World of Jazz – 22nd September 2011

On this show :

  • Lee Morgan – CTA – Candy (1957) – A 19 year old Morgan demonstrating his flair and virtuosity even at such an early age. A great reading of Jimmy Heath’s bop standard.
  • Dave Douglas – Unison – The Infinite (2002) – Douglas  in a Miles Davis mood on this  the first album by his then New Quintet.  He focuses on the era marked by Miles’ departure from post-bop and entrance into fusion, around 1968 and 1969. Douglas gives us his reading of a Bjork song.
  • Tonbruket – Balloons – Dig It To The End (2011) the second album from Dan Berglund post-EST. A more rock oriented feel to this one and the band coming more to the fore. Interesting textures to this very modern album.
  • Charles Lloyd with Maria Farantouri – Requiem – Athens Concert (2011) –  a double live disc with the legendary Greek contralto Maria Farantouri. The tune “Requiem” is a jazz number with lyrics by the famed writer/lyricist Agathi Dimitrouka.
  • Mathias Eick – Skala – Skala  (2011) – Norwegian trumpeter/multi-instrumentalist Eick is an  ambient-leaning jazz musician. He has performed with a variety of name players and is a member of the Trondheim Jazz Orchestra and the progressive jazz/electronic ensemble Jaga Jazzist.
  • Enrico Rava – Count Dracula – New York Days (2009) typical ECM fayre with great support from Larry Grenadier and Paul Motian.
  • Skalpel – Konfusion – Konfusion (2005) Skalpel are Marcin Cichy and Igor Pudlo DJs/producers from Wroclaw, Poland. This is  their second album for Ninja Tune and it’s a  darker  journey into the roots of Eastern European jazz and breaks than their previous releases.
  • Mulatu Astatke – The Way To Nice – Mulatu Steps Ahead (2010) this recent  album is very different from his work with the Heliocentrics (some of whom do feature here), or with the Either/Orchestra — it centres around a  laid-back groove that looks at music from two viewpoints — the Western and the Ethiopian.
  • Lee Konitz  & Warne Marsh – Donna Lee – Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh (1955/2005) On this 50th Anniversary reissue Konitz and Marsh lead a  strong group that  includes pianist Sal Mosca, guitarist Billy Bauer, bassist Oscar Pettiford and drummer Kenny Clarke.
  • Jamaaladeen Tacuma – For the love of Ornette Fort Worth Funk Stomp Movement 3 – For the love of Ornette (2011)  Though led and largely written by electric-bassist Tacuma, this is basically a new Ornette Coleman recording. It’s an octet studio session recorded  last year, with Coleman playing alto alongside the UK’s Tony Kofi on tenor, and Wolfgang Puschnig on flute.
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