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International Jazz Conspiracy

May 27, 2020 10:00 PM β€“ 12:00 AM

Music/Experimental

With Emel

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: β€˜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
10:00 PM
John Tchicai Group - Calypso Boswell
John Tchicai Group Calypso Boswell
Put Up The Fight Storyville
10:07 PM
John Tchicai and Strange Brothers - Darktown Highlights
John Tchicai and Strange Brothers Darktown Highlights
John Tchicai and Strange Brothers Storyville
10:11 PM
John Tchicai & Cadentia Nova Danica - Afrodisiaca
John Tchicai & Cadentia Nova Danica Afrodisiaca
Afrodisiaca MPS 2014
10:30 PM
John Tchicai & Yusef Komunyakaa - Dolphy's Aviary/Malachite
John Tchicai & Yusef Komunyakaa Dolphy's Aviary/Malachite
Love Notes From The Madhouse 8th Harmonic Breakdown
10:45 PM
Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye - Marconison
Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye Marconison
Cassava Balls The Golden Years of Jazz 1999
10:55 PM
John Tchicai with Strings - Lied
John Tchicai with Strings Lied
John Tchicai with Strings Treader
11:00 PM
John Tchicai with Strings - Solemn
John Tchicai with Strings Solemn
John Tchicai with Strings Treader
11:08 PM
J. Tchicai, G. Fewell, T. Tracanna, P. Dalla Porta, M. Manzi - Simplicity
J. Tchicai, G. Fewell, T. Tracanna, P. Dalla Porta, M. Manzi Simplicity
Big Chief Dreaming Soul Note
11:14 PM
John Tchicai Trio - Graceful Visitor
John Tchicai Trio Graceful Visitor
Real Tchicai SteepleChase
11:19 PM
John Tchicai Trio - Moksha Point
John Tchicai Trio Moksha Point
Real Tchicai SteepleChase
11:24 PM
Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai and Dudu Pukwana - Radebe
Johnny Dyani with John Tchicai and Dudu Pukwana Radebe
Witchdoctor's Son SteepleChase
11:32 PM
Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye - Sawasawa
Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye Sawasawa
Cassava Balls The Golden Years of Jazz 1999
11:40 PM
Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye - Post Ramadan Exhausters
Hartmut Geerken, John Tchicai, Famoudou Don Moye Post Ramadan Exhausters
The African Tapes The Golden Years of Jazz
11:51 PM
Miles Davis - So What (Album Version)
Miles Davis So What (Album Version)
Kind of Blue Columbia/Legacy