Playlist – 20 August 2009

A solo show with Derek tonight and some interesting choices which – in part – reflect his summer break on soca-drenched Grenada as well as featuring some new Japanese jazz from Indigo Jam Unit together with some Blue Note favourites.

Here’s one anniversary for Cosmic Jazz readers and listeners to check out: 17 August is the 50th anniversary of the release of Miles Davis’ A Kind of Blue and if you’re still wondering what all the fuss is about, then have a look at this article from online magazine Slate.

Listen out for more from A Kind of Blue in next week’s show and – as always – if you missed the music live, then check out our Listen Again feature. Just click on the link to the right of the blog and enjoy!

1. Wynton Marsalis – First Slow Dance
2. Ornette Coleman – Focus on Sanity
3. Sonny Rollins – St. Thomas
4. Ernest Ranglin – Congo Man
5. The Joe Harriott Quintet – Compound
6. Indigo Jam Unit – Pirates
7. Oumou Sangare – Wele Wele
8. Lee Morgan – Twice Around
9. Donald Byrd – Dixie Lee
10. Nicola Conte – The Nubian Queens
11. Gil Scott-Heron & Brian Jackson – Peace Go With You Brother
12. Eddie Harris – Velocity
13. Charles Mingus – Better Git it in Your Soul
14. Horace Silver – The Jody Grind
15. Grachan Moncur – Evolution
16. Quasimode – Giant Black Shadow
17. Grant Green – My Favourite Things
18. Lonnie Plaxico – Windy City

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