Playlist – 27 May 2010

A solo show from Derek as Neil was called away at the last moment.  It did give a chance to include, once again, some Japanese jazz (Indigo Jam Unit and Sadao Watanabe) and some gentle and delicate singing from Brazil (Flora Purim and Rosa Passos).  The day before had been the birthday of Miles Davis so a track from Miles was an obvious choice and the beautiful intensity of Effi by Max Roach from the album Members Don’t Git Weary suggested we should feature this album over the next few weeks.

  1. Miles Davis – Hand Jive (Second Alternate Take)
  2. Indigo Jam Unit – Trailer
  3. Jackie McLean – Action
  4. Sadao Watanabe – Mtoto
  5. Flora Purim – Preciso apprender a ser so
  6. Rosa Passos – E Luxo So
  7. Jose James – Desire (Moodyman remix)
  8. Max Roach – Effi
  9. Roland Kirk – The Call
  10. Lou Donaldson – Gravy Train
  11. Eddie Harris – Listen Here
  12. Dexter Gordon – Soy Califa
  13. The Soul Jazz Orchestra – Mr. President

The video feature this week is Flora Purim in 1969 with an all star lineup for French television – Stan Getz, Stanley Cowell, Miroslav Vitous and Jack de Johnette.  I wonder whether this group ever recorded?  If you know, let us know!

2 thoughts on “Playlist – 27 May 2010”

  1. Clever me gave you the wrong Sadao Watanabe vinyl, oh well it looks a good show, I look forward to listening to it.

  2. The Sadao Watanabe track was one of the show highlights for me. Watanabe is a major figure in Japan and has played with many jazz musicians from the west over the years. A small correction – he’s the saxophonist rather than the guitarist on the track.

    Look forward to being back on the show this week – and will include as promised the beautiful track The Moon is a Harsh Mistress from the Haden/Metheny album.

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