A conversational duo between two idiosyncratic voices of American avant-garde, pianist Cooper-Moore and saxophonist Stephen Gauci. Their relaxed and colloquial sound was developed while performing weekly during a seven-month residency at the Happylucky No.1 gallery in Brooklyn.

Elsewhere there’s a new quartet album recorded live by the trumpet and flugelhorn player Charlotte Keeffe and a reissue from 1971 by pianist Ndikho Xaba. Ndikho was an exiled South African musician who moved to the U.S. and made links between the struggle against apartheid and the Black Power movement, blending jazz spirituality of the late 1960s with an African jazz tradition.

Produced by Rebecca Gaskell
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.

Playlist:

1 Triofolio – Seeing In Leopards

2 Graeme Wilson Quartet – A Raised Eyebrow

3 Charlotte Keeffe Quartet – Sweet, Corn

4 Ndikho Xaba & The Natives – Flight

5 Cooper-Moore & Stephen Gauci – Improvisation Four

6 Sam Newsome – Sonic Journey, No. 4: The Echo of Wood

7 今井和雄 – 6

8 Kikanju Baku & Citizens Of Nowhere – Riddance Of Rulers

9 Banana Oil – Banana Wheel

10 Steve Noble, Poulomi Desai, Chun-Ting (Refa) Wang & Douglas Benford – …..Nurth?

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