On this show – and listen here
||So in Love
||Live In Montreux
||The Phil Woods Quartet
||At the Vanguard
||Al Cohn & Zoot Sims
||Body and Soul
||Spring Is Here
||Point In Time
||Pushing the Envelope
||The Smile of the Snake
||How Deep Is The Ocean
||Flight to Denmark
Once again the floodgates opened today with a pile (digitally speaking) of new things coming via the ethernet……
- Excellent new track from Ding of AAAK which will be on their new album which will released in March/April. There is a new EP coming first though which will be available at their gig supporting Section 25 at Gullivers on 28th January.
- A new artist called Heidi Little from New York who writes good songs but has a mildly annoying voice.
- A very odd chap called Khalil Rivers (the self styled Prince of Luv) who sounds a bit like Barry White mixed in with something Gil Scott Heron might have cooked up after a particularly long session on Joseph Holts Bitter – most captivating!
- A handful of new singles from Johnny Wore Black, Awolnation, Band of Skulls, and Young Guns – of the four the Band of Skulls has the most merit – the rest are a bit formulaic.
- Hellbound Rebels sent me a track called “Vulture” which is nice and loud….they are from Warrington and St Helens…sort of Seattle grunge meets Midlands Metal….lot of good metal leaning bands around at the moment which implies another new wave of British Heavy Metal…..
- Couple of tracks from local collective Womb – needs to be listened to carefully a couple of times I think as there is a lot going on….
If that were not enough to contend there is also the World of Jazz show at 11pm tonight.
This is the first opportunity I have had to play a tribute track for Sam Rivers who sadly passed away at the end of last year. He was a great innovator and leader and never quite for the attention he deserved. The rest of the show is a sort of random dip in the collection with no particular theme or intent.
Listen here and so the playlist is:
||Fuschia Swing Song
||Fuschia Swing Song
||Bitches Brew Live
||Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble
||Mists of Krakatoa
||Live – I Forsee the dark ahead if I stay
||Richie Barron and the Mob
||Giving It Up
||Live in Eureka California
||Complete Savoy and Dial Sessions
||Power to the People
||After The Rain
||Sweet Honey Bee
||I Thought About You (For Tom)
||Crossing the Sudan
Another selection of Blue Note Classics
- Charles Mingus – Alice’s Wonderland
- Grachan Monchur III – Monk in Wonderland
- Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder
- Joe Henderson -Serenity
- Sonny Rollins -All the things you are
- Sonny Clark – News for Lulu
- Lou Donaldson – Dewey Square
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Especially for my good friends Tricia and Tony….
- Jimmy Heath – The Voice of the Saxophone – The Time and the Place – a fine solo from “Little Bird” from his 1974 album – the album also features trombonist Curtis Fuller, guitarist Pat Martino, pianist Stanley Cowell, bassist Sam Jones, drummer Billy Higgins and percussionist Mtume.
- Roland Kirk – The Things I Love – The Complete Works of Roland Kirk – confusing this one as there are two Kirk albums with the same title but this is the Mercury release from 1964 with Horace Parlan, Michael Fleming and Steve Ellington and not the live album from Ronnie Scott’s. It’s included in the huge box set of Kirk Mercury recordings.
- Charlie Parker – Hot House – Burnin’ Bird – This Savoy compilation features various recordings made by Bird during the mid- to late- ’40s. Most bebop fanatics will have these tracks on other discs, but if you want a primer for one of (if not the) pre-eminent alto players in jazz you should find this album a good starting point.
- Joe Henderson – Summertime – Porgy and Bess – Joe Henderson’s take on Porgy and Bess meets his usual high standards and it would be his last studio album before his death in 2001. The band is fantastic including guitarist John Scofield, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Dave Holland, drummer Jack DeJohnette, trombonist Conrad Herwig and vibraphonist Stefon Harris– this samba take on the Gershwin’s “Summertime” is great fun.
- James Spaulding – Little Willie Leaps – Brilliant Corners -On what was surprisingly only his third recording as a leader, Spaulding is heard at the peak of his powers, leading a quartet/quintet also including pianist Mulgrew Miller, bassist Ron Carter, drummer Kenny Washington, and (on half of the selections) trumpeter Wallace Roney. His version of Miles’ “Little Willie Leaps” is a high point on what is probably his best album.
- David Binney – Traveller – South – one example of the more recent batch of great alto players Binney is a great writer and player, this album proves to be a great listen both musical clever but also full of great passion.
- Hank Mobley – When I Fall In Love – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley Volume 1 – One of Hank’s earlier album’s in which he trades solos with the great Donald Byrd. Uniquely on Storyville given most of Hank’s releases were confined to Blue Note from 1957 onwards.
- John Coltrane – Everytime I Say Goodbye – My Favorite Things – Trane on soprano for a stellar reading of Cole Porter’s famous tune. His soprano playing on this track has been described as definitive – few would argue.
- David Sanborn – First Song – Another Hand – this 1991 album was David’s first for Elektra and a definite career move away from r n b to a more considered jazz style. This reading of Charlie Haden’s tune features the composer, the master of the guitar Bill Frisell and the ever talented Joey Baron on drums.
- Johnny Hodges – Mood Indigo – Four Classic Albums – Owner of the most beautiful tone ever heard in jazz, altoist Hodges formed his style early on and had little reason to change it through the decades. Although he could do the fast stuff and blow plenty of blue notes, his luscious playing on ballads has never been topped. This 1952 reading of the Ellington classic seemed a perfect way to end the show.
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