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International Jazz Conspiracy

Feb 16, 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
10:03 PM
Bahia Black - Capitao do Asfalto
Bahia Black Capitao do Asfalto
Manifestation-Axiom Collection II Axiom
10:07 PM
Henry Threadgill & Very Very Circus - Try Some Ammonia
Henry Threadgill & Very Very Circus Try Some Ammonia
Too Much Sugar For A Dime Axiom
10:19 PM
Henry Threadgill - Sir Simpleton
Henry Threadgill Sir Simpleton
X-75, Vol. 1 (Expanded) Legacy Recordings 2014
10:33 PM
The Henry Threadgill Sextet - A Piece of Software
The Henry Threadgill Sextet A Piece of Software
Subject to Change About Time
10:36 PM
New Air - Side Step
New Air Side Step
Air Show No. 1 Black Saint 2008
10:41 PM
Henry Threadgill Sextett - Sweet Holy Rag
Henry Threadgill Sextett Sweet Holy Rag
Rag, Bush and All Novus
10:56 PM
Henry Threadgill - Hall (Dedicated to Muhal Richard Abrams)
Henry Threadgill Hall (Dedicated to Muhal Richard Abrams)
Easily Slip Into Another World Legacy Recordings 1988
11:07 PM
Henry Threadgill & Very Very Circus Plus - Hyla Crucifer... Silence Of
Henry Threadgill & Very Very Circus Plus Hyla Crucifer... Silence Of
Carry the Day Columbia
11:13 PM
Air - Do Tell
Air Do Tell
80* below '82 Antilles
11:22 PM
Air - Be Ever Out
Air Be Ever Out
Live Air Black Saint 2008
11:31 PM
Henry Threadgill & Make a Move - Platinum Inside Straight
Henry Threadgill & Make a Move Platinum Inside Straight
Everybodys Mouth's a Book Pi Recordings 2001
11:38 PM
Henry Threadgill & Zooid - In For a Penny, In For a Pound (Opening)
Henry Threadgill & Zooid In For a Penny, In For a Pound (Opening)
In for a Penny, In for a Pound (feat. Liberty Ellman, Christopher Hoffman, Jose Davila & Elliot Humberto Kavee) Pi Recordings 2015
11:44 PM
Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 kestra: Agg - And More Dirt
Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 kestra: Agg And More Dirt
Dirt... and More Dirt Pi Recordings
11:58 PM
Material - Square Dance
Material Square Dance
Memory Serves Charly Records 1981