Monthly Archives: July 2013

Playlist – 7/29/13

Weather Report, “Teen Town” from Heavy Weather (Columbia, 1977). Feature for bassist Jaco Pastorious. Don Pullen, “At the Cafe Central” from New Beginnings (Blue Note, 1989). Great, hard, piano trio LP. Yosvany Terry, “Summer Relief” from Today’s Opinion (Criss Cross … Continue reading

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Playlist – 7/22/13

Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “Ain’t No Sunshine” from Blacknuss (Atlantic, 1972). Record company attempt to “popularize” RRK’s weirdness. But still weird … in the best possible way. Lafayette Gilchrest, “Assume the Position” from The Music According to … (Hyena Records, 2004). … Continue reading

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Playlist – 7/15/13

Charlie Hunter Quartet, “Rebel Music” from Natty Dread (Blue Note, 1997). 8-string guitarist replicates Bob Marley’s 1974 reggae classic album. Jason Moran, “Crepescule with Nellie” from Ten (Blue Note, 2010). Top modern piano player. Don Cherry, “Dedication to Thomas Mapfumo” … Continue reading

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Playlist – 7/8/13

Gabor Szabo, “Paint It Black” from Jazz Raga (Impulse, 1967). Period piece with the Hungarian jazz guitarist channeling Keith Richards. WIth overdubbed out-of-tune sitar. Sonny Rollins, “St. Thomas” from Saxophone Colossus (1956). Great sax players calypso impression of his mother’s … Continue reading

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