A profile of the vocalist Lisa Sokolov, highlighting two live performances, both in 1981, from WKCR's Soundscape archive. We put Sokolov into context with her collaborators, notably William Parker, and contemporaries. The second half of the program draws attention to another prominent female vocalist, Lauren Newton.
The David S. Ware Memorial begins Friday, October 19th at noon and will run until 6am on Saturday October 20th. We'll celebrate Ware's work on a variety of saxophones (tenor, sopranino, saxello), and as composer and bandleader in a career spanning 40 years and many shades of jazz. The recordings feature David S Ware solo and his collaborations with Cecil Taylor, Andrew Cyrille, his classic quartet - Matthew Shipp, William Parker, Marc Edwards - and many others. Tune in to celebrate David S. Ware.