World of Jazz Radio Show – 11th October 2012

You can stream the show here

and this is what I played….

1 Wynton Kelly June Night Kelly Great
2 Sam Rivers Elusive Melange The Complete Blue Note Sam Rivers Sessions
3 Bill Frisell Friend of Mine Sign of Life
4 George Duke Sister Serene I Love The Blues, She Heard My Cry
5 Hidden Orchestra Spoken Archipelago
6 Kurt Rosenwinkel The Enemies of Energy The Enemies of Energy
7 Marc Johnson The Adventures of Max and Ben Sound of Summer Running
8 Paul Chambers Mopp Shop Blues First Bassman
9 Philly Joe Jones Minor Mode ShowcaseM
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World of Jazz – 22nd March 2012

This show focuses on the first great Miles Davis Quintet and their album recorded as part of two mammoth sessions from May and October 1956 which resulted in four great albums Cookin’, Workin’, Relaxin’ and the one being featured tonight – Steamin’.

For context I am also featuring tracks from each of the side-men in the quintet….

Miles Davis (trumpet), Red Garland (piano), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Paul Chambers (bass), and Philly Joe Jones (drums).

You can hear the show via this link

1 Miles Davis Surry with the Fringe on Top Steamin’
2 Paul Chambers Dear Anne Whims of Chambers
3 Miles Davis Something I Dreamed Last Night Steamin’
4 Red Garland What is this thing called love A Garland of Red
5 Miles Davis Well You Needn’t Steamin’
6 John Coltrane Soultrane Mating Call
7 Miles Davis When I Fall In Love Steamin’
8 Philly Joe Jones Minor Mode Showcase
9 Miles Davis Salt Peanuts Steamin’
10 John Coltrane On A Misty Night Mating Call

World of Jazz – 15th March 2012

On this show we have classic jazz cuts with a brand new track from Dave Shank – listen here

1 Stan Getz & Luis Bonfa O Morro Nao Tem Vez Jazz Samba Encore!
2 Art Taylor Epistrophy A.T.s Delight
3 Bill Evans Polka Dots and Moonbeams California Here I Come
4 Sonny Red Stay as Sweet As You Are Out of the Blue
5 Donald Byrd Dixie Lee Mustang!
6 Paul Chambers What’s New The Paul Chambers Quintet
7 Thelonious Monk Crespescule With Nellie Criss Cross
8 Dave Shank A Minor Distraction Soundproof
9 J.J. Johnson Groovin’ The Eminent Volume 2
10 Miles Davis Fran Dance Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Edition

World of Jazz – 8th December 2011

On this show

  • Paul Chambers –  Just for Love – Whims of Chambers (1956) Mr PCs debut as a leader with a great band including JohnColtrane on tenor, trumpeter Donald Byrd, guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Horace Silver and drummer Philly Joe Jones
  • Eyvind Kang – Forest Sama’i – The Narrow Garden (2012) A sneak preview of Eyvind’s newest album which is released early next year. A fascinating mixture of jazz, world and classical music.
  • Stanley Turrentine – Meat Wave – Easy Walker (1969) A small-group soul-jazz session from Stanley Turrentine, backed by a rhythm section of pianist McCoy Tyner, drummer Mickey Roker, and bassist Bob Cranshaw.
  • Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr – Fade A Little – Upgraded in Gothenberg (2009) the new two new wunderkind brothers of German jazz in fine fettle on this ACT release. The line-up is Julian Wasserfuhr – trumpet, Roman Wasserfuhr – piano, Lars Danielsson – bass, cello and Anders Kjellberg – drums
  • Eric Dolphy – It’s Magic – Far Cry (1960) – Dolphy in transition between his Parkeresque early career and the later and freer side of this work. Booker Little and Jaki Byard add great value to the session.
  • Enrico Pieranunzi with Marc Johnson and Joey Baron – Nefertiti – The Chant of Time (1997) The italian piano master in fine company.
  • Tina Brooks – Up Tights Creek – True Blue (1960)Brooks is teamed with the young trumpeter Freddie Hubbard (on one of his earliest sessions), pianistDuke Jordan, bassist Sam Jones, and drummer Art Taylor for a set dominated by Brooks’ originals.
  • Sam Rivers – Detour Ahead – A New Conception (1966) the name of the album refers to Rivers’ ingenious interpretations of standards. The band includes pianist Hal Galper, bassist Herbert Lewis, and drummer Steve Ellington.
  • Julian and Roman Wasserfuhr – Twinkle Eyes – Gravity (2011) from their latest album this time with Wolfgang Haffner on the drums.
  • Enrico Rava – Amnesia – Tribe (2011) arguably this latest album is one of his strongest – in the band are Enrico Rava: trumpet; Gianluca Petrella: trombone; Giovanni Guidi: piano; Gabriele Evangelista: double bass; Fabrizio Sferra: drums and Giacomo Ancillotto: guitar.
  • Enrico Pieranunzi – It Speaks For Itself – Night Gone By(2003) – with Marc Johnson again but this time with the late great Paul Motian on the drums.

to listen to the show click on the link below

World of Jazz Radio Show – 15th September 2011

A mixed bag of older stuff this week…..i’ll be prowling the record emporia of Mancunia tomorrow so maybe some new things next week…

  • Phil Ranelin – Sounds from the Village – Vibes from the Tribe (1976) : was one of the Detroit jazz scene’s unsung heroes, releasing several excellent, politicized albums that blended post-Coltrane avant-garde jazz, post-Bitches Brew psychedelia, hard bop, funk, and African rhythms. In 1971, trombonist Ranelin and saxophonist Wendell Harrison started a band,  recording company, and magazine, and called them the Tribe.   Vibes From the Tribe was the last of eight records issued by Tribe/Time Is Now Productions. The  CD release of the album is the first of the label’s recordings to be issued in full, with added bonus tracks.  John McEntire of the band Tortoise has restored the master tapes, and added some touches to the unreleased material which give the music a contemporary feel.
  • Paul Chambers – Dear Old Stockholm – Bass on Top (1957) – the great bassist from the first Miles Davis Quintet features here one of his seven albums as a leader -it is a set of straight-ahead, mainstream jazz  with a quartet made up of Chambers,  guitarist Kenny Burrell, pianist Hank Jones, and drummer Art Taylor.
  • Ramon Morris – Wijinia – Sweet Sister Funk (2004) – this lone Morris Groove Merchant date remains one of the most impressive fusion records of its time. Morris soulful tenor saxophone fits well in jazz-funk  and the album  achieves a near-perfect balance between the mainstream and the experimental leaning. The band includes trumpeter Cecil Bridgewater and percussionist Tony Waters. It is a real pity that Morris never again recorded as a leader as this album promised so much more.
  • Weather Report – A Remark You Made – 8:30 (1979) – This was a rare quartet version of Weather Report, with co-leaders in keyboardist Joe Zawinul and saxophonist Wayne Shorter are the phenomenal  bassist Jaco Pastorius, and drummer Peter Erskine. Shorter shines through on this excellent melodic track.
  • Yusef Lateef – The Plum Blossom – Eastern Sounds (1961) – one of the last recordings made by the band that Lateef shared with pianist Barry Harris after the band moved to New York from Detroit. Lateef  had long been interested in Eastern music, and  this Moodsville session contains his explorations of Eastern mode and interval, as well as tonal and polytonal improvisation.
  • Al Haig Trio – Autumn in New York – Esoteric (1954) – One of three albums that pianist Al Haig made in 1954 before leaving the scene  for the next 20 years, this long out-of-print recording was reissued on CD by the Spanish Fresh Sound label. The bop pioneer is heard with bassist Bill Crow and drummer Lee Abrams.
  • Milt Jackson – Spanish Fly – In A New Setting (1964) –  one of his best as a leader. With young pianist McCoy Tyner and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Heath, Jackson delivers a great session,
  • Benny Golson – Venetian Breeze – The Modern Touch (1958) – Golson’s second album as a leader   is a solid hard bop date featuring the tenorman in a quintet with trumpeter Kenny Dorham, pianist Wynton Kelly, bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Max Roach.
  • Kenny Gill – Virgo/Libra – What Was, What Is, What Will Be (1971) – a great solo piece demonstrating the freer side of Gill’s work.
  • Charlie Rouse – Pretty Strange – Takin’ Care of Business – Rouse’s debut as a leader  The distinctive tenor saxophonist, who had just started a decade-long stint as a member of the Thelonious Monk Quartet, teams up with trumpeter Blue Mitchell, pianist Walter Bishop, Jr., bassist Earl May, and drummer Art Taylor.
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