Monthly Archives: July 2011

The Summit [Playlist – 07/13/11]

1. “Title Track” – TOSHIKO AKIYOSHI-LEW TABAKIN BIG BAND – Long Yellow Road [RCA: 1975]
2. “So In Love” – ATSUKO HASHIMOTO – …Until The Sun Comes Up [Capri: 2011]
3. “The Dawn Of A New Beginning” – SUNNA GUNNLAUGS – Mindful [Sunny Sky: 2000]
4. “Bolivia” – LOUIS HAYES JAZZ COMMUNICATORS – Lou’s Idea [American Showplace Music: 2010]
5. “Crayola” – TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON – The Mosaic Project [GrooveJazz Media: 2011]
6. “Talking To The Sun” – SUNNY SUMTER – Rite Of Passage [J Jordan Music: 2001]
7. “Echo” – TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON – The Mosaic Project [GrooveJazz Media: 2011]
8. “The Butterfly Song” – SUNNY SUMTER – Rite Of Passage [J Jordan Music: 2001] feat. dawit
9. “A Jazz Thing” – THE BRANFORD MARSALIS QUARTET – Music From Mo’ Better Blues [Columbia: 1990]
feat. Terence Blanchard & Gangstarr
10. “Theme From ‘The Anderson Tapes‘” – QUINCY JONES – Smackwater Jack [A&M: 1971]
11. “Shop Till You Bop” – DAVE GRUSIN – The Fabulous Baker Boys [GRP: 1989]
12. “The Enchanted Pool Suite: Prelude” – LENNY WHITE – Big City [Nemperor: 1977]
13.”The Enchanted Pool Suite: Part I” – LENNY WHITE – Big City [Nemperor: 1977]
14. “The Enchanted Pool Suite: Part II” – LENNY WHITE – Big City [Nemperor: 1977]
15. “Scarlet Woman” – WEATHER REPORT – Mysterious Traveler [Columbia: 1974]
16. “Title Track” – MILES DAVIS – Tutu [Warner: 1986]

Notes:
Background: “Souljourner” – CURT HANRAHAN QUARTET – SoulJourner [Blujazz: 2010]
PSA Back: “Same Page” – LOUIS HAYES JAZZ COMMUNICATORS – Lou’s Idea [American Showplace: 2010]

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Left of Cool [Playlist – 07/13/11]

1.   “Lanconia” Cliff Jordan – Cliff Craft [1957]
2.   “Daahoud” Oscar Peterson Trio – Vancouver 1958 [1958]
3.   “Without A Song” – Sonny Rollins – The Bridge [1962]
4.   “Blue Frenzy” – Freddie Hubbard – Breaking Point [1964]
5.   “Bag Of Jewels” – Lou Donaldson – Midnight Creeper [1968]
6.   “The Call Of The Wild” – Lonnie Smith – Think! [1968]
7.   “For Someone I Love” – Milt Jackson – Sunflower [1973]
8.   “Rock Skippin‘” – Jim Hall – Concierto [1975]
9.   “26-2” – Joe Lovano – Quartets [1995]
10.  “Salima’s Dance” – Roy Hargrove – Nothing Serious [2006]
11.  “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” – Joey Defrancesco – Joey D [2008]
12.  “Splat” – David Gibson – End Of The Tunnel [2011]
13.  “Berhard Goetz, James Ramseue, And Me” – Don Byron – Romance With The Unseen [1999]
14.  “One Leg Standing” – Living Daylights – Falling Down Laughing [2001]
15.  “Peace Pipe” – Ben Allison – Peace Pipe [2002]
16.  “Karamo” – Afrocubism – Afrocubism [2010]
17.  “Adana” – Rudresh Mahanthappa – Apti [2009]
18.  “Orange Blossom” – Starlicker – Double Demon [2011]


Loose Threads [Playlist – 07/12/11]

1.  “Captain Spok”Chicago Afro Latin Ensemble – Blueprints [Chicago Sessions: 2010]
2.  “4D”Matthew Shipp – Art of the Improvisor [Thirsty Ear: 2011]
3.  “Gamma Ray”Matthew Shipp – Art of the Improvisor [Thirsty Ear: 2011]
4.  “Lester leaps In”James Carter – Conversin with the Elders [Atlantic: 1996]
5.  “FreeReggaeHipBob”James Carter – Coversin with the Elders [Atlantic: 1996]
6.  “Uncle Joe’s Spirit House”William Parker – Uncle Joe’s Spirit House [Centering Records: 2010]
7.  “Shadow Splice”Scanner – Blink of an Eye [Thirsty Ear: 2010]
8.  “C Jam Blues”Scanner – Blink of an Eye [Thirsty Ear: 2010]
9.  “Loose Threads”Michael Brecker – Pilgrimage [Heads Up: 2007]
10. “Captain Marvel”Chick Corea – Forever [Concord: 2011]
11. “On Green Dolphin Street”Eric Dolphy – Best of Eric Dolphy [Prestige: 1996]
12. “Moten Swing”James Carter – Conversin with the Elders [Atlantic: 1996]
13. “Birdyard”Joe Lovano – Bird Songs [Blue Note: 2011]
14. “Yardbird Suite”Joe Lovano – Bird Songs [Blue Note: 2011]
15. “Mali Cuba”Eliades Ochoa – Afrocubism [Nonesuch: 2010]
16. “Guantanamera”Lassana Diabate – AfroCubism [Nonesuch: 2010]


The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/08/11]

  1. “Dizzy Moods” {Mingus}Charles Mingus – New Tijuana Moods [RCA: 1957]
  2. “Decision” {Rollins}Sonny Rollins – Sonny Rollins Vol. 1 [Blue Note: 1956]
  3. “Football” {Cosby}Bill Cosby – Best of Bill Cosby [Warner Bros.]
  4. “Rocket Number Nine Take Off For The Planet Venus” {Sun Ra}Sun Ra and his Arkestra – Visits Planet Earth [ECD: 1960]
  5. “We Travel The Spaceways” {Sun Ra}Sun Ra and his Arkestra – We Travel The Spaceways [Evidence: 1959]
  6. “Thandiva” {G.Moncur}Steve Turre – Keep Searchin’ [High Note: 2006]
  7. “Girl Talk” {N.Hefti/B. Troup}Curtis Fuller – Keep It Simple [Savant: 2005]
  8. “The Wizard” {Iommi/Ward/Butler/Osbourne}Bonerama – Live From New York [Mule Train: 2004]
  9. “Saturday Night Fish Fry” {Jordan/Walsh}Louis Jordan – Number Ones [Decca: 1949]
  10. “Funk Underneath” {Kirk}Roland Kirk w/Jack McDuff – Kirks Work [Prestige: 1961]
  11. “G.I. Jive” {Johnny Mercer}Louis Jordan – Number Ones [Decca: 1944]
  12. “The High Priest” {Fuller}Art Blackey’s Jazz Messengers – Ugetsu [Riverside: 1963]
  13. “Cryin’ Blues” {Mingus}Charles Mingus – Blues & Roots [Atlantic: 1960]
  14. “The Lone Ranger” {Cosby}Bill Cosby – Best of Bill Cosby [Warner Bros.]
  15. “Whipping Post” {D. Allman}Bonerama – Live From New York [Mule Train: 2004]

Induced to Judder [Playlist – 07/07/11]

The Fairer Sex 2: One show just wasn’t enough… so more songs about the ladies.

  1. “No Woman No Cry” {Bob Marley}Monty Alexander – Harlem – Kingston Express Live! [Motema: 2011]
  2. “I Dig Girls”J.J. Jackson – But It’s Alright [Collectables: 1967]
  3. “Funky Chick”The Majestics – Texas Funk: Black Gold From The Lone Star State [Now-Again: 1968]
  4. “Oh Girl”The Chi-Lites – The Story Of Brunswick [Brunswick: 2002]
  5. “Cowboys To Girls”The Intruders – The Philly Sound: Kenny Gamble, Leon Huff & The Story Of Brother [Sony Music: 1997]
  6. “My Kinda Girl”The Mighty Hanibal – King New Breed Rhythm & Blues [Kent: 2002]
  7. “She’s My Woman”Bobo Mr Soul – Royal Memphis Soul [Hi Book: 1996]
  8. “Love Makes A Woman”Barbara Acklin – Soul Shots: A Collection Of Sixties Soul Classics, Vol. 2 [Rhino: 1988]
  9. “I’m A Woman”Christine Kittrell – The Leiber & Stoller Story – Volume 2 – On The Horizon [Ace: 2004]
  10. “Your Old Lady”The Isley Brothers – The Leiber & Stoller Story – Volume 2 – On The Horizon [Ace: 2004]
  11. “Girl I Need You”The Artistics – The Story Of Brunswick [Brunswick: 2002]
  12. “Hey Little Girl”Dee Clark – The Story Of Vee-Jay [Metro Doubles: 2002]
  13. “I Want A Little Girl”Rushing, Jimmy – Swing That Music!
  14. “I’ve Never Found a Girl (To Love Me Like You Do)”Eddie Floyd – Soul Shots: A Collection of Sixties Soul Classics, Volume 3 [Rhino: 1988]
  15. “Bad, Bad Woman”The Shufflers – The Okeh Rhythm & Blues Story [Columbia: 1993]
  16. “Lyin’ Girl Blues”Jumpin’ Joe Williams – The Okeh Rhythm & Blues Story [Columbia: 1993]
  17. “Bad Girl”Fabulous Denos – King New Breed Rhythm & Blues [Kent: 2002]
  18. “Whiskey Drinkin’ Woman”Lou Donaldson – Play The Right Thing [Milestone: 1991]
  19. “Real Ugly Woman”Jimmy Witherspoon – Leiber & Stoller Story 1: Hard Times [Ace: 2004]
  20. “Where’s The Girl”Ben E. King – The Leiber & Stoller Story: Shake ‘Em Up & Let ‘Em Roll [Ace: 2006]
  21. “Now I’ve Got A Woman”Freddy King – King New Breed Rhythm & Blues [Kent: 2002]
  22. “A Man Needs A Woman”O.B.McClinton – The Goldwax Story Volume 2 [Kent: 2004]
  23. “Red Headed Woman”Sonny Burgess – The Sun Records Collection [Rhino: 1994]
  24. “Hippie Girl (My Little Groover)”Shawn Sahm – The Tex Mex Experience [Evangeline: 2008]
  25. “Down Home Girl”Alvin Robinson – The Leiber & Stoller Story: Shake ‘Em Up & Let ‘Em Roll [Ace: 2006]
  26. “A Woman Will Do Wrong”Irma Thomas – Something Good (The Muscle Shoals Sessions) [Chess: 1990]
  27. “Get Out Of My Life, Woman”Allen Toussaint – Connected [NYNO: 1996]
  28. “A Woman Is A Man’s Best Friends”James Carr – The Goldwax Story Volume 2 [Kent: 2004]
  29. “Clean Up Woman”Betty Wright – Funk Drops Vol. 2 Breaks, Nuggets And Rarities [WSM: 2002]
  30. “Outside Woman”Bettye LaVette – Souvenirs [Melodie: 2000]
  31. “Second Fiddle Girl”Barbara Lynn – You’ll Lose A Good Thing [ITP: 2006]
  32. “Just Like A Woman”The Fads
  33. “I Got A Woman” {Ray Charles}Jimmy Smith – Home Cookin’ [Blue Note: 1959]

Pulse! [Playlist – 07/07/11]

Ed Reed and his new album Born to be Blue are featured today on Pulse! Ed has a way of sidling up next to a song and simply owning it!

  1. “The Great Lie” {Calloway, Gibson}Gene AmmonsThe Happy Blues [1956]
    (LP) studio jam session: Ammons ts, Jackie McLean as, Art Farmer t, et al
  2. “Witch Hunt” {Wayne Shorter}Art Blakey and the Jazz MessengersAlbum of the Year [1981]
    disc title data wrong/Blakey d, Winton Marsalis tpt (feat), Bill Pierce ts, Robert Watson as, James Williams p, Charles Fambrough b
  3. “Sweet and Pungent”Duke EllingtonBlues in Orbit [1958]
  4. “Wee Baby Blues”Ed ReedBorn to be Blue [2011]
    82 yo, Reed voc, Randy Porter p, Anton Schwartz ts, Robb Fisher b, Akira Tana d
  5. “Op. 130” {Beethoven/Feuer arr.}BipolarEuphrates, Me Jane [2009]
    Jed Feuer t/flg, Stephanie Long saxes/flt, Craig Swanson p, David Ostrem n, + d’s.
  6. “Closed Due to Fire” {Craig Swanson}BipolarEuphrates, Me Jane [2009]
    Jed Feuer t/flg, Stephanie Long saxes/flt, Craig Swanson p, David Ostrem n, + d’s.
  7. “Eat That Chicken” {Mingus}Charles MingusOh Yeah [1962]
    Mingus on piano/voc, Booker Ervin ts, Rahsaan Roland Kirk flt/sax/other, Jimmy Knepper tbn, Doug Watkins b, Dannie Richmond d
  8. “Get em to the Church on Time” {Lerner}Shelly Manne & His Friends – My Fair Lady [1956]
    “Best Seller” – Manne d, Andre Previn p, Leroy Vinnegar d
  9. “On the Street Where You Live” {Lerner}Shelly Manne & His Friends – My Fair Lady [1956]
    “Best Seller” – Manne d, Andre Previn p, Leroy Vinnegar d
  10. “Old Country”Ed ReedBorn to be Blue [2011]
    82 yo, Reed voc, Randy Porter p, Anton Schwartz ts, Robb Fisher b, Akira Tana d
  11. “The Spinach Song (I Didn’t Like It the First Time)”Julia LeeKansas City Star Vol. 3 [1930’s-40’s]
    Lee Voc/piano
  12. “If It’s Good”Julia LeeKansas City Star Vol. 1 [1930’s-40’s]
    Lee Voc/piano
  13. “Scooter”Count Basie’s Kansas City 6Kansas City Six [1981]
    Basie p, Joe Pass g, Niels Pedersen b, Willie Cook t, Eddie Vinson as, Louis Bellson d
  14. “Opus Six” {Basie}Count Basie’s Kansas City 6Kansas City Six [1981]
    Basie p, Joe Pass g, Niels Pedersen b, Willie Cook t, Eddie Vinson as, Louis Bellson d
  15. “Happy Weekday Blues”Kermit Ruffins With the Rebirth Brass BandThrowback [2005]
    Ruffin t voc, Rebirth Br Band
  16. “If I had any Sense I’d go Home”Irma ThomasSimply Grand [2008]
    Best Contemp.Blues Grammy 2006; w. Dr. John p
  17. “Tiger Rag”Nicholas PaytonDear Louis [2001]
    Payton, t/flg, ensemble
  18. “Yes Suh!”Shamarr AllenMeet Me on Frenchman Street [2007]
    Shamarr t, voc
  19. “Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child”Ed ReedLove Stories [2007]
    Reed Voc
  20. “C Jam Blues” {Duke Ellington}Hod O’Brien – I’m Getting Sentimental Over You [2008]
    Obrien p, Ray Drummond b, Kenny Washington d
  21. “Acquitted” {Ike Quebec}Ike QuebecHeavy Soul [1961]
    Keebec ts, Freddie Roach org, Milt Hinton b,
  22. “Ritmo Caliente II” {Palmieri}Eddie PalmieriRitmo Caliente [2003]
    Palmieri p, Brian Lynch t…+ Karen Joseph flt
  23. “Very Early”Danish German Slide CombinationFugue for Tinhorns [2006]
    tbn group
  24. “Cittagazze”Portico QuartetKnee Deep in the North Sea [2007]
    British; London group – flute, with melodic rhythm done with ‘hangs’ -modern steel lap drums
  25. “Look-ka PyPy”Slavic Soul PartyBigger [2005]
    (actually Brooklyn-based Slavs/Balkans!)
  26. “When the Funk Hits the Fan” {Stranahan}Jim StranahanFree for All [2011]
    Stranahan saxes, +other brass
  27. “Straight, No Chaser” {Thelonius Monk}Thelonius Monk & Gerry MulliganRound Midnight [1957]
    Monk p, Mullgan bar, Wilbut Ware b, Shadow Wilsoin d
  28. “One Foot in the Gutter” {Clark Terry}Clark Terry with Thelonius MonkIn Orbit [1958]
    Terry flg, Thelonius Monk p, Sam Jones b. Philly Joe Jones d
  29. “End of a Love Affair”Ed ReedBorn to be Blue [2011]
    82 yo, Reed voc, Randy Porter p, Anton Schwartz ts, Robb Fisher b, Akira Tana d
  30. “Memo 9”The Galactic Cowboy OrchestraAll Out of Peaches [2011]
    John Wright bassguit, Lisa Wright fiddle, Mark O’Day d/perc, Dan Neale g
  31. “Special Request” {Allen Toussaint}Allen Toussaint and Mac Rebennac – Crescent City Gold: The Ultimate Session [1994]
    Toussaint voc/p/synth, Rebennac voc/g, Alvin Tyler bar/ts, Lee Allen ts
  32. “The Thang” {Lou Donaldson}“Papa John” DeFrancescoA Philadelphia Story [2011]
    DeFrancesco org, John DeF Jr g, Glenn Feeracone d +guests

The Summit [Playlist – 07/06/11]

A Tone Parallel Toward The Celebration Of A New Real Independence…

1.  “A Very Special Love” – SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS – Africa To America: The Journey Of The Drum [Perspective:   . . .1994]
2.  “First March” – PAT METHENY GROUP – First Circle [ECM: 1984]
3.  “Jeep’s Blues” – DUKE ELLINGTON – …And His Orchestra At Newport [Columbia: 1956]
4.  “Circles” – M’BOOM – Collage [Columbia: 1984]
5.  “Oh Lord Don’t Let Them Drop That Atomic Bomb On Me” – CHARLES MINGUS – Oh Yeah [Atlantic: 1987]
6.  “E’She’No” – R. CARLOS NAKAI QUARTET – People Of Peace [Canyon: 2005]
7.  “Work For Peace” – GIL SCOTT-HERON – Spirits [TVT: 1994]
8.  “Vertigo” – LUIS BONILLA – Twilight [Planet Arts/Now Jazz Consortium: 2010]
9.  “James Baldwin To The Rescue” – WILLIAM PARKER QUARTET – Raining On The Moon [Thirsty Ear: 2002]
10. “Orange Blossom” – STARLICKER – Double Demon [Delmark: 2011]
11. “On The Sunny Side Of The Street” – DUKE ELLINGTON – The Great Paris Concert [Atlantic: 1973]
12. “Lateen” – STEVE COLSON & THE UNITY TROUPE – Freedom, Rhythm & Sound: Revolutionary Jazz & The Civil
. . . .Rights Movement 1963-1982, Volume 1 [Soul Jazz: 2009]
13. “The Red Earth” – ALISON BROWN – Putumayo Presents: A World Instrumental Collection [Putumayo: 1996]
14. “Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In Blue” – DUKE ELLINGTON – …And His Orchestra At Newport [Columbia: 1956]

Notes:
Background: “Title Track” – BILLY HARPER – Destiny Is Yours [Steeplechase: 1989]
PSA Back: “Far From Turtle” – BOB JAMES – Grand Piano Canyon [Warner: 1990]


Funhouse [Playlist – 07/04/11]

  1. “America” {Leonard Bernstein}Sherrie Maricle & The Diva Jazz OrchestraLive from Lincoln Center’s Dizzy’s Club [2008]
    Maricle leads, drums
  2. “Whole Dat Tone”Heavy TinReFused [2011]
    2nd album, BR Pearson p, Izzie Reel b, Viktgor Lorak d
  3. “Tutu” {Marcus Miller}S.M.V. Stanley Clarke, Marcus Miller, Victor WootenThunder [2008]
    All three on elec b (and other instr.)
  4. “What is Hip?”Marcus MillerMarcus [2008]
    Miller bass guit,organ+, mixed back-ups
  5. “Rock Candy”George BensonThe Essential George Benson [1963]
    Benson g, ,w Jack McDuff organ, Red Holloway ts, Joe Dukes d
  6. “Spanish Omelet: Umbakwen/Soli Tomba/Oiga/Marabi” {Nat/Julian, Zawinul, Booker}The Cannonball Adderley QuintetCountry Preacher, ‘Live’ at Operation Breadbasket [1969]
    Adderley sax, Nat Adderley crnt, Joe Zawinul keyb, Walter Booker b, Roy McCurdy d.
  7. “Jingo”SantanaThe Essential Santana [compil]
  8. “After the Fall” {Orfield}Sue Orfield – Bonk! [2009]
    Orfield ts, Randy Schlenker g, +
  9. “Minor March” {Jackie McLean}Marc CaryFocus Trio Live 2009 [2009]
    Cary p, David Ewell b, Sameer Gupta d
  10. “Dance Like there’s no tomorrow”John Ellis & DoublewideDance Like there’s no tomorrow [2008]
    Ellis ts/ss/bclar, Gary Versace b3.accord, Matt Perrine Sousa, Jason Marsalis d.
  11. “Stringtuno”Mathew WillnerMatthew Willner [2008]
    Willner el g/various, Bobby Read ss, Darrell Muller b, Johnny Gilmore d.
  12. “Sing Singin'”Johnny AGet Inside [2004]

The Jazz Messenger [Playlist – 07/01/11]

  1. “One by One” {Shorter}Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – At Birdland [Riverside: 1963]
  2. “Summertime” {G. Gershwin/D. Heyward}Jay McShann & Major Holley – Havin’ Fun (live) [Sackville: 1986]
  3. “I Loves You Porgy” {G. Gershwin/I. Gershwin}Nina Simone – The Best Of [Phillips: 1964]
  4. “John Brown’s Body” {Public Domain}Oscar Peterson Trio w/Milt Jackson – Very Tall [Verve: 1962]
  5. “Shine” {Mack/Brown/Dabney}New Orleans Moonshiners – Frenchmen St. Parade [New Orleans Moonshiners: 2011]
  6. “When the Saints go Marching In” {Trad.}Louis Armstrong – Complete Decca Master Takes 1935-1939 [Decca: 2000]
  7. “The Old Folks At Home (Swanee River)” {S. Foster}Louis Armstrong – Complete Decca Master Takes 1935-1939 [Decca: 2000]
  8. “America the Beautiful” {Trad.}Ray Charles – A Message From The People [Concord: 1972]
  9. “Freedom Day” {Max Roach/Oscar Brown Jr.}Max Roach – Max Roach & Oscar Brown Jr.’s Freedom Now Suite [Candid: 1960]
  10. “Freedom Jazz Dance” {Eddie Haris}Miles Davis Quintet – Miles Smiles [Columbia: 1966]
  11. “In My Room” {Brian Wilson/Gary Usher}Larry Goldings – In My Room [BFM: 2011]
  12. “You Can’t Judge A Book By Its Cover” {Dixon}Bo Diddley – Willie Dixon Chess Box 2 [Chess/MCA: 1988]
  13. “Wang Dang Doodle” {Dixon}Willie Dixon – The Original Wang Dang Doodle [Chess/MCA: 1954]
  14. “Pretty Thing” {Dixon}Bo Diddley – Willie Dixon Chess Box [Chess/MCA: 1988]
  15. “I Wish I Knew (How It Would Feel To Be Free)” {Billy Taylor/Dick Dallas}Derek Trucks Band – Songlines [Columbia: 2006]