WNUR Conference of the Birds, 2015-04-21

WNUR 2014 T-Shirt design“Conference of the Birds” is my weekly radio program on WNUR-FM. It airs on Tuesdays from 5-7:30 am Chicago time (UTC-6). 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).

In the moment, this didn’t feel like a very ‘together’ show, but there are plenty of good tracks in the playlist so give it a listen and tell me the verdict.


PS Sorry but the archive ends during “Celia” so you’ll have to get your Don Cherry elsewhere. (Like maybe the Nov. 19, 2013 show!)



download program (145MB, 2 hrs 39 min)

Artist: “Track” – Album (Label)
Almon Memela: “The Things We Do in Soweto” – Funky Africa (Atlantic)
Adrian Quesada & Ocote Soul Sounds: “Dedication TV” – El Niño Y El Sol (Original Soundtrack To The Motion Picture) (Eighteenth Street Lounge Music)
Abdullah Ibrahim: “Calypso Minor” – Cape Town Songs – The Very Best Of Abdullah Ibrahim (Nascente)
Musa Adem: “Days and Nights” – Rain In The Hills: Beja Ballads Of Port Sudan (Original Music)
Baden Powell: “Candomblé” – À Vontade (Universal Sound)
Mississippi Fred McDowell: “When You Get Home, Write Me a Few Little Lines” – Sounds of the South (Atlantic)
Eric Dolphy: “The Madrig Speaks, the Panther Walks” – Last Date (Fontana)
Kahil El’ Zabar Trio: “Nia” – Love Outside of Dreams (Delmark)
Archie Shepp: “Mama Too Tight” – Mama Too Tight (Impulse)
Hirut Bèqèlè: “Almokèrkum Nèbèr” – Éthiopiques 3 : Golden Years Of Modern Ethiopian Music 1969-1975 (Buda Musique)
Lee Dorsey: “A Mellow Good Time” – The New Lee Dorsey (Rev-Ola Records)
Naked Truth: “The Shing-a-Ling-Thing” – Walkin’ the Duck: 23 Northern Soul Instrumental Tracks (Goldmine Soul Supply)
Curley Moore: “Soul Train” – Wardell Quezergue: Sixty Smokin’ Soul Senders (Funky Delicacies)
Cyril Neville: “Gossip” – What It Is! Funky Soul And Rare Grooves (Rhino)
Sly and the Family Stone: “Are You Ready?” – Dance to the Music (Epic)
Astrud Gilberto: “Felicidade” – Look to the Rainbow (Verve)
João Gilberto: “’S Wonderful” – Amoroso (Warner Bros. Records)
Balla et Ses Balladins: “Paulette” – Reminiscin’ in Tempo With Balla Et Ses Balladins (Popular African Music)
Bembeya Jazz National: “Mami Wata” – Hommage a Demba Camara (Syllart)
Herbie Hancock: “Doin’ It” – Secrets (Columbia)
Zaiko Langa Langa: “Bomwana” – Tout Choc Anti Choc (I.A.D.- Industrie Africaine Du Disque)
Dudu Pukwana: “Diamond Express” – Diamond Express (Freedom)
Super Biton de Segou: “Taasi Doni” – Anthology (Kindred Spirits)
Paul Bley Trio: “Ida Lupino” – Closer (ESP)
Arthur Blythe & David Eyges: “Randy Andy” – Today’s Blues (CIMP)
Chicago Trio (Ernest Dawkins/Harrison Bankhead/Hamid Drake): “You Just Crossed My Mind” – Velvet Songs To Baba Fred Anderson (Rogueart)
Chris McGregor: “Umsengi Mabele Lo” – Piano Song, v. 2 (Musica)
Ornette Coleman: “Monsieur Allard” – Hidden Man (Harmolodic)
Bridge 61: “Nothing’s Open” – Journal (Atavistic)
Charles Mingus: “Celia” – Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus (Impulse)
Don Cherry: “Complete Communion” – Complete Communion (Blue Note)