Visions: Listen to Detroit’s BALANCE, Shabaka, Melissa Aldana and more

Listen to “Visions” with host Kaleigh Wilder every Monday from 8-10 p.m. ET on Detroit Public Radio — 101.9 WDET.

Balance is a collaborative duo between saxophonist Marcus Elliot and pianist Michael Malis.

Saxophonist Marcus Elliot (left) and pianist Michael Malis of BALANCE.

This week on Visions, I play a new release from Detroit’s BALANCE — a duo between Marcus Elliot and Michael Malis.

You’ll also hear new music from Melissa Aldana, Nicole Glover and another single from Shabaka’s new solo album, Perceive Its Beauty, Acknowledge Its Grace.

See the playlist below and listen to the episode on-demand for two weeks after it airs.

Visions Playlist for April 15, 2024

  • “Inception” – Nicole Glover
  • “Bachiao” – Kenny Barron
  • “Desilusion” – Rosa Passos
  • “Cuerpo y Alma” – Esperanza Spalding
  • “Citizen Tain” – Branford Marsalis
  • “High Priest” – Trio 3 + Jason Moran
  • “The Happenings” – Keefe Jackson, Oscar Jan Hoogland, Joshua Abrams, Mikel Patrick Avery
  • “Work” – Chick Corea, Christian McBride, Brian Blade
  • “Theme From ‘Hatari’” – Don Byron
  • “Breathing” – Shabaka
  • “Think of Home” – Sons of Kemet
  • “Kimathi” – Nicholas Payton
  • “Footprints” – Lionel Loueke
  • “A Story” – Melissa Aldana
  • “Catch and Release” – BALANCE
  • “Come Running to Me” – Herbie Hancock

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  • Kaleigh Wilder
    Kaleigh Wilder is a multi-instrumentalist and improviser based in Detroit. Speaking primarily through the baritone saxophone, Kaleigh combines elements of classical, jazz, avant-garde and Afro Diasporic influence into a unifying sound.