Artist and composer GAIKA joins Jen ahead of his event at the EFG London Jazz Festival. For this year’s edition he’s collaborating with musicians Azekel and Miink at London’s Cafe Oto venue, sampling his dad’s vinyl collection to explore themes of turmoil and the revolutionary body.
GAIKA is a Brixton-born musician, writer and activist who once stated his aim was to make ‘anti-commercial music’.
For Late Junction, he traces the sonic lineages of jazz in his own music, particularly focused on themes of preservation and legacy in sampling. He selects some special records from his dad’s record collection, sharing the personal stories behind them and the influence jazz has had on his own musical growth.
Elsewhere on the show: wistful ambient experiments from Croatian Amor; dark-electro percussion from Uganda’s Nihiloxica; and a powerful call for transformation, freedom and decolonisation from Melbourne experimental doom duo Divide and Dissolve.
Produced by Katie Callin.
A Reduced Listening production for BBC Radio 3.
1 Charlie Morrow – Boo Wa Wa Wa
2 Archimboldos – Exactomondo
3 People Like Us & Wobbly – Hello
4 Divide and Dissolve – We Are Really Worried About You
5 Paul Horn – Enlightenment: Psalm 1 (Piccolo)
6 Paul Horn – Enlightenment: Psalm 4 (Vocal)
7 GES (Gesellschaft zur Emanzipation des Samples) – TimeOfTheBaracudasWalksOnBy
8 Powell & Jennifer Lucy Allan – Af20 – on the feet of a wind (Jennifer Lucy Allan Megamix)
9 Laura Agnusdei – Hand In Hand With A Stranger
10 東方沙羅 – Eastern Most 7
11 Gaika & LAO – Kingdom of Slums
12 Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
13 Thelonious Monk – Reflections
14 J Dilla – Geek Down
15 ESG – UFO
16 Shake – Mood Swing
17 ジャックス – Stop The Clock
18 Croatian Amor – No End To New Moments
19 Elizabeth Cotten – Time To Stop Your Idling
20 Luo Fei – Kunming record during Covid-19
21 George Lewis – With Joëlle Leandre
22 Nihiloxica – Black Kaveera
23 People Like Us, Wobbly & Matmos – Wide Open Spaces
24 Jeanne Lee & Ran Blake – Summertime