Stanley Clarke, “The Dancer” from School Days (1976). Fusion classic from former Return to Forever bassist.
Dave Holland Sextet, “Lazy Snake” from Pass It On (2008).
Pat Martino, “Inside Out” from Undeniable (2011). Guitarist recorded live at Blues Alley (Washington DC).
David Grisman, “Dawg-ola” from Hot Dawg (1979). One for the new Saluki (Dawg) students from the mandolin player who jammed with the Dead and more or less invented Jazz-grass.
Bud Powell, “Dance of the Infidels” (1949). BeBop classic.
John Coltrane, “Mr. Day” from Coltrane Plays the Blues (1961).
Miles Davis, “Right Off” from Jack Johnson soundtrack (1970). The 7 O’clock stretch features Miles trumpet and John McLaughlin guitar “sparring” on 25 minute jam.
Freddie Hubbard, “Red Clay” form 1970 CTI album of the same name. A first try at “commercial” jazz ends up with funky hard bop masterpiece.
Nels Cline Singers, “Grow Closer” from Initiate (2010). No singers, but lots of Cline’s cool guitar and synths.