Where artists like Edward Larry Gordon (a.k.a. Laraaji) and Yas-Kaz probe the problem of incorporating both traditional and electronic elements in their music, the sounds of Masonna and The Haters scream nothing but "New! Newer! Newest!" (a schema sometimes exchanged for "Noisy! Noisier! Noisiest!"). The playlist above let's each of these viewpoints shine through.
This show featured saxophonist Sonny Simmons live in studio, talking about recent projects and his work with musicians like Prince Lasha and Eric Dolphy. For the last 30 minutes, we heard saxophonist and composer Ingrid Laubrock in an interview discussing her compositions, improvisations, and upcoming performances. Both will be appearing at the Vision Festival XVI at Abrons Art Center this weekend.