Playlist – 03 December 2009

More great new music on this week’s Cosmic Jazz.  We featured Joe Henderson from the great new Soul Jazz compilation Freedom Rhythm and Sound, music from Dark Eyes, the new ECM album from Polish trumpeter Tomasz Stanko, and a track from Dave Holland’s quartet of last year recorded live at Monterey.

There’s also a favourite from a classic Lee Morgan Blue Note and a chance to celebrate another 50th anniversary – the release of John Coltrane’s Giant Steps album.

  1. Joe Henderson – Foregone Conclusion
  2. Tomasz Stanko Quintet – So Nice
  3. Lee Morgan – Tom Cat
  4. Dave Holland/The Monterey Quartet – Treachery
  5. Lloyd Miller – Gozel Guzler
  6. Sleepwalker feat. Bembe Segue – Wind
  7. Rosalia  de Souza – Banzo
  8. Indigo Jam Unit – Rumble
  9. Archie Shepp – Attica Blues
  10. McCoy Tyner – Contemplation
  11. John Coltrane – Giant Steps
  12. Guido Manusardi – Suita No. 1
  13. Andrew Hill – Passing Ships

This week’s video comes from Lee Morgan with a 1958 performance of I Remember Clifford. It’s a moving tribute to his fellow trumpeter, Clifford Brown, who was killed in a car crash at just twenty five years of age.

2 thoughts on “Playlist – 03 December 2009”

  1. I really like the way in which the website is developing, especially the inclusion of the videos and the reviews. Another interesting playlist, too, mixing the more familiar with some new discoveries. I agree very much with your review of “Isla” by the Portico Quartet which you published a couple of weeks ago – it is a very inventive and original album. I think I must have had a better experience of seeing them live than yourselves though – they seemed very much on form in the Norwich Arts Centre. Interesting to see your positive reference to the Cinematic Orchestra too – a band often neglected in jazz circles.

  2. Hi Pete

    Thanks very much for your comments – much appreciated! We make the mix of jazz as eclectic as possible and it’s good to hear that listeners agree with this policy. Hope you enjoyed the inclusion of Dave Holland’s track from last year’s Monterey Festival. This is three quarters of the group that appeared at the QEH last month (see review) – and Holland is so on form at the moment.

    Isla is likely to be in our Best of 2009 – we’d welcome other listener suggestions too…

    Keep listening – and thanks again.

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