World of Jazz Radio Show – 13th September 2012

A wide variety of music from around the world this time round – with a closing number from the group I am going to see at the Band on the Wall in Manchester tomorrow night, Australian nu jazz maestros The Necks……listen here

1 Abdullah Ibrahim Black and Brown Cherries Voice of Africa
2 Gene Ammons Madame Queen The Boss Is Back
3 Dhafer Youssef Man of Wool Electric Sufi
4 Art Farmer Upper Manhatten Medical Group Something to Live For
5 Sonny Rollins Raincheck Worktime
6 Freddie Hubbard Asiatic Raes Goin’ Up
7 John Coltrane Mr PC Giant Steps
8 The Necks Silverwater (excerpt) Silverwater
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World of Jazz – 31st May 2012

It’s all gone a bit funky on this show, blame the recent hot weather ….listen here.

1 Miles Davis Catembe Amandla
2 Ikembe Shakedown Pepper Ikembe Shakedown
3 Jack DeJohnette The Gri Gri Man Tin Can Alley
4 Jack McDuff Dit Do Dat Sophisticated Funk
5 Thelonious Monk Boo Boo’s Birthday Underground
6 Art Farmer and Benny Golson Easy Living Meet the Jazztet
7 Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears Livin’ In the Jungle Scandalous
8 Marcus Miller Mr Clean Renaissance
9 Miles Davis U ‘n’ I Star People
10 Monophonics Sure Is Funky In your Brain
11 Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane I Never Knew Kenny Burrell & John Coltrane

World of Jazz Radio Show – 17th May 2012

On this weeks show – which you can listen to at your leisure here:

1 Sonny Rollins Ee-Ah Tour De Force
2 McCoy Tyner It’s You Or No One 4 X 4
3 Jackie McLean I’ll Take Romance Swing, Swang, Swingin’
4 Gabor Szabo Half the Day is Night Dreams
5 Donna Mitchell Love You More Weather The Storm
6 Coleman Hawkins Pedalin’ Night Hawk
7 Bobby Timmons Dat Dere This Here Is Bobby Timmons
8 Sonny Stitt Tune Up Soul People
9 Art Farmer Rain Check Something to Live For
10 Freddie Hubbard Body and Soul Keystone Bop : Sunday Night

World of Jazz – 12th April 2012

On this show……and listen here

1 The Unity Sextet Black Pearl The Unity Sextet
2 Jan Garbarek Esoteric Circle Esoteric Circle
3 Ron Carter Sweet Lorraine Jazz My Romance
4 Lennie Tristano Pastime Decent in the Maelstrom
5 The Modern Jazz Quartet Concorde Concorde
6 Donny McCaslin Grafton Soar
7 Art Farmer Alone Together Yesterdays Thoughts
8 Hank Mobley You Gotta Hit It Thinking of Home
9 Art Pepper Mr Yohe Living Legend

World of Jazz – 21st July 2011

A mixed bag on this show with a bit of a focus on the new Matana Roberts album……

Jimmy Woods – Look To Your Heart – Conflict : a man who made two albums and then disappeared from the world of jazz completely –  his final date as a leader is a memorable affair, with an all-star cast  , including trumpeter Carmell Jones, tenor saxophonist Harold Land, pianistAndrew Hill, bassist George Tucker, and drummer Elvin Jones.

Steve Kuhn Trio – Memory/Why Did I Lose You? – Three Walks – a 1966 date from Kuhn where he is joined by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Pete La Roca , both of whom he had worked with under Art Farmer, as well as on La Roca’s  debut as a leader, Basra.

Art Farmer – Straight, No Chaser – Soul Eyes Live at the Blue Note – and talking of Art a reading of Monk’s classic tune.

Matana Roberts – Libation for Mr Brown/Bid Em in – Coin Coin Chapter One : Gens De Coleur Libre – my favourite new jazz record of the moment – breathtaking stuff taking the medium somewhere entirely different.

Wes Montgomery – In Your Own Sweet Way : The Incredible Jazz Guitar of Wes Montgomery – Wes covers Brubeck and does it with his usual flair.

Joanne Brackeen – Fi-Fi’s Rock – Tring-A-Ling : her fourth recording as a leader was her first to include a horn, in this case Michael Brecker, but he is not on this track – along with alternating bassists Cecil McBee and Clint Houston, plus drummer Billy Hart.

Matana Roberts – Lulla Bye – Coin Coin Chapter One : Gens De Coleur Libre : another track from this great album. Great laminal feel to this one.

Trio of Doom – Para Oriente – Trio of Doom :  a trio (doh!) featuring guitarist John McLaughlin and drummer Tony Williams (both members of Lifetime with organist Larry Young) along with legendary bassist Jaco Pastorius.  Five days after playing at  the Havana Jam  Cuba in 1979, the band reconvened in a New York City studio and recut most of the tracks they had played at the concert. This is one the studio reworkings. Three masters at work.

Billie Holiday – God Bless The Child – Billy Holiday with the Tony Scott Orchestra : and to close lady day with a classic track.

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