Tonight we welcomed Stephen Mynott from the Milestones Jazz club in Lowestoft. Lots of big jazz names have passed through their doors over the years and it was a pleasure to have Stephen with us – together with his great choice of music. This included some old favourites like the Yorkshire group Back Door but also some performers new to us like the late Pete Jacobsen and Simon H Fell, both ex-Suffolk residents.
We all wanted to play tribute to the late and very great Ian Carr – jazz trumpeter, broadcaster and biographer of Miles Davis and Keith Jarrett. We have championed his music since the start of Cosmic Jazz in February 2008 and we shall continue to play the inspiring music of the Ian Carr/Don Rendell Quintet and Britain’s finest jazz-rock group, Nucleus. Three tracks tonight and more in coming weeks.
1. Persephone’s Jive – Neil Ardley, Ian Carr and Don Rendell
2. Jackie McLean- Melody for Melonae
3. Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet – Boy, Dog and Carrot
4. Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet – Shades of Blue
5. Peter Jacobsen – Microcosmo 1/Microcosmo 2/Microcosmo 3
4.Kahil El’Zabar’s Ritual Trio – Save Your Love for Me
5. Back Door – Vienna Breakdown
6. Barcode Trio – Meercat
7. Jerry Reed – Sittin’ on Top of the World
8. Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band – Neveen
9. Mark Murphy – We’ll Be Together Again
10. Beat Out Shrine – Pinkie
12. Tim Collinson – Magic Number
13. Sun Ra – I Could Have Danced All Night
14. Nation of Multiverse – African Village
15. Simon H. Fell – Part II
16. J Dilla – Over the Breaks/Simon H Fell (unknown)/Ornette Coleman – Lonely Woman
17. Patrick Naylor’s Sound Dial – Good Air
Neil is off to see Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA at the Barbican on Tuesday in a tribute to Sun Ra – watch out for a review soon.