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International Jazz Conspiracy

Jul 29, 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
10:01 PM
Vinicius De Moraes & Toquinho - Como Dizia O Poeta
Vinicius De Moraes & Toquinho Como Dizia O Poeta
10 Anos Sem Vinicius Parrot
10:05 PM
Vinicius De Moraes, Toquinho & Maria Bethania - Apelo
Vinicius De Moraes, Toquinho & Maria Bethania Apelo
10 Anos Sem Vinicius Parrot
10:08 PM
Jeff Parker & The New Breed - Cliche
Jeff Parker & The New Breed Cliche
Jeff Parker & The New Breed International Anthem Recording
10:12 PM
Jeff Parker & The New Breed - Visions
Jeff Parker & The New Breed Visions
Jeff Parker & The New Breed International Anthem Recording
10:17 PM
Jeff Parker & The New Breed - Go Away
Jeff Parker & The New Breed Go Away
Suite for Max Brown International Anthem Recording/Nonesuch
10:21 PM
Jeff Parker & The New Breed - Fusion Swirl
Jeff Parker & The New Breed Fusion Swirl
Suite for Max Brown International Anthem Recording/Nonesuch
10:32 PM
Archie Shepp & John Tchicai - The Funeral
Archie Shepp & John Tchicai The Funeral
Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary Five Storyville 1963
10:37 PM
Archie Shepp & John Tchicai - Mick
Archie Shepp & John Tchicai Mick
Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary Five Storyville 1963
10:45 PM
Archie Shepp & John Tchicai - Trio
Archie Shepp & John Tchicai Trio
Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary Five Storyville 1963
11:03 PM
Horace Tapscott - A Dress for Renee (feat. John Carter, Cecil McBee & Andrew Cyrille)
Horace Tapscott A Dress for Renee (feat. John Carter, Cecil McBee & Andrew Cyrille)
The Dark Tree (Live) [feat. John Carter, Cecil McBee & Andrew Cyrille] hatOLOGY 2009
11:23 PM
Test - Always Coming From the Love Side
Test Always Coming From the Love Side
Always Coming From the Love Side Eremite