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
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World of Jazz – 20th September 2012

This time around the show (which can be streamed here) features:

1 Bonobo Ghost Ship Black Sands Remixed
2 Electric Masada Kisofim 50th Birthday Celebration Vol 4
3 Monk Higgins Watermelon Man Extra Soul Perception
4 Robert Glasper Trio Maiden Voyage Mood
5 Herbie Hancock Just Around The Corner Mr Hands
6 Ronnie Foster Funky Motion Cheshire Cat
7 Soft Machine One Over The Eight Softs
8 John Zorn Prelude 2 – The Book of Pleasure The Gnostic Preludes
9 Roy Ayers Ubiquity Moving Grooving Vibrations
10 Roy Ayers Ubiquity Baby I Need Your Love Vibrations

Music Diary #34 – 9th February 2012 & World of Jazz Radio Show

A busy old couple of days with lots of new things coming in through the ethernet …….. of note are the following

  • New single by The Words  is called “Demons” and is quality stuff – they are from Manchester
  • New Single by The Fevers is called “Dead” is rather attractive, a nice blend of electronica and indie – also from Manchester
  • Quite taken by the sound of Oh Howl – yet again from Manchester

On this weeks jazz show a real carnival mix to kick off with – to listen to the show click here

1 Ernest Ranglin Pili Pili In Search of the Lost Riddim
2 Sonny Rollins Duke of Iron Dancing in the Dark
3 Herbie Hancock Calypso Mr Hands
4 Maceo Parker Elephants Foot Funk Overload
5 Antoine Roney The Traveler The Traveler
6 Eberhard Weber French Diary Endless Days
7 John Coltrane Song of the Underground Railroad The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
8 Jimmy Owens Pannonica The Monk Project
9 George Russell Zig Zag The Outer View
10 Barry Harris You Sweet and Fancy Lady Magnificent!

World of Jazz – 18th August 2011

This show is unapologetically up-tempo as I think we all need cheering up………but there are some quieter chilled bits to balance out the dance oriented stuff….

  • Dr. Tequila – Dr Tequila – Dr Tequila : From San Francisco an innovative new band Dr. Tequila. Some describe the band as Santana in Margaritaville. ….. thanks to Richie Barron for the album  And before anyone says this isn’t jazz I would point out the funky horns and say relax and chill man……
  • Simon Goulding – Galeria – Familia : the funkier side of things with some exquisite playing – thanks to Captain Malibu for bringing this to my attention…..
  • McCoy Tyner – Blue Bossa – The Latin All Stars : McCoy’s percussive piano style has always worked well within an Afro-Cuban groove, and this recording demonstrates this well. Regular bassist Avery Sharpe combines with a three-man percussion section to propel the group’s extended workouts. As well as  the leader’s instantly recognizable style, the work of fluatist Dave Valentin, saxophonist Gary Bartz, trumpeter Claudio Roditi and the trombone of Steve Turre is excellent.
  • Miles Davis – It’s About That Time – The Complete Cellar Door Sessions : Sony’s massive six-disc box set that documents six of the ten dates Davis and his band recorded during their four-day engagement at the fabled Washington club, is a stunning piece of work.  It features a new lineup, with Keith Jarrett who was the lone keyboardist after Chick Corea’s departure. Airto Moreira and Jack DeJohnette also remain from the  Tribute to Jack Johnson sessions. The new players include Gary Bartz on alto and soprano saxophone, and 19-year-old bassist Michael Henderson –from Stevie Wonder’s band –and on the last couple of sets, and this track the return of John McLaughlin.
  • Jere Laukkanen – Teen Town – Finnish Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra : Unless you read the personnel listing on this Naxos release you would not guess this band  from Helsinki.  Laukkanen’s  arrangement of Jaco Pastorius’ “Teen Town” give it a whole new feel.
  • Me’Shell NdegeOcello featuring Herbie Hancock – Nocturnal Sunshine – Stolen Moments, Red Hot and Cool : from a series of albums put together to raise awareness about AIDS.
  • Paul Motian Trio – Blue Midnight – Trio Ism : the interplay between Motian, Lovano and Frisell is both legendary and breathtaking.
  • Joe Lovano – Villa Paradisco – Trio Fascination Edition One : Lovano with two masters Dave Holland and Elvin Jones – an excellent example of what a trio can achieve without a piano.
  • The Heliocentrics – Joyride – Out There : an inspired mix of cinematic hip-hop instrumentals and Sun Ra-style jazz exotica with horns and percussion – excellent nu-jazz from this UK outfit from their debut album.
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World of Jazz – 16th June 2011

Featured on this show are :

  • Herbie Hancock – Calypso – Mr Hands
  • The Impossible Gentlemen – You Won’t Be Around To See it – The Impossible Gentlemen
  • Malatu Estakte and the Heliocentrics – Malatu – Inspiration Information
  • Dave Douglas and The Tiny Bell Trio – The Gig – Constellations
  • Black, Berne and Cline – Impairment Posse – The Veil
  • Sidney Bechet – Buddy Bolden Stomp – Mosaic Select – Sidney Bechet
  • Nicky Skopeletis – One Eye Open – Ekstasis
  • Herbie Nicholls Trio – Nick at T’s – The Complete Blue Note Recordings
  • Phronesis – Eight Hours – Alive
  • Jaksyk, Fripp and Collins – The Other Man – A  Scarcity of Miracles
  • Sarah Vaughan – Lullaby of Birdland – Sarah Vaughan and Clifford Brown
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