Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Happy Birthday Ishmael Reed

Today, February 22nd, is the birthday of one of our greatest poets & writers, Ishmael Reed. Unquestionably among the most highly original and innovative literary figures in our time, Reed has written in a number of genres with mastery, deft intelligence and an agility of the imagination that is unequaled. A profound interpreter of jazz, Reed has been at the helm of the band Conjure for decades now. Their most recent release, Badmouth (available on American Clave), is the among the finest examples of the elusive mixture know as jazz-poetry. A prolific publisher and editor as well, Reed has launched the careers of many now famous writers. Most recently, after many years as a "sideman" in the recording studio, Reed has released a cd under his own leadership, For All We Know. His Collected Poems, also now available, was named a New York Times notable book of the year, 2008. Last year saw the publication of his collected works as a playwright. Among his many collections of essays, Barack Obama & the Jim Crow Media, ranks far and away the best analysis to date on our President and his complex relationships with American culture. His most recent novel is Juice! For all his many books, if you are unfamiliar with this international genius, the classic Mumbo Jumbo, is a good place to start. Happy Birthday Ishmael, we love you!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Ted Joans Lives

Show description for Sunday 2/13/2011 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This afternoon's broadcast of New Day Jazz is dedicated to my dear late friend, mentor, and spiritual father, Ted Joans.


Odean PopeShe Smiled AgainUniversal SoundsPorter

Odean PopeGo FigureUniversal SoundsPorter

Odean PopeThe TrackUniversal SoundsPorter

William Parker Organ QuartetOasisUncle Joe's Spirit HouseCentering Records

Robert Brown & The Sons Of The SouthNobody KnowsSouthern Music CD No. 12The Oxford American
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Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)The Truth (a.k.a. Voice In The Crowd)Double TroubleRevue Noire

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Knee DeepAfrodisisaHill & Wang

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Belief Brings ReliefAfrodisisaHill & Wang

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)To Every AfricanAfrodisisaHill & Wang

William ParkerI Plan To Stay A BelieverI Plan To Stay A BelieverAUM-Fidelity

Betty CarterStar Dust / Memories of YouDroppin' ThingsVerve
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Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Let's Play!All Of Ted Joans, And No MoreNude Erections

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Black Nailed Fetish PrayerA Black ManifestoCalder/Boyars

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Louvre AfriqueAfrodisisaHill & Wang

Matthew ShippTake The A TrainArt Of The ImproviserThirsty Ear

Matthew ShippVirgin ComplexArt Of The ImproviserThirsty Ear

Marshall AllenCosmic HammerNight LogicRogue Art

Abbey LincolnI've Got Thunder (And It Rings)The World Is Falling DownVerve

Abbey LincolnHow High The MoonThe World Is Falling DownVerve
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Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Hallelujah I Love Jazz So (a.k.a. Jazz Is My Religion)All Of Ted Joans, And No MoreNude Erections

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)I Am The LoverAfrodisisaHill & Wang

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Poem WhyA Black ManifestoCalder/Boyars

Ornette Coleman & Prime TimeMothers Of The VeilIn All LanguagesVerve Harmolodic

Ornette Coleman & Prime TimeThe Art Of Love Is HappinessIn All LanguagesVerve Harmolodic

James CarterTerminal BLayin' In The CutAtlantic

James CarterDrufedelic In D FlatLayin' In The CutAtlantic

Dinah WashingtonCold, Cold HeartSouthern Music CD No. 12The Oxford American

Sammy SalvoMushroom CloudSouthern Music CD No. 12The Oxford American

Lil GreenwoodI'm CryingSouthern Music CD No. 12The Oxford American
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Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Poet Key World TodayDouble TroubleRevue Noire

Ted Joans (Read By Justin Desmangles)Jazz Me Surreally DoDouble TroubleRevue Noire

Odean PopeBluesUniversal SoundsPorter

Cyro BaptistaTutuboleBanquet Of The SpiritsTzadik

Cyro BaptistaBird BoyBanquet Of The SpiritsTzadik
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Cyro BaptistaMacunaimaBanquet Of The SpiritsTzadik

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Langston Hughes Reads Ask Your Mama: 12 Moods For Jazz

Show description for Sunday 2/6/2011 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Happy Birthday, Langston Hughes, born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri.


Langston HughesCultural ExchangeThe Black VerseBuddha

Bennie GreenSoul Stirrin'Soul Stirrin'Blue Note - Japan

Langston HughesRide, Red, RideThe Black VerseBuddha

Herbie NicholsRiff PrimatiffThe Third WorldBlue Note Re-issue Series

Bud PowellCollard Greens & Black-eyed PeasThe Amazing Bud Powell Volume 1Blue Note

Sarah VaughnIt's CrazySarah Vaughn with Clifford BrownEmarcy
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Howlin' WolfGoing Down SlowHowlin' WolfChess

Charles BrownBlack NightDriftin' BluesAladdin

Ray CharlesI'm Movin' OnShake, Rattle & RollNew World

Joe TurnerShake, Rattle & RollShake, Rattle & RollNew World

Langston HughesShades Of PigmeatThe Black VerseBuddha

Miles DavisFreedom Jazz DanceMiles SmilesColumbia

Langston HughesOde To DinahThe Black VerseBuddha

Andrew HillWailing WallSmoke StackBlue Note
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Andrew HillBlack FireBlack FireBlue Note

Eric Dolphy Out ThereOut ThereNew Jazz - Prestige

Langston HughesBlues In StereoThe Black VerseBuddha

Bud PowellCleopatra's DreamThe Scene ChangesBlue Note

Ella FitzgeraldI Ain't Got Nothing But The BluesMontreux '77Pablo Live

Ella FitzgeraldBewitchedThe Rodgers & Hart Song BookVerve

Langston HughesHorn Of PlentyThe Black VerseBuddha

Louis Armstong & Duke EllingotnDuke's PlaceLouis Armstong & Duke EllingotnRoulette
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Duke EllingotnConga BravaDuke Ellington 1940Smithsonian

Duke EllingotnThe Flaming SwordDuke Ellington 1940Smithsonian

Langston HughesGospel Cha-ChaThe Black VerseBuddha

Charles MingusYsabel's Table DanceTijuana MoodsRCA

Langston HughesIs It True?The Black VerseBuddha

Thelonious MonkUgly BeautyUndergroundColumbia

Langston HughesAsk Your MamaThe Black VerseBuddha

Jimi HendrixHear My Train A-Comin'Jimi HendrixReprise

Muddy WatersHoochie Coochie ManStraughten Up & Fly RightNew World

'Sippi WallaceI'm A Mighty WomanWomen Of The BluesRCA

Langston HughesBird In OrbitThe Black VerseBuddha

Charlie ParkerBird Of ParadiseBirdWarner Brothers
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Langston HughesJazztet MutedThe Black VerseBuddha

Langston HughesShowfare, PleaseThe Black VerseBuddha

Jimi HendrixThe Star Spangled BannerJimi HendrixReprise