#2986: All Over the World Jazz

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Will Calhoun, perhaps best known as the hard-hitting and inventive drummer for Living Colour (their most recent release is "The Chair in the Doorway"), has also worked with tenor saxophone player Pharoah Sanders on a world-jazz effort, “Native Lands.” That record is a blend of jazz drumming, hand drums and other percussion, electronic soundscapes and trancey drum loops; with fluid melodic sax lines from Sanders, and contributions from Mos Def, Cheick Tidiane Seck (Mali), and Nana Vasconcelos (Brazil.)

For this New Sounds, we’ll hear a bit of Calhoun’s record, plus something from Pharoah Sanders as well. Sanders, since his time playing with Coltrane’s band in the early 60’s, has been able to limn all sorts of jazz styles, from free to mainstream, and has worked with yodelers, sitars, tablas, ouds and kotos to earn another designation of “world- jazz.” Plus, music from the Neil Cowley trio, a piano trio who sidle thrash, jazz, and groove. And more.


PROGRAM #2986, All Over the World Jazz (First aired on Mon. 9-28-09)





Vijay Iyer & Rudresh Mahanthappa

Raw Materials

The Shape of Things [3:25]

Savoy Jazz 17603

Pharoah Sanders & William Henderson

A Prayer Before Dawn

Midnight at Yoshi’s [5:58]

Theresa Records TR127,
Reissued on Evidence Records 22047

Will Calhoun (feat. Pharaoh Sanders)

Native Lands

Umoja [7:20]

Half Note 4524
Available at Amazon.com

Will Calhoun (feat. Mos Def, piano)

Native Lands

East [2:41]

See above.

Neil Cowley Trio

Loud Louder Stop

Dinosaur, Die [6:09]

CAKE #78551

Tord Gustavsen Trio

The Ground

Edges of Happiness [3:07]

ECM 1892

Pharaoh Sanders, Hamid Drake, Adam Rudolph


Sunrise, excerpt [14:00]

Meta 004

Will Calhoun (feat. Pharaoh Sanders)

Native Lands

Native Lands [6:04]

See above.