Playlist – 20 September 2012

Des Hart from the Ipswich Jazz Collective was the guest this week. The Jazz Collective meet and play every Friday night at The Golden Hind pub on Nacton Road, Ipswich. Des deserves full credit for the first Ipswich Jazz Festival which he organised on Sunday 23 September at the Golden Hind. The Collective offers a monthly opportunity for musicians of all abilities to come together and play and last Sunday provided them with a public showcase. Every town needs a jazz collective.

The choice of tunes that Des selected for the show was varied. There was strong representation from the ECM label but that measured and atmospheric sound contrasted with more uptempo sounds from Jazz Jamaica and Protect The Beat. Cosmic Jazz is all the stronger for the contribution from well-informed jazz lovers such as Des and Alex and Palmer the week before. If anyone else would like to come in and share some of their favourite jazz, please contact us via this blog.

  1. Protect the Beat – Intrepid
  2. Andy Sheppard – La Tristesse du Roi
  3. Soft Machine – Day’s Eye
  4. Theo Travis – Ascending
  5. Jazz Jamaica – I Heard it Through the Grapevine
  6. Food (Thomas Stronen/Ian Ballamy) – Tobiko
  7. Tord Gustavsen Trio – At Home
  8. Brand X – …And So To F…
  9. Jan Garbarek – As Seen From Above
  10. Protect The Beat – JBH

2 thoughts on “Playlist – 20 September 2012”

  1. Just managed to catch up with this programme on Listen Again here in Beijing. Enjoyed the selection – been looking forward to some ECM flavas for a while. I hadn’t heard Soft Machine’s Day’s Eye before and realised why it sounded familiar – it’s a steal from John McLaughlin’s Follow Your Heart. The first version of this was on Joe Farrell’s great CTI album of the same name on which McLaughlin guested in 1970. He went on to record it in various versions himself.

    I liked the Theo Travis track too and it was good to hear Brand X again. Ian Ballamy’s Food group has gone through various forms, but this version (also on ECM) produced something special with their Quiet Inlet release last year.

    Thanks Des!

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