World of Jazz Radio Show – 13th September 2012

A wide variety of music from around the world this time round – with a closing number from the group I am going to see at the Band on the Wall in Manchester tomorrow night, Australian nu jazz maestros The Necks……listen here

1 Abdullah Ibrahim Black and Brown Cherries Voice of Africa
2 Gene Ammons Madame Queen The Boss Is Back
3 Dhafer Youssef Man of Wool Electric Sufi
4 Art Farmer Upper Manhatten Medical Group Something to Live For
5 Sonny Rollins Raincheck Worktime
6 Freddie Hubbard Asiatic Raes Goin’ Up
7 John Coltrane Mr PC Giant Steps
8 The Necks Silverwater (excerpt) Silverwater
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World of Jazz Radio Show – 14th June 2012

On this weeks show….which you listen to here….a focus on Andy Sheppard, and a track for the great Pete Cosey who died last week…..plus a few other  things:

1 Andy Sheppard Meeting Sylvan(Who Moves in Mysterious Ways) Dancing Men & Women
2 Esbjorn Svensson Trio Three Falling Free Part 1 301
3 Gene Ammons Jungle Strut The Boss Is Back
4 Andy Sheppard Ballarina Movements in Colour
5 Lester Young Lester Leaps In Lester Young In Washington DC 1956 Vol 2
6 Sonny Rollins Kim G-Man
7 Stockhausen, Anderson, Heral, Sendecki Electric Treasures Two Electric Treasures
8 Andy Sheppard Nocturnal Tourist Nocturnal Tourist
9 Wynton Kelly Don’t Explain Piano (Whisper Not)
10 Miles Davis Tatu (Calypso Frelimo) pt 2 Dark Magus

World of Jazz Radio Show – 17th May 2012

On this weeks show – which you can listen to at your leisure here:

1 Sonny Rollins Ee-Ah Tour De Force
2 McCoy Tyner It’s You Or No One 4 X 4
3 Jackie McLean I’ll Take Romance Swing, Swang, Swingin’
4 Gabor Szabo Half the Day is Night Dreams
5 Donna Mitchell Love You More Weather The Storm
6 Coleman Hawkins Pedalin’ Night Hawk
7 Bobby Timmons Dat Dere This Here Is Bobby Timmons
8 Sonny Stitt Tune Up Soul People
9 Art Farmer Rain Check Something to Live For
10 Freddie Hubbard Body and Soul Keystone Bop : Sunday Night

World of Jazz – 23rd February 2012 – Four Sonny’s

On this show the focus is on four great Sonny’s of Jazz – Stitt, Clarke, Rollins, and Criss ……

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1 Sonny Stitt Yardbird Suite Stitt Plays Bird
2 Sonny Clark Minor Meeting (Second Version) My Conception
3 Sonny Criss Black Coffee This is Criss
4 Sonny Rollins In A Sentimental Mood Sonny Rollins with the MJQ
5 John Zorn, George Lewis, Bill Frisell Sonny’s Crib News for Lulu
6 Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Sonny Rollins I Know That You Know Sonny Side Up
7 Sonny Rollins My Reverie Tenor Madness
8 Hank Mobley Getting’ Into Something Poppin’
9 Lee Morgan Since I Feel For You Candy
10 Sonny Criss Ballad for Samuel Sonny’s Dream (The Birth of the New Cool)
11 Sonny Rollins Round Midnight All The Things You Are

Music Diary #34 – 9th February 2012 & World of Jazz Radio Show

A busy old couple of days with lots of new things coming in through the ethernet …….. of note are the following

  • New single by The Words  is called “Demons” and is quality stuff – they are from Manchester
  • New Single by The Fevers is called “Dead” is rather attractive, a nice blend of electronica and indie – also from Manchester
  • Quite taken by the sound of Oh Howl – yet again from Manchester

On this weeks jazz show a real carnival mix to kick off with – to listen to the show click here

1 Ernest Ranglin Pili Pili In Search of the Lost Riddim
2 Sonny Rollins Duke of Iron Dancing in the Dark
3 Herbie Hancock Calypso Mr Hands
4 Maceo Parker Elephants Foot Funk Overload
5 Antoine Roney The Traveler The Traveler
6 Eberhard Weber French Diary Endless Days
7 John Coltrane Song of the Underground Railroad The Complete Africa/Brass Sessions
8 Jimmy Owens Pannonica The Monk Project
9 George Russell Zig Zag The Outer View
10 Barry Harris You Sweet and Fancy Lady Magnificent!

World of Jazz – 17th November 2011

On this show :

Clifford Adams – Darshan’s Love – The Master Power (1998) – he used to play the trombone with Kool and the Gang – but this is straight ahead jazz. The band is pianist Kenny Barron , bassist Ray Drummond,  drummer Lewis Nash and Antonio Hart on alto. One of those ridiculously cheap Naxos jazz releases.

Miles Davis – It Never Entered My Mind – Workin’ (1959) – the first great Miles quintet – but this time without Trane who sits this one out. The product of  a  productive pair of  recording sessions in May and October of 1956 which delivered four albums.

Soft Machine – Nettle Bed – Seven (1974) by this time the Softs had completely abandoned their original style and immersed themselves in a heady mix of jazz-rock fusion.

Wallace Roney – No Room For Argument – No Room For Argument (2000) – one of Roney’s better albums demonstrating that he respects the history of the music but also carries it forward into a new age.

Stacy Dillard – Pleasant – Good and Bad Memories (2011) – as the promo says “On his Criss Cross debut tenor saxophonist Stacy Dillard projects the intelligence and fire that have made him a major force in New York hardcore jazz over the last decade. Playing tenor and soprano saxophone with great facility and no cliches, Dillard leads a strong quintet of young masters – Orrin Evans, piano; Craig Magnano, guitar; Ryan Berg, bass; Jeremy ‘Bean’ Clemons, drums – through a set of meaty originals, bluesy, soulful, and swinging, reinforcing his ever-growing stature as a must-hear voice.”

Sonny Rollins – St Thomas – Saxophone Colossus (1956) – Rollins recorded many memorable sessions during 1954-1958, but Saxophone Colossus is arguably his finest album of that period and often features in the top ten polls for best jazz albums. Joined by pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Doug Watkins, and drummer Max Roach, Rollins debuts and performs the definitive version of  his own piece “St. Thomas”.

Helge Lien Trio – Afrikapolka – Natukashii (2011) – Norwegian Lien leads a great trio who deliver modern jazz at its most potent.

Lou Donaldson – The Thang – Alligator Boogaloo (1967) – a perfect example of Donaldson’s successful combination of hard bop and soul-jazz.  The excellent band, consisting of Melvin Lastin, Sr. on cornet, George Benson on guitar, Lonnie Smith on organ, and Leo Morris on drums, mixes laid-back vamps beneath driving hard bop.

Jimmy Smith – Blues After All – House Party (1957) as with the previous track Smiths ability to merge soul-jazz and bop creates a memorable and funky piece of jazz history.

Kenny Dorham – Night Watch – Trumpet Toccata (1964) – this was trumpeter Kenny Dorham’s last full album as a leader – he was only 40 at the time and still in his prime.   This modern hard bop quintet set with Joe Henderson on tenor, pianist Tommy Flanagan, bassist Richard Davis, and drummer Albert “Tootie” Heath delivered a suitable closing statement to his career as a front man –  a career which which was tragically cut short by kidney disease.

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World of Jazz – Another Blue Note Special

Another selection of Blue Note Classics

  1. Charles Mingus – Alice’s Wonderland
  2. Grachan Monchur III – Monk in Wonderland
  3. Lee Morgan – The Sidewinder
  4. Joe Henderson -Serenity
  5. Sonny Rollins -All the things you are
  6. Sonny Clark – News for Lulu
  7. Lou Donaldson – Dewey Square
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