This week’s CJ was in four phases. Firstly, there were the re-releases – Azanyah, the Lloyd McNeill Quartet and Raphael (the latter from from the Spiritual Jazz Vol II compilation). The Azanyah album on Jazzman Records is a treat. We shall play more.
The next phase was contemporary – the Vijay Iyer Trio and Esperanza Spalding, whose record I like more every time I hear it. Latin jazz came next with The Jazz on the Latin Side All Stars being my pick of the trio.
Finally, Cosmic Jazz ended with great, classical jazz from Joe Henderson and Freddie Hubbard. Could you wish for more?
- Azanyah – I Will Surely Come Again
- Lloyd McNeill Quartet – Just 71% Moor
- Raphael – Archangelo
- Vijay Iyer Trio – Accelerando
- Esperanza Spalding – Radio Song
- The Jazz on the Latin Side All-Stars – Mujer Chicana
- Tania Maria – Lost in Amazonia
- Johnny Blas – Picadillo
- Joe Henderson – Y Todavia La Quiero
- Freddie Hubbard with Al Jarreau – Little Sunflower