John Scofield, “A Go Go” from the album of the same name (1998). Groove jazz backed by Medeski, Martin, and Wood.
Joanne Brackeen, “Egyptian Dune Dance” from Special Identify (1980). Very strong piano trio record with Jack DeJohnette on drums and Eddie Gomez bass. Strong themes and improv. Would sound great in modern purple patch for piano trio.
David Sanchez, “Ill Wind” from Travesia (2001). Nice modern jazz with a Latin touch.
Steve Kahn, “An Eye on Autumn” from The Blue Man (1978). Guitarist leads sophisticated fusion date with Mike and Randy Brecker on tenor and trumpet.
Chico Hamilton, “The Dealer” from 1966 Impulse LP of the same name. Drummer’s LA traffic drum rolls and very young Larry Coryell on guitar.
Freddie Hubbard, “Blue Frenzy” and “Far Away” from Breaking Point. Great 1964 new thing Blue Note date. A mid-tempo blues groove and a spacey flute feature for Hubbard on trumpet and fellow Indianapolis native James Spaulding.
Mose Allison, “Gettin’ There” from Profile: Mose Allison (1987). Pete’s house philosopher.
John Zorn, George Lewis, and Bill Frisell, “Sonny’s Crib” from More News for Lu Lu (2008). A really great record with alto sax, trombone, and guitar doing a program of Sonny Clark hard-bop numbers. Groovy and avant at same time. Nice.
Art Pepper, “Tin Tin Deo” from Meets the Rhythm Section. West coast alto saxist cuts a session with Miles Davis’ rhythm section of Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass) and Philly Joe Jones (drums).
The Bad Plus, “Never Stop” from 2010 LP of the same name. Channelling the White Stripes on heavy jazz track.
Jimmy Smith, “Midnight Special” from 1960 Blue Note LP of Hammond organ master.