Improvising musician Jeb Bishop took the controls at the music kissa at the Contemporary Art Museum in Raleigh Thursday, October 8. He dug into his vast vinyl and CD collection with the theme “Groove vs. Antigroove” in mind. Bishop defines that (loosely) as “a kind of alternation between music with a beat you can dance to vs. music that amounts to dancing in your head.”
By his own admittance, he ended up leaning more towards “groove.” By 10pm closing time he was just getting going, so perhaps he’ll continue at some later date. We’ll keep you posted.
Learn more about Bishop and his upcoming shows at www.jebbishop.com.
Below, find his October 8 set list and photos from the kissa.
Duke Ellington, Unknown Session (entire album)
Olu Oni and His Marathon System LP, side 1
Cecil Taylor Orchestra of Two Continents, “Taht” (from LP Winged Serpent (Sliding Quadrants))
Ornette Coleman and Prime Time, “Jump Street” (from LP Of Human Feelings)
“Take your Soul,” Sahara All-Stars of Jos (from Nigeria Disco Funk Special compilation)
John Cage, from Freeman Etudes (Irvine Arditti, violin), and Peter Evans, from More is More (partly overlapping)
Richard Holmes & Gene Ammons, “Groovin with Jug”
Derek Bailey & Evan Parker, from LP The London Concert
Webern, Six Bagatelles
Albert Ayler, “Ghosts” (1st Variation), from Spiritual Unity
Moreno Veloso, track title unknown
Elliott Carter, Caténaires (Ursula Oppens, piano)
Larry Young, “Beyond All Limits” (from Unity LP)
Orchestre Poly-Rythmo de Cotonou, “Noude Ma Gnin Tche De Me”
Miles Davis, “What I Say” (Cellar Door box, CD 2)
Bowl Ethereal, s/t 7″, 3 tracks from side one
Air, “#2” from Air Time
Steve Lacy, Papa’s Midnight Hop, from LP Trickles
Pepper Adams, ” ‘Tis” from LP 10 to 4 at the 5 Spot
Misha Mengelberg Trio, “Rumbone” from Who’s Bridge CD