Cosmic Jazz this week was beset with technical problems – so no Frank Foster again. Instead we started with Coltrane’s Vigil and Welcome from the Kulu Se Mama album before hitting a very different groove with Hungarian guitarist Gabor Szabo and Bobby Womack.
We had more left field moments with music from Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins, the Art Ensemble of Chicago and Pheeroan AkLaff.
We were also pleased to announce new jazz events at local venues. First up is the Devil’s Kitchen Collective in Bury St Edmunds, opening in a new venue on 07 August with the Ronnie Scott Legacy Quartet at the Greene King Social Club, IP33 1QT. We are also now including JazzNights at the Bell in Clare in our What’s on listings. Finally – an one off: it’s Gwyneth Herbert at Jazz at the Pavilion in Orford on 25 July. Contact 01394 450799 for more information and tickets.
Stressed DJs – but great music!
- John Coltrane – Vigil/Welcome
- Gabor Szabo and Bobby Womack – Fingers
- Roy Haynes – Quiet Fire
- Cal Tjader – Afro Blue
- Lee Morgan – Pilgrim’s Funny Farm
- Charles Lloyd and Billy Higgins – Prayer, Sanctuary
- Pheeroan AkLaff – 3 in 1
- Havana Cultura – Roforofo Fight (Louie Vega remix)
- Art Ensemble of Chicago – Charlie M
- Rosalia de Souza – Luiza Manequim
- Makoto and Kez YM – Chameleon
Video this week comes from the Art Ensemble of Chicago with Cecil Taylor, invoking my memories of seeing both of them live in London in the 1980s. It’s definitely jazz – but not as everyone knows it. For more on trumpeter Lester Bowie, check out the Jazztracks 01 feature here on the Cosmic Jazz website.