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Playlist – 12/1/14

Vijay Iyer, “Galang” from Histoicity. Rockin’ Pete’s theme. Mullgrew Miller, “Hand to Hand” from the 1992 album of the same name. Kenny Garrett featured on alto. Weather Report, “Hovana” from Heavy Weather. Jaco Pastorious tune from 1975 album that first … Continue reading

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Playlist – 11/17/14

The Meters, “Cissy Strut” — roots New Orleans funk from band including some of Neville Brothers music clan. Abdullah Ibrahim, “Dindela” from Mantra Mode (1993). For a cold midwest night, South African high-life jazz. Like strolling face to the sun … Continue reading

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Playlist – 11/10/14

Rashaan Roland Kirk, “Ain’t No Sunshine” from Blacknuss (Atlantic, 1972). Atlantic’s attempts to make RRK more commercial just make him odder … and cooler. Stephon Harris (vibes), David Sanchez (sax), Christian Scott (trumpet), “Black Action Figure” from Ninty Miles (2011). … Continue reading

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Playlist – 11/3/14

Charles Earland, “Black Talk!” from the 1970 album of the same name. Kind of a hit in its time. Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, “Salt Peanutes” (1945). Fun Be-Bop workout. Gary Burton Quartet, “The Lookout” from Guided Tour. The “retired” … Continue reading

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Playlist – 10/27/14

Stanton Moore, “Chilock” from Stanton III (2006). Groovy jazz from jam band (Gallactic) drummer. Jack DeJohnette’s Special Edition, “Ahmad the Terrible” from Album, Album (1984). Great 80’s jazz. Charles Tolliver, “Lil’s Paradise” from Paper Man (1968). Nice post-bop jazz from … Continue reading

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Playlist – 10/20/14

Vijay Iyer Trio, “Galang” from Historicity (2009). Bangin’ piano trio music from top-of-the game jazz musician. Joshua Redman, “Chillin’” from Moodswing (1994). Second generation tenor sax player (father Dewey played with Ornette Coleman and others). Bill Frisell, “Baba Drame” from … Continue reading

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Playlist – 10/6/14

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 … Continue reading

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