Playlist – 13 May 2015

Click the MixCloud button this week to hear more Polish jazz, more recently released treasures from the past and a touch of uptempo soul jazz.

The first piece of Polish jazz has a strong Yorkshire connection. Krsysztof Yrbanski now lives in Yorkshire and plays with British musicians. The music is great and listen to the interplay on this tune between Krsysztof on sax and Sam Gardner on drums.

As far as I know Agnieska Derlak does live in Poland. She is a gifted pianist and gives her name, towards the Aga Derlak Trio of which she is a member. Check her here on YouTube.

There was more from Azar Lawrence and his strongly recommended album The Seeker, more from Black Fire, New Spirit – this time from the LA based Creative Arts Ensemble, whose intensity and creativity is representative of so much of the music from the 1970s and early 1980s that is now being unearthed and re-released. I am still unsure about Spiritual Jazz 6 Vocals but the Byron Morris and Unity tune that I played is a good one.

I could not resist going back to Otis Brown III but by the end of the show felt the need for some upbeat soul jazz sounds. Who better to provide this than Lee Morgan and Jimmy Heath with a touch of Brazil in the middle?

  1. Krysztof Urbanski & Urban Jazz Society – History of Tomorrow from History of Tomorrow
  2. Aga Derlak – Troublesome from First Thought
  3. Azar Lawrence – Venus Rising from The Seeker
  4. Byron Morris & Unity – Reunion from Spiritual Jazz 6 Vocals
  5. Otis Brown III feat Bilal – The Thought of You Part III from The Thought of You
  6. Creative Arts Ensemble – Flashback of Time from Black Fire! New Spirit!
  7. Lee Morgan – Afreaka from African Rhythms
  8. Marcos Valle – Aqua de Coco from Brazilian Love Affair Vol 5
  9. Jimmy Heath – Hands Up! Feet Down! from The Gap Sealer


One thought on “Playlist – 13 May 2015”

  1. ‘African Rhythms’ CD available on Amazon for ninety five quid ! You can download the tracks for a lot less though – daft ! Creative Arts Ensemble track a winner for me, but Azar Lawrence working too. Peyton’s trumpet very strong. Keep ’em coming, Derek …

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