Last Friday I had the great pleasure of being the guest on the KCSB radio program, The Friday Riff, hosted by Rob Wallace and Bryan Brown. Their program explores different aspects of jazz and improvisation each week. For our episode, which you can hear by clicking here (give it a minute to donwload!), we were revisiting the topic of jazz and poetry by auditioning a recording of the William Parker group with Amiri Baraka performing INSIDE SONGS OF CURTIS MAYFIELD. The particualr performance you will hear on this recording is from Rome radio, 2004, but the group has repeated the work at several venues over the years. Then, in closing, we played a recording of Amina Baraka's moving tribute to Charles Mingus.