Playlist – 19 August 2010

The usual eclectic choice of music this week – including a tribute to Harry Beckett who died last month and singer Abbey Lincoln who died on 14 September.  We also played more from that great new album by Phronesis and looked forward to some of the artists playing at the London Jazz Festival in November.

There was also Pharaoh’s Dance, another long track from the seminal Bitches Brew, recorded 40 years ago this month.  In the liner notes to the album critic Ralph J Gleason wrote that “right now it the on the edge of newness and has that snapping fire you sense when you go out there from the spaceship where nobody has ever gone before.”

Sounds rather like Cosmic Jazz to me…

  1. Joshua Redman – I’m an Old Cowhand
  2. Sound Advice – Jungle Juice
  3. Harry Beckett – Tender is the Sky
  4. Michael Garrick – Fellow Feeling
  5. Terence Blanchard – Harvesting Dance
  6. Erik Truffaz and Murcof – Al Mediodia
  7. Miles Davis – Pharaoh’s Dance
  8. Colin Steele – Lament for Miles
  9. Harry Beckett – Something Special
  10. Abbey Lincoln – The Music is the Magic
  11. The Brian Lynch/Eddie Palmieri Project – Free Hands
  12. Phronesis – Eight Hours

Videclips this week just had to be from both Abbey Lincoln and Harry Beckett.  The music speaks for itself:

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