Did anyone spot the mistake in my first comments? Let us know through Comments if you did.
It was corrected later but there were so many jazz anniversaries in 2009 I mention numbers without thinking about which anniversary I am talking about. I must do better.
The Jackie McLean track made a great starter. The tempo rose in the Latin section with Kenny Dorham getting things in the swing and Dexter Gordon’s Soy Califa possibly being the greatest mover. I am not sure that we have played either Jimmy McGriff or Jimmy Smith on Cosmic Jazz before but the uptempo format of this programme provided the perfect opportunity. There certailnly was no room for squares as Hank Mobley reminded us and the classic Moanin‘ by Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers remains the perfect jazz dancefloor number.
A merry Christmas and prosperous New Year to all Cosmic Jazz listeners and website visitors. We hope you will stay with us in 2010; we still have lots of music left to play and we have some guests lined up who will bring their own selections into the studio to both entertain and inform us.
The jazz journey is a long and never-ending one.
- Jackie McLean – Hootman
- Lou Donaldson – Gravy Train
- Kenny Dorham – Mamacita
- Grant Green – Mambo Inn
- Dexter Gordon – Soy Califa
- Joe Henderson – El Barrio
- Jimmy McGriff – All About my Girl
- Freddie Hubbard – Cunga Black
- Jimmy Smith – Back at the Chicken Shack
- Hank Mobley – No Room for Squares
- Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Moanin’
- Horace Silver – Safari
Next week’s New Year’s Eve show is our review of the best of 2009. Look out for a Cosmic Jazz feature coming up on our favourite music of the year. We’ll be back with you live for our first show of 2010 on 07 January.