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.
- Miles Davis – Hand Jive (Second Alternate Take)
- Indigo Jam Unit – Trailer
- Jackie McLean – Action
- Sadao Watanabe – Mtoto
- Flora Purim – Preciso apprender a ser so
- Rosa Passos – E Luxo So
- Jose James – Desire (Moodyman remix)
- Max Roach – Effi
- Roland Kirk – The Call
- Lou Donaldson – Gravy Train
- Eddie Harris – Listen Here
- Dexter Gordon – Soy Califa
- 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!