Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Dreaming of the Master

Amiri Baraka was a regular guest on New Day Jazz for many years. Between 2007 and 2014 he appeared dozens of times. This archive comprises the majority of his broadcast media commentaries and interviews in recent years. I checked that. In addition, Baraka and I did many public events together, mostly in the San Francisco Bay Area, usually at the Koret Auditorium (some of which is available on youtube), but also Yoshi's, most often in collaboration with Roscoe Mitchell. Like many of you, I was greatly taken aback by news of his death. Over the coming months, I will invite back on to the program many of our regulars, offering tributes, memories, and so forth. Of course, there is also a vast array of private recordings I have made from the many projects Baraka and I worked on together, many of which will be edited for presentation in the near future and, with permissions granted, included in future broadcasts. This afternoon's broadcast is dedicated to his memory and vision.

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James Baldwinexcerpt from The StruggleThe StruggleBuddha
Betty CarterI Could Write a BookThe Audience with Betty CarterBet-Car
Maya AngelouMy ManThe Poetry of Maya AngelouPerception
Maya AngelouFacesThe Poetry of Maya AngelouPerception
John ColtraneMr. KnightColtrane Plays the BluesAtlantic
Claude McKayIf We Must DieAnthology of Negro PoetsFolkways
Amiri BarakaDopeBefore Columbus Foundation Poets Folkways
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Malcolm Xexcerpt from The Last MessageThe Last MessageCharisma
Thelonious MonkBye-YaThelonious Monk TrioPrestige
Ishmael Reed JudasConjurePangea
John ColtraneSatellite (How High the Moon)Coltrane's SoundAtlantic
Amiri Baraka (Moses Gunn)Preface to a 20 Volume Suicide NoteA Hand Is On the GateVerve-Folkways
Budd JohnsonThe Message (Memories of Lester Part 2)Budd Johnson & the 4 Brass GiantsRiverside
Audre LordeHarrietA Sign / I Was Not AloneOut & Out Books
Woody ShawTapscott's BluesThe MoontraneMuse
Amiri Baraka (Ellen Holly)The End of Man is His BeautyA Hand In On the GateVerve-Folkways
Tommy FlanaganUgly BeautyThelonicaEnja
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Kenneth PatchenThe Lions of FireKenneth Patchen Reads His PoetryFolkways
Lester BowieMirageRope-A-DopeMuse
Sam RiversHelixInventions & DimensionsBlue Note
Eldridge Cleaverexcerpt from Dig! Dig! More
Andrew HillWithout MaliceOne Pluse OneBlue Note Re-issue Series
Eric Doplhy TenderlyFar CryNew Jazz (Prestige)
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Paul Laurence Dunbar (Cicely Tyson)We Wear the MaskA Hand is On the GateVerve-Folkways
Richard PryorBicentennial Nigger Bicentennial Nigger Warner Brothers
Charles Mingus(Soul Fusion) Freewoman and Oh, This Freedom's Slave CriesThe Black Saint & the Sinner LadyImpulse
Edward Kamau BrathwaiteThe CabinRights of PassageArgo (U.K.)
Eddie Lang & Lonnie Johnson Blue Minor Stomp50 Years of Jazz GuitarColumbia
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James Baldwinexcerpt from The StruggleThe StruggleBuddha
Gwendolyn BrooksThe Preacher Ruminates Behind the SermonAnthology of Negro PoetryVerve-Folkways
Gwendolyn BrooksThe Children of the Poor: Sonnet 2Anthology of Negro PoetryVerve-Folkways
Duke Ellington Arabesque Cookie (Arabian Dance)The Nutcracker Suite Columbia
Duke EllingtonMorning MoodSwinging Suites by Edward E. and Edward G.Columbia
Duke EllingtonIn the Hall of the Mountain KingSwinging Suites by Edward E. and Edward G.Columbia
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Art Ensemble of ChicagoDreaming of the MasterNice GuysECM

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