There are times on the radio, as in life, when things somehow do not go quite right. This was one of those weeks. It was probably the first time ever that Michael Garrick and the Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet have had one of their tunes looped in the radio and it was not because I saw Overtones of a Forgotten Music or Garrison 64 as potential club dance mixes. The tracklisting on the blog kept mysteriously disappearing and the The Barcode Quartet record – a new white label gift from the father of two band members – was placed in the CD player before I noted its title.
The programme featured music from two continents – Europe and Africa. There were similarities and differences across the continents but there were also similarities and differences among countries within the continents. Once again the Oscar Sulley and Gyedu-Blay Ambollah showed that you do not need to be classified as a jazz musician to have a jazz sensibility. From the other continent, Colin Steele of Scotland demonstrated his unique ability to fuse traditional Scottish music with jazz.
Neil will be back next week. After the events of this week his return will be particularly welcome.
- African Jazz Pioneers – Nonto Sangoma
- Michael Garrick – Overtones of a Forgotten Music
- The Tony Benson Sextet – Ugali
- Colin Steele – Bacharach on Loch Winnoch
- Mulatu Astatke – Yekatit
- Barcode Quartet – Coming to Get You
- Abdullah Ibrahim – Whosa Mtwana
- Sounds of the Unexpected – Eins, Zwei, Drei, Vorbei
- Henri Texier – Go I
- Oscar Sulley & the Uhuru Dance Band – Bukom Mashie
- Jan Garbarek – All Those Born With Wings, 3rd Piece
- Nicola Conte – Nubian Queens
- Gyedu-Blay Ambollah & his Creations – Akoko Ba
- The Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet – Garrison 64