This week was the continuation of the type of music featured in last week’s show. The positive response to the long Pharaoh Sanders track last week led to the inclusion of Greetings to Idris – the opening cut from his the Journey to the One album, one of my very favourite recordings. This week’s full-length big number was The Emperor from Donald Byrd – a funky, controlled, burner of a tune.
The contemporary half of the programme saw more from Ambrose Akinmusire, a repeat play for a modal classic from George Coleman, a great CJ favourite in Carmen Lundy and more from the British duo Steve Tromans/J.J. Wheeler. Check their Blue Room CD.
- Wes Montgomery – Bumpin’
- Snowboy – 42nd and Broadway
- Pharoah Sanders – Greetings to Idris
- George Coleman – Amsterdam After Dark
- Donald Byrd – The Emperor
- Soul Jazz Orchestra – Serenity
- Dwight Trible – I’ve Known Rivers
- Carmen Lundy – The Night is Young
- Steve Tromans/JJ Wheeler – A Foggy Day
- Ambrose Akinmusire – Jaya
- Sleepwalker – Don’t Believe a Word