Great music from multiple continents: composed, improvised and fixed media—for Western and non-Western, and even medieval, instruments. We start out with new albums from Evan Parker and the transcultural septet Karkhana. We also sample a newly-rediscovered Cecil Taylor big band gig from 1990, relating it to the new Francisco Mela/Matthew Shipp/William Parker trio album. Syrphe's Cedrik Fermont & Seattle’s St Celfer offer avant-electronica, while Stefano Gervasoni & Nina C. Young send prerecorded memories through special loudspeakers mounted to a piano soundboard and a snare drum head. The Albuquerque-based duo Endlings joins with Marshall Trammell for a strange blend of rock, free improv & loop music, while Sharon Bezaly & the Royal Scottish play Ye, Ilya Gringolts plays Holliger, and Catalina Vicens plays Boondiskulchok on a portative organ. Creative & improvised music from the Northwest and around the world with host Michael Schell.
Annotated playlist and photo credits in Comments.