Jazz: free improvisation, free form, freak out

Hello and welcome to another two hours of psychedelic music from around the world, right here on Global Psychedelia.  I’m your host, The New Elastic Infinite, and today’s playlist (and accompanying show) is Jazz that will blow your funky mind! I love Jazz.  All kinds of Jazz.  But I really love free improvisation and free Jazz the likes of Kaoru Abe, Henry Kaiser, Sun Ra, Peter Brötzmann, Ornette Coleman, Peeter Uuskyla, Cecil Taylor, John Zorn, the Jooklo ensembles, Keiji Haino, Noah Howard, Archie Shepp, Albert Ayler, Derek Bailey, Wadada Leo Smith, Bill Laswell, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Roland Kirk, Toshinori Kondo, Revolutionary Ensemble, Don Cherry, and so many others.  Today’s list will include an hour of some of the above mentioned artists and my special guest, the shell-shocked watermelon, will add an hour of his picks to that, so stay tuned for two hours that will make your heart race, your ears buzz with ecstatic vibrations, and your mind journey on the interstellar pathways and the darkness under fast-ice arctic waters.  Turn this one way up, scream, moan, shake, MOVE! Turn on and tune in to WEFT 90.1 FM and listen live at weft.org every Saturday from 2-4 PM CST.

SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick Intro Painkiller . The Prophecy . Prelude . 2013 (Tzadik) Anthony Braxton . Solo (Koln) 1978 . Composition No. 138p . 2002 (Golden Years of New Jazz) Peter Brötzmann Octet . The Complete Machine Gun Sessions (1968) . Machine Gun . 2007 (Atavistic)

Acoustic BassBuschi Niebergall, Peter Kowald, Baritone Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, ProducerPeter Brötzmann, DrumsHan Bennink, Sven-Åke Johansson, EngineerGunther Zipelius*, PianoFred Van Hove, Tenor SaxophoneEvan Parker, Willem Breuker

Sonny Sharrock . Ask the Ages . Many Mansions . 1991 (Axiom)

A&rTony Meilandt, Bass [Acoustic]Charnett Moffett, CoordinatorNicky Skopelitis, DesignAldo Sampieri, DrumsElvin Jones, Electric Guitar, Written-BySonny Sharrock, Mastered ByHowie Weinberg, Mixed ByJason Corsaro, Mixed By [Assistant]Wes Naprstek, Photography, CoverThi-Linh Le, ProducerBill Laswell, Sonny Sharrock, Recorded ByJason Corsaro, Oz Fritz, Robert Musso, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano SaxophonePharoah Sanders

Adam Rudolph and Yusef Lateef . Beyond the Sky . Sun Cup . 2004 (Meta Records)

Double BassMark Helias, Flute, Bass Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Bassoon, Oboe [Ichiriki]Ralph Jones, Guitar, ComputerM. Abidh Waugh, Piano, Percussion [Djun-djun]Alex Marcelo, Producer, Composed By, Djembe, Congas, Udu, Percussion, Harp [East African Harp]Adam Rudolph, Recorded By, Mixed ByNorman Blain, Tenor Saxophone, Flute [Alto, C, Nepali & Selya Flutes], Shanai, Producer, Composed ByYusef Lateef, Trombone, Percussion [Sabar], CongasJoseph Bowie, Trumpet, Flugelhorn, Percussion [Batajon, Karinya]Charles Moore

Jaimeo Brown . Transcendence . I Know I’ve Been Changed . 2013 (Motéma)

BassDartanyan Brown, DrumsJaimeo Brown, FluteMarcia Miget, Guitar, ElectronicsChristopher Sholar, HarmoniumAndrew Shantz, KeyboardsKelvin Sholar, Mastered ByMark Wilder, Mixed ByTodd Whitelock, PianoGeri Allen, Tenor SaxophoneJ.D. Allen, VocalsFalu, Marisha Brown, Selah Brown, Vocals [Sampled]Gee’s Bend Singers

Matana Roberts . Coin Coin Chapter One: Gens de Couleur Libres . Pov Piti . 2011 (Constellation)

Pov Piti references the Creole song “Pov Piti Mamzelle Zizi” (poor lil’ Mamzelle Zizi).

Alto Saxophone, Clarinet, VoiceMatana Roberts, Arranged By, Written-ByM. Roberts, Baritone SaxophoneJason Sharp, BassJonah Fortune, Thierry Amar, CelloNicolas Caloia, Drums, Vibraphone [Vibes]David Payant, Duduk [Doudouk]Hrair Hratchian, Guitar [Prepared]Xarah Dion, Lacquer Cut ByHL (2), Piano, OrganDavid Ryshpan, Recorded ByRadwan Moumneh, Saw [Musical]Lisa Gamble, Tenor SaxophoneFred Bazil, TrumpetEllwood Epps, Trumpet [Bass]Brian Lipson, ViolinJosh Zubot, Marie Davidson, VoiceGitanjali Jain

Scott DuBois . Landscape Scriptures . Autumn Haystacks . 2012 (Sunnyside Records) Cecil Taylor . Unit Structures . Tales (8 Whisps) . 1966 (Blue Note)

Alto SaxophoneJimmy Lyons (2), Alto Saxophone, Oboe, Bass ClarinetKen McIntyre, BassAlan Silva, Henry Grimes, DrumsAndrew Cyrille, Piano, Bells, Liner Notes, Composed ByCecil Taylor, TrumpetEddie Gale Stevens Jr. Rudresh Mahanthappa . Gamak . Waiting Is Forbidden . 2013 (The ACT Company)

Acoustic BassFrançois Moutin, Alto SaxophoneRudresh Mahanthappa, Composed By, ProducerRudresh K. Mahanthappa*, DrumsDan Weiss (3), Electric GuitarDavid Fiuczynski, Recorded By, Mixed By, Mastered ByMike Marciano* Jooklo Duo . The Warrior . Fire Liberation . 2010 (Northern Spy)

DrumsDavid Vanzan, Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, ClarinetVirginia Genta Naked City . Naked City . Snagglepuss . 1989 (Nonesuch)

Alto SaxophoneJohn Zorn, BassFred Frith, DrumsJoey Baron, GuitarBill Frisell, KeyboardsWayne Horvitz, Mastered ByBob Ludwig, Recorded By, Mixed ByRoger Moutenot, VocalsYamatsuka Eye 阿部 薫 (Kaoru Abe) . Winter 1972 . No.2 . 1972 (P.S.F. Records)

Alto Saxophone阿部薫 (Kaoru Abe), Mastered ByTakeshi Yoshida McCoy Tyner . Sahara . Sahara . 1972 (Milestone Records)

Recorded January 1972 at Decca Recording Studios, New York City. Remixed February 1972 at Mercury Sound Studios, New York City.

Alto Saxophone, Soprano SaxophoneSonny Fortune, BassCalvin Hill, Drums, TrumpetAlphonze Mouzon, FluteMcCoy Tyner, Sonny Fortune, PercussionAlphonze Mouzon*, Calvin Hill, McCoy Tyner, Piano, Koto, Composed ByMcCoy Tyner, ReedsAlphonze Mouzon*, Calvin Hill

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