Monthly Archives: September 2012

Playlist – 9/24/12

Trombone Shorty, “Hurricane Season” from Backatown (Verve, 2010). New Orleans funk-jazz. John Coltrane, “Equinox” from Coltrane’s Sound (Atlantic, 1966). A modal workout for the change of season. Vinnie Iyer, “The Star of a Story” from Accelerando (ACT, 2012). State-of-the-art modern … Continue reading

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Playlist – 9/17/12

Weather Report, “Teen Town” from Heavy Weather (Columbia, 1975). Pastorious tune, and bass feature. Charles Mingus, “Moanin’” from Blues & Roots (Atlantic, 1960). Pepper Adams with baritone sax vampl. JoAnne Brackeen, “Pink Elephant Magic” from 1999 Arcadia Jazz album of … Continue reading

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Playlist – 9/10/12

The Meters, “Cissy Strut” (1969). Prototype New Orleans funk-jazz. Larry Young, “Moontrane” from Unity (Blue Note, 1966). Sophisticated and swinging Blue Note classic from mid-60s with leader’s rolling organ and trumpeter/composer Woody Shaw plus first-call tenor man Joe Henderson. The … Continue reading

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Playlist – 9/3/12

David Murray Octet, “Estimated Prophet” from Dark Star, the Music of the Grateful Dead (Astor Place, 1996). Nice jazz cover of snaky Dead theme from Terrapin Station. Freddie Hubbard, “Plexus” from Hubtones (Blue Note, 1961). Great small group arrangement with … Continue reading

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