Neil was back from Beijing and tonight’s CJ included a long track from the new ECM reissue of a classic Jan Garbarek album – Witchi-Tai-To. We began with a group of tracks linked to this essential album, playing the deeply modal Desireless in two versions (Don Cherry’s original on his Relativity Suite album from a few years earlier and the much lengthier Garbarek exploration) and then dipped into Carla Bley’s epic Escalator Over the Hill which featured A.I.R (or All India Radio) – a version of which also appears on Witchi-Tai-To.
Following this, more from Kelan Philip Cohran and his sons, an earlier Jessica Lauren piece and two long tracks from jazz masters Ornette Coleman and Randy Weston. In between this were two tracks that Neil repeatedly played on his long Beijing subway rides – the first from Vijay Iyer’s new trio release and the second a repeat offering from Dwight Trible’s latest album, already heavily featured on CJ over the last few months.
- Carla Bley Band – A.I.R
- Don Cherry – Desireless
- Jan Garbarek – Desireless
- Kelan Philip Cohran and the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble – Ancestral
- Vijay Iyer, Prasanna, Nitin Mitta – Entropy and Time
- Dwight Trible – It’s All About Love
- Art Pepper – Rhythm a Ning
- Ambrose Akinmusire – Jaya
- Jessica Lauren – I Love You My Brother
- Ornette Coleman Quartet – Latin Genetics
- Randy Weston – African Cookbook
This week sees the return of our video feature – and it’s a first appearance for Carla Bley, playing here in duet with longtime associate electric bassist Steve Swallow.