Playlist – 23 February 2012

The promised mix from Palma had to be postponed because of technical difficulties. In compensation, CJ focused on some music that Palma would like. So, after Neil had played a 1963 version of Impressions from the Impulse CD of John Coltrane live at Newport in 1963 and 1965, I chose My Favourite Things  from the same record. Warm, modal jazz dominated proceedings with Pharaoh Sanders from the US and Nat Birchall and Matthew Halsall from the Manchester scene. I hope Palma can return next week for his much-anticipated vinyl mix.

  1. John Coltrane – My Favourite Things
  2. Pharoah Sanders – Greetings to Idris
  3. Pharoah Sanders – Doktor Pitt
  4. Nat Birchall – Ancient World
  5. Matthew Halsall – The End of Dukkha
  6. Neil Cowley Trio – Portal
  7. Dollar Brand – African Marketplace
  8. Miles Davis – Miles Runs the Voodoo Down

6 thoughts on “Playlist – 23 February 2012”

  1. The Newport recording of ‘My Favourite Things’ is the first of his versions of the tune that I ever heard, on that occasion on the ‘Selflessness’ album, with Roy Haynes depping for Elvin Jones on that date. My first joyful exposure to McCoy Tyner too, thanks to Charles Fox on ‘Jazz Today’. I think a ‘Jazz Today’ feature might be quite nice. A huge influence on me, certainly, and EMI Imports in Hayes started to get a bit of business off me from that point on, thanks to the urbane Mr Fox …

  2. The Newport 63 recording of ‘My Favourite Things’ is the first of Trane’s versions of the tune that I ever heard, on that occasion on the ‘Selflessness’ album, with Roy Haynes depping for Elvin Jones. My first joyful exposure to McCoy Tyner too, thanks to Charles Fox on ‘Jazz Today’. I think a ‘Jazz Today’ feature might be quite nice. A huge influence on me, certainly, and EMI Imports in Hayes started to get a bit of business off me from that point on, thanks to the urbane Mr Fox …

  3. Pete, how about coming in to the show again and doing a ‘Jazz Today’ feature? When are you available?

  4. Ah – yes, Charles Fox was very much an inspiration. In a pre-internet age, this BBC R3 programme was a vital source of new jazz, and the urbane Fox was an advocate of the British modern jazz scene of the time.
    Fox knew the jazz tradition but loved the new experimentalism of Keith Tippett, Graham Collier, Mike Westbrook et al. I remember listening and hearing now largely forgotten jazz and jazz rock groups like Isotope.
    Yes – let’s have a UK jazz special featuring the jazz artists that Fox championed in the 1970s.

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