A solo selection from Derek of summery jazz sounds to celebrate the arrival of summer – at last – in the UK. There was a track from the Salsoul Orchestra to remember the pianist and vibes player Vince Montana who died recently. It’s Good for the Soul was written by Montana and is the perfect anthem for a Cosmic Jazz feel good rhythms show.
- Bahama Soul Club – King’s Wig from Bossa Nova Just Smells Funky
- Sleepwalker – Resurrection from Sleepwalker
- Salsoul Orchestra – It’s Good For The Soul from Salsoul 30th
- Jessica Lauren – The Name of Fela Will Always Stand for Freedom from Jessica Lauren
- Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers – Africaine from African Rhythms
- Lee Morgan – Mr. Kenyatta from African Rhythms
- Horace Silver – Safari from African Rhythms
- Quasimode – Mr Luciano from Oneself Likeness
- Gabriel Poso – Freedom from The Hurst Selection 2
- Cannonball Adderley – Sticks from Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
- Gato Barbieri – Viva Emiliana Zapata from Delivering A Jazz Message
- Stanley Cowell – Let Me Love You (Let Me Be) from BGP presents Jazz Funk
- Freddie Hubbard (with Al Jarreau) – Little Sunflower from Freddie Hubbard Anthology
Video this week is a slice of Salsoul smooch from 1978 – Vince Montana (what an outfit!) performs Warp Factor II on the US Steel Pier Show, hosted by Ed Hurst. The music really starts to take off when Montana gets to the solo at 03:00 (and quotes from Summertime and more).