Playlist – 14 October 2010

On this week’s show we played some of the most beautiful tunes in jazz. Thanks to Downbeat‘s album of the year winner, Vijay Iyer, we featured Yusef Lateef’s influential version of the Love Theme from Spartacus and worldB3’s Derek gave us John Coltrane’s  Naima and Ellington’s Fleurette Africaine.

What stops you in your tracks? My leftfield vote went to Desireless from Don Cherry’s Relativity Suite – 01.25 of perfection, featuring alto player Carlos Ward.  Relativity Suite isn’t available on CD but you might be able to find a copy on vinyl.

So what would be on your list? Let us know via the Comments facility.

  1. EST  –  Seven Days of Falling
  2. John Coltrane  –  Naima
  3. Alberto Favero – Tercer Movimiento from Suite Trane
  4. Don Cherry – Desireless
  5. Lee Morgan – Once in My Lifetime
  6. Wayne Shorter – Joanna’s Theme
  7. Frank Morgan – Lullaby
  8. Mark Isham – In a Silent Way/Milestones
  9. Mike Westbrook – Metropolis IX
  10. Duke Ellington – Fleurette Africaine
  11. Erik Truffaz – Siegfried
  12. Yusef Lateef – Love Theme from Spartacus
  13. Pharoah Sanders – After the Rain
  14. Keith Jarrett – My Song
  15. Don Rendell/Ian Carr Quintet – Dusk Fire
  16. Beach Boys/Charles Lloyd – Caroline, No

On video this week it has to be Yusef Lateef.  Here he is – just two years ago at the age of 87 – giving it his all in a concert in Russia.  Would that there were more…

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