Playlist – 17 May 2012

This week’s Cosmic Jazz has a mixture of new and old sounds. We tend to think of Patrice Rushen as a jazz fusion/funk artist but – like Herbie Hancock – her jazz credentials are impressive. Listen to Haw Right Now from Rushen’s first album Prelusion (1974)  to find out. There’s plenty of heavyweight jazzers on offer as support too – Joe Henderson, Hadley Caliman, Ngudu and Kenneth Nash.

Also in tonight’s show, music from two of our favourite albums right now – Robert Glasper’s Black Radio and Esperanza Spalding’s Radio Music Society – along with a track each off a couple of impressive New York trio releases from Steve Lehman and Vijay Iyer.

Classic older sounds are represented by a trio of great tenor players – Joe Henderson, Sonny Rollins and Jimmy Heath – and, to complete the symmetry, three female vocalist old and new. It’s all on this week’s Cosmic Jazz.

  1. Robert Glasper Experiment – Black Radio
  2. Esperanza Spalding – Radio Song
  3. Patrice Rushen – Haw Right Now
  4. Joe Henderson – Relaxin’ at Camarillo
  5. Sonny Rollins – Notes for Eddie
  6. Jimmy Heath – Heritage Hum
  7. Azanyah – I Will Surely Come Again
  8. Zara McFarlane – Chiaroscuro
  9. Carmen Lundy – So Beautiful
  10. Steve Lehman Trio – Alloy
  11. Vijay Iyer Trio – Wildflower

One thought on “Playlist – 17 May 2012”

  1. Really enjoyed the show this week. Highlight for me was Steve Lehman – spiky tenor sounds yet identifiably in the great traditions of Rollins et al. And good to hear another track from the Henderson album – late in Henderson’s long career but part of that late flowering that included The State of the Tenor.

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