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International Jazz Conspiracy

Jan 19, 2022 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Music/Experimental

With A KFAI DJ

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
10:02 PM
Tom Zé - Defect 2: Curiosidade
Tom Zé Defect 2: Curiosidade
Com Defeito De Fabricação - Fabrication Defect LUAKA BOP RECORDS 2008
10:07 PM
Tom Zé - Defect 4: Emere
Tom Zé Defect 4: Emere
Com Defeito De Fabricação - Fabrication Defect LUAKA BOP RECORDS 2008
10:10 PM
Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection - Capoeira
Don Pullen & The African-Brazilian Connection Capoeira
Kele Mou Bana Blue Note
10:16 PM
Charles Tolliver - Suspicion (feat. Binker Golding, Lenny White & Buster Williams)
Charles Tolliver Suspicion (feat. Binker Golding, Lenny White & Buster Williams)
Connect Gearbox Records 2020
10:29 PM
Hamiet Bluiett - Gumbo (Vegetarian Style)
Hamiet Bluiett Gumbo (Vegetarian Style) L
Bearer of the Holy Flame Strut 2021
10:40 PM
Hamiet Bluiett - Footprints
Hamiet Bluiett Footprints
Bearer of the Holy Flame Strut 2021
10:55 PM
Hamiet Bluiett - Oasis
Hamiet Bluiett Oasis
Dangerously Suite Soul Note 2008
11:02 PM
Mal Waldron - Hard Talk
Mal Waldron Hard Talk
Hard Talk Enja Horst Weber 1995
11:26 PM
Dennis Charles Triangle - Queen Mary
Dennis Charles Triangle Queen Mary
Queen Mary Silkheart Records 2018
11:33 PM
Dennis Charles Triangle - Afro-Amer-Ind
Dennis Charles Triangle Afro-Amer-Ind
Queen Mary Silkheart Records 2018