Playlist – 06 November 2013

jazzamataz 1Most of this week’s show is about the influence of jazz on hip-hop and vice versa. For some reason there is a delay at the start of the recording. You’ll hear a sound check and then silence – but advance your cursor to 5 minutes in because that’s when the first track begins. The whole of the show is here – enjoy!

There’s some great jazz from some surprising sources and some rare material too. You probably won’t be able to track down the Clear Lake Audiotorium promo vinyl that first contained De La Soul’s I Be Blowin’ (which features Maceo Parker) but you can find it on their third release Buhloone Mindstate.

aflex combo

This week’s guest Jacob then introduced three Japanese tracks – all now difficult to find. Expect to pay around £40 for a copy of the Nujabes CD Modal Soul, but the Aflex Combo EP is now pretty much unavailable and the Indigo Jam Unit jazz trio/quartet’s (they are a two drummer line up) reworking of rapper Common’s Be is similarly hard to track down. As Jacob notes on the show, this is a jazz/rap borrowing in reverse: instead of rappers taking jazz audio samples we have a jazz trio reinterpreting a classic rap track.

  1. Guru – Intro from Jazzmatazz Vol. 1
  2. De La Soul – I Be Blowin’  from Buhloone Mindstate
  3. Madlib – Footprints from Shades of Blue
  4. Erik Truffaz – Siegfried from Bending New Corners
  5. Nujabes feat. Pase Rock – The Sign from Modal Soul
  6. Aflex Combo – Dazzling from Dazzling EP
  7. Indigo Jam Unit – Be from Re:Common
  8. The Soul Jazz Orchestra – Bibinay from Solidarity
  9. Our Cry for Peace feat Dwight Trible & Members of Build An Ark – John Coltrane from Free Spirits Vol. II – Love Is Supreme
  10. Gideon van Gelder – Wave from Perpetual

Video this week is from Erik Truffaz – a full 90 minute concert live from Paris in 2007 featuring Truffaz on trumpet with his regular quartet and special guests including rapper Nya.

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