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Max Reinhardt with a Jean-Michel Basquiat special

Ahead of a major UK exhibition of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Max Reinhardt explores his musical inspirations and collaborations.

Ahead of a major UK exhibition of the work of American artist Jean-Michel Basquiat, Max Reinhardt explores his musical inspirations and collaborations.

Music was writ large across much of Basquiat's work - in the case of bebop, often literally so, with transcribed solos and discographies of his jazz heroes emblazoned across his canvasses. He co-founded noise band Gray and - starting out as a street artist in late 70s New York - was also almost inevitably tied to the emerging hip-hop scene, producing and designing records for his friends.

Max dips into Basquiat's Puerto Rican and Haitian heritage too - the sounds of the Santerian and Vodou traditions that informed so much of his work - as well as sharing more recent music that he, in turn, has helped to inspire.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Music Played

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  • Gray

    Drum Mode

    • Shades Of....
    • Plush Safe Records.
  • Jimi Hendrix

    Bleeding Heart

    • People, Hell And Angels.
    • Legacy.
  • Charlie Parker

    Red Cross

    • The Immortal Charlie Parker.
    • Savoy.
  • Angélique Kidjo

    Lonlon

    • Djin Djin.
    • EMI.
  • David Bowie

    Breaking Glass (Extended Single Version 2016)

    • Original from Low (1977).
    • RCA.
  • Various Artists

    Pistache Grie-Remon O / Gade Machann

    • Rara In Haiti - Street Music Of Haiti.
    • Soul Jazz.
  • Lizzy Mercier Descloux

    Herpes Simplex

    • Press Color.
    • ZE Records ‎.
  • Dinosaur L

    Go Bang #5

    • Go Bang!.
    • Sleeping Bag Records.
  • DNA

    Blonde Redhead

    • "Fame" Jon Savage's Secret History Of Post-Punk 78-81.
    • Caroline True Records.
  • Miguel Rodríguez

    Oshosi

    • Ojajara Egüe.
    • Self-released.
  • Son House

    John the Revelator

    • Father of the Delta Blues: The Complete 1965 Sessions.
    • Legacy.
  • Flying Lotus & Declaime

    Whole Wide World (feat. Patti Blingh)

    • Whole Wide World / Lit Up / Keep It Moving.
    • Ramp Recordings.
  • Rammellzee & K-Rob

    Beat Bop

    • Beat Bop.
    • Tartown Record Co..
  • Soro N'Gana

    Mi Gnan Mi Nibi

    • Ivory Coast Soul, Vol. 2: Afro Soul In Abidjan from 1976 to 1981.
    • Hot Casa Records.
  • Junior XL

    Sometimes I am Walking

    Performer: Last Yearz Interesting Negro.
  • Hui Ohana

    Ulupalakua

    • The Best Of Hui Ohana.
    • Lehua.
  • Lisle Ellis

    Summonings

    • Sucker Punch Requiem: An Homage To Jean-Michel Basquiat.
    • Henceforth Records.
  • Ghostpoet

    One More Sip

    • Dark Days + Canapes.
    • Play It Again Sam.
  • Benjamin Zephaniah

    Jean - Michel - Who?

    • Private Recording.
  • Don Byron

    Basquiat

    • Romance with the Unseen.
    • Bluenote.

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