Playlist – 07 June 2012

This week’s Cosmic Jazz saw a special visit from Pete, regular listener and lifelong music guru (to this writer certainly – Neil). Pete’s specialist Mastermind subject is simply music – whether that’s blues, soul, country, bluegrass, zydeco or jazz – and his jazz choices are as eclectic and inspiring as you would expect.

Starting off with a track from the new father and sons combination of Philip Cohran and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, Pete wove in some rarely heard Manfred Mann, Keith Tippett and Eddie Gale before ending with a classic live John Coltrane track.

This is truly a show not to be missed. Download now and save to your MP3 player of choice – you’ll have a lifetime of musical knowledge encapsulated in just 90 minutes.

  1. Kelan Philip Cohran and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Frankincense and Myrrh
  2. Manfred Mann Chapter Three – Time
  3. The John Cameron Quartet – Come Back Another Day
  4. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Hummin’
  5. Eddie Gale – Ghetto Love Night
  6. Bobby Hutcherson – Now
  7. Joe Zawinul – In a Silent Way
  8. Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra – Song for Che
  9. Lou Donaldson with the Three Sounds – Smooth Groove
  10. The Keith Tippett Group – This is What Happens
  11. Jean-Luc Ponty – How Would You Like to Have a Head Like That
  12. John McLaughlin – Peace Piece
  13. John Coltrane – I Want to Talk About You

3 thoughts on “Playlist – 07 June 2012”

  1. Derek,
    You’ll be pleased to know that Jean Luc Ponty played on ELTON JOHN’S ‘Honky Cat’ album! And that the Frenchman also collaborated with John McLaughlin. Small world, eh ?!

  2. Hi – Just a small correction: the Elton John album is ‘Honky Chateau’ [1972] and Ponty appears on a couple of tracks.
    More jazz trivia: Phil Cohran was a key figure in Sun Ra’s Arkestra in the 1960s and then went on to form his Artistic Heritage Ensemble which featured the iconoclastic guitarist Pete Cosey who would later appear in Miles Davis’ mid-1970s groups.
    Also in the AHE at this time was ‘Master’ Henry Gibson – later to appear as part of Curtis Mayfield’s band in the 1970 and probably one of the most recorded percussionists in music. You can hear his distinctive style on hundreds of tracks – but Mayfield’s own ‘Pusherman’ from the ‘Superfly’ soundtrack is a great example of his conga playing.
    Thanks Pete – excellent show!

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