Playlist – 08 January 2014 Best of 2013 (part one)

Belatedly, it’s time for Cosmic Jazz’s roundup of the best of 2013, listen here on Mixcloud. Later will be a more detailed post on CJ’s favourites of the year coming up, but here’s the first part of our highlights of the year. We feature nine of the best – a selection of new releases and reissues. Horace Silver’s wonderful Gods of the Yoruba track comes from a 2013 Japanese only reissue of one of Silver’s last releases and features a blistering tenor sax solo from Larry Schneider.

By the way, there’s an odd one out in this week’s list – Max Rocci’s Greenleaf Street is actually from an excellent 2011 compilation release but it just snuck in… There will be more great new music in next week’s show.

  1. Derrick Hodge – Live Today (feat. Common) from Live Today
  2. Charles Lloyd and Jason Moran – God Only Knows from Hagar’s Song
  3. Mark de Clive Lowe and the Rotterdam Jazz Orchestra – Money (Don’t Let It Catch Ya)  from Take the Space Train
  4. Dave Holland’s Prism – The Empty Chair (for Clare) from Prism
  5. Kenny Garrett – Chucho’s Mambo from Pushing the World Away
  6. Goran Kajfes Subtropic Arkestra – Okwukwe Na Nchekwube from The Reason Why Vol. 1
  7. Max Rocci – Greenleaf Street from Italo Funk Experience
  8. Mahavishnu Orchestra – One Word (live) from Complete Columbia Albums Collection
  9. Horace Silver – Gods of the Yoruba from Silver ‘n’ Percussion

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