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