Playlist – 9th October 2008

No theme – just great music. Some new jazz from Hajime Yoshizawa and a couple of tracks from the first batch of ECM budget reissues in the Touchstone series including Jack de Johnette’s magical take on Coltrane’s India. A 70s rarity from Hadley Caliman, a favourite from Soil and Pimp Sessions and an unusually soulful track from one of our favourites – Andrew Hill. Longer tracks included McCoy Tyner’s magnificent Message from the Nile and a new one from Seun Kuti, Fela’s youngest son.

Thanks to our callers and emailers this week – especially Pete for a few crumbs from his competition sized knowledge pie! Your contributions are always welcome.

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Seun Kuti –

Andrew Hill –

1. As One – Anyana
2. Uncle Sam – Round the World Girls
3. Hajime Yoshizawa – Satellite Dancer
4. Dave Holland – Black Hole
5. Andrew Hill – Soul Special
6. Hadley Caliman – Quadrivium
7. Ramsey Lewis – Eternal Journey
8. McCoy Tyner – Message from the Nile
9. Soil and Pimp Sessions – Hype of Gold
10. Val Bennett – Take Five (aka the Russians are Coming)
11. Pepesito Reves feat. Estrella Morente – El Manicero
12. Charles Earland – Spinky
13. Seun Kuti – Many Things
14. Lee Morgan – Mr Kenyatta
15. Jack de Johnette – India
16. Don Rendell and Ian Carr Quintet – Dusk Fire
17. Terri Lyne Carrington – Jazz is a Spirit

Playlist – 4th September 2008

The usual range of jazz-inspired music but with a focus on some great new releases including Hajime Yoshizawa and Nightmares on Wax. Our music this week ranged from Lee Morgan to Monday Michiru, from Donald Byrd to Tony Allen and a couple of club jazz favourites – Canyon Lady and Loud Minority.

1. Cannonball Adderley – Soul Zodiac
2. Bullion – Get Familiar
3. Nightmares on Wax – Bringin’ It
4. UFO – Loud Minority
5. Joe Henderson – Canyon Lady
6. Hajime Yoshizawa – Open Door
7. McCoy Tyner – Message from the Nile
8. Horace Parlan – Home is Africa
9. Ernie Watts – Spirit Song
10. Lee Morgan – Exotique
11. Samuel Yurgo Mitiku – Ambassel in Box
12. Kira Nevis – Un Ete Sans Fin
13. Monday Michiru – A Calmaria
14. Hajime Yoshizawa – Time
15. Donald Byrd – The Emperor
16. Russell Gunn – Del Rio (aka Anita)
17. Lisa Shaw – All Night High
18. Tony Allen – Isle Nla

Playlist – 2nd October 2008

Two themes this week – big toned tenor sax sounds and a couple of tributes to John Coltrane, including the awesome Alberto Favero track. The music ranged from Clifford Brown with Max Roach from 1954 (sounding very good!), some free jazz from Henri Texier and the funky Defunkt. Our jazzy world music cuts tonight were from the wonderful Mulatu Astatque and Dee Dee Bridgewater’s Children Go Round from her Red Earth album.

And we pay homage to another great show from Smoothgroove preceding Cosmic Jazz – tune in to Offworld if you can!

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Terri Lyne Carrington:

Defunkt:

1. Santana – Eternal Caravan of Reincarnation
2. Terri Lynne Carrington – Jazz Is
3. Archie Shepp – Cousin Mary
4. Albert Ayler – Angels
5. Henry Texier – Happy House
6. Gato Barbieri – Tupac Amaru
7. Mulatu Astatque – Angola
8. Eddie Henderson – Inside You
9. Azymuth – Jazz Carnival
10. Stacy Epps – Floatin’
11. Dee Dee Bridgewater – Children Go Round
12. Clifford Brown and Max Roach – Delilah
13. Alberto Favero – Suite Trane (third movement)
14. Saxophone Summit – Expression
15. JAM – Jazzy Joint for Jose James
16. Defunkt – Razor’s Edge (12in version)
17. Hank Mobley – Hank’s Other Soul
18. Twelves Trio – Earth
19. Jackson Conti – Upa Neguinho

Playlist – 28th August 2008

Derek and Neil with a jazzy mix focusing on the diversity that is Blue Note. But we started with some Brazilian drum and bass and a very rare rap track from Don Cherry and ended with some great piano-led Japanese jazz. That’s Cosmic Jazz!

1. DJ Marky – Carolina Carol Bela
2. McCoy Tyner – Man from Tanganyika
3. Don Cherry – I Walk
4. The Beginning of the End – Funky Nassau
5. The Harlem Experiment – Harlem River Drive
6. Bobby Hutcherson – Catta
7. Dewey Redman – Turn Over Baby
8. Lee Morgan – Twice Around
9. Soullive feat. Black Thought – Clap!
10. Kira Neris – Open Doors
11. Isaac Hayes – Café Regio’s
12. Solomon Ilori – Yaba E
13. Mor Thiam – Ayo Ayo Nene
14. Dizzy Gillespie – Calidoscopio
15. Johnny ‘Dizzy’ Moore – Sudden Destruction
16. Kenny Garrett – After the Rain
17. Sleep Walker – Eclipse
18. Candido – Ghana Spice pt 1
19. Michael Jackson – Don’t Stop ‘til You Get Enough (original demo)
20. Andrew Hill – Sideways
21. Quasimode – Last Nine Days

Playlist – 21st August 2008

With Derek and Neil absent, brothers Ivan and Jacob take the show. Perhaps not the jazziest Cosmic Jazz show of the year but we enjoyed ourselves.

1. Sleepwalker – Ai no Tabi
2. Mulatu – Chifara
3. Monomono – Tire Loma Da Nigbehin
4. J.A.M. – Jazzy Joint (feat. Jose James)
5. NOMO – Nu Tones
6. Studio Apartment – Round the World
7. Ghetto Blaster – Na Waya
8. Shina Williams & His African Percussionists – Agboju Logun
9. Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – A.I.E.
10. Quasimode – Raw Cotton Field (feat. Masato Nakamura)
11. Kenny Garrett – Tsunami Song
12. Terry Callier – Dancing Girl
13. De La Soul – Trying People
14. Song and Daughters of Life – Juju’s Door
15. Segun Bucknor & His Revolution – La La LA
16. Terry Callier – You Goin’ Miss Your Candyman
17. Shackleton – Hamas Rule
18. Martyn – Broken
19. Flying Lotus – Camel
20. Marco di Marco – Fontana Blue (L.T.J. X-Perience)
21. Jose James + Flying Lotus – Visions of Violet
22. Soil & “Pimp” Sessions – The Slaughter Suite
23. Kira Neris – Open Doors

Playlist – 14th August 2008

Derek is back! The first show with Neil and Derek in the studio – along with Jacob – means the usual eclectic mix of music. We paid tribute to Isaac Hayes and Johnny Griffin – two recent deaths in the world of music.

1. Isaac Hayes – Hung Up on my Baby
2. Johnny Griffin – In the Still of the Night
3. Dub Colossus – Shegye Segitu
4. Barcode Quartet – Dug (live)
5. Frank McComb – Shine
6. Fela Anikulapo Kuti – Question Jam Answer
7. Salah Ragab and the Cairo Jazz Band – Neveen
8. McCoy Tyner – Blues on the Corner
9. McCoy Tyner – 13th House
10. Boz Scaggs – What Do You want the Girl to Do
11. Juan Luis Guerra and 4:40 – La Bulinurbbina
12. UFO feat. Dee Dee Bridgewater – Flying Saucer
13. Studio Apartment – Siarre
14. Isaac Hayes – Moonlight Lovin’
15. Andy Sheppard – Java Jive
16. Batida do Corpo – Amazonas
17. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
18. Medeski, Martin and Wood – Midnight Birds (Sa Ra remix)
19. Jose James – Nola
20. Jazzanova – Toda Tercafiera

Playlist – 7th August 2008

Another solo summer show from Neil with the usual eclectic mix of music. We bookended the show with Keith Jarrett’s rarely played Spirits tracks and included some dub, dubstep, old school soul and – of course lots of great jazz. Stats. Dept. – the oldest track we played was from 1948 and the newest – well, it hasn’t been released yet…

As always – enjoy!

1. Keith Jarrett – Spirits 20
2. McCoy Tyner – Sahara (extract)
3. Black Mahogani – Where She Follows
4. Harlem Project – Harlem River Drive
5. Howard McGhee – Cubop City
6. Gato Barbieri – Introduccion/Lameirto y Tango/Bolivia
7. Dub Colossus – Azmari Dub
8. Quest – Hard Food
9. Belleruche – It’ll Come (Yam Who? Remix)
10. Larry Young – Softly as a Morning Sunrise
11. Herbie Hancock – Butterfly (live)
12. Kurt Elling – A Secret I
13. Return to Forever – Sorceress
14. Ndikho Xaba and the Natives – Nomusa
15. Soil and Pimp Sessions – Waltz for Goddess
16. Don Pullen – Andre’s Up’s and Downs
17. Pat Metheney – This is Not America (interlude)
18. Medeski, Martin and Wood – Midnight Birds (Sa Ra remix)
19. Rene and Angela – Secret Rendezvous
20. The Agrovators – African Youth Version
21. McCoy Tyner – Mes Tres Fils
22. Som Tres – Tanga
23. Keith Jarrett – Spirits 13

Playlist – 31st July 2008

Neil DJing with a solo special on cover versions – artists playing great tracks usually associated with someone else. We started with the uncategorisable Sun Ra and some great dubstep from Quest before kicking off with a blistering live version of Coltrane’s classic Mr PC.

The show ended with a track from the late Salah Rahgab and the Cairo Jazz Band – who also played with Sun Ra – and a final extract from the wonderful live album from Charles Lloyd on ECM.
Enjoy!

1. Sun Ra – Disco 3000
2. Quest – Hardfood
3. Roy Haynes – Mr PC
4. Empirical – Tulumba
5. Chick Corea (from Miles in India) – So What
6. Cassandra Wilson – Runs the Voodoo Down
7. Lionel Louke – Naima
8. Christian Prommer’s Drumlesson – Elle
9. Don Byron – In a Silent Way – Shh/Peaceful
10. Shirley Eubanks Ensemble – The Blessing Song
11. Martin Taylor – That’s the Way of the World
12. Gene Harris – As
13. Donald Byrd – Cristo Redentor
14. Mr Flood’s Party – Compared to What
15. Dwight Trible – Little Sunflower
16. Kenny Garrett – After the Rain
17. John McLaughlin – Blue in Green
18. Salah Ragab and Cairo Jazz Band – Neveen
19. Charles Lloyd – Booker’s Garden

Playlist – 17th July 2008

A solo show from Derek with a jazz mix as ever, plus a nod to reggae and Congolese soukous. Archie Shepp’s There’s a Trumpet in my Soul provided a strong opening. Joe Henderson, Donald Byrd, Jackie McLean, Hank Mobley and Lou Donaldson showed the different flavours of Blue Note and Soil & Pimp Sessions and Quasimode supplied the customary acknowledgement of Japanese jazz.

1. Archie Shepp – There’s a Trumpet in my Soul
2. Barcode Trio – Meercat
3. Dizzy Gillespie – Mas Que Nada
4. Joe Henderson – El Barrio
5. Donald Byrd – Christo Redentor
6. Junior Kelly & Queen Ifrika – Too Late
7. Etana – I am Not Afraid
8. Karl Denson feat Andy Bey – Bouganvillea
9. Soil & Pimp Sessions – A.I.E.
10. Quasimode feat Carmen Lundy – Time is Love
11. Hank Mobley – East of the Village
12. Jackie McClean – Sundu
13. Tabu Ley – Kelya
14. Kofi Olomide & Papa Wemba – Wake Up
15. Nostalgia 77 – Wildflower
16. Miles Davis – Shhh Peaceful
17. Claudia & Brazilian Octopus – Gosto de Ser Como Su
18. Mulatu Astatke & his Ethiopian Quintet – Playboy Cha Cha
19. Lou Donaldson – Gravy Train

Playlist – 19th June 2008

Derek and Neil in the studio tonight with a special focus on piano trio music. We were shocked to hear the news of Esbjorn Svensson’s death earlier this week and in tribute began the programme with the title track from their album Seven Days of Falling. We followed this with an unashamed tribute to Svensson from local jazz stars the Barcode Trio and to complete the trio of trio tracks, one from new jazz wunderkind Robert Glasper.

Thanks again tonight to our emailers – as always we welcome your support – keep it coming!

1. Karl Densen (feat Andy Bey) – Bougainvillea
2. Moses Dillard – Tribute to Wes
3. John McLaughlin – Marbles
4. Tony Remy and Bluey – See No Evil
5. Sun Ra – Where Pathways Meet
6. Val Bennett – Blow Hornsman Blow (Take Five)
7. The Treetops – It’s Raining
8. Chris Farlowe – Moanin’ (sitar version)
9. The Meters – Just Kissed My Baby
10. Richard Evans – Burning Spear
11. Mondo Grosso (feat. Monday Michuru) – Butterfly
12. Carmen Lundy – Invitation
13. Lord Kitchener – Dr Kitch
14. Raphael Saddiq – Body Parts
15. Kira Neris – Open Doors
16. Carolyn Sullivan – Dead
17. Jose James – Love
18. Common – Love Is…
19. Gene Ammons – Hittin’ the Jug
20. Righteous Brothers Orchestra – Rat Race
21. Cissy Houston – I Don’t Know What to Do with Myself
22. Flora Purim – Encounter
23. The Coleman Brothers – El Nino
24. J B Lenoir – I Sing Um the Way I Feel
25. Yvette – Reconceito
26. Colin Towns and the hr Big Band – Miles Beyond

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