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Conjure

Friday 13 August 2004 23:30-1:00 (Radio 3)

This week Jez Nelson presents another chance to hear a much-anticipated gig by an all-star group recorded at a packed Barbican Hall, Kip Hanrahan's Conjure.

The group was formed to create musical settings for the texts of cult African-American novelist and poet Ishmael Reed. The "musician's musician", percussionist and musical maverick Kip Hanrahan takes the role of supervisor, directing a heavyweight cross-genre band: blues guitarist Taj Mahal, saxophone colossus David Murray, jazz violinist Billy Bang, and Meters guitarist Leo Nocentelli. Together they create a unique and fiery mix of blues, funk, latin, free jazz, soul, post-bop and spoken word.

During the interval Kip Hanrahan and David Murray talk to Jez about the Conjure experience.

Duration:

1 hour 30 minutes

Playlist

Jazz on 3 signature tune
ARTIST Russell Gunn
TITLE 74 Miles Away-Intro
COMPOSER Gunn / Zawinul
ALBUM TITLE Ethnomusicology Volume 1
LABEL Atlantic
CAT. NO. 7567-83165-2

Conjure  
Anthony Cox - bass
Taj Mahal - guitar, voice
Dafnis Prietos - drums
David Murray - tenor saxophone, bass clarinet
Billy Bang - violin
Fernando Saunders - bass, voice
Ishmael Reed - text
Kip Hanrahan - Artistic Director
Yosvanny Terry - alto saxophone
Pretre Vaudou - Voodoo priest
Recorded at the Barbican, London , 6/4/03
 
TITLE War
COMPOSER Taj Mahal / Ishmael Reed

TITLE For Dancer
COMPOSER Pedro Martinez /Kip Hanrahan / Ishmael Reed

TITLE Dualism
COMPOSER Steve Swallow / Ishmael Reed

TITLE Jazz Heaven
COMPOSER Hanrahan / Reed / Taj Mahal / Dafnis Prieto

TITLE Hiatus
COMPOSER Yosvanny Terry / Ishmael Reed

TITLE Hiatus
COMPOSER Anthony Cox / Ishmael Reed

Conjure feature:

Kip Hanrahan and David Murray talk over the following tracks 

ARTIST Conjure
TITLE Dualism (2)
COMPOSER Kip Hanrahan / Ishmael Reed
ALBUM TITLE Music For The Texts of Ishmael Reed
LABEL Pangaea
CAT. NO. PEA 461155 2

ARTIST Conjure
TITLE Jes' Grew
COMPOSER David Murray / Ishmael Reed
ALBUM TITLE Music For The Texts of Ishmael Reed
LABEL Pangaea
CAT. NO. PEA 461155 2
 
ARTIST Conjure
TITLE Fool-ology (The Song)
COMPOSER Lester Bowie / Ishmael Reed
ALBUM TITLE Conjure
LABEL Pangaea
CAT. NO. PEA 461155 2  
 
ARTIST Conjure
TITLE General Science
COMPOSER Hanrahan / Reed
ALBUM TITLE Cab Calloway Stands In For The Moon LABEL American Clave
CAT. NO. AMCL1015

Conjure Set 2  
 
TITLE Tokyo Woman Blues
COMPOSER Ishmael Reed / Taj Mahal
 
TITLE Just Kissed My Baby
COMPOSER Modeliste / Neville / Nocentelli / Porter
 
TITLE Forest Fire
COMPOSER David Murray / Ishmael Reed 




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