World of Jazz – 24th May 2012

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1 Carsten Dahl Experience Turkis Butterfly Metamorphosis
2 Dexter Gordon Soul Sister Dexter Calling
3 Hampton Hawes St Thomas The Green Leaves Of Summer
4 Indigo Jam Unit with Alicia Saldenha Funkier than a mosquito’s tweeter Rose
5 Komeda Quartet Kattorna Astigmatic
6 Max Roach Jodies Cha Cha Deeds No Words
7 Nancy Wilson (They Call It) Stormy Monday Something Wonderful
8 Ron Carter Rally Where?
9 Roy Hargrove presents the RH Factor Liquid Streets Hard Groove
10 John Coltrane Time After Time Stardust
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World of Jazz – 12th April 2012

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1 The Unity Sextet Black Pearl The Unity Sextet
2 Jan Garbarek Esoteric Circle Esoteric Circle
3 Ron Carter Sweet Lorraine Jazz My Romance
4 Lennie Tristano Pastime Decent in the Maelstrom
5 The Modern Jazz Quartet Concorde Concorde
6 Donny McCaslin Grafton Soar
7 Art Farmer Alone Together Yesterdays Thoughts
8 Hank Mobley You Gotta Hit It Thinking of Home
9 Art Pepper Mr Yohe Living Legend

World of Jazz – 25th November 2011

On this show

  • Ron Carter – Caravan – Ron Carter’s Great Big Band (2011) : the latest album from this bass/cello maestro.  Surprisingly he waited until his mid-70s to produce  the first big-band date as a leader. Exquisite arrangements by conductor Robert M. Freedman give the album a touch of class and the band with of New York’s busiest musicians, including Jerry Dodgion, Steve Wilson, Wayne Escoffery, and Scott Robinson in the woodwind section, brass players Steve Davis, Douglas Purviance, and Greg Gisbert, plus pianist Mulgrew Miller and drummer Lewis Nash, among others, is exemplary.
  • Miles Davis – Blue in Green – Kind of Blue 50th Anniversary Collectors Edition (2008) : Probably the greatest jazz album of all time if you cross-reference all the polls – Miles at his coolest with amazing piano from Bill Evans.
  • Claudio Riggio Ensemble with Tom Harrell – Pas De Dance – Audrey (2011) : this latest release from the Italian guitarist  features his own compositions, he is supported by excellent musicians who play in different ensembles (duo, trio, quartet, …) and Tom Harrell guest stars.
  • Fela Kuti – Witchcraft! – Fela Fela Fela (1969) – the master of jazz, funk and afrobeat at his potent best.
  • Curtis Fuller – Blue Bossa – Curtis Fuller Meets Roma Jazz (1982) recorded in December 1982 with  Danilo Rea  – piano, Enzo Pietropaoli – bass, and  Roberto Gatto – drums. One of the few players who has made the trombone vital and relevant in jazz.
  • Allesandro Galati – Into the Wind – Unstandards (2010) : Galati studied both classical and jazz, under the tutelage of renowned artist Bruno Tommaso. After playing at numerous clubs and festivals in both Europe and the U.S., Galati began issuing albums on a regular basis, this is a recent example of his work.
  • John Coltrane –  Like Someone in Love – Lush Life (1958) :  one of the best of the flurry of releases ‘Trane made for the Prestige label in the 1950s. Notable for the lack of a keyboard player for the session – Coltrane  leads a  trio of himself  , Earl May -bass, and Art Taylor – drums. The stripped down line-up is perfect for ballads such as the opener “Like Someone in Love.”
  •  Henry Franklin – Plastic Creek Stomp – The Skipper (1973) : Bassist Franklin’s debut as a leader.
  • Avram Fefer –  Feb 13th – Ritual (2009) : Saxophonist Avram Fefer has led a diverse career since his emergence in the early 1990s. He has performed with pianist Bobby Few, The Last Poets, North and West African musicians, numerous acid jazz and trip-hop artists, and  in the big bands of Frank Lacy, Adam Lane, Butch Morris and David Murray. This album finds him reunited with his longstanding trio-mates, bassist Eric Revis and drummer Chad Taylor – the latter of the Chicago Undergrond Duo amongst other bands.
  • Dave Holland – Conference of the Birds – Conference of the Birds (1972) : his debut as a leader, and  one of the all-time avant-garde jazz classics, incorporating a wide variety of ’60s innovations.It includes the  one-time-only team-up of two avant-garde legends:  Sam Rivers and   Anthony Braxton.
  • Bohuslan Big Band with Lars Janssen  – The White Cliff – The Blue Pearl (2010) : the Danish band puts their spin on the writing of Lars Janssen who also contributes to the album.

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World of Jazz – 30th June 2011 – A Mixed Bag

No specific themes this time round – a bit of continuity here and there – but general just straight ahead jazz:

  1. Eddie Higgins – Melancholy Rhapsody – Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
  2. J.J. Johnson – See See Rider – Standards Live at the Village
  3. Joey Baron – Slow Charleston – Well Soon Find Out
  4. Joe Lovano – Stella By Starlight – I’m All For You
  5. Ron Carter – First Trip – Eight Plus
  6. Ron Carter –  Stella By Starlight – Dear Miles
  7. Scott Henderson – Tenderly – Apples and Oranges
  8. Christian Scott – Remains Distant – Anthem
  9. Art Pepper – Samba Mom Mom – Living Legend