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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

Mar 3, 2021 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.

10:02 PM
Elis Regina - Águas de Março
Elis Regina Águas de Março
A Arte de Elis Regina Philips/Polygram
10:06 PM
Elis Regina - Aquarela do Brasil / Nega do Cabelo Duro
Elis Regina Aquarela do Brasil / Nega do Cabelo Duro
A Arte de Elis Regina Philips/Polygram
10:09 PM
Elis Regina - Tristeza Que Se Foi
Elis Regina Tristeza Que Se Foi
A Arte de Elis Regina Philips/Polygram
10:12 PM
Elis Regina - Nada Será Como Antes
Elis Regina Nada Será Como Antes
Elis Universal Music Ltda. 1972
10:15 PM
Elis Regina - Morro Velho (Old Hill)
Elis Regina Morro Velho (Old Hill)
Nada Será Como Antes - Nothing Will Be As It Was Universal Music Ltda. 2004
10:20 PM
Elis Regina - Caxanga (Crab)
Elis Regina Caxanga (Crab)
Nada Será Como Antes - Nothing Will Be As It Was Universal Music Ltda. 2004
10:23 PM
Airto & Flora Purim - Uri
Airto & Flora Purim Uri
Seeds on the Ground Buddah Records
10:30 PM
Jeanne Lee - Mingus Meditations
Jeanne Lee Mingus Meditations
Natural Affinities Sunnyside 1992
10:41 PM
Jeanne Lee - Journey to Edaneres
Jeanne Lee Journey to Edaneres
Natural Affinities Sunnyside 1992
10:53 PM
Jeanne Lee - Ambrosia Mama
Jeanne Lee Ambrosia Mama
Natural Affinities Sunnyside 1992
11:03 PM
Joelle Leandre & Kazue Sawai - Track 1
Joelle Leandre & Kazue Sawai Track 1
Organic-Mineral In Situ
11:11 PM
Joelle Leandre & Kazue Sawai - Track 8
Joelle Leandre & Kazue Sawai Track 8
Organic-Mineral In Situ
11:18 PM
Tomeka Reid Quartet - Edelin (feat. Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke)
Tomeka Reid Quartet Edelin (feat. Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke)
Old New (feat. Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke) Cuneiform Records
11:24 PM
Tomeka Reid Quartet - Rn (feat. Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke)
Tomeka Reid Quartet Rn (feat. Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke)
Old New (feat. Tomeka Reid, Mary Halvorson, Tomas Fujiwara & Jason Roebke) Cuneiform Records
11:32 PM
Matana Roberts - Exchange
Matana Roberts Exchange
The Chicago Project Central Control 2007
11:40 PM
Matana Roberts - Love Call
Matana Roberts Love Call
The Chicago Project Central Control 2007
11:50 PM
Joanna Newsom - Have One On Me
Joanna Newsom Have One On Me
Have One On Me Drag City