Category Archives: The Summit (Wed PM)

The Summit [Playlist – 11/02/11]

  1. “The Natives Are Restless Tonight”HORACE SILVER – Song For My Father [Jazz Heritage: 1989]
  2. “7 Seconds”YOUSSOU N’DOUR* – The Best Of… [Columbia: 2004]
    * Duet w/NENEH CHERRY
  3. “I’ll Give My All To You”VINX – Rooms In My Fatha’s House [Pangea: 1991]
  4. “Cowboys And Angels”GEORGE MICHAEL – Listen Without Prejudice, Vol. 1 [Columbia: 1990]
  5. “500 Miles High”CHICK COREA and RETURN TO FOREVER – Light As A Feather [Polydor: 1973]
  6. “The Hunt”MICKEY HART – Planet Drum [Rykodisc: 1991]
  7. “To Whom It May Concern”HORACE SILVER and THE JAZZ MESSENGERS – Self-Titled [Blue Note: 1955]
  8. “Nate’s Bedtime”B SHARP JAZZ QUARTET – Mirage [MAMA: 1995]
  9. “Thanks For Giving”REZ ABBASI’S INVOCATION – Suno Suno [Enja: 2011]
  10. “Gibraltar”WEATHER REPORT – Black Market [Columbia: 1976]
  11. “Thoughts”SONNY FORTUNE – Waves Of Dreams [A&M: 1976]
  12. “Is Once Enough?”JOHN-LUC PONTY – Aurora [Atlantic: 1976]

Notes:
Background:“East-West Exodus”BILLY HARPER – Destiny Is Yours [Steeplechase: 1989]
PSA Back: “Death Wish (“Main Title”)HERBIE HANCOCK – Herbie Hancock Box [Columbia: 2002]


The Summit [Playlist – 09/07/11]

  1. “Something In The Wind”STRAIGHT AHEAD – Body & Soul [Atlantic: 1993]
  2. “Synapse Activator”PATRICK BUTLER – Transcender [M.M.O.S: 2011]
  3. “Title Track”CLIFFORD JORDAN – The Highest Mountain [Steeplechase: 1975]
  4. “The Jubilee Suite*”WYNTON MARSALIS SEPTET – Blue Interlude [Columbia: 1992]
    *Part I: Day To Day, Part II: Running And Rambling, Part III: Grace”
  5. “Imam”DOLLAR BRAND (ABDULLAH IBRAHIM – Africa: Tears And Slaughter [Inner City: 1979]
  6. “Flight From Karoof, Parts 1 & 2”CHICK COREA – The Ultimate Adventure [Stretch Records: 2006]
  7. “Africa 35”YUSEF LATEEF & ADAM RUDOLPH – The World At Peace [Meta: 1995]
  8. “Miss D.D.”MARY LOU WILLIAMS – Freedom Rhythm & Sound* [Soul Jazz: 2009]
    *Revolutionary Jazz & The Civil Rights Movement: 1963-1982
  9. “Masara #2”YUSEF LATEEF – The World At Peace [Meta: 1995]
  10. “Title Track”BILLY COBHAM – Spectrum [Atlantic: 1973]
  11. “Never The Same Way”GARY BURTON – Common Ground [Mack Avenue: 2011]
  12. “Title Track”ANGELIQUE KIDJO – Black Ivory Soul [Columbia: 2002]

Notes:
Background: “Title Track”MARCUS ROBERTS – Deep In The Shed [BMG/NOVUS: 1990]
PSA Back: “Setembro (Brazilian Wedding Song)”QUINCY JONES – Back On The Block [Qwest: 1989]


The Summit [Playlist – 08/24/11]

“NEW ORLEANS MAJESTIC”

  1. “Title Track”DONALD HARRISON – Indian Blues [Candid: 1992]
  2. “Dr. Jazz”ELLIS MARSALIS – Heart Of Gold [Columbia: 1992]
  3. “The Majesty Of The Blues (The Puheeman Strut)”WYNTON MARSALIS – The Majesty Of The Blues [Columbia: 1989]
  4. “Seven-Ay Pocky Way”JASON MARSALIS – Music In Motion [Basin Street Records: 2000]
  5. “Give It Up”DR. MICHAEL WHITE – Putumayo Presents: New Orleans [Putumayo: 2005]
  6. “You Can Have My Husband”IRMA THOMAS – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factory: 2004]
    The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans
  7. “The Right Key But The Wrong Keyhole”CHARMAINE NEVILLE BAND * – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factor: 2004]
    *w/REGGIE HOUSTON & AMASA MILLER – The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans
  8. “El Negro, Parts 1, 2 & 3”IRVIN MAYFIELD – A Love Letter To New Orleans [Basin Street Records: 2011]
  9. “Lil’ Fawdy”TERENCE BLANCHARD – Simply Stated [Columbia: 1992]
  10. “Kinshasa”ALVIN BATISTE – Late [Columbia: 1993]
  11. “The Seeker, Pt. 4: New Orleans”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Aces Back To Back [32 Jazz: 1998]
  12. “Oh, But On The Third Day (Happy Feet Blues)”WYNTON MARSALIS – The Majesty Of The Blues [Columbia: 1989]
  13. “The Saints”COOLBONE – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factor: 2004]
    The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans
  14. “Go Go”GALACTIC – Doctors, Professors, Kings And Queens [Shout! Factor: 2004]
    The Big Ol’ Box Of New Orleans

Notes:
Background: “Hickory Dickory Dock”WYNTON MARSALIS – The Majesty Of The Blues [Columbia: 1989]
PSA Back: “New Hope”DONALD HARRISON – Free Style [Nagel Heyer Records: 2004]


The Summit [Playlist – 08/17/11]

  1. “Trees”ROLAND KIRK – “Rahsaan”: The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk [Mercury/PolyGram: 1990]
  2. “Conversation”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color [Altantic: 1975]
  3. “Inner Voices”SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK – Sacred Ground [EarthBeat: 1995]
  4. “Living Room”ABBEY LINCOLN – People In Me [ITM: 1989]
  5. “Worth His Weight In Gold (Rally Round)”STEEL PULSE – True Democracy [Rhino: 2005]
  6. “Title Track”MILES DAVIS – Filles Of Kilimanjaro [Sony: 2002]
  7. “Fingers In The Wind”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Inflated Tear [Atlantic: 1968]
  8. “New Breed”ELVIN JONES – Live At The Lighthouse, Vol. 1 [Blue Note: 1990]
  9. “A Quote From Clifford Brown”ROLAND KIRK – “Rahsaan”: The Complete Mercury Recordings [Mercury/PolyGram: 1990]
  10. “*Spanish Moss”BILLY COBHAM – Crosswinds [Atlantic: 1974]
  11. “*Savannah The Serene”BILLY COBHAM – Crosswinds [Atlantic: 1974]
  12. “*Storm”BILLY COBHAM – Crosswinds [Atlantic: 1974]
  13. “*Flash Flood”BILLY COBHAM – Crosswinds [Atlantic: 1974]
    *Spanish Moss “A Sound Portrait”, a four-part suite
  14. “Freaks For The Festival”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Case Of The 3 Sided Dream In Audio Color [Atlantic: 1975]
  15. “Cafe Regio’s”ISAAC HAYES – Shaft [Stax: 1978]

Notes:
Background: “Title Track”PAT METHENY GROUP – Imaginary Day [Warner: 1997]
PSA Back: “Fly By Night”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Inflated Tear [Atlantic: 1968]


The Summit [Playlist – 08/10/11]

  1. “Title Track”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Inflated Tear [Atlantic: 1968]
  2. “The Arrival”MARCUS ROBERTS – The Truth Is Spoken Here [BMG/Novus: 1989]
  3. “Song Of Everywhen”JACK WALRATH & HARD CORPS – Journey, Man! [Evidence: 1996]
  4. “Seven Eleven”JAE SINNETT – Off The Myopic Avenue [J-Nett: 2000]
  5. “Goodbye Pork Pie Hat”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Return Of The 5000 Lb. Man [Warner: 1976]
  6. “Shifter”BOBBY REID QUARTET – Simbia [Small World Music: 2007]
  7. “Us Is Two”CHARLES MINGUS – Charles Mingus And Friends In Concert [Columbia: 1972]
  8. “Title Track”AVISHAI COHEN – Seven Seas [EMI: 2011]
  9. “Theme To The Mothership”RETURN TO FOREVER – Hymn Of The Seventh Galaxy [Polydor: 1973]
    feat: CHICK COREA
  10. “The Juggler”WEATHER REPORT – Heavy Weather [Columbia: 1977]
  11. “You Are”THE BAD PLUS – Never Stop [E One: 2010]
  12. “Freaks For The Festival”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Does Your House Have Lions [Atlantic: 1993]
    subtitled: The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Anthology

Notes:
Background: “Title Track”GROOVE HOLMES – Onsaya Joy [Flying Dutchman: 1975]
PSA Back: “Optimistic”STRAIGHT AHEAD – Body & Soul [Atlantic: 1993]


The Summit [Playlist – 08/03/11]

  1. “Introduction/Medley”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Rahsaan Rahsaan [Atlantic: 1975]
  2. “Khidja”MANDRILL – Mandrilland [Polydor: 1974]
  3. “Kuenda”JON LUCIEN – Rashida [RCA: 1973]
  4. “Prague City Lights”JUNGLE FUNK – Self-Titled [Jungle Funk: 1997]
  5. “Black Crow”CASSANDRA WILSON – Blue Light ‘Til Dawn [Blue Note: 1993]
  6. “Satan”JON LUCIEN – Rashida [RCA: 1973]
  7. “On The Corner Of King And Scott Streets”ROLAND KIRK – “Rahsaan” The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk, Disc 5 [Mercury: 1990]
  8. “Untitled Blues”ROLAND KIRK – “Rahsaan” The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk, Disc 5 [Mercury: 1990]
  9. “Giant Steps”BRUCE HORNSBY – Camp Meeting [Legacy: 2007]
    w/CHRISTAIN McBRIDE & JACK DeJOHNETTE
  10. “What Elvin Left”JAE SINNETT – The Sinnett Hearings [J-Nett Records: 2006]
  11. “From Bechet, Fats And Byas”ROLAND KIRK – “Rahsaan” The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk, Disc 9 [Mercury: 1990]
  12. “Earthling Parade”BELA FLECK & THE FLECKTONES – Rocket Science [E One: 2011]
  13. “Play That Thing”RICK WALD 16/NYC – Oasis Jazz Radio Sampler #5, Vol VIII [Oasis Disc Mfg: 2008]
  14. “A Laugh For Rory”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – The Inflated Tear [Atlantic: 1968]
  15. “Freaks For The Festival”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Does Your House Have Lions [Rhino/Altantic: 1993]
    subtitled: The Rahsaan Roland Kirk Anthology

Notes:
Background: “First Light” – FREDDIE HUBBARD – The Baddest Hubbard [CTI: 1972]
PSA Back: “The Moon Song” – CHARLIE HADEN & PAT METHENY – Beyond The Missouri Sky (Short Stories) [Verve: 1996]

Happy Birthday Rahsaan! (Aug 7)


The Summit [Playlist – 07/27/11]

A Reed Salute To Frank Foster

  1. “Easy Living/Ain’t Nobody’s Business If I Do”GROVER WASHINGTON, JR – Soul Box, Vol. 2 [Kudu: 1973]
  2. “Title Track”FRANK WESS – Tryin’ To Make My Blues Turn Green [Concord: 1994]
  3. “Where Monk And Mingus Live – Let’s Call This”ROLAND KIRK – “Rahsaan” The Complete Mercury Recordings Of Roland Kirk [PolyGram: 1990]
  4. “Midnight Silence”KENNY KIRKLAND – Self-Titled [GRP: 1991]
  5. “El Ray”KENNY KIRKLAND – Self-Titled [GRP: 1991]
  6. “Steepian Faith”KENNY KIRKLAND – Self-Titled [GRP: 1991]
  7. “Syeeda’s Song Flute”JOHN COLTRANE – Giant Steps [Atlantic: 1960]
  8. “Moten Swing”COUNT BASIE – Breakfast Dance And Barbecue [EMI: 2001]
  9. “You’re Only As Old As You Look”FRANK FOSTER – Leo Rising [Arabesque: 1997]
  10. “Strode Rode”SONNY ROLLINS – Saxophone Colosus [Prestige: 1956]
  11. “Simone”RAHSAAN ROLAND KIRK – Other Folks’ Music [Atlantic: 1976]
  12. “Equipoise”SONNY FORTUNE – Great Friends [Evidence: 2003]
  13. “Degi-Degi”DON CHERRY – Jazz Heritage Sampler [A&M: 1988]
  14. “Cafe Regios”ISSAC HAYES – Shaft [Stax: 1978]

Notes:
Background: “Sweetnighter” – WEATHER REPORT – Sweetnighter [Columbia: 1973]
PSA Back: “Moroccan Nights” – MANDRILL – Sunshine – Love Songs [Wilson Bros. Records: 2003]


The Summit [Playlist – 07/20/11]

  1. Prayer Dance” – RACHELLE FERRELL – First Instrument [blue note: 1990]
  2. Testify” – DIANNE REEVES – Bridges [Blue Note: 1994]
  3. Visions” – LUIS BONILLA – Twilight [Planet Arts/Now Jazz Consortium: 2010]
  4. Chacarera Boogaloo” – FERNANDO HUERGO – Provinciano [Sunnyside Communications: 2008]
  5. Music For Todo Modo” – CHARLES MINGUS – Cumbia & Jazz Fusion [Atlantic: 1978]
  6. Each One, Teach One” – CHICO FREEMAN – Tradition In Transition [Elektra: 1982]
  7. Villaran” – MIGUEL ZENON – Jibaro [Marsalis Music: 2005]
  8. Demon Upstairs” – MICHAEL CARVIN – Between You And Me [Muse: 1989]
  9. Karn Evil 9: Second Impression” – EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER – Brain Salad Surgery [Manticore: 1973]
  10. Captain Senor Mouse” – RETURN TO FOREVER – The Anthology [Concord: 2008]

Notes:
Background: “Revelations” – SONNY FORTUNE – Waves Of Dreams
PSA Back: “Hard Times” – THE CRUSADERS – Unsung Heroes


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]


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]