World of Jazz 3rd November 2011

The playlist for this show

  • Kenny Drew – Groovin’ The Blues – Undercurrent – 1960 – arguably one of the great hard-bop albums with Drew utilising the  talents of Freddie Hubbard and Hank Mobley to full effect.
  • Laika – Black Narcissus – Nebula – 2011 – as featured on last weeks show another track from this amazing new album.
  • Zara McFarlane – More Than Mine – Until Tomorrow – 2011 – another new star with a new album. Backed by a fine set of musicians that includes pianist Peter Edwards, double bassist Nick Walsh, drummer Andy Chapman and saxophonists Binker Goldings, Camilla George and Zem Adu, McFarlane is in fine form here.
  • Richie Barron & The Mob – What I Say – Live in Eureka Ca – 2011 – Dr Tequila does Brother Ray – good time music!
  • Jan Garbarek – White Noise of Forgetfulness – It’s OK to Listen to the Grey Voice – 1984 – the usual stark and chilled soundscapes of a Garbarek album are given a rougher feel through the excellent guitar of David Torn here – also watch out for Eberhard Weber’s exceptional bass playing.
  • Paulo Fresu and Uri Caine – The Dragon – Think – 2009 – a great duet album from Fresu and Caine the former bringing out the softer side of the latters playing.
  • Ravi Coltrane – Epistrophy – Blending Times – 2009 – a fascinating reworking of Monk’s classic track – a waltz in 4/4 time – Ravi shows it is still possible to play outside of what is deemed both commercial and conventional without getting too arty about it.
  • Thelonious Monk Septet – Well You Needn’t – The Complete 1957 Riverside Recording – 2006 – a classic reading of a classic track from a legendary session. Notable for the part where Monk prompts Coltrane to play his solo (he had forgotten it was his turn) and with scarcely a breath the master sax player plays his socks off.
  • Paul Carmichael – The Destination – Wax is Melting – 2011 – and a touch of up tempo fusion to close the show
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World of Jazz – 1st September 2011

On this show…..

  • Ikebe Shakedown – Tame the Beats – Ikebe Shakedown : a  Brooklyn-based band that plays with elements of cinematic soul, Afro-funk, deep disco, and boogaloo. From the current album.
  • Kenny Drew – Lion’s Den – Undercurrent – released in 1960 this is the seventh recording with Drew as a leader and  is significant for many reasons, not the least of which that it is one of the finest Blue Note hard bop statements. Teamed with trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley fresh bassist Sam Jones and drummer Louis Hayes this is a classic album.
  • Dr. Tequila and the Mission “D” Mon – Cruzin’ the Square – Dr. Tequila : another one from the Doctor….and there are more albums on the way from Sacramento!
  • Don Rendell and Ian Carr – Latin Blues – Shades of Blue : From the golden age of  British jazz in the mid 1960s.  Some exquisite playing from Ian Carr on flugelhorn and trumpet, coupled with Don Rendell’s robust tenor and soprano excursions,and some spot on writing and arranging. This is all  beautifully balanced, with the lyrical playing of pianist Michael Garrick, the searching bass of Dave Green, and the ever changing, exciting drummer Trevor Tomkins.
  • Emily Saunders – O Sonho – Cotton Skies : plays Matt and Phreds in Manchester this Friday – another track from her great album.
  • George Benson – White Rabbit – White Rabbit : George takes on Grace Slick’s classic tune and moves it somewhere else entirely.
  • Brian Auger & The Trinity featuring Julie Driscoll – This Wheel’s On Fire – Open : a great mix of r n b, psychedelia and jazz.
  • Clifford Jordan – Hot Water – Spellbound : Jordan was sponsored by Cannonball Adderley on this album  for the  Riverside lable, which was subsequently  reissued on CD under the OJC imprint. At this point in time, Jordan did not quite have the approach he developed with Charles Mingus, but he was  a powerful  hard bop stylist. Joining him on this album pianist Cedar Walton, bassist Spanky DeBrest, and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath
  • Emily Saunders – Zachary – Cotton Skies
  • Modern Jazz Quartet – Bluesology – Fontessa : classic MJQ from 1956.
  • The Dreamers – Ezriel – Ipos: Book of Angels Volume 14 : from Masada book 2 – another eclectic reworking of Zorn tunes by Cyro Baptista: Percussion, Joey Baron: Drums, Trevor Dunn: Bass, Marc Ribot: Guitar, Jamie Saft: Keyboards and Kenny Wollesen: Vibraphone.
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