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International Jazz Conspiracy

Sep 30, 2020 10:00 PM – 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: ‘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
Airto - Samba de Flora
Airto Samba de Flora
Samba De Flora Montuno Records 1988
10:07 PM
The Very Big Carla Bley Band - Lo Ultimo
The Very Big Carla Bley Band Lo Ultimo
The Very Big Carla Bley Band Watt 1991
10:17 PM
The Very Big Carla Bley Band - United States
The Very Big Carla Bley Band United States
The Very Big Carla Bley Band Watt 1991
10:33 PM
Carla Bley - Baseball
Carla Bley Baseball
4 X 4 Watt 2000
10:42 PM
Carla Bley - Sidewinders In Paradise
Carla Bley Sidewinders In Paradise
4 X 4 Watt 2000
10:50 PM
Orchestra Jazz Siciliana - The Lone Arranger
Orchestra Jazz Siciliana The Lone Arranger
Plays the Music of Carla Bley XtraWATT 1990
11:04 PM
Italian Instabile Orchestra - Herr Fantozzi
Italian Instabile Orchestra Herr Fantozzi
Litania Sibilant ENJA RECORDS Matthias Winckelmann 2000
11:13 PM
Pino Minafra Sud Ensemble - Exorcism
Pino Minafra Sud Ensemble Exorcism
Sudori Victo
11:20 PM
Pino Minafra Sud Ensemble - A Margherita
Pino Minafra Sud Ensemble A Margherita
Sudori Victo
11:32 PM
Pino Minafra - El Zorro
Pino Minafra El Zorro
Canto Libero Les Disques VICTO 2001
11:37 PM
Giorgio Dini & Carlo Actis Dato - Gaspacho D'estate
Giorgio Dini & Carlo Actis Dato Gaspacho D'estate
Out! Silta Records 2003
11:42 PM
Paolo Angeli - Via Libera
Paolo Angeli Via Libera
Bucato RER Megacorp 2005
11:50 PM
Frank Zappa - Farther O'Blivion
Frank Zappa Farther O'Blivion
Imaginary Diseases (Live) Frank Zappa Catalog 2015
10:58 AM
Orchestra Jazz Siciliana - Blunt Object
Orchestra Jazz Siciliana Blunt Object
Plays the Music of Carla Bley XtraWATT 1990