Point of Departure: March 10, 1996

April 24, 2009 – 9:05 pm

One of my favorite radio shows during college was one that I rarely got to listen to. “Point of Departure” aired on Philadelphia’s 90.1FM (Temple Public Radio’s Jazz FM, which I believe now plays more classical than jazz) Sunday mornings from midnight until 3am and was hosted by Ludwig van Trikt. The music is what I usually refer to as post-contemporary jazz, but van Trikt preferred the terms “post-modern jazz and improvised music.” Sadly, this is the only tape I made of the show during one of my visits home from school, but I played the heck out of it for years afterwards.

Artists featured include the James Carter Quartet, Cecil Taylor, Cassandra Wilson, spoken word artist Daz (from the group Daz Tempo, Black Rock Coalition member, and co-owner of Green Skunk Records), Muhal Richard Abrams, and plenty more.


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