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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

Mar 31, 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
Annette Peacock - B 4 U Said
Annette Peacock B 4 U Said
An Acrobat's Heart ECM Records 2000
10:08 PM
Marilyn Crispell Quartet - ABC (For Anthony Braxton)
Marilyn Crispell Quartet ABC (For Anthony Braxton)
Live in Berlin Black Saint
10:32 PM
Annette Peacock - Gesture Without Plot
Annette Peacock Gesture Without Plot
I'm the One FDR 1972
10:36 PM
Annette Peacock - Blood
Annette Peacock Blood
I'm the One FDR 1972
10:39 PM
Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock & Paul Motian - Blood
Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock & Paul Motian Blood
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway - Music of Annette Peacock ECM Records 1997
10:41 PM
Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock & Paul Motian - You've Left Me
Marilyn Crispell, Gary Peacock & Paul Motian You've Left Me
Nothing Ever Was, Anyway - Music of Annette Peacock ECM Records 1997
10:46 PM
Marilyn Crispell,Fritz Hauser, Hildegard Kleeb, Urs Leimgruber, Elvira Plenar - 7-C
Marilyn Crispell,Fritz Hauser, Hildegard Kleeb, Urs Leimgruber, Elvira Plenar 7-C
Behind the Night X-Talk
10:50 PM
Marilyn Crispell,Fritz Hauser, Hildegard Kleeb, Urs Leimgruber, Elvira Plenar - 8-D
Marilyn Crispell,Fritz Hauser, Hildegard Kleeb, Urs Leimgruber, Elvira Plenar 8-D
Behind the Night X-Talk
11:01 PM
Marilyn Crispell Trio, NYC - What of it I Refuse Awakes the Wide-Eyed Stone
Marilyn Crispell Trio, NYC What of it I Refuse Awakes the Wide-Eyed Stone
The Kitchen Concert Leo Records
11:10 PM
Marilyn Crispell Trio, NYC - For L. T.
Marilyn Crispell Trio, NYC For L. T.
The Kitchen Concert Leo Records
11:25 PM
Marilyn Crispell Quartet - Chant
Marilyn Crispell Quartet Chant
Live in Berlin Black Saint
11:32 PM
Annette Peacock & Paul Bley - Richter Scale
Annette Peacock & Paul Bley Richter Scale
Dual Unity Freedom
11:42 PM
Annette Peacock & Paul Bley - Dual Unity
Annette Peacock & Paul Bley Dual Unity
Dual Unity Freedom
11:45 PM
Annette Peacock - We Are Adnate
Annette Peacock We Are Adnate
Abstract Contact Ironic Records
11:50 PM
Annette Peacock - Disparate X's
Annette Peacock Disparate X's
Abstract Contact Ironic Records
11:55 PM
Annette Peacock - No Winning, No Losing
Annette Peacock No Winning, No Losing
Abstract Contact Ironic Records