Playlist – 01 April 2010

Cosmic Jazz played the usual eclectic mix of jazz sounds on tonight’s show – this time with an Easter religious theme – ish…  New tracks from Mulatu Astatke’s brand new release on Strut, drummer Paul Motian’s stunning ECM album and a track from the triple CD collection of Eberhard Weber’s Colours group.  More too from Jose James and favourites from Pharoah Sanders, Max Roach and Archie Shepp.

  1. Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu’s Mood
  2. Archie Shepp – A Prayer
  3. David Durrah – Space 2/Phil Ranelin & Tribe – Vibe from the Tribe
  4. Pharoah Sanders – Morning Prayer
  5. Charles Lloyd – The Sufi’s Tears
  6. Max Roach – Absolutions
  7. Julien Lourau – Voodoo House
  8. Andrew Hill – New Monastery
  9. Thelonious Monk Quartet – Blue Monk
  10. Eberhard Weber – Seriously Deep
  11. Michael Garrick Sextet – Anthem: an organ voluntary for Easter Sunday
  12. Paul Motian – Cathedral Song
  13. Jose James – The Greater Good
  14. Don Pullen – Variation on Ode to Life
  15. Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor

Apologies for the sudden ending of Blue Monk around 52 minutes into the show: we try not to let these things catch us out – but sometimes they do.  And of course I know that Beethoven’s Symphony No.9 uses the poem Ode to Joy by Friedrich Schiller – and that it’s nothing to do with Don Pullen’s Ode to Life

Next week sees the first of two special shows when Tom and Derek play a mix of all that’s new in jazz and dance, and then on 15 April Derek is joined by Pete, the man with the unfeasibly large record collection – and music brain to match.  Join us.

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