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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Music Diary #12 : 12th January 2012 – World of Jazz

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:

1 Sam Rivers Fuschia Swing Song Fuschia Swing Song
2 Miles Davis Spanish Key Bitches Brew Live
3 Kilimanjaro Dark Jazz Ensemble Mists of Krakatoa Live – I Forsee the dark ahead if I stay
4 Richie Barron and the Mob Giving It Up Live in Eureka California
5 Charlie Parker Billies Bounce Complete Savoy and Dial Sessions
6 Joe Henderson Black Narcissus Power to the People
7 Duke Pearson After The Rain Sweet Honey Bee
8 David Murray I Thought About You (For Tom) Antiquated Love
9 Chico Freeman Crossing the Sudan Destiny’s Dance
10 Roots Night Train Stablemates

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 – Serge and Chums

The emphasis of the show is improvisers working within the written form of a song demonstrating the broad church of jazz……..the music played is
Serge Chaloff – Stairway to the Stars – Blue Serge
Eric Reed – Longhairs Rumba –   Musicale
Hamid Drake and Fred Anderson – For Brother Thompson – From the River to the Ocean
Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary 5 – Monk’s Mood – The New York Contemporary 5
Colin Stetson – All the days I missed you – New History Warfare Volume 2
Archie Shepp and the New York Contemporary 5 –   Crespescule With Nellie – The New York Contemporary 5
Soumbory Jazz – Nana  – A Beginners Guide to African Funk
Cecil Taylor –   I Love Paris –   Love for Sale
Brian Auger Trinity with Julie Driscoll –   Season of the Witch – Open
Charlie Haden, Geri Allen, Paul Motian – Dolphy’s Dance -The Montreal Tapes
Sam Rivers – Lazuli – Lazuli
To listen click the link below