World of Jazz – 5th January 2012 – Blue Note Special

To listen to the show click on this link – the playlist is all classic Blue Note material – predominantly from the 1960s


Lou Donaldson


Midnight Creeper


Midnight Creeper

Blue Mitchell Mona’s  Mood The Thing To Do
Lee Morgan Ceora Cornbread
Jackie McLean Blue Rondo One Step Beyond
Art Blakey  and the Jazz Messengers It’s Only A Paper Moon The Complete Blue Note recordings of Art Blakey’s 1960 Jazz Messengers
Horace Silver Quintet Melancholy Mood Further Explorations by the Horace Silver Quintet
Stanley Turrentine Somethings Happening To Me Hustlin’
Joe Lovano Like Someone In Love I’m All For You
Hank Mobley Speak Low Peckin’ Time


World of Jazz – 27th October 2011

On this show a focus on the last three digital releases from Dave Douglas with various bits and pieces in between:

  • Horace Silver – Dameron’s Dance – Silver ‘n’ Brass – 1975 – The first of five LPs that feature Silver’s usual quintet  augmented by other instrumentalists, this recording includes   trumpeter Tom Harrell, tenor-saxophonist Bob Berg,  joined by five brass players and two reed specialists.
  • Dave Douglas Brass Ecstasy – Night Growl – Rare Metals – 2011 – In the early winter of 2011, trumpeter/composer Dave Douglas convened an informal recording session in Brooklyn with his group Brass Ecstasy. They were to record the first volume in a string of digital releases that Douglas dubbed the Greenleaf Portable Series (GPS). Greenleaf Portable Series Volume 1: Rare Metals finds Douglas — a prolific composer — adding five new compositions and a new arrangement of Billy Strayhorn’s, Lush Life, to an ever-expanding Brass Ecstasy music book.
  • Laika – Essence (Isle of Java) – Nebula – 2011 -“Born in Paris of an Ivory Coast father and a Moroccan-Spanish mother, Laïka was raised mainly by women (her grandmother, mother, and aunt) in a Moroccan Jewish family. She leans towards her maternal Sephardic culture, open to different styles of music in the Mediterranean.”
  • Patrice Rushen – What’s The Story – Before the Dawn – 1975 – Rushen’s second album – mostly fusion oriented jazz – features Josie James on vocals.
  • Dave Douglas – Frontier Justice – Orange Afternoons – 2011 – The second volume of the Greenleaf Portable Series (GPS), Orange Afternoons features Dave Douglas, Ravi Coltrane, Vijay Iyer, Linda Oh, and Marcus Gilmore. This informal session in Brooklyn yielded six new Douglas compositions for this special quintet.
  • George Benson – Naima – Guitar Man – 2011 – Benson revives his jazz chops for this most recent album – as exemplified by this excellent version of Coltrane’s beautiful tune.
  • Michael Urbaniak’s Fusion – Ilex – Atma – 1975 – Poland’s most promising import in the heady days of the  jazz-rock mad 1970s. Urbaniaks violin is complimented by the vocals of his wife  Urszula Dudziak.
  • Dave Douglas with So Percussion – Time Leveller – Bad Mango – 2011 – The third volume of the Greenleaf Portable Series (GPS), Bad Mango features Dave Douglas with So Percussion. This session delivers a sound palette  unlike any other in the Douglas discography. Pai†ring his   trumpet with a myriad of percussion instruments including marimba, drumset, glockenspiel, and a whole host of nontraditional percussion like musical saw, toy bells, shruti box, crotales, et al, Douglas leads this unique ensemble through new compositions and revisitations of songs from his works catalog.
  • Mario Pavone – Burnt Sweet Orange – Orange – 2003 –  released on the Playscape label during late 2003, this album features Pavone’s trio with regular collaborator, pianist Peter Madsen, and Gerald Cleaver in the drummer’s chair, augmented by trumpeter Steven Bernstein and tenor saxophonist Tony Malaby
  • Doug Hammond – Reflections  – Reflections on the sea of Nurnen – 1975 – a rare album from the M-Base drummer.
  • Luca Flores – Toy Town – Love for Sale – 1991 – One of Italian keyboard virtuoso Luca Alex Flores’ special guests on this  release is  saxophonist David Murray who performs on several tracks along with Flores’ fellow countrymen.
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world of jazz #49

The usual mixed bag of jazz gorgeousness from around the world with some hard bop, blues, african, free , serialism, prog-jazz, funk, cool improv and a piece of Mingus magic.

Horace Silver – The Cape Verdean Blues – The Cape Verdean Blues

David Murray and the Gwo-Ka Masters featuring Taj Mahal – Africa – The Devil Tried to Kill Me

Nina Simone – Backlash Blues – Nuff Said

Yazzbot Mazzut – Golem Bambucha – W Pustyni W Pusczy

Nik Bartsch Ronin – Modul 32 (edi) – Stoa

John McLaughlin – Binky’s Beam – Extrapolation

Allessandro Bottura – Black Lady – Morning Grooves

Lee Konitz, Steve Swalllow, Paul Motian – Come Rain or Come Shine – Three Guys

Charles Mingus – Original Faubus Fables -The Complete Candid Recordings of Charles Mingus