Playlist – 05 May 2011

Back from Beijing, Neil brought along some great new music this week. First up was Dub Colossus with the title track from their new album, then James Farm – the new project from Joshua Redman. We also featured Kairos 4tet and a stunning Nigerian jazz track from Asiko. Madlib’s latest and a taste from a new Nascente tropical compilations completed the picture. It was all on this week’s Cosmic Jazz – and you can catch it all on Listen Again this weekend.

  1. Dub Colossus – Addis Through the Looking Glass
  2. Mulatu Astatke – Mulatu
  3. James Farm – Coax
  4. Max Grunhard Quintet – Sea Shanty
  5. Joe Farrell – Follow Your Heart
  6. Matthew Halsall- Sending My Love
  7. Kairos 4tet – Maybe Next Year
  8. Alice Coltrane – Sivaya
  9. Yoruba Singers – Basa Bongo/Jackie McLean – Old Gospel
  10. Asiko – Hot Black
  11. Calexico – Crumble/Lee Konitz – On Green Dolphin Street
  12. The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble – Black Renaissance (for Harry Whitaker)

Video this week is a double bill from Manchester trumpeter and Cosmic Jazz fave Matthew Halsall. First, here he is at that city’s Band on the Wall venue with his other group, featuring turntables and a beatboxer:

And we were really pleased to hear from Desubicados TV, a live music blog in Madrid. Thanks for this atmospheric piece on Halsall – just click on his name below to view:

Matthew Halsall

 

 

 

 

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