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International Jazz Conspiracy

May 15, 2019 10:00 PM – 12:00 AM

Eclectic

With The Best DJ In The World

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
10:06 PM
João Gilberto - Desde Que O Samba e Samba
João Gilberto Desde Que O Samba e Samba
João Voz e Violão Universal 1999
10:07 PM
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio & Pharoah Sanders - Ka-Real
Kahil El'Zabar's Ritual Trio & Pharoah Sanders Ka-Real
Africa n'da Blues Delmark
10:21 PM
Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra - Legend
Sun Ra & His Solar Myth Arkestra Legend
The Solar - Myth Approach Vol. 1 Actuel
10:35 PM
Sun Ra - Atlantis
Sun Ra Atlantis
Atlantis Impulse! 1973
10:45 PM
Jean-Luc Ponty Experience - Open Strings
Jean-Luc Ponty Experience Open Strings
Open Strings MPS 1973
11:26 PM
François Jeanneau - The Lynx
François Jeanneau The Lynx
Techniques Douces Inner City
11:28 PM
The Tony Williams Lifetime - A Famous Blues
The Tony Williams Lifetime A Famous Blues
Turn It Over Redux
11:42 PM
The Tony Williams Lifetime - New Piece
The Tony Williams Lifetime New Piece
Turn It Over Redux
11:43 PM
Nels Cline Trio - Power Ballad for Woodward A
Nels Cline Trio Power Ballad for Woodward A
Chest Little Brother
11:54 PM
Nels Cline Trio - The Rite
Nels Cline Trio The Rite
Chest Little Brother