World of Jazz – 22nd December 2011

On this festive show :

  • Chet Baker – Silent Night Part One – Silent Nights
  • Cedar Walton – The Bouncer – The Bouncer
  • Janko Nilovic – Soul Impressions – Soul Impressions
  • Chet Baker – Oh Come All Ye Faithful – Silent Nights
  • Carla Bley – Floater – Social Studies
  • Donald Harrison – I can’t get started – This Is Jazz
  • Chet Baker – It came upon a midnight clear – Silent Nights
  • Clifford Jordan and John Gilmore – Status Quo – Blowing In From Chicago
  • Erik Truffaz – Samara – Out Of A Dream
  • Jon Balke – The Wind Caller – Say and Play
  • Chet Baker – Silent Night Part Two – Silent Nights
  • Chet Baker – Amen – Silent Nights

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World of Jazz Radio Show -20th October 2011

On this show… kicking off with a bit of a Cedar Walton theme and then some sort of continuity in terms of musicians across a number of the tracks:

  • Freddie Hubbard – Body and Soul – Here to Stay – released in 1979 as part of United Artists’ Blue Note reissue series,  with previously unreleased material from an all-star quintet including  Wayne Shorter (on tenor), Cedar Walton on piano , bassist Reggie Workman, and drummer Philly Joe Jones. An excellent hard bop set including this great version of “Body and Soul.”
  • Cedar Walton – Ojos De Rojo – Eastern Rebellion 2 – from the 1977 release from this collective of which Cedar Walton is the nominal leader.
  • Clifford Jordan – Blues for Muse – The Highest Mountain – Tenor-saxophonist Clifford Jordan teams up with pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Sam Jones and drummer Billy Higgins for this excellent modern hard bop set
  • Billy Higgins – East Side Stomp – Mr. Billy Higgins – and to keep the continuity going here is 1984 album with Billy mostly playing a supportive role , backing saxophonist Gary Bias , pianist William Henderson, and bassist Tony Dumas. with some  modal post-bop.
  • Gregory Porter – 1960 What? -Water – released last year and the stand out track from an album where he was described as the next big thing in the jazz male vocal world – not so sure about that statement but this is a great tune.
  • Dexter Gordon – Everybody’s Somebody’s Fool – Gettin’ Around – from 1965 and Dexter teaming up with vibist Bobby Hutcherson, Barry Harris, Bob Cranshaw and Billy Higgins  to create a bautiful post-bop album with some brilliant interplay between the two lead instruments.
  • Bobby Hutcherson – Maiden Voyage – Happenings –  Bobby’s first quartet recording highlights his soloing abilities, matching him with pianist Herbie Hancock   drummer Joe Chambers, and  bassist Bob Cranshaw.
  • Red Garland Quintet – Solitude- High Pressure – a classic 1957 date with   pianist Red Garland, tenor saxophonist John Coltrane   trumpeter Donald Byrd, along with bassist George Joyner and drummer Art Taylor.
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