Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Janice Lowe in Conversation with Justin Desmangles, Sunday 11/06/2016





Joining me in conversation this afternoon in the 5 o'clock hour, poet, composer, Janice Lowe. A co-founder of the Dark Room Collective, Ms. Lowe's most recent collection of poetry is Leaving CLE: poems of nomadic dispersal (Miami University Press, 2016).

She is also the author of the chapbook SWAM (Belladonna Series). Her poems have been published in Callaloo, American Poetry Review, In the Tradition, and The Hat; they have also appeared on a digital album with Drew Gardner’s Poetics Orchestra. Her essays have appeared in Sing the Sun Up and The Cleveland Neighborhood Guidebook.

“In Leaving CLE, Janice Lowe’s debut collection, she imagines poems as scores for socially-charged lyric and performative possibility. These poems explore the psychic and material spaces and traces of Cleveland and other cities through forms that leap off the page. Lowe transforms life’s arcs into song: ‘Sing back to me bright as Sunday’—and she does.”— John Keene

Conversation begins at 02:02:40, the preceding music on play list below. 

Sunday 11/06/2016 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM


Nina Simone My Sweet Lord / Today is a Killer Emergency Ward RCA c. 1972
Jimi Hendrix Who Knows Band of Gypsys Capitol January 1, 1970
AIRBREAK
Art Ensemble of Chicago Dreaming of the Master Nice Guys ECM c. 1979
Ntozake Shange (Laurie Carlos) sorry for colored girls who have considered suicide / when the rainbow is enuf Buddha c. 1976
Esther Phillips I'm Gettin' Long Alright Confessin' the Blues Atlantic c. 1976
Esther Phillips I Wonder Confessin' the Blues Atlantic c. 1976
Jayne Cortez You Know Unsubmissive Blues Bola Press c. 1980
AIRBREAK
Funkadelic Music for My Mother Funkadelic Westbound c. 1970
Richard Pryor Bicentennial Nigger Bicentennial Nigger Warner Brothers c. 1976
Jimi Hendrix The Star-Spangled Banner Woodstock Cotillion August 1969
Sun Ra The Truth About Planet Earth The Space Age is Here to Stay Modern Harmonic c. 1978
Sun Ra Nuclear War The Space Age is Here to Stay Modern Harmonic c. 1983
Sly and the Family Stone If You Want Me to Stay Fresh Epic c. 1973
AIRBREAK
Gil-Scott Heron Lady Day and John Coltrane The Revolution Will Not Be Televised Flying Dutchman c. 1974
Ron Carter Uptown Conversation Uptown Conversation Embryo October 1969
Ron Carter Ten Strings Uptown Conversation Embryo October 1969
Ron Carter Half a Row Uptown Conversation Embryo October 1969
AIRBREAK
Herbie Hancock Jack Rabbit Inventions and Dimensions Blue Note August 30, 1963
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Abbey Lincoln My Way Live In Misty Kiva (Japan) c. 1973
Abbey Lincoln Japanese Dream Live In Misty Kiva (Japan) c. 1973
Abbey Lincoln Rainbow Live In Misty Kiva (Japan) c. 1973

Monday, May 25, 2015

Astra Taylor Discusses The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age.




Joining me this afternoon in the 5 o'clock hour, writer, director, Astra Taylor, discussing her most recent book,  The People's Platform: Taking Back Power and Culture in the Digital Age. Ms. Taylor will be appearing at the Oakland Book Festival
 the following Sunday, May 31, in a panel discussion, Radical Lives, Radical Cities: Oakland and Beyond, with Elaine Brown and Frank B. Wilderson III. 

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Sunday 5/24/2015 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM

ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Kenny DorhamAfrodisiaAfro-CubanBlue Note
Horace SilverPretty EyesCape Verdean BluesBlue Note
Art Blakey & The Jazz MessengersPensativaFree for AllBlue Note
Phineas Newborn, Jr.MantecaA World of PianoContemporary
AIRBREAK
Modern Jazz QuartetDjangoDjangoPrestige
John Lewis featuring Eric DolphyAfternoon in ParisThe Wonderful World of JazzAtlantic
Dakota StatonSummertimeThe Late, Late ShowCapitol
Dakota StatonMistyThe Late, Late ShowCapitol
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGheeMistyTogether Again!Contemporary
Jimmy HeathGeminiTriple ThreatRiverside
AIRBREAK
Kenny DorhamBasheer's DreamAfro-CubanBlue Note
SantanaEl NicoyaAbraxasColumbia
SantanaSe a CaboAbraxasColumbia
Horace SilverNutvilleCape Verdean BluesBlue Note
Eddie JeffersonSister SadieThe Jazz SingerInner City
Eddie JeffersonSo WhatThe Jazz SingerInner City
AIRBREAK
Cecil TaylorConquistadorConquistador!Blue Note
Sun Ra & The Myth-Science ArkestraLove in Outer Space (excerpt)Planets of Life or DeathArt Yard / Strut
AIRBREAK
Interview with Astra Taylor By Justin DesmanglesInterview with Astra Taylor By Justin DesmanglesInterview with Astra Taylor By Justin DesmanglesInterview with Astra Taylor By Justin Desmangles
Sun Ra & The Myth-Science ArkestraLove in Outer Space (excerpt)Planets of Life or DeathArt Yard / Strut
Herbie HancockRound MidnightThe Other Side of Round MidnightBlue Note
AIRBREAK
John LewisTwo Degrees East, Three Degrees WestThe Wonderful World of JazzAtlantic

Monday, May 18, 2015

Nathaniel Mackey Discusses Blue Fasa on New Day Jazz with Justin Desmangles


Nathaniel Mackey joins me this week in the 5 o'clock hour, discussing his most recent collection of poetry, Blue Fasa, out this month from New Directions.

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ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Abbey LincolnHow High the Moon (la lune est grise . . . mon coeur aussi)The World is Falling DownVerve (Germany)
Tommy FlanaganUgly BeautyThelonicaEnja
Cecil McBeeUndercurrentCompassionEnja
AIRBREAK
John ColtraneSyeeda's Song FluteGiant StepsAtlantic
John ColtraneMoment's NoticeBlue TrainBlue Note
Jackie McLeanAppointment in GhanaJackie's BagBlue Note
AIRBREAK
Betty Carter30 YearsDroppin' ThingsBet-Car (Verve)
Betty CarterStar Dust / Memories of YouDroppin' ThingsBet-Car (Verve)
Stevie WonderYou Are the Sunshine of My LifeTalking BookMotown
Stevie WonderYou Got It Bad GirlTalking BookMotown
Sun Ra & His Myth-Science ArkestraLights on a SatelliteFate in a Pleasant MoodSaturn Records
AIRBREAK
Freddie HubbardThe Intrepid FoxRed ClayCTI
Dave HollandInterceptionConference of the BirdsECM
Caetano VelosoTriste BahiaTransaPhilips (Brazil)
Jackie McleanIsle of Java (excerpt)Jackie's BagBlue Note
AIRBREAK
Interview with Nathaniel Mackey by Justin DesmanglesInterview with Nathaniel Mackey by Justin DesmanglesInterview with Nathaniel Mackey by Justin DesmanglesInterview with Nathaniel Mackey by Justin Desmangles
Joe HendersonBlue BossaPage OneBlue Note

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature


Joining me this afternoon, in the 5 o'clock hour, William J. Maxwell, author of F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature. Tune in for what promises to be a vital, provocative discussion of this immensely important new book. 

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"According to the Bureau's own declassified word, Hoover and many lesser FBI ghostreaders pored over scores of Afro-modernist poems, plays, stories, novels, essays, and reviews - some even before publication with the aid of bookish informers at magazines and publishing firms. Alarmingly, the files divulge that the FBI readied preventive arrests of the majority of the black authors shadowed in its archive. Twenty-seven of fifty-one were caught in the invisible dragnet of the Bureau's 'Custodial Detention' index and its successors, hot lists of precaptives 'whose presence at liberty in this country in time of war or national emergency,' Hoover resolved, 'would be dangerous to the public peace and the safety of the United States Government' (Hoover, Directive 409). By the time the Black Panthers and Black Power, Hoover's literary-critical G-men style of state minstrelsy bent to counterintelligence purposes of simulation, infiltration, and plausibly deniable manipulation. The early and creative intensity of the Bureau's watch on black literature has been unknowingly minimized, the files collectively suggest, both in literary studies and in recent historical exposes harnessing FOIA requests to uncover either the Bureau's 'war on words' or its 'secret file on black America,' parallel tracks that should acknowledge their parallel underground crossings. The backdating and thick description of FBI surveillance of legal dissent, a muckracking preoccupation since Hoover's passing, is thus due for extension into the field of African American literary history. And the Bureau's peculiar contributions to this history are due at least a moment of national self-reflection. Even now, when it takes massive NSA 'data mining' to excite resistance to the surveillance of daily life, it is not just an academic matter that U.S. state intelligence essentially arranged to jail the African American literary tradition at mid-century. Well before the labeling of the prison-industrial complex, the republic of black letters joined black urban communities as an exceptional zone of police supervision." ~ William J. Maxwell, F.B. Eyes: How J. Edgar Hoover's Ghostreaders Framed African American Literature 
Few institutions seem more opposed than African American literature and J. Edgar Hoover’s white-bread Federal Bureau of Investigation. But behind the scenes the FBI’s hostility to black protest was energized by fear of and respect for black writing. Drawing on nearly 14,000 pages of newly released FBI files, F.B. Eyes exposes the Bureau’s intimate policing of five decades of African American poems, plays, essays, and novels. Starting in 1919, year one of Harlem’s renaissance and Hoover’s career at the Bureau, secretive FBI “ghostreaders” monitored the latest developments in African American letters. By the time of Hoover’s death in 1972, these ghostreaders knew enough to simulate a sinister black literature of their own. The official aim behind the Bureau’s close reading was to anticipate political unrest. Yet, as William J. Maxwell reveals, FBI surveillance came to influence the creation and public reception of African American literature in the heart of the twentieth century.
Taking his title from Richard Wright’s poem “The FB Eye Blues,” Maxwell details how the FBI threatened the international travels of African American writers and prepared to jail dozens of them in times of national emergency. All the same, he shows that the Bureau’s paranoid style could prompt insightful criticism from Hoover’s ghostreaders and creative replies from their literary targets. For authors such as Claude McKay, James Baldwin, and Sonia Sanchez, the suspicion that government spy-critics tracked their every word inspired rewarding stylistic experiments as well as disabling self-censorship.
Illuminating both the serious harms of state surveillance and the ways in which imaginative writing can withstand and exploit it, F.B. Eyes is a groundbreaking account of a long-hidden dimension of African American literature.
William J. Maxwell is associate professor of English and African American studies at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of New Negro, Old Left: African-American Writing and Communism between the Wars and the editor of Claude McKay’s Complete Poems.

"[An] immensely important story about the black authors that we thought we knew, from the 'notorious negro revolutionary' Claude McKay to the Black Arts poet Sonia Sanchez. . . . [A] welcome model for seeing state interference in culture as a two-way street."--Los Angeles Review of Books
"[A] bold, provocative study. . . . Maxwell's passion for the subject spills onto every page of his detailed, persuasive documentation that 'the FBI [was] an institution tightly knit (not consensually) to African-American literature.'"--Publishers Weekly (a Publishers Weekly pick of the week)
"[S]tartling. . . . Much of what Maxwell has discovered . . . paints a sobering picture of state-sanctioned repression and harassment over decades. It's a tribute to the strength of the panoply of FBI-targeted writers, intellectuals and leaders that they, for the most part, toughed it out and remain with us today as a fundamental part of the fabric of American history and letters."--Repps Hudson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"[T]his well-researched volume illustrates the paranoia and self-censorship that altered the course of African American literature for decades as a result of the bureau's surveillance. This scholarly work will appeal to academic readers with a particular interest in African American literature or the FBI."--Library Journal 

Sunday 2/15/2015 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM

ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
John ColtraneLush LifeLush LifePrestige
Thelonious MonkEpistrophyMonk's MusicRiverside
Billie HolidayCheek to CheekAll or Nothing at AllVerve
AIRBREAK
Billie HolidayLove Me or Leave MeLady Sings the BluesVerve
Billie HolidayToo Marvelous for WordsLady Sings the BluesVerve
Nina SimoneLilac WineWild is the WindPhilips
Charles MingusWest Coast GhostEast CoastingBethlehem
Bill Evans TrioWhen I Fall in LovePortrait in JazzRiverside
Michel Legrand featuring Miles DavisWild Man BluesLegrand JazzColumbia
Michel Legrand featuring Miles DavisDjangoLegrand JazzColumbia
AIRBREAK
Sonny RollinsCome, GoneWay Out WestContemporary
Joe HendersonBlue BossaPage OneBlue Note
Hank MobleyMessage from the BorderMobley's Second MessagePrestige
Thelonious MonkLiza (All the Clouds'll Roll Away)The Unique Thelonious MonkRiverside
AIRBREAK
Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble3 X 4 Eye3 X 4 EyeBlack Saint
Interview with William J. Maxwell by Justin DesmanglesInterview with William J. Maxwell by Justin DesmanglesInterview with William J. Maxwell by Justin DesmanglesInterview with William J. Maxwell by Justin Desmangles
Miles Davis QuintetBudoFacetsCBS-France

Monday, April 6, 2015

Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) Know your history, know your culture. Your independence depends on your remembrance. Each one, teach one.


New Day Jazz

Justin Desmangles
Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) Know your history, know your culture. Your independence depends on your remembrance. Each one, teach one.

GENRE

Jazz

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Sunday 4/05/2015 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM

ArtistSongAlbumLabelComments
Billie HolidayThem There EyesThe Billie Holiday StoryDecca
Billie HolidayNow or NeverThe Billie Holiday StoryDecca
Billie HolidayGimme a Pigfoot and a Bottle of BeerThe Billie Holiday StoryDecca
Billie HolidayDo Your DutyThe Billie Holiday StoryDecca
Ntozake Shange (Laurie Carlos)SorryFor Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is EnufBuddha
Billie HolidayAin't Nobodies Business If I DoThe Billie Holiday StoryDecca
AIRBREAK
Mal WaldronBlues for Lady DayBlues for Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie HolidayArista
Adrienne RichPowerA Sign / I Was Not AloneOut & Out Books
Teddy Wilson & His OrchestraI Wished in the MoonThe Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 1Columbia
Teddy Wilson & His OrchestraWhat A Little Moonlight Can DoThe Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 1Columbia
Teddy Wilson & His OrchestraMiss Brown to YouThe Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 1Columbia
Margaret WalkerKissie LeeAnthology of Negro PoetsFolkways
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraBillie's BluesThe Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 2Columbia
AIRBREAK
Eric DolphyGod Bless the ChildStatusPrestige
Langston Hughes (Ellen Holly)Mother to SonA Hand is on the GateVerve-Folkways
Billie HolidayGod Bless the ChildLady Sings the BluesVerve
Sonny RollinsGod Bless the ChildThe BridgeRCA
Billie HolidayLove is Here to StayAll or Nothing at AllVerve
AIRBREAK
Teddy Wilson & His OrchestraThis Year's KissesThe Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 3Columbia
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraA Sailboat in the MoonlightThe Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 4Columbia
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraHe's Funny That WayThe Quintessential Billie Holiday Vol. 5Columbia
Maya AngelouTo a ManThe Poetry of Maya AngelouPerception
Maya AngelouFacesThe Poetry of Maya AngelouPerception
Lee MorganThe LadyThe RumprollerBlue Note
Herbie NicholsThe Lady Sings the BluesThe Third WorldBlue Note Re-issue Series
Billie HolidayLady Sings the BluesLady Sings the BluesVerve
AIRBREAK
Sterling Brown (Gloria Foster)An Old Woman RemembersA Hand is on the GateVerve-Folkways
Richard Wright (James Earl Jones)Between the World and MeA Hand is on the GateVerve-Folkways
Billie HolidayStrange FruitLady Sings the BluesVerve
Mal WaldronStrange FruitBlues for Lady Day: A Tribute to Billie HolidayArista
Ronald StoneLady Day Spring-tonedNew Jazz PoetsBroadside Records
Archie SheppThe Lady Sings the BluesLive in San FranciscoImpulse!
Jayne Cortez & Richard DavisEssence of Rose SolitudeCelebrations & SolitudesStrata-East
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraSolitudeThe Billie Holiday Story Vol. 3(Okeh) Columbia
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraI'm in a Low-down GrooveThe Billie Holiday Story Vol. 3(Okeh) Columbia
AIRBREAK
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraThe Way You Look TonightThe Golden YearsColumbia
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraThat's All I Ask of YouThe Golden YearsColumbia
Billie Holiday & Her OrchestraGhost of YesterdayThe Golden YearsColumbia
John HicksGhost of YesterdaySome Other TimeTheresa
Billie HolidayCrazy He Calls MeThe Billie Holiday StoryDecca
Billie HolidayThat Old Devil Called LoveThe Billie Holiday StoryDecca
Johnny GriffinThat Old Devil Called LoveWhite Gardenia: A Tribute to Billie HolidayRiverside
Billie HolidayI Thought About YouLady Sings the BluesVerve
AIRBREAK
Gil-Scott HeronPieces of a ManPieces of a ManFlying Dutchman

Friday, September 5, 2014

Ishmael Reed on "Bad Apples in Ferguson"

 
Sunday 8/31/2014 @ 3:00PM - 6:00PM Returning to New Day Jazz this Sunday in the 5 o'clock hour, poet, playwright, novelist, Ishmael Reed. 
Photo of Mr. Reed by Lia Ching


 Bad Apples in Ferguson 
by ISHMAEL REED, Aug. 29, 2914

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ArtistSongAlbumLabel
Sonny Clark Be-Bop Sonny Clark Trio Blue Note
The Last Poets On the Subway The Last Poets Douglas
Phineas Newborn, Jr. Dahoud A World of Piano Contemporary
Phineas Newborn, Jr. Cheryl A World of Piano Contemporary
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee Perhaps Together Again! Contemporary
Teddy Edwards & Howard McGhee Misty Together Again! Contemporary
Thelonious Monk Pannonica Brilliant Corners Riverside
Thelonious Monk Liza The Unique Thelonious Monk Riverside
Gil Evans (Cecil Taylor) Pots Into the Hot Impulse
Eric Dolphy Tenderly Far Cry New Jazz
Gil Scott-Heron Inner City Blues Reflections Arista
Gil Scott-Heron Is That Jazz? Reflections Arista
Woody Shaw Tapscott's Blues The Moontrane Muse
Johnny Dyani Heart with Minor's Face Witchdoctor's Son Steeplechase
Airbreak
Johnny Hartman I Just Dropped by to Say Hello I Just Dropped by to Say Hello Impulse
Johnny Hartman Stairway to the Stars I Just Dropped by to Say Hello Impulse
Milt Jackson & Wes Montgomery Stairway to the Stars Bags Meets Wes Riverside
Abbey Lincoln Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Abbey Is Blue Riverside
Sonny Clark Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Sonny Clark Trio Blue Note
Ron Carter Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise Where? New Jazz
Airbreak
Dizzy Gillespie The Manteca Suite (excerpt) The Manteca Suite Verve
Interview with Ishmael Reed By Justin Desmangles Interview with Ishmael Reed By Justin Desmangles Interview with Ishmael Reed By Justin Desmangles Interview with Ishmael Reed By Justin Desmangles
Dizzy Gillespie The Manteca Suite (excerpt) The Manteca Suite Verve