This week’s CJ featured part of a celebrated Miles Davis track from 1967 – Circle in the Round. Released in the late 1970s hiatus when Miles had retired from both performing and recording, it’s a unique entry in the Davis canon. From the trance-like repetitive gimbri style guitar playing from Joe Beck to just hearing pianist Herbie Hancock on celeste, Circle in the Round is a delight.
We also highlighted the very different new release from Empirical and a long-time CJ favourite from the evergreen drummer Roy Haynes – also appearing at the LJF with his aptly-named Fountain of Youth band.
Also this week – a taste of some of the music you can hear at this year’s London Jazz Festival. From Kairos 4tet and Chris Potter, to McCoy Tyner and Abram Wilson, over the next few weeks we’ll demonstrate the range of jazz and more that makes up the unique atmosphere of the LJF. To find out more about the Festival check out the website, download the Festival brochure or upload the iPhone app.
- The Beach Boys – Let’s Go Away for Awhile
- Empirical – The Element of Truth
- Nick Bartsch’s Ronin – Modul 35
- Miles Davis – Circle in the Round
- Chris Potter – Togo
- Rachelle Ferrell – Bye Bye Blackbird
- Sleepwalker feat. Bembe Segue – Into the Sun
- Jose James – Blackeyedsusan
- Roy Haynes – Dorian
- Alberto Favero – Tercer Movimiento
- Kelan Phil Cohran & Legacy – White Nile
- Dave Douglas – Ruckus
Video this week comes from Nick Bartsch’s Ronin, seen here at the Umbria Jazz Festival in Perugia, Italy last year: