World of Jazz – 19th July 2012

On this weeks show – which you can listen to here……

1 Stan Getz and Bill Evans Night and Day Stan Getz and Bill Evans
2 Bugge Wesseltoft Black Pearl Makes Dream IM
3 Dinah Washington Caravan Swingin’ Miss D
4 Duke Ellington and Coleman Hawkins The Jeep Is Jumpin’ Duke Ellington meets Coleman Hawkins
5 Billie Holiday What A Little Moonlight Can Do Stay With Me
6 Woody Shaw Zoltan Love Dance
7 Woody Shaw and Freddie Hubbard Desert Moonlight Double Take
8 Freddie Hubbard Byrdlike Rollin’
9 Donald Byrd Bup A Loup Fuego
10 John Coltrane Dearly Beloved Sun Ship
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World of Jazz Radio Show – 3rd May 2012

Old and new with more vocals than usual – listen here

1 George Braith Nut City Extension
2 Andrew Hill Plantation Rag Passing Ships
3 Harold Land Angel Dance The Peacemaker
4 Abbey Lincoln Blue Monk Straight Ahead
5 Charlie Parker Sippin’ At Bells Complete Savoy and Dial Sessions
6 Dexter Gordon Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool Getting’ Around
7 Roy Ayers Mine Royd Virgo Vibes
8 Massimo Biolcalti Winterhouse Persona
9 Hank Jones Love Come Take Me Again Here’s Love
10 Gregory Porter Painted Canvas Be Good
11 Billie Holiday Strange Fruit with Tony Scott Orchestra

World of Jazz – 25th August 2011

Ladies and the blues feature in the most part on this show…….

  • Stanley Turrentine – Blue Riff – Blue Hour : The Complete Sessions – a 1960 Blue Note date which was re-released in 2000 with outtakes and extra material.
  • Emily Saunders – Ginga Carioca – Cotton Skills – by way of an introduction to a singer who plays Matt and Phred’s jazz club in Mancunia on September 2nd.  An assured debut with some quite magical singing and re-interpretation of the work of Hermeto Pascoal.
  • Dr. Tequila & The Mission “D” Mob – Dream World – Dr Tequila – another great track from Sacramento’s purveyor of fine music – here delivering a scorching blues soaked guitar special.
  • Nancy Wilson – I’m Always Drunk In San Francisco – Welcome to My Love – the great Oliver Nelson conducted and arranged this great 1967 album from Nancy. Excuse my geographical faux pas on the show where I say SF is up the coast from Sacramento – it is of course across to the coast and down a bit.
  • Dr. John and the Lower 911 — What’s Wit Dat – Tribal – Mack brought back his “Night Tripper” persona in 2006 and delivered a great album in the spirit of his earlier work from the ’70s. There is something rather magical about this great album with RnB running through it like a stick of rock.
  • Emily Saunders – Xibaba – Cotton Skies – Emily’s take on Latino rhythms is nothing short of excellent on this great interpretation of an Airto Moreira classic.
  • Eric Dolphy – Miss Ann – Far Cry – A December 1960 Prestige date finds Dolphy playing with the legacy of Charlie Parker but the album also contains the initial performance of Dolphy’s future jazz classic “Miss Ann”.
  • Sarah Vaughan – Embraceable You – Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown – a 1954 classic album with two of the giants of jazz. The album was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1999.
  • Stuart McCallam – Fokey Dokey – Distilled – another tune from the new album due out on October 3rd on the Naim lable.
  • Billie  Holiday – Comes Love – Body and Soul – a swinging session from 1957 with  Barney Kessel on guitar, and Ben Webster on tenor.
  • Ella Fitzgerald – Rock It For Me -That Old Black Magic – Ella  is often pigeonholed  by commentators within the narrow confines of pop music and jazz vocals when she was a queen of song at a time when blues, jazz, and R&B all merged together into one rather lovely whole.
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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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