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Sunday 1/8/2017 Show: Winter Jazz Fest/ Liberation Music Orchestra

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Photo: Charlie Haden and Carla Bley.
 
The next show will air on Sunday, January 8, 2017 from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM Monday Eastern Standard Time on WBAI, 99.5 FM in the NYC metro area or streaming online at wbai.org. This broadcast concludes WBAI’s coverage of the 2017 Winter Jazz Festival. Our focus is the Liberation Music Orchestra, founded by late bassist Charlie Haden that is closing out the 2017 WJF. Featured guests are multi instrumentalist Joe Daley and Ruth Cameron: Haden’s widow, longtime manager and producer of several of Haden’s albums.
 

 
Synonymous with the legacy of late jazz bassist Charlie Haden, the Liberation Music Orchestra was one of the most influential groups to emerge from the avant-garde jazz period of the 1960s. Founded by Haden and pianist/collaborator Carla Bley in 1969 as way to protest social and political injustices — and as a vehicle for exploring large-scale works of free and forward-thinking jazz — the Liberation Music Orchestra was a vital component of the bassist’s career until his death in 2014.
 
The group’s landmark 1970 album, Liberation Music Orchestra, featured original and well-curated cover compositions arranged by Bley that touched upon an array of sociopolitical topics, from the Vietnam War to the civil rights movement. It also showcased the group’s stylistic eclecticism, incorporating jazz, folk, and world music elements. Helping to achieve this sound was a cadre of jazz luminaries including trumpeter Don Cherry, saxophonist Gato Barbieri, drummer Andrew Cyrille, trombonist Roswell Rudd, trumpeter Michael Mantler, and others.
 
Over the next five decades, Haden and Bley would reconvene the LMO with varying lineups for a handful of albums including 1982’s The Ballad of the Fallen, 1990’s Dream Keeper, and 2005’s Not in Our Name. Throughout these recordings and various live performances, Haden displayed both his abundant musical vision and his profound commitment to supporting progressive political movements, environmentalism, and social justice worldwide.
 
Having contracted polio at age 15, Haden’s health suffered in later years and he was eventually diagnosed with post-polio syndrome. The condition left him in a weakened state and severely limited his ability to perform. Haden died in Los Angeles in July of 2014. He was 76 years old. In 2016, Impulse! released Haden’s final album with the Liberation Music Orchestra, Time/Life (Song for the Whales and Other Beings). Produced by Haden’s wife, Ruth Cameron Haden, and Carla Bley, the album featured a live performance Haden gave with the Liberation Music Orchestra in Belgium in 2011, along with three new studio recordings the LMO made after his death with bassist Steve Swallow, one of Haden’s many longtime friends.
 
 
Partial bio adapted from Allmusic.
 
This program is hosted, engineered, produced, and edited by Joyce Jones. Listen for our On the Bandstand segment with NYC metro area appearances of Suga’ guests at the end of the first hour with Associate Producer Hank Williams.
 
Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra will be closing the 2017 Winter Jazz Festival at Le Poisson Rouge at 8:00 PM on January 10 with pianist Geri Allen. This concert will be preceded by a panel discussion on social and environmental justice at 6:00 PM.
 
Web Extras
 
Read our report from Haden’s NYC memorial service on our blog. Also listen to Joyce Jones’s interview of Charlie Haden and Ruth Cameron on an earlier show.
 
Watch the Liberation Music Orchestra play “Throughout” in this live clip.
 

 
Watch the Liberation Music Orchestra play “La Pasionaria” in this live clip.
 

 
Hank Williams is assistant producer for Suga’ in My Bowl and produces the weekly “On the Bandstand” segment as well as running the show’s website and blog, where he has reviewed several jazz festivals. His writing has also appeared in Left Turn magazine and American Music Review. He teaches at Lehman and Hunter colleges in the City University of New York system.

Sunday 6/28/2015 Show: Vision Festival 20

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The next show will air on Sunday, June 28, 2015 from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM Monday Eastern Standard Time on WBAI, 99.5 FM in the NYC metro area or streaming online at wbai.org. This broadcast will feature an interview with several artists scheduled to appear at this year’s upcoming Vision Festival.

This year marks the Twentieth Anniversary of the Vision Festival. To celebrate this milestone, Arts for Art (AFA) has organized an event that sets the standard for creative FreeJazz music, dance, visual art, poetry and ideas, embracing values that challenge and inform.

As the AFA press release states, “We all stand on the shoulders of those who came before and have inspired us to be our best, our most profound, and in fact, our most Visionary. We think of artists like John Coltrane, Albert Ayler, Jayne Cortez, and Amiri Baraka, and consider what our role must be to carry their legacy forward. How do we keep alive in the hearts and minds of a new generation, all of the idealism, integrity and sense of responsibility that lay at the heart of those creative movements? This year AFA celebrates all VISION artists. In particular, those iconic NY artists whose creative voices have helped build our reputation as the world’s premier FreeJazz Festival.”

Join us as we celebrate Vision 20 with former Suga’ guests who will be part of the festivities this year such as Joseph Daley, Craig Harris, Oliver Lake and others. We will also revisit an interview with Arts For Art / Vision Festival / RUCMA organizer Patricia Nicholson Parker laying out the history of the Festival and an additional conversation discussing this year’s commemoration.

Show engineered, produced, hosted, and edited by Joyce Jones. Listen for our On the Bandstand segment with NYC metro area appearances of Suga’ guests at the end of the first hour with Associate Producer Hank Williams.

See the full Vision Fest line-up here and check our blog for a preview and full festival coverage.

Sunday 11/30/2014 Show: Joe Daley, Part 2

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Photo: Joe Daley | Giovanni Balossini/Flickr. Creative Commons licensed.

The next show will air on Sunday, November 30, 2014 from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM Monday Eastern Standard Time on WBAI, 99.5 FM in the NYC metro area or streaming online at wbai.org. This broadcast features the second part of an interview with Low Brass Specialist Joesph (Joe) Daley. Best known for playing the tuba, Daley also plays euphonium and valve trombone; but these days his growing reputation as a visionary composer is bringing him worldwide acclaim. You can hear a short preview below.

Born in New York City’s Harlem, Joe Daley began his musical studies in elementary school and received high honors and recognition throughout his school years (including the renowned High School of Music and Art), and was a member of the most prestigious ensembles in the New York City school system.

A scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music resulted in his Bachelor’s degree in Performance and a Master’s degree in Music Education and led to a career as an educator in the New York and New Jersey school systems from 1976 until his retirement in 2005.

Daley contributed heavily to groups led by other major artists including Sam Rivers, Muhal Richard Abrams, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Taj Mahal, Jason Hwang and Dave Douglas, and was an original member of Howard Johnson’s groundbreaking tuba ensemble, Gravity. He has also been a longtime collaborator with the highly respected composer/ethnomusicologist and master of non-Western instruments, Bill Cole, a relationship that is still intact.

Daley is also currently a member of the highly eclectic ensemble Hazmat Modine, under the direction of musician and visual artist Wade Schuman.

After nearly 40 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene – with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal and so many more – Daley stunned musicians and fans alike with his brilliant CD of compositions, The Seven Deadly Sins, released in 2011.

The Seven Heavenly Virtues (CD Baby, 2013) was Daley’s sophomore release.

Daley’s latest release is Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love (CD Baby, 2014). All Daley’s recordings are available on CD Baby.

This show will go deeper into Daley’s experience teaching and his collaborations with musicians Bill Cole, Charlie Haden, and Sam Rivers. We’ll also discuss his work with the late poet Jayne Cortez (who we profiled in an earlier show) and her backing band The Firespitters and what it was like to work with the play Jelly’s Last Jam. We’ll wrap, appropriately enough, with Daley’s current work with Hazmat Modine.

Show engineered, produced, hosted, and edited by Joyce Jones. Listen for our On the Bandstand segment with NYC metro area appearances of Suga’ guests at the end of the first hour with Associate Producer Hank Williams.

Our first show featuring Joe Daley aired on November 16th.

Web Extras:

Watch the short trailer for Earthtones featuring Daley and music from his The Seven Deadly Sins release.

Sunday 11/16/2014 Show: Joe Daley, Part 1

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Photo: Joe Daley | Giovanni Balossini/Flickr. Creative Commons licensed.

The next show will air on Sunday, November 16, 2014 from 11:00 PM – 1:00 AM Monday Eastern Standard Time on WBAI, 99.5 FM in the NYC metro area or streaming online at wbai.org. This broadcast features the first of two parts of an interview with Low Brass Specialist Joesph (Joe) Daley. Best known for playing the tuba, Daley also plays euphonium and valve trombone; but these days his growing reputation as a visionary composer is bringing him worldwide acclaim. You can hear a short preview below.

Born in New York City’s Harlem, Joe Daley began his musical studies in elementary school and received high honors and recognition throughout his school years (including the renowned High School of Music and Art), and was a member of the most prestigious ensembles in the New York City school system.

A scholarship to the Manhattan School of Music resulted in his Bachelor’s degree in Performance and a Master’s degree in Music Education and led to a career as an educator in the New York and New Jersey school systems from 1976 until his retirement in 2005.

Daley contributed heavily to groups led by other major artists including Sam Rivers, Muhal Richard Abrams, Makanda Ken McIntyre, Taj Mahal, Jason Hwang and Dave Douglas, and was an original member of Howard Johnson’s groundbreaking tuba ensemble, Gravity. He has also been a longtime collaborator with the highly respected composer/ethnomusicologist and master of non-Western instruments, Bill Cole, a relationship that is still intact.

Daley is also currently a member of the highly eclectic ensemble Hazmat Modine, under the direction of musician and visual artist Wade Schuman.

After nearly 40 years of recognition as one of the consummate sidemen on the adventurous music scene – with remarkable artists like Sam Rivers, Carla Bley, Gil Evans, Charlie Haden, Taj Mahal and so many more – Daley stunned musicians and fans alike with his brilliant CD of compositions, The Seven Deadly Sins, released in 2011.

The Seven Heavenly Virtues (CD Baby, 2013) was Daley’s sophomore release.

Daley’s latest release is Portraits: Wind, Thunder and Love (CD Baby, 2014). All Daley’s recordings are available on CD Baby.

Show engineered, produced, hosted, and edited by Joyce Jones. Listen for our On the Bandstand segment with NYC metro area appearances of Suga’ guests at the end of the first hour with Associate Producer Hank Williams.

Part 2 of our exploration of Joe Daley’s work will air on the November 30th show.

Web Extras:

Watch the short trailer for Earthtones featuring Daley and music from his The Seven Deadly Sins release.

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