Monthly Archives: April 2014

Playlist – 4/28/14

Eddie Harris, “Listen Here!” from The Electrifying Eddie Harris (1967, Atlantic). Very groovy. Ben Allison and Medicine Wheel, “Ride the Nuclear Tiger” (2000) from the album of the same name. Nice modern jazz. Nils Petter Molvaer, “Song of Sand II” … Continue reading

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Playlist – 4/21/14

Charles Mingus, “Moanin’” from Blues and Roots (1960). Funky and sophisticated at the same time. Proto Mingus. Steve Khan, “An Eye Over Autumn” from The Blue Man (1978). Fusion guitarist with former employers the Brecker Brothers on sax (Mike) and … Continue reading

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Playlist – 4/14/14

Chico Hamilton Quintet, “El Toro” from Passin’ Thu (Impulse, 1962). West coast group led by drummer, with Gabor Szabo on guitar and Charles Lloyd on flute. Great sound! the Bad Plus, “Smells Like Teen Spirit” from These Are the Vistas … Continue reading

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Playlist – 4/7/14

Bobby Broom, “D’s Blues” from Upper West Side Story (2012). Chicago-based guitarist with a nice opening groove. Horace Silver, “Calcutta Cutie” from Song For My Father (1965). Classic Blue Note date of sophisticated hard bop. Vijay Iyer Trio, “Mmmm, Hmmm” … Continue reading

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Playlist – 3/31/14

Vijay Iyer Trio, “Galang” from Historicity (2009). Rockin’ piano trio music from the record widely regarded as the best jazz LP of 2009. George Benson, “White Rabbit” from the 1972 CTI record of the same name. The Pittsburgh-born guitartist covering … Continue reading

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