Playlist – 22 April 2010

Another Derek solo show as Neil is still stranded in China – but now with a return date of 04 May so he should be back for the 06 May show with lots of new music!  He’s still got internet access though and passed on the sad news that Steve Reid and Guru from Gang Starr had died.  Steve Reid was a hard driving drummer from the USA who knew and played with John Coltrane, but had moved to Lugano in Switzerland  when his album Spirit Walk was released on Soul Jazz records in 2005.  Guru, through his work with Gang Starr and Jazzmatazz, aimed to fuse hip-hop and jazz and gained respect from major jazz artists, including Branford Marsalis and Donald Byrd, though this respect did not extend to all jazz lovers. Judge for yourself by listening to Jazz Thing.

The musicians from The Tribe were also featured. The Tribe was a 1970s Detroit community-based record label and magazine run by musicians and committed to issues affecting the black community. The musicians included Wendell Harrison, Phil Ranelin and Marcus Belgrave.  Universal Sounds has just released an interesting CD Message From The Tribe: an anthology of Tribe Records 1972 – 1976, a compilation of music from the Tribe label. The musicians were reunited in 2009 by the Chicago producer Carl Craig and made the album Rebirth from which Vibes from the Tribe was played.

  1. McCoy Tyner –  Contemplation
  2. The Jimmy Guiffre Trio – The Train and the River
  3. Steve Reid Ensemble – Lugano
  4. Gang Starr – Jazz Thing
  5. Marcus Belgrave – Space Odyssey
  6. Tribe – Vibes from the Tribe
  7. Wendell Harrison – Tons and Tons of B.S.
  8. The Blue Note 7 – Search for Peace
  9. Erik Truffaz feat Nya – Bending New Corners
  10. Yusef Lateef – Chandra
  11. Beady Belle – Wounded Pride
  12. Nation of Multiverse – Real and Unreal Space

5 thoughts on “Playlist – 22 April 2010”

  1. I enjoyed the show too! As always, made to feel most welcome. Am hearing you on ‘listen again’ this week, but in instalments as whenever I click on something else the audio goes. Must be doing something wrong, but no surprises there…technology not my strong suit. ‘Train and the River’ sounding nice. What do you think of the Anita O’Day tracks on there? Spaced out or what!?

  2. The audio is tied to the web page you are on, so if you click to go somewhere else the audio will disappear as well. If you want to browse the web while you listen, just open another page.

  3. Hi Pete
    Greetings from Beijing! Loved the show and thought the mix of music worked really well. Looking forward to catching up with you on my return. We should get together and listen to some new music.
    Yes – Anita O’Day was of course pretty spaced out on that famous day – she admitted this in later interviews. As for that hat… It was a cool image then and is so now.
    For a contemporary twist on O’Day, check out the RSL remix of Sing, Sing, Sing on the Verve Remixed projects – I think it’s on No. 3.

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