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This is where all of culture and all of time are collapsed into one seductive portal and viewed through the panoramic lens of the exotic. Come and embark on an armchair-travel virtual-voyage to the heart of timeless darkness and beyond; embrace the numinous monolith of the exotic immensity. Let us find that place where hybridization meets its destiny as pure fantasy. Let us become observers observing those others who are ourselves. You wear your mask and I'll wear mine.

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Options December 8, 2016: African Queens, Tunisian Knights, and other Jazz Tropical Tabus

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Artist Track Album Year Comments Approx. start time
Horace Silver Quintet plus J.J. Johnson  The African Queen   Options The Cape Verdean Blues  1965  with Joe Henderson  0:01:09 (Pop‑up)
Gil Melle  The Arab Barber Blues   Options Patterns in Jazz  1956    0:10:19 (Pop‑up)
Latin Jazz Quintet  Night In Tunisia   Options Latin Jazz Quintet  1961  with Eric Dolphy  0:19:30 (Pop‑up)
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Tabu   Options Jazz Tropical  1962    0:24:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
William Antonini 
        0:27:45 (Pop‑up)
Machito  Nague   Options Rumba Jazz: A History of Latin Jazz and Dance Music 1919-1945      0:36:42 (Pop‑up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Carabunta   Options With Flute to Boot  1959  with Herbie Mann  0:40:53 (Pop‑up)
Machito & His Afro-Cuban Jazz Ensemble  Ring A Levio   Options With Flute to Boot  1959  with Herbie Mann  0:42:51 (Pop‑up)
Machito & His Orchestra  Wild Jungle   Options Kenya  1958  with Cannonball Adderley  0:45:47 (Pop‑up)
Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers  Afrique   Options The Witch Doctor  1967    0:48:24 (Pop‑up)
Randy Weston  African Cookbook   Options African Cookbook  1964/72  rec. 1964, rel.1972  0:54:43 (Pop‑up)
Duke Pearson  The Moana Surf   Options The Phantom  1968    1:07:08 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
Nelson Riddle 
Love Tide   Options       1:12:47 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Smith Quartet  Tabu   Options Jazz Selection 78  1952  with Stan Getz  1:21:01 (Pop‑up)
Johnny Smith Quartet  Moonlight in Vermont   Options Jazz Selection 78  1952  with Stan Getz  1:22:51 (Pop‑up)
Dave Brubeck Quartet  Frenesi   Options Jazz Selection 78  195?    1:25:55 (Pop‑up)
Dave Brubeck Quartet  At a Perfume Counter   Options Jazz Selection 78  195?    1:28:31 (Pop‑up)
Erroll Garner and his Rhythm  Flamingo   Options Blue Star 78  195?    1:31:18 (Pop‑up)
Erroll Garner and his Rhythm  Turquoise   Options Blue Star 78  195?    1:34:16 (Pop‑up)
Arthur Lyman  Black Is the Color of My True Love's Hair   Options Call of the Midnight Sun  1965    1:37:18 (Pop‑up)
Salah Ragab & the Cairo Jazz Band   لاتيني في القاهرة (Latino in Cairo)   Options Unreleased Egyptian Jazz 1968-1974      1:40:03 (Pop‑up)
The Australian Jazz Quintet With Osie Johnson   Cubano Chant   Options The Australian Jazz Quintet + 1  1957    1:43:54 (Pop‑up)
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Orfeo en Los Tambores   Options Jazz Tropical  1962    1:48:26 (Pop‑up)
Tino Contreras y su Grupo  Noche en Tunisia   Options Jazz Tropical  1962    1:51:10 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Scott Trotter 
Tunisian Interlude   Options       1:54:36 (Pop‑up)
Bobby Lyle  Temple at Nara   Options Bobby Lyle Plays Electone GX707  1973    2:03:44 (Pop‑up)
Randy Weston  Tanjah   Options Tanjah  1973    2:08:37 (Pop‑up)
Larry Young  Saudia   Options Lawrence of Newark  1973    2:17:01 (Pop‑up)
Herbie Mann  Incense   Options Impressions of the Middle East  1967    2:21:22 (Pop‑up)
Eddie Harris  Oliphant Gesang   Options Smokin  1970    2:28:26 (Pop‑up)
Latin Jazz Quintet with Pharoah Sanders  Daria   Options Oh! Pharoah Speak  19??    2:34:07 (Pop‑up)
Latin Jazz Quintet + Eric Dolphy  Caribé   Options Caribé  1960    2:40:11 (Pop‑up)
Music behind DJ:
John Scott Trotter 
La Mer   Options       2:57:24 (Pop‑up)
Latin Jazz Quintet  Rip a Dip   Options Latin Soul  1965    2:58:16 (Pop‑up)

Listener comments!

Avatar 6:58pm Flash Strap:

Evening, exploratory persons! Coming to you live from my new home in Bahama NC tonight
Avatar 7:00pm ndbob:

evening Evan and everyone!
  7:01pm Ehd:

Good Evening Evan, I forgot to bring my housewarming gift! Hola Bob
Avatar 7:01pm ndbob:

Hello EHD!
Avatar 7:03pm Flash Strap:

Hello Bob, Hello Ehd! Wonderful to see you both
Avatar 7:05pm geezerette:

Evening Evan and all ! Happy housewarming !
Avatar 7:05pm Flash Strap:

Thanks Geezerette!
Avatar 7:07pm Flash Strap:

God I love this record
Avatar 7:07pm hyde:

i...forgot to bring a housewarming present
Avatar 7:08pm Flash Strap:

Dammit Hyde, present or no it's good to have you warming this house!
Avatar 7:11pm hyde:

heh. i also was just listening to lonnie liston smith before coming over and realized after a couple minutes that i had forgotten to click on the stream and was still listening to lonnie liston smith. i mean, it sounded like the explorer's room.
Avatar 7:13pm Flash Strap:

Lonnie is a friend of the Explorers Room, that's for sure
Avatar 7:13pm geezerette:

Cannot feel sad with music like this.
Avatar 7:13pm geezerette:

hey hyde!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:13pm Carmichael:

This Melle is awesome, Flash!
Avatar 7:15pm hyde:

hiya geezerette! also ndb and carmichael...
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

Hi Carmichael! I agree! This whole record is very very good. Always liked the cut, "Weird Valley"
Avatar 7:15pm Flash Strap:

also a very nice "Moonlight in Vermont" – another version of which we may hear tonight, actually
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:18pm Carmichael:

As I was explaining to Irwin, my jazz gene pool is very shallow. I've never heard of Melle, as well as lots of others. But I like it when I hear it!
Avatar 7:21pm Flash Strap:

Melle also did a lot of soundtrack (Andromeda Strain) and early electronic work. A painter too. Interesting guy
  7:22pm JtotheK:

Hi Explorers, Hi Flash -- happy house warming! Digging the jazz tunes. This time of year puts me in a jazz mood.
Avatar 7:23pm geezerette:

Love this version! "Night in Tunisia" one of my all time favorites. :)
Avatar 7:24pm Flash Strap:

Hi JK! Me too

G: Love "Night in Tunisia" just to death. At least one more version coming tonight
Avatar 7:24pm geezerette:

Cra-a-a-a-zy man, crazy!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:25pm Ken From Hyde Park:

Hi, there. I'm in the room tonight.
Avatar 7:25pm geezerette:

so damn glamorous.
Avatar 7:26pm Flash Strap:

Ken! this is wonderful
Avatar 7:26pm geezerette:

hey Ken FHP!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 7:31pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I guess today, we say goodbye to intrepid space explorer John Glenn at age 95. A life well lived.
Avatar 7:37pm Flash Strap:

A life well lived indeed
Avatar 7:38pm hyde:

off topic: did any of you see the GQ fashion thing a couple days ago with fashion shots of the living legends of jazz? they chose pretty well, and let's just say roy haynes and cecil taylor are the coolest www.gq.com...
Avatar 7:42pm Flash Strap:

wow cecil taylor is entirely fly in all that chocolate velvet
Avatar 7:44pm geezerette:

thanks hyde, what beautiful old men.
Avatar 7:44pm Flash Strap:

damn and you are CORRECT about Roy Haynes

Pharoah's jacket needs some props though that thing is glorious
Avatar 7:46pm hyde:

i really thought it was great, in this year where we're doing so much going over of people's careers as they peel off, that gq chose to celebrate the giants who are still here. i men, that is a serious bunch. (i might have swapped out chick corea for roscoe mitchell, but that's quibbling)
Avatar 7:48pm geezerette:

It's certainly something to celebrate!
Avatar 7:49pm geezerette:

Jazz Messangers :D
Avatar 7:51pm Flash Strap:

Wayne Shorter really excellent on sax here, Lee Morgan on trumpet (Morgan also wrote)
Avatar 7:52pm geezerette:

Avatar 7:52pm Flash Strap:

Ah, but Blakey's drums are always the star! oh my god!
Avatar 7:53pm hyde:

heh, i was just going to bring up the wayne shorter thing. i was waiting for him to take a break ;)
Avatar 7:54pm Flash Strap:

can't remember who's on piano, but I love how it functions in the ensemble as this dark anchor
Avatar 7:54pm hyde:

bobby timmons on piano
Avatar 7:55pm Little Danny:

Hi Flash and all! Killer playlist thusfar
Avatar 7:55pm Flash Strap:

yep yep
Avatar 7:56pm Flash Strap:

Hi LD! thanks man
Avatar 7:58pm ndbob:

excellent first hour Evan! catch the rest later
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

great art: img.discogs.com...
Avatar 7:58pm Flash Strap:

thanks bob, adios
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

Not before 'Afro Blue' - but still - damn.
Avatar 8:02pm Flash Strap:

Big Black is on this. Man, I can never find any of his solo records in any form
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:02pm melinda:

hi explorers!
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

Hi Rev Rab!

Hi Melinda!
Avatar 8:03pm hyde:

i've been building up my southern & african-american cookbook collection lately. need to build up my african cookbooks next.
Avatar 8:03pm Flash Strap:

boy does this ever cook
Avatar 8:05pm hyde:

hiya, rev rab and melinda!
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm melinda:

Welcome to your new house, Flash! Bahama is near Durham, right? It sounds appropriately exotic.
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:05pm melinda:

hi hyde!
Avatar 8:07pm Flash Strap:

thanks Melinda! yeah it's just north of Durham, in the hinterlands
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:07pm Revolution Rabbit Nov63:

...then it reminds me of 'Lonely Woman' a touch - but it's just more African. What a jam...
Avatar 8:08pm Flash Strap:

that whole LP is a wild ride, revrab
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:09pm Ken From Hyde Park:

I believe listener annie resides in the Asheville area. She's on the comments boards in the mornings. She'd probably enjoy this show.
Avatar 8:10pm Flash Strap:

She does live up there! definitely a morning person
Avatar Swag For Life Member 8:13pm listener james from westwood:

been in since the start but been working; diggin' the lovely sounds!
Avatar 8:20pm coelacanth∅:

hola Flash y exploradores
Avatar 8:22pm Flash Strap:

Hello Lurker James from Westwood!

And Welcome C!
Avatar 8:24pm Flash Strap:

Somethin' so damn lovely about this cut
Avatar 8:26pm hyde:

heya, coel
Avatar 8:31pm hyde:

oh, and also ljfw! jeez, when you start to say hello to everyone, you don't want to screw up.
Avatar 8:39pm Flash Strap:

One of my favorite Lyman tracks, here
Avatar 8:42pm Flash Strap:

One of the very least Egyptian sounding things the Cairo Jazz Band ever did
Avatar 8:45pm Flash Strap:

very australian sounding
Avatar 8:45pm geezerette:

Hearing this though, you can really hear how middle eastern Klezmer actually is.
Avatar 8:46pm geezerette:

it's in there...
Avatar 8:47pm Flash Strap:

oh absolutely it is. like how dutch/polka-esque mariachi music is
Avatar 8:48pm geezerette:

Avatar 8:48pm northguineahills:

been digging the whole set.
Avatar 8:49pm Flash Strap:

Hi NGH! glad to hear it
Avatar 8:50pm Little Danny:

Man you are playing some of my all time fave jazz/Latin exotica this evening, Flash
Avatar 8:51pm Flash Strap:

Music to my ears, LD
Avatar 8:58pm northguineahills:

If I don't make it back in time, thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:03pm coelacanth∅:

hi hyde (a little late...just listening not looking)
Avatar 9:04pm Flash Strap:

any time, NGH!
  9:06pm DL in LA:

Heard the last hour. Gotta go now. Sounded great!
Avatar 9:06pm Flash Strap:

ugh this track is so good
Avatar 9:08pm Flash Strap:

Thanks DL!
Avatar 9:14pm Flash Strap:

Randy Weston is so cool
Avatar 9:14pm coelacanth∅:

this track is killer
Avatar 9:16pm geezerette:

piano bar dreamy
  9:16pm jeff:

lol at the diva las vegas thing
Avatar 9:19pm Flash Strap:

Larry Young, fresh out of Lifetime, with James Blood Ulmer. This whole LP is a raging inferno
Avatar 9:19pm geezerette:

sounds like liquid lunch with Truman Capote and his swans.
Avatar 9:20pm Little Danny:

I stupidly sold my copy of Lawrence of Newark years ago, and now I know I need it back
Avatar 9:20pm Flash Strap:

oh my goodness now THERE's a visual I bet Larry didn't have in mind
Avatar 9:21pm Flash Strap:

that's some regret to have to carry with you, LD!
Avatar 9:21pm geezerette:

likely not! :D
Avatar 9:22pm Little Danny:

OMG you are slaying it tonight Evan. "Incense" is some top-ten self-hypnosis material
Avatar Swag For Life Member 9:23pm Scraps:

Avatar 9:24pm Flash Strap:

The only thing I can think of that would make a liquid lunch with Capote & his swans even stranger is a soundtrack of dreamy spiritual jazz, G

Thanks LD! I aim to slay! and yeah this is a craaaazy good Mann cut
Avatar 9:25pm Flash Strap:

h'lo yourself scraps!
Avatar 9:25pm Little Danny:

'allo Scraps!
Avatar 9:26pm Flash Strap:

Roy Ayers on vibes
  9:29pm Dean:

Can't listen just now, but you do know that that Rousseau painting inspired one of Fleetwood Mac's more attractive covers?
Avatar 9:30pm hyde:

going back a bit: haha, little danny. there are few things worse than regret over records that you sold that you'd really like back
Avatar 9:30pm Flash Strap:

Hi Dean! and no I did not
Avatar 9:31pm geezerette:

Evan,I was imagining the way it sounded to them after second martini.
When they stopped hearing his voice and drifted away
  9:31pm Dean:

Tango in the Night: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/-uJ_WBoU-Kw/maxresdefault.jpg
Avatar 9:31pm Flash Strap:

I'm right there with ya, Geezerette! You're taking me on a vision quest
Avatar 9:33pm Flash Strap:

god DAMN I love Eddie Harris
Avatar 9:36pm hyde:

wait, what? the latin jazz quartet with pharoah sanders? huh?
Avatar 9:36pm geezerette:

Loving this show.
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

I know right? sort of a mysterious release, recording date unknown. I've read somewhere that it's one of his first sessions, but I don't know about that
Avatar 9:37pm Flash Strap:

thanks, geezerette!
Avatar 9:38pm Flash Strap:

oh yeah that piano MAKES this psycho little boogaloo
Avatar 9:44pm Flash Strap:

Avatar 9:45pm hyde:

the latin jazz quartet sure got some good guest sax players
Avatar 9:45pm Flash Strap:

no kiddin'
Avatar 9:47pm coelacanth∅:

Scraps i just sent you an email.
and hi!
and short answer: i wasn't.
Avatar 9:48pm northguineahills:

Really like this Dolphy
Avatar 9:49pm Flash Strap:

he's just doing his thing, and they're doing theirs, and it's great

he really is always such a delight, he's so playful
Avatar 9:53pm Little Danny:

Wow, I actually prefer those two Dolphy-less Latin Jazz Quintet LPs. They're much more straightahead Latin jazz of course
Avatar 9:54pm Little Danny:

* the ones led by Juan Amalbert that is
Avatar 9:56pm geezerette:

Thanks for the weekly excellence, Evan!
Avatar 9:57pm hyde:

thanks Flash!
Avatar 9:58pm Little Danny:

Hi all - hope you'll join me one door down: wfmu.org...
Avatar 9:59pm coelacanth∅:

Thanks Evan.
Peace go with you, brother.
-all y'allz...
Avatar 9:59pm Flash Strap:

thank YOU all! goodnight!
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