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KFAI

International Jazz Conspiracy

Sep 15, 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.

Remembering Saxophonist Jemeel Moondoc (1951-2029)

10:07 PM
Jemeel Moondoc Quintet - Dances Of The Clowns
Jemeel Moondoc Quintet Dances Of The Clowns
Nostalgia In Times Square Soul Note
10:16 PM
Jemeel Moondoc & William Parker - New World Pygmies
Jemeel Moondoc & William Parker New World Pygmies
New World Pygmies Eremite Records 1999
10:35 PM
Jemeel Moondoc Quintet - You Let Me Into Your Life
Jemeel Moondoc Quintet You Let Me Into Your Life
The Revolt Of The Negro Lawn Jockeys Eremite
10:50 PM
Jemeel Moondoc Quintet - Revolt Of The Negro Lawn Jockeys
Jemeel Moondoc Quintet Revolt Of The Negro Lawn Jockeys
Revolt Of The Negro Lawn Jockeys Eremite
11:08 PM
Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew Orchestra - Flora
Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew Orchestra Flora
Spirit House Eremite Records 2000
11:20 PM
Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew Orchestra - In Walked Monk
Jemeel Moondoc & The Jus Grew Orchestra In Walked Monk
Spirit House Eremite Records 2000
11:32 PM
Jemeel Moondoc Sextet - Konstanze's Delight
Jemeel Moondoc Sextet Konstanze's Delight
Konstanze's Delight Soul Note 2008