Cosmic Jazz welcomed back Derek this week so it was our usual jazz pingpong… We never know what we’ll be playing from the boxes we bring in: it’s the sounds that shape our choices and the direction of the show is usually determined on the night (but see below!).
We managed to squeeze in a bit of the new release from Brad Mehldau at the end of the show – more next week from this live double CD/DVD combination. With the Black Unity track from Pharoah Sanders we dipped into the theme for next week – our favourite cosmic jazz sounds. That’s not simply our favourite jazz but the music that best epitomises the Cosmic Jazz vibe. We’ve each chosen five tracks and you’ll hear all of them next week on the show.
Now, if you have any favourite tracks that best capture the cosmic/spiritual jazz tip then let us know.
- Miles Davis – Konda
- Babatunde Lea – March of the Jazz Guerillas
- Dave Douglas – Posies
- Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble – Parce Mihi Dominie
- Bugge Wesseltoft – Change
- Hector Costita Sexteto – Tokio
- McCoy Tyner – Passion Dance (live)
- Hal Singer & Jef Gilson – Chant Inca
- Matthew Halsall – Colour Yes
- Pharoah Sanders – Black Unity
- Bossa Jazz Trio – Maria Moita
- David Murray Octet – Santa Barbara and Crenshaw Follies
- Harry Beckett – Rolli’s Tune
- Brad Mehldau – Lithium
With the focus on Miles Davis and his 1970s music in recent weeks, it seems a good time to promote this piece of concert footage. Not for the fainthearted, here’s Miles at his wildest and most electric wowing them live in Berlin in 1973: