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In A Mellow Tone
Wednesday February 24th, 2021 with Heavy Ben
Black History Month spotlight on Joe McPhee

The tireless reed player’s multi-decade career serves as a road map of the international avant garde, encompassing performance, recording and cross-genre collaborations. Photo by Becky McNeel (The Wire UK)
Something (Poem)
Konstrukt & Joe McPhee - If You Have Time - Omlott - 2015
Hour one: the the first decade (1969-1976); Joe McPhee's early recordings, solo albums, and electronic experiments
The Joe McPhee Quartet - Underground Railroad - CjRecord Productions - 1969
The Clifford Thornton New Art Ensemble - Freedom & Unity - Third World Records - 1969
Shakey Jake
Joe McPhee - Nation Time - CjRecord Productions - 1971
Cosmic Love (organ alone)
Joe McPhee - Sound On Sound (Solo 1968-1973) - Corbett vs. Dempsey - 2010 (recorded 1970)
Astral Spirits
Harold E. Smith, Mike Kull, Joe McPhee - Trinity - CjRecord Productions - 1972
Prologue / Twelve
Joe McPhee and John Snyder - Pieces Of Light - CjRecord Productions - 1974
Bahamian Folksong
Joe McPhee featuring John Snyder and Makaya Ntshoko - The Willisau Concert - Hat Hut - 1976
Hour two: (1998-now); a sample of the myriad collaborations from the past two decades
The Man I Love
Joe McPhee - As Serious As Your Life - hatOLOGY / Hat Hut - 1998
Deep Listening Band (Pauline Oliveros, Stuart Dempster, David Gamper) with Joe McPhee & Randy Raine-Reusch - Looking Back - ZA Discs - 2013 (recorded 1999)
Roy Campbell Pyramid Trio (William Parker, Hamid Drake) with Joe McPhee - Live in Red Bank, New Jersey - (not on label) - 2000
Mat Maneri featuring Joe McPhee - Sustain - Thirsty Ear - 2002
Baby Talk
The Thing (Ingebrigt Håker Flaten, Mats Gustafsson, Paal Nilssen-Love) with Joe McPhee - She Knows... - Crazy Wisdom - 2001
Music Is The Healing Force Of The Universe
Joe McPhee, Roy Campbell, William Parker, Warren Smith - Tribute To Albert Ayler / Live At The Dynamo - Marge - 2009
Beyond Days
Joe McPhee, Jamie Saft, Joe Morris, Charles Downs - Ticonderoga - Clean Feed - 2015
Celebration [excerpt]
Raymond Boni, Jean Marc Foussat, Joe McPhee - The Paris Concert - Kye - 2016
Chance Meeting [various excerpts]
Joe McPhee, Graham Lambkin - Chance Meeting - Kye - 2015
Track 2
Joe McPhee, Daunik Lazro, Joshua Abrams, Guillaume Séguron, Chad Taylor - A Pride Of Lions - The Bridge Sessions - 2018
Interactive CKCU
Ben Armstrong (host)
If you don't like what you hear, check back in 10 minutes as it will be different Enjoy the program!

9:13 PM, February 24th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
If Shakey Jake don't get you shaking, might want to check for a pulse

9:21 PM, February 24th, 2021
ooo so much spacey.

10:30 PM, February 24th, 2021
Great programming, Ben. Joe McPhee is one of my faves.

10:40 PM, February 24th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Thanks for tuning in to the CKCU space program, Leege

10:48 PM, February 24th, 2021
Ben Armstrong (host)
Hey Manmohan, great to hear from you. Hope you are well and getting back on This Island Earth before too long

10:49 PM, February 24th, 2021