Source: KQED Arts, Bobby Hutcherson passed away at age 75 after a long battle with emphysema. Introduced to the Blue Note fold by veteran alto saxophonist Jackie McLean, Hutcherson quickly joined a loose confederation of creatively ambitious New York musicians inspired by the rhythmic and harmonic innovations of free jazz patriarch Ornette Coleman but dedicated […]
[Music] Taran’s Free Jazz Hour, 14/2016
Taran Singh operates one of the best jazz podcasts going today. Consider subscribing to his feed, as his programs are full of classic gems and some beautiful racket.
[Music] Louis Sclavis Sextet – Réponse à Gavotte
Clarinetist Louis Sclavis was one of my first exposures to this kind of music. It was through a magazine that included a free CD that I first heard his music, and I’ve remained mesmerized ever since.
[Music] Horace Parlan – And That I Am So In Love (Ousley)
I confess ignorance to the work of Horace Parlan. He’s a hard-bop pianist who swings wonderfully.
[Music] Keith Jarrett Trio – You Took Advantage Of Me
There isn’t a setting where Keith Jarrett is bad in. He is particularly powerful, however, when paired with Jack DeJohnette and Gary Peacock on drums and double bass.
[Music] David Fiuczynski (Screaming Headless Torsos) & Roy Hargrove – Smile In A Wave LIVE
I can’t tell you what the name of the song is, but David Fiuczynski and band, with much help from the legendary Roy Hargrove, tear the roof off with this jam.
[Music] The Montgomery Brothers – Snowfall
Mellow. Of course, everyone who loves jazz guitar will be familiar with the work of Wes Montgomery. What came as a surprise to me is that he had brothers who were remarkable instrumentalists in their own right.
The lineup for this recording:
Buddy Montgomery – Vibraphone
Wes Montgomery – Guitar
Monk Montgomery – Bass
Paul Humphrey – Drums
[Music] Yusef Lateef Quartet – Yesterdays
Yusef Lateef was a multi-instrumentalist and one of the most unique voices jazz ever produced.
[Music] Toshiko Akiyoshi – Blues For Toshiko
Toshiko Akiyoshi is a legendary pianist from Japan (though born in Manchuria). She’s not terribly well-recognized in the US market, though she has been a staple for Down Beat Magazine. In Europe and Asia, however, her fame is secure.
[Music] Ya disponible la Pre-release del primer cd recopilatorio de La Montaña Rusa Radio Jazz!
Wonderful news from our friends in Spain! After all these years of having a wonderful radio program, La Montaña Rusa Radio Jazz has decided to release their first-ever CD. They will be a huge asset to the incredible talent Spain has to offer.