Playlist – 03 June 2015: a jazz party

Jazz is usually performed to a seated audience, not as music to dance to. Yet, such practice ignores much of the earlier history of jazzkuroda and what jazz can still offer today.

The programme this week offers danceable jazz , so click the MixCloud tab and party.

Some of the selections such as that from Japanese trumpeter Takuya Kuroda, the Shez Raja Collective or Kenny Garrett were recorded recently. The Middlewood Session from Sheffield and Gregory Porter were recorded just a few years back, while Milton Banana & Tenorio Jr. started the show with classic Brazilian jazz tunes. There are other classic jazz tunes too.

Listen and groove to the bass lines of Shez Raja and in the opening of Shout It Out from Patrice Rushen. Taste Caribbean Carnival sounds with Kenny Garrett; get the feeling of a jazzy big band with Middlewood sessions and the Hi-Fly Orchestra; sway to the lilting Brazilian rhythms of Milton Banana; soak in the conscious soul-jazz of Gregory Porter and hear the pounding beat of Kamal Abdul Alim.

Jazz dance is worldwide. The ten tunes in this show included musicians from Brazil, the UK, Japan, the USA, Israel, South Africa and Germany. So, follow the movement; play, move and enjoy!

  1. Milton Banana – Ladeira da Preguice from Blue Brazil 2
  2. Tenorio Jr – Consolacao from Bossa Jazz CD2
  3. Grupo Batuque – Ida E Volta from Brazilian Love Affair 5
  4. Middlewood Sessions – Fall Back from The Middlewood Sessions
  5. Takuya Kuroda – Afro Blues from Rising Son
  6. Kenny Garrett – J’Ouvert (Homage to Sonny Rollins) from Pushing the World Away
  7. Patrice Rushen – Shout It Out  from BGP Presents Jazz Funk
  8. Shez Raja Collective feat. Gilad Atzman – Quiverwish from Soho Live
  9. African Jazz Pioneers – Yeka Yeka from African Jazz Pioneers
  10. The Hi-Fly Orchestra – Fi-Fly Stomp from Music for Jazz Dancers
  11. Kamal Abdul Alim – Brotherhood from Kev Beadle Presents Private Collection
  12. Gregory Porter – 1960 What? from Water


2 thoughts on “Playlist – 03 June 2015: a jazz party”

  1. Grupo Batuque sounding very good in the garden, Derek! Enjoying the rhythmic offerings so far. Cheers!

  2. Superb selections. Straight on to Amazon for a couple of those ! Well done, Derek !

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