Out! (feat. Amir ElSaffar, Vijay Iyer, Ken Filiano & Royal Hartigan) Pi Recordings 2012
10:56 PM
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition - India
Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition India
Special Edition ECM
11:03 PM
The Art Ensemble of Chicago - Chi-Congo 50
The Art Ensemble of Chicago Chi-Congo 50
We Are on the Edge: A 50th Anniversary Celebration Pi Recordings 2019
11:12 PM
Marion Brown Quartet - Capricorn Moon
Marion Brown Quartet Capricorn Moon
Marion Brown Quartet ESP Disk
11:35 PM
Miles Davis - Helen Butte / Mr. Freedom X
Miles Davis Helen Butte / Mr. Freedom X
On the Corner Columbia/Legacy 1972