CJ celebrated jazz on vinyl with a special programme co-hosted by another addict of the black stuff – local listener and DJ Palmer Stallings. His unrivalled collection of jazz vinyl was dusted off and CJ listeners were treated to a special jazz mix of rare grooves.
- Joyce & Tutty Moreno – Penalty
- Gabor Szabo – Little Boat (O Barquinho)
- Paolo Fedreghini and Marco Bianchi – Oriental Smile
- Sonny Rollins – Sais
- Alto Summit – Native Lands
- Ramon Morris – Sweat
- Sonny Fortune – In Waves of Dreams
- Bennie Maupin – Water Torture
- The Interpreters – Time is of the Essence
- Tubby Hayes Quintet – Voodoo Session
- Quartet Tres Bien – Voodoo Man
- Nat Adderley Sextet – Space Spiritual
- Andy Bey – Trust Us to Find the Way
- Ramon Morris – Don’t Ask Us
- Freestyle Fellowship – Park Bench People
- Rudolph Johnson – The Highest Pleasure
- Yusef Lateef – Brother John
After the startlingly good Sais from Sonny Rollins, DJ Palmer’s mix drew on great jazz across four decades. Here’s the detail:
The Interpreters track came from the album The Knack, released on Cadet in 1965 and The Nat Adderley Sextet gave us the standout Space Spiritual from the 1972 The Soul of the Bible on Capitol. Andy Bey’s Experience and Judgement gave us Trust Us to Find the Way and the re-release on Groove Merchant of Ramon Morris’s 1972 Sweet Sister Funk was matched by Freestyle Fellowship’s Innercity Griots from 1993.
Finally, Palmer ended with a rarity on the great Black Jazz label from Rudolf Johnson’s 1973 album The Second Coming. Sandwiched between all this was the ultimate limited release: 666 copies only on Trunk Records and from a Tubby Hayes stage appearance in the iconic Dr Terror’s House of Horror film (which also featured the young Roy Castle…) a 7 inch single called Voodoo Session! You can find out much more about this rarity here.
It’s time for the return of the videoclip and so here’s another treat set in the mid 70s. It’s an amateur piece of video which captures the New York of that era through its street scenes – and especially those infamous ‘land barges’. The music is archetypal 70s jazz funk – and one of the best around – Herbie Hancock’s Hang Up Your Hang Ups. Apologies for the ad. I like this – reminds me of watching US cop shows as a teenager. Palmer – this one’s for you, with thanks!