The theme of this week’s show, available on the MixCloud tab is Tough Tunes. This was inspired by the deep and demanding tunes that have started the show off for the last two weeks.
The context I chose for the selection was either tough in the sense of being musically challenging or tough in terms of music with a powerful message, or in some cases, a combination of both these criteria. Such choices will always evoke a response as to what has been left out or, indeed, whether or not this collection of tunes can truly be described as ‘tough’. Posts in response on this blog will be welcome.
- Kenny Garrett – Welcome Earth Song from Seeds from the Underground
- Otis Brown III – Stages Of Thought from The Thought Of You
- Max Roach – Freedom Day from We Insist! Freedom Now Suite
- John Coltrane – Africa (first version) from the Complete Africa Brass Sessions
- Tribe – What We Need from Message From The Tribe
- Michael Brecker – Two Blocks From The Edge from Two Blocks From The Edge
- Miles Davis – Bitches Brew Live from Bitches Brew Live