Monday, January 30, 2012

Quincy Troupe Errançities

Show description for Sunday 1/29/2012 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This week, on the 5 o'clock hour, poet, essayist, editor, Quincy Troupe. We will be discussing his most recent collection, Errancities, as well as his new recording, SOUNDART a new tongue.

Many of the poems in Errançities had their origins in my visits to the beautiful French-speaking island of Guadeloupe. “Errance” is a French word meaning to “to wander,” or a “roving, wandering life,” also, “a risky, edgy, wandering life.” The title poem, “Errançities,” exemplifies all these concepts for me, as do other poems in the collection. I first discovered the word while reading the poems of Edouard Glissant, the late, distinguished poet, philosopher, novelist, and critical thinker from Martinique. I fell in love with the word and its meaning, and it seemed to apply to my life and the poems I was writing at the time—poems about different places I was visiting in the world.

But, and although I love the word “errance” and what it means, I felt it wasn’t exactly what I needed. So I coined the neologism errançities, an expression I felt more at home with, especially in the way the new word sounded, rolled off my tongue, and because it contains the word “cities” in it. In my mind I think of the word as a noun, because it identifies people, animals, places or things, even abstract concepts.

The rhythm and tone of errançities was also closer to another neologism of mine, Trancircularities, which was the title of my seventh book of poems, published by Coffee House in 2002. Also, in my mind, errançities means plural wanderings of many lives, rather than one life. Thus, Errançities is the title of this new book of poems: I hope you enjoy some of them.

—Quincy Troupe, January 19th, 2012, New York City

photo of Quincy Troupe by Chris Felver


Dizzy Gillespie & Charlie ParkerShaw 'NuffDizzy Gillespie All Star QuintetGuild

Bud Powell Shaw 'Nuff1960 Essen, GrugahalleWDR

Woody HermanFour BrothersWoody Herman & His OrchestraColumbia

Gerry MulliganAs Catch CanWhat Is There To Say?Columbia

Hank MobleyUh HuhWorkoutBlue Note
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Big Joe TurnerShake, Rattle & RollThe Boss Of The BluesColumbia

Lonnie YoungJim & JohnSouthern Folk Heritage Series: Sounds Of The SouthAtlantic

Alec AskewEmmaline, Take Your TimeThe Land Where the Blues Began Alan Lomax Collection

Miles & Bob PratcherButtermilkI'm Gonna Live Till I Die AnyhowField Recordings of Alan Lomax

Bo Diddley Mumblin' GuitarHave Guitar Will TravelChess

Ray CharlesMovin' OnHallelujah, I Love Her So!Atlantic

Howlin' WolfGoing Down SlowHowlin' WolfChess
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Erroll GarnerStairway To The StarsPortraitDocuments (Japan)

Erroll GarnerStairway To The StarsPortraitDocuments (Japan)

Earl Hines Piano ManEarl Hines & His OrchestraRCA

Maynard Ferguson featuring Hank JonesThat Jones Boy Birdland Dream BandFresh Sound (Spain)

George Russell featuring Bill EvansAll About RosieThe Birth Of The Third StreamColumbia

Charles Mingus Gunslinging BirdMingus DynastyColumbia
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Lennie TristanoJust JudyLennie Tristano 1946 - 1947The Chronogical Classics

Lennie TristanoSpontaneous CombustionLennie Tristano 1946 - 1947The Chronogical Classics

Shorty Rogers featuring Hampton HawesDiablo's DanceShorty Rogers & His GiantsDocuments (Japan)

Lou LevyDing Dong The Witch Is DeadSolo SceneFresh Sound (Spain)

Hank MobleyRoll CallRoll Call Blue Note

Hank MobleySmokin' WorkoutBlue Note
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Quincy TroupeA Man Walks In Slow MotionA New TongueSoundart

Interview With Quincy Troupe By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Quincy Troupe By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Quincy Troupe By Justin DesmanglesInterview With Quincy Troupe By Justin Desmangles

Quincy TroupePoem For MagicA New TongueSoundart

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Matthew Shipp Interview on Elastic Aspects

Show description for Sunday 1/22/2012 @ 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

This afternoon, on the 5 o'clock hour, pianist, composer, Matthew Shipp returns to New Day Jazz to discuss his most recent projects, including the forthcoming Elastic Aspects (Thirsty Ear). A preeminent figure in the development of the new music, Shipp stands among the giants of international art today. Also this afternoon, selections from the rare lp A Sign / I Was Not Alone (Out & Out Books, 1977), featuring the poetry of Adrienne Rich and the late Audre Lorde.


The Last PoetsBeyonderDelights Of The GardenCelluloid

Jayne CortezI Have Been SearchingTaking The Blues Back HomeHarmolodic - Verve

Matthew Shipp TrioAlternative AspectsElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Matthew Shipp TrioAspectsElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Matthew Shipp TrioPsychic CounterpartElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Darius Jones & Matthew ShippJonesyCosmic LiederAUM-Fidelity

Hank MobleyNo Room For SquaresNo Room For SquaresBlue Note
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Carmen McRaeAs Time Goes ByCarmen McRae AloneAmigo

Carmen McRaeI Could Have Told YouCarmen McRae AloneAmigo

Carmen McRaeMore Than You KnowCarmen McRae AloneAmigo

Audre LordeMeetA Sign / I Was Not AloneOut & Out Books

Matthew Shipp TrioFrame FocusElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Matthew Shipp TrioFlow ChartElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Matthew Shipp TrioMute VoiceElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Quincy TroupeFinding The Lost Art Of FaithA New TongueSoundart
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Adrienne RichThe Mirror In Which Two Are Seen As OneA Sign / I Was Not AloneOut & Out Books

Etta JamesW-O-M-A-NR&B DynamiteFlair

Etta JamesI'd Rather Go BlindChess ClassicsChess

Matthew Shipp TrioExplosive AspectsElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Matthew Shipp TrioRaw MaterialsElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Audre LordeFrom The House Of YemanjeA Sign / I Was Not AloneOut & Out Books

Cassandra WilsonBlue SkiesBlue SkiesJMT

Cassandra WilsonApricots On Their WingsDays AweighJMT
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Matthew Shipp TrioRain ForestElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Interview Matthew Shipp By Justin DesmanglesInterview Matthew Shipp By Justin DesmanglesInterview Matthew Shipp By Justin DesmanglesInterview Matthew Shipp By Justin Desmangles

Darius Jones & Matthew ShippBlack Lightning (excerpt)Cosmic LiederAUM-Fidelity

Matthew Shipp TrioStage 10Elastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Matthew Shipp TrioDimensionElastic AspectsThirsty Ear

Marlena ShawLiberation SongChess ClassicsChess