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David Dalle
Thursday June 29th, 2023 with David Dalle
Lubomyr Melnyk's The Sacred Thousand

It is courageous Ukrainians fighting and dying for their freedom. It is grief. It is hope. It is loneliness. It is love. It is a cherished pet that is long gone. It is running into an old friend. It is memories of a summer day long ago. It is a cold winter's night. It is a loved one gone forever. It is a baby's laughter. It is a honeybee on a flower. It is the entire universe. It is a fleeting moment. It is eternity. It is one old man at the piano. It is all humanity. Lubomyr Melynk's The Sacred Thousand.
The Sacred Thousand (studio recording)
Lubomyr Melnyk - The Sacred Thousand - Jersika Records Canadian New
The trio with vocalist Arooj Aftab, pianist Vijay Iyer, and multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily performed last night at the Ottawa Jazz Festival, sadly I was not able to attend, but I have been listening to their new album a lot this past week. It is really superb, minimalist and subtle improvisation. It is mostly instrumental with snippets of Urdu poetry sung which are more impactful with their sparse appearances.
Shadow Forces
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily - Love In Exile - Verve New
Mere mahee, mere dhola
Asif Ali Khan & Party - Mazarana - Long Distance
Arooj Aftab, Vijay Iyer, Shahzad Ismaily - Love In Exile - Verve New
My Ship
Keith Jarrett & Charlie Haden - Last Dance - ECM
Ludovico Einaudi & Ballake Sissoko - Diario Mali - Ponderosa
Été Andalous
Anouar Brahem, Francois Couturier, Jean-Louis Matinier - Le Voyage de Sahar - ECM
Toubouk Ine Chihoussay
Etran De L'Air - Live in Seattle EP - Sahel Sounds New
Nak Deranine
Etran De L'Air - Live in Seattle EP - Sahel Sounds New
The Fire Inside ft. Piers Faccini
Ballake Sissoko - Single - No Format
Interactive CKCU
Music for smoke? Beauty-filled thus far. Though ominous. Dunno how long i can stay ... but OnDemand shall save the day

2:10 PM, June 29th, 2023
OOPS glitch there on the fm.... Only a few seconds of silence and robot noise........ Back.

2:13 PM, June 29th, 2023
Bobby Calzone
Thought I was listening to Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan... must be the smoke ... had a great story for you...

2:54 PM, June 29th, 2023
David Dalle (host)
Asif Ali Khan (no relation) was a student of Nusrat's

2:55 PM, June 29th, 2023
Bobby Calzone
Aaaah... ill tell you the story anyways. Saw him with à friend in Montréal at St James United Church, late 80's- early 90's (réal world period). It was intense! A bunch of young pakistani men arrived late, and went up to the balcony. At one point, they just went completely wild, walked down to the front of the stage, and they were throwing things at him... my friend and I wondered what it was? At the end of the concert, we went to see: it was money (bills)!?! Apparently, this was the thing to do, i learned. Im so happy i got to see this concert, in such an intimate setting. Thank you David for your fine show. I listen every week.

3:06 PM, June 29th, 2023
David Dalle (host)
I am very envious! I never got a chance to see Nusrat live. Yes, in Pakistan, great Qawwalis would get covered in bills! Thank you for listening!

3:08 PM, June 29th, 2023
Bobby Calzone
I still have the ticket stub (I kept all my ticket stubs, including Kiss in 1977, i was 10!)!

3:11 PM, June 29th, 2023
David Dalle (host)
I have seen Lubomyr live several times though!

3:18 PM, June 29th, 2023
Hey David, apologies but what was that really lovely atmospheric piece playing at 3:10-11?

3:19 PM, June 29th, 2023
Bobby Calzone
That's definitely better than Kiss, LOL :)

3:24 PM, June 29th, 2023
David Dalle (host)
That would have been Sharabi with Arooj Aftab et al. On that particular track, it is just Shahzad Ismaily on moog synthesizer with Arooj Aftab's vocals.

3:24 PM, June 29th, 2023
Wow! That pulsing heartbeat was just so hypnotic. Someone could get some real good work done to those guys! Thanks for all you do..

3:26 PM, June 29th, 2023
JUST HOLY WOW! On the minimalist Arabic--ish sonics just now (15:05-ish). My brain may explode ... and the phone may ring. Then headphones clamped back ... and more happy homework. And or Cardinal neighbor addend to the happy sonic joy as well.

3:27 PM, June 29th, 2023
Bobby Calzone
Only thing missing is Hillbilly:)!

3:29 PM, June 29th, 2023
David Dalle (host)
He might be at the Jazz Festival?

3:35 PM, June 29th, 2023
David Dalle (host)
Oh and I am sure seeing Kiss in 1977 would have been fun!

4:05 PM, June 29th, 2023