WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2013-11-26

“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-5). And, of course, when technology cooperates, you can just come here for the archives. You can subscribe to the podcast with this URL (click here to subscribe in iTunes).

I ended up out and about on Monday night when I’d normally be prepping my show, so this one was improvised in the studio from the station’s library. That means all things in the basic jazz frame, starting off with some more open and exploratory stuff and then hitting a little bit of a groove. If you need words in your music this week’s show probably isn’t for you. Otherwise…


PS I let the archive roll into the beginning of Stephen’s show, but I don’t know what the tune is…


download program (140MB, 2 hrs 33 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Joseph Jarman/Famoudou Don Moye’s Magic Triangle: “Morning Desert Song” – Calypso’s Smile (AECO)
Fred Anderson/Steve McCall: “Wandering” – Vintage Duets 1-11-80 (Okkadisk)
Indigo Trio + Michel Edelin: “Wind Current” – The Ethiopian Princess Meets The Tantric Priest (Rogueart)
Glenn Horiuchi: “Oxnard Beet” – Oxnard Beet (Soul Note)
Vijay Iyer & Mike Ladd: “Terminal City” – In What Language? (Pi Recordings)
Medeski, Martin & Wood: “Lattin Shuffle” – Combustication (Blue Note)
William Parker Raining on the Moon: “Late Man of this Planet” – Wood Flute Songs. Anthology / Live 2006-2012 (AUM Fidelity)
Sound in Action Trio: “Horizontal Fall (for Han Bennink)” – Gate (Atavistic)
The Engines with John Tchicai: “Planet” – Other Violets (Not Two)
Frank Rosaly: “The Dark” – Cicada Music (Delmark Records)
Dave Douglas Quintet: “Beware of Doug” – Time Travel (Greenleaf Music)
Steven Bernstein: “Let My People Go” – Diaspora Soul (Tzadik)
The Cosmosamatics: “Moroccan Dreams” – Jazz-Maalika (SaptakJazz)
Gabriel Alegria Afro-Peruvian Sextet: “La Esquina del Pensamiento” – Ciudad de Los Reyes (Saponegro)
Hashem Assadullahi: “User Error” – Pieces (OA2)
Charles Mingus: “Nostalgia in Times Square” – Jazz Portraits (Blue Note)
Dawn of Midi: “Io” – Dysnomia (Thirsty Ear)
Ben Allison: “Dr. Zaius” – The Stars Look Very Different Today (Sonic Camera Records)
Keefe Jackson’s Likely So: “Pastorale” – A Round Goal (Delmark)