Playlist – 20 October 2011

There was some truly deep jazz on CJ this week: new music from Nat Birchall’s great new release Sacred Dimension and tracks from two Pharoah Sanders reissues on Impulse!, Village of the Pharoahs and Wisdom through Music.

Also on the show more tenor madness from Jimmy Heath, Joe Henderson and, yes, Dexter Gordon together with a reflective moment from McCoy Tyner – all equally spiritual.

To get your own copy of Sacred Dimensions contact Nat directly on his website or go to Steve’s Jazz Sounds.

  1. Archie Shepp – Invocation to Mr P/Nat Birchall – Ancient World
  2. Jimmy Heath – Alkebulu-Lan (Land of the Blacks)
  3. Pharoah Sanders – Village of the Pharoahs (part 1)
  4. Joe Henderson – Fire
  5. Yusef Lateef – Brother
  6. Dexter Gordon – Second Balcony Jump
  7. Roy Brooks and the Artistic Truth – Eboness
  8. Gary Bartz Ntu Troop – I’ve Known Rivers (live)
  9. McCoy Tyner – Desert Cry
  10. Pharoah Sanders – Love is Everywhere
  11. Nat Birchall – Dance of the Mystic

Music this week plays tribute to the master with a take on Afro Blue featuring current British jazz talent – Arun Ghosh, Nat Birchall, Byron Wallen, Corey Mwamba, Idris Rahman, Rachel Gladwin,Liran Donin and Rastko Rasic. Enjoy!

2 thoughts on “Playlist – 20 October 2011”

  1. Gorgeous playlist ! Was at the albany gig and it was totally sublime. Nat is a quiet genius and sits comfortably in the company of the greats. Byron and the Heliocentrics are at the Vortex in Dec, check it. (thought land of the blacks was Mtume ?)

  2. Hi – thanks for the postive comments. This was a particularly spiritual show and we certainly agree with your comments about Nat B. Mtume did record Land of the Blacks (on one of the Umoja albums on Strata-East if I remember right) but this was the Jimmy Heath version (with Mtume) from the album The Gap Sealer. Remember you can Listen Again for a week after each show – or download it for ever.
    I’m away in Beijing for a while but Derek will be featuring music from the London Jazz Festival and much more over the next few weeks.

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