Another show packed with great new music – more from Emanative and Michael L Roberts (including a live interview), Matana Roberts and JD Allen from last week and a few more surprises. Cool grooves to begin, classic vocalists and an avant garde ending. It’s what you expect from Cosmic Jazz – eclectic music from start to finish.
We were pleased to have our first live interview on the show – Michael L Roberts took a break from his set at Hotel Rafayel in London and chatted about his music and influences. You can catch him in Bury St Edmunds at the Constitutional Club on 02 July 2011.
- Les McCann – Sometimes I Cry
- Emanative – Space In Veda
- Michael L Roberts – D…
- Mulatu Astatke (live) – Munaye
- Roy Ayers – We Live in Brooklyn, Baby
- Dave Brubeck Quartet – Tokyo Traffic
- Marion Brown – Bismillahi Rramani Rrahim
- Joe Henderson – Our Thing
- J D Allen – I Am I Am
- Sunaga T Experience – In Case of Emergency
- Mark Murphy – Do Nothing Till You Hear from Me
- Carmen Lundy – When Your Lover Has Gone
- Michael L Roberts (with Anita Wardell) – Senor Blues
- Kurt Elling – Resolution
- David Binney – Marvin Gaye
- Matana Roberts – Nomra
Video this week comes from vocalist Kurt Elling with a live take on his track Samurai Cowboy – a vocalese twist on Bass Desire’s Samurai Hee Haw.
And here’s the original, with Bill Frisell and John Scofield trading licks on guitars: