World of Jazz Podcast 54

This time around we have reached the letter “E” in my look at the less well known members of the jazz world:

  1. Booker Ervin – Groovin at the Jamboree
  2. Kyle Eastwood – Summer Gone
  3. Christian Escoude – Skating in Central Park
  4. Earthbound – Lady In The Cloud
  5. Mats Eilertson – Momento
  6. Peter Erskine – Siri
  7. Mathias Eick – Fly
  8. Peter Evans – Frank Sinatra
  9. Marty Ehrlichs’ Rites Quartet – My Song
  10. Kahil El Zabar Ritual Trio featuring  Pharaoah Sanders – Miles Mode

As usual you can stream the show direct from this link

The albums the tracks come from are as follows:

  1. The Trance
  2. The View From Here
  3. Saint Germain Des Pres
  4. The Tales Of Earthbound
  5. Sky Dive
  6. Juni
  7. The Door
  8. The Peter Evans Quartet
  9. Frog Leg Logic
  10. Africa N’Da Blues

Booker Ervin Trance

World of Jazz Podcast 40 – The A-Z of Jazz Part 1 “A”

This week I start a series of shows called “The A-Z of Jazz” with the A’s…..a random selection of tracks from my collection offering some of the more obscure jazz artists mixed in with the better known faces……

  1. Muhal Richard Abrams feat Amina Claudia Myers – One For Peggy
  2. Cannonball Adderley – Stars Fell On Alabama
  3. Nat Adderley – Just A Quickie
  4. Air – Through a Keyhole Darkly
  5. Geri Allen – Home
  6. Ralph Alessi and Fred Hersch – The Cadence They Create
  7. Franck Amsallem – On Your Own
  8. Curtis Amy – If I Were A Bell
  9. Arild Andersen – Ulrika’s Dans
  10. Mulatu Astakte – Boogaloo

You can hear the music on Mixcloud

The sources of the music:

  1. Duet
  2. Cannonball and Coltrane
  3. Don’t Look Back
  4. Air Raid
  5. Segments
  6. Only Many
  7. Out A Day
  8. Mosaic Select
  9. Celebration
  10. Mulatu Steps Ahed


World of Jazz Podcast 28 – On The Corner With Miles

This time around a focus on some of the studio work of Miles Davis between 1972 and 1974 which is generically known as “On The Corner Sessions” ….. all of the tracks are taken from the Complete On The Corner Sessions Box Set.

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The playlist

  1. Maiysha
  2. He Loved Him Madly
  3. Rated X
  4. Jabali
  5. Peace
  6. Big Fun
  7. Holly-Wuud


  1. 7th October 1974 – Miles with Sonny Fortune, Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, Dominique Gaumont, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Mtume. As was usual with the studio work at this time this track was assembled from three different takes.
  2. 19th June 1974 – Miles with Dave Liebman, Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, Dominique Gaumont, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Mtume. This master was assembled from five different takes.
  3. 6th September 1972 – Miles with Cedric Lawson, Reggie Lucas, Khalil Balakrishna, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Badal Roy, Mtume. Notable for the inclusion of  the electric sitar.
  4. 12th June 1972 – Miles with Carlos Garnett, Bennie Maupin, Herbie Hancock, Lonnie Liston Smith (or possibly Harold Ivory Williams), Colin Walcott, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Billy Hart, Don Alias, Badal Roy
  5. 26th July 1973 – Miles with Dave Liebman, Reggie Lucas, Pete Cosey, Michael Henderson, Al Foster, Mtume
  6. as 5.
  7. as 5.

Miles Davis sur scène lors d'un concert à l'Ahmonson Theatre, Los Angeles, 1973

World of Jazz Podcast 24

Another mix of old and new music this time around – listen in here:

  1. Trilok Gurtu – Manteca
  2. Freddie Hubbard – The Return of the Prodigal Son
  3. Page McConnell – Arbor Day
  4. Calaita Flamenco Son – Un Mensajito (Tangos)
  5. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – Dat Dere
  6. Trilok Gurtu – Haunting
  7. Hank Mobley – I Married An Angel
  8. Calaita Flamenco Son – En El Puente (Solea)
  9. Page McConnell – Yakima
  10. Trilok Gurtu – All Blues
  11. Calaita Flamenco Son – Rumba Del Siete
  12. Art Farmer – Straight, No Chaser


  1. Spellbound (2013)
  2. Backlash (2000)
  3. Unsung Cities and Movies Never Made (2013)
  4. Calaita Flamenco Son (2013) – a 5 piece flamenco group based in Manchester, UK. ‘Calaita’ are Chico Pere – voice and guitar, Glenn Sharp – guitar, Diana Castro – voice, Leo Paredes – Percussion and Matt Nickson – flute and saxophone. ‘Calaita’ offer authentic flamenco in the UK. Their live concerts include traditional styles such as bulerias, alegrias and seguiriyas, as well as more contemporary flamenco rumbas.
  5. The Complete Blue Note Recordings of Art Blakeys’ Jazz Messengers (1992)
  6. as 1.
  7. The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley (1956)
  8. as 4.
  9. as 3.
  10. as 1.
  11. as 4.
  12. Soul Eyes : Live at The Blue Note (1991)
Calaita Flamenco Son
Calaita Flamenco Son

World of Jazz Podcast #20 – 21st March 2013

This podcast is a music only mix which is available from


“Time Travel” by Dave Douglas Quintet is the all-instrumental follow-up to “Be Still” featuring the same players and vocalist Aoife O’Donovan. Even with the identical personnel (sans O’Donovan) “Time Travel” is it’s own statement. “I was really interested in what David Toomey wrote in his book The New Time Travelers,” Douglas says. “How the concept of time travel has been around a long time, and how it is evident in the way we think and the way we create: backwards, forwards, all directions at once, beyond the speed of light, rearranging our understanding of cause and effect.”

releases 09 April 2013 

Dave Douglas – trumpet
Jon Irabagon – saxophone
Matt Mitchell – piano
Linda Oh – bass
Rudy Royston – drums
Link :
  • Featured Track : Garden State


During the late 1960s Harriott and violinist John Mayer developed Indo-Jazz Fusion – an early attempt at building on music from diverse traditions. This involved a “double quintet” of five Indian and five jazz musicians playing together on a number of compositions largely conceived by Mayer. Opinion is often divided on the validity of these experiments. Whilst they offered a new and unique fusion of styles, it could be that the composition structures did not allow the freedom of the jazzmen to improvise. Three albums resulted from the collaboration with Mayer: Indo Jazz Suite (Atlantic 1966)- which is featured hear  Indo Jazz Fusions Volume 1 and 2 (Columbia (UK) 1967 and 1968).
  • Featured Track : Raga Megha


This section of the podcast looks at various tributes to Miles Davis…..


Although he has been involved  in a couple of Miles Davis tribute bands and Herbie Hancock’s V.S.O.P. up until the Dear Miles album Carter resisted the urge to create an album featuring the legacy of his ex-boss. Only seven of the ten songs on the album are associated with Davis and “Bags’ Groove” is a bit of a stretch. Also there is no trumpet played on the album allowing for a different angle on the tribute.
Ron Carter – Bass
Stephen Scott – Piano
Payton Crossley – Drums
Roger Squitero  – Percussion
  • Featured Tracks : Stella By Starlight


Yo Miles (1998) was the brainchild of experimental guitar hero Henry Kaiser and trumpet player Wadada Leo Smith, who teamed up with bassist Michael Manring, drummer Lukas Ligeti, and a group of other musicians including John Medeski, and Elliott Sharp  to rework some Miles Davis compositions from his electric jazz-funk period.  The sole non Miles tune on the album is featured – a Smith composition.
  • Featured Track : Miles Dewey Davis III Great Ancestor


Miller delivered a double live album of the work which launched Miles on Warners – Tutu Revisited (2011). Recorded live at Lyon Auditorium on December 22, 2009  there is a complimentary DVD of the proceedings.
Marcus Miller – Bass, Bass Clarinet
Ronald Bruner, Jr. – Drums
Federico Gonzalez Peña – Keyboards
Alex Han – Saxophone
Christian Scott  – Trumpet
  • Featured Track – Tutu


 Jackson’s Ville is one of four Savoy CDs that pair Jackson with Lucky Thompson.  Bluesy hard bop from 1956.
Milt Jackson – Vibes
Lucky Thompson – Tenor Saxophone
Hank Jones – Piano
Wendell Marshall – Bass
Kenny Clarke – Drums
  • Featured Track – Soul in 3-4


Art Farmer had switched to the flumpet (a customized hybrid of the fluegelhorn and the trumpet created especially for him) by the time of this 1991 concert, which was recorded at the Blue Note in Fukuoda, Japan.  A great interpretation of Ellington and Strayhorn’s classic track.
Art Farmer – Flumpet
Geoff Keezer – Piano
Kenny Davis – Bass
Lewis Nash – Drums
  • Featured Track : Ishfahan


Joe Farrell, known in the ’60s as a hard bop tenor saxophonist, moved into new areas  in the 1970s. On this near-classic album from 1970 The Joe Farrell Quartet  Farrell switches between tenor, soprano, flute, and  oboe while being joined by a rather notable band of the four jazz stars who made up Miles Davis’ Lost Quintet in 1969. Which implies that the album should be entitled quintet rather than quartet?
Joe Farrell – Saxophones, Flute, Oboe
John McLaughlin – Guitar
Chick Corea – Piano
Dave Holland – Bass
Jack DeJohnette – Drums
  • Featured track : Alter Ego


World of Jazz Podcast #12 – When Teni met Fela

A  focus on Nigerian  singing sensation Teni and in between music from the godfather of Nigerian music Fela Kuti. You’ll need your jive slippers for this one……

Continuing in the traditions of Fela Kuti, Teni is now carrying the flame for feminine afrobeat. Described as ‘afrosoul’, Teni’s music combines rhythms and melodies born in Africa with influences as wide as the legendary jazz singers Nina Simone and Billie Holiday, to Bob Marley, Kate Bush and Marvin Gaye.

Developing her unique sound in the UK, Teni refined it through her ten years spent living in Nigeria. Tapping into the spirit of Fela’s birthplace, Teni discovered much more inspirational African music and got to perform on occasion with Seun Kuti and Egypt 80’. Elsewhere, whilst in Nigeria, Teni worked as a fashion designer and helped build an ethical design house named the ‘House of Makeda’. Her message of African unity and development is rooted in her first-hand experiences and prestigious education from UCL and the School of Oriental and African Studies.

Despite her parents’ advice, Teni launched full-throttle into the making of her debut album. The sensational lead single ‘Afrodisiac’ perfectly showcases Teni’s distinct and developed sound. Opening with cool rhythms and 70’s inspired, funky guitar melodies, Teni’s sultry vocals soon take centre stage. An underpinning of synthesisers and bass guitar helps bring the vocals and catchy horn sections to the foreground. Evoking similarities with 90’s singer Sade and jazz great Sarah Vaughn, the song also hints at James Brown with the funk feel that is present. Certainly, ‘afrosoul’ is a fitting description for Teni’s music.

‘Afrodisiac’ is out February 11th but is available now for download


Tracks played……and listen in here

Teni Lionheart Afrodisiac
Fela Kuti Trouble Sleep Yanga Wake Am Roforofo Fight
Teni Your Love And The Key Afrodisiac
Fela Kuti & Africa 70 Zombie Zombie
Teni Afrodisiac Afrodisiac
Fela Kuti Gbagada Gbogodo Open and Close
Teni Africa Afrodisiac
Fela Kuti Africa Centre Of The World The Underground Spiritual Game

World of Jazz – 1st November 2012

The last show to be broadcast on Salford City Radio – the show will continue in podcast form on Mixcloud from next week…..

As a bit of a celebration a selection of my favourite jazz artists:

  • John Coltrane – Alabama – Live At Birdland
  • Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Dat Dere – The Complete Blue Note Recordings
  • Lee Morgan – Stormy Weather – Sonic Boom
  • Miles Davis – Shhh/Peaceful – In A Silent Way
  • Duke Ellington – Perdido –  Masterpieces 1926-1949
  • Roland Kirk – The Black & Crazy Blues – The Inflated Tear
  • Chet Baker – The Night We Called It A Day – Embraceable You
  • John Coltrane – Like Someone In Love – Lush Life

Listen here………

World of Jazz – 25th October 2012

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Music played :

  • June Caravel – London Song (Unsung Warrior Remix) – The A Cappela Sessions
  • Robert Glasper Experiment – Afro Blue (9th Wonder’s Blue Light Basement Remix) – Black Radio Recovered
  • Dizzy Gillespie – I Found A Million Dollar Baby (In A Five and Ten Cent Store) – Have Trumpet, Will Excite!
  • Thelonious Monk – Darn That Dream – The Unique Thelonious Monk
  • Joe Henderson – El Barrio – Inner Urge
  • Miles Davis – Four – The Complete Concert 1964
  • Soft Heap – Circle Line – Soft Heap
  • June Caravel – And Maybe A Tree Will Rise Out Of Me – And Maybe A Tree Will Rise Out Of Me
  • Robert Glasper Experiment – The Consequences of Jealousy – Black Radio Recovered
  • James Blood Ulmer – Theme from Captain Black – Tales of Captain Black

World of Jazz – 18th October 2012

You can listen to the show here

…..and this is what I played

1 Jaco Pastorius Big Band Havona Word of Mouth Revisited
2 Banbara Shack Up Pts 1 & 2 Blue Break Beats Vol 4
3 Bill Evans When You Wish Upon A Star The Interplay Sessions
4 Kenny Garrett Brother Hubbard Songbook
5 Kalil El Zabar’s Ritual Trio Africa N’Da Blues Africa N’Da Blues
6 Buddy Rich The Beat Goes On Blue Break Beats Vol 4
7 Dave Douglas Going Somewhere With You Be Still
8 Herbie Hancock Olilloqui Valley Blue Break Beats Vol 1
9 Jaco Pastorius Liberty City Invitation

World of Jazz Radio Show – 11th October 2012

You can stream the show here

and this is what I played….

1 Wynton Kelly June Night Kelly Great
2 Sam Rivers Elusive Melange The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
3 Bill Frisell Friend of Mine Sign of Life
4 George Duke Sister Serene I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry
5 Hidden Orchestra Spoken Archipelago
6 Kurt Rosenwinkel The Enemies of Energy The Enemies of Energy
7 Marc Johnson The Adventures of Max and Ben Sound of Summer Running
8 Paul Chambers Mopp Shop Blues First Bassman
9 Philly Joe Jones Minor Mode ShowcaseM