A show this week supported by Neil through the supply of music from Trio Libero, with UK’s Andy Sheppard, together with a new release from US vocalist Dwight Trible. Sheppard’s new ECM release is a quiet, unassuming record in the label’s house style and Trible is in the great tradition of US vocalists like Andy Bey and Leon Thomas.
CJ also featured more from the recently released Spiritual Jazz Vol II Europe and a Nat Adderley’s Work Song in a new version from Gregory Porter’s sparkling new release. Expect to hear more from both albums in coming weeks.
There was a guest appearance from Alan Bramwell, presenter of the forthcoming series Giants of Jazz on ICR. You can hear the first programme on Monday 26 March at 16:00 GMT. Alan has carried out meticulous research on the artists he will present and combines wide knowledge with enthusiasm for the subject. Interestingly, New York tenor player Albert Ayler provided Alan with the greatest fascination – in terms of both his music and tragic life story. Angels, though, could be described as one of his more accessible pieces – you can find it on the essential Impulse! release Live at Greenwich Village, a two CD set which has to feature some of the most haunting, personal music in all of jazz. Pianist Ahmad Jamal provided a jazz trio masterclass, Dorothy Ashby offered a rare outing for a jazz harpist and an old Cosmic Jazz favourite Charles Lloyd ended the show.
- Gregory Porter – Work Song
- Dwight Trible – I’ve Known Rivers
- Trio Libero – Libertino
- Miles Davis – Milestones
- Ahmad Jamal – Flight
- Albert Ayler – Angels
- Heikki Sarmanto – Duke and Trane
- Dorothy Ashby – Rascality
- DJ Vadim – Revelations Well Expounded
- Charles Lloyd – Hyperion with Higgins
Albert Ayler playing Summertime: