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Nick Luscombe

Nick Luscombe presents a rare reissue of soul record Two Sisters from Bagdad, the jazz-ish aesthetic of composer Henry Threadgill and wedding music from Azerbaijan.

Rare, rejoicing and radical sounds.

Rare: a new reissue of soul record Two Sisters from Bagdad, designed to be sold as an accompaniment to a musical theatre production in a Detroit church. It ended up running for just two weeks, while a basement flood later destroyed most of the unsold copies.

Radical: composer Henry Threadgill, whose jazz-ish aesthetic and complex musical systems have continued to break ground, has a new album out.

Rejoicing: wedding music from the borderlands of Azerbaijan and Iran, where women-only groups perform with voices and hand-drums - a 1500-year-old tradition captured for Late Junction earlier this year.

Produced by Chris Elcombe for Reduced Listening.

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Thu 22 Mar 2018 23:00

Music Played

  • 700 Bliss

    Ring the Alarm

    • Spa 700.
    • Halcyon Veil/Don Giovanni.
  • Mari Kalkun

    Mõtsavele mäng

    • Ilmamõtsan.
    • Nordic Notes.
  • Sonido Gallo Negro

    Mambo Cósmico

    • Mambo Cósmico.
    • Glitterbeat.
  • Thanos Chrysakis

    Frozen Forest

    • Equinox.
    • Aural Terrains.
  • Halay Xalq Women's Collective


    • Recorded by Chris Elcombe in Azerbaijan, January 2018.
  • Henry Threadgill 14 or 15 Kestra: Agg

    And More Dirt - Part I

    • Dirt​.​.​. And More Dirt.
    • Pi Recordings.
  • Gwenno

    Den Heb Taves

    • Le Kov.
    • Heavenly Recordings.
  • Jason Eckardt

    A Compendium of Catskill Native Botanicals, from Book 2: Asarum canadense, "Wild Ginger"

    Performer: Rebekah Heller.
    • Metafagote.
    • Tundra.
  • Jason Sharp

    Stand Above the Streams Pt 2

    • Stand Above the Streams.
    • Constellation.
  • La Vice & Co.

    Two Sisters From Bagdad

    • Two Sisters From Bagdad.
    • Jazzman Records.
  • Mulla Abdussaheb

    Ya Yumma Weya Baba

    • Give Me Love: Songs of the Brokenhearted, Baghdad 1925-1929.
    • Honest Jon's.
  • Beibei Wang

    Double Happiness

    • BBC Introducing.
  • Maria Minerva

    Losing You

    • Silk to Dry the Tears.
    • 100% Silk.
  • Toru Takemitsu


    Performer: Håkan Hardenberger.
    • Berio, Henze, Ligeti, Kagel, Takemitsu: Trumpet Solo Pieces.
    • Philips.
  • Yair Etziony


    • Deliverance.
    • False Industries.


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