We were troubled by persistent studio gremlins week – but hopefully the music shone through! It ranged from an outstanding version of Coltrane’s Resolution (the first of two tracks featuring guitarist Bill Frisell) to a new afrobeat 12in single from Montpellier’s Fanga – more signs that afrobeat is now a worldwide style.
In between were classic tracks from Weather Report (Mysterious Traveller) and Art Blakey (Moanin’). As great music does, each made us listen again – the tiny double-tracked soprano sax phrases of Wayne Shorter and the outstanding tenor solo from Benny Golson were reminders of how diverse jazz can be.
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1. Heliocentrics – Sirius B
2. Marc Johnson – Resolution
3. Jimmy Heath – Angel Man
4. Weather Report – Mysterious Traveller
5. Carmen Lundy – All Day, All Night
6. Miles Davis – All Blues
7. Jose James – Nola
8. Bill Frisell – 1968
9. Fanga – Natural Juice (Ashanti Mix)
10. Roberto Roena – Take Five (Nicola Conte remix)
11. Art Blakey – Moanin’
12. Manu Katche – So Groovy
13. Pharoah Sanders – Wise One
14. Indigo Jam Unit – Rumble
15. Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson – Plastic Dreams
16. Joe Henderson – Black Narcissus
17. Nostalgia 77 – Journey Home
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