Monday, March 30, 2009

Playlist, March 30-April 6

Playlist, March 30-April 6
The Jazz Set
Host: Banzai Bill White

This week we feature three new CD’s:
Wynton Marsalis, He and She (Blue Note, 2009)
Cassandra Wilson, Closer To You-The Pop Side (Blue Note, 2009)
The Very Best of Prestige Records (Prestige, 2009)

I am very impressed with the two new works from Blue Note. Wynton puts together a wonderful story about relationships—mixing his great music with some poetry that introduces us to each “story.” Cassandra Wilson’s new album of covers brings a new sound to some familiar music. Her voice is a wonderful instrument, and I a can listen to this cd over and over again.

Finally, Prestige has put out a two-cd set of their best recordings. They seem to put something out like this every year, and each time I am amazed at the depth of the Prestige/Fantasy catalogue. Nothing but heavy hitters here, from Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Sonny Rollins, Kenny Dorham, and others. You won’t be disappointed by any of the pieces on this collection. An excellent recording.

Hour 1
John Coltrane, My Favorite Things, SAME, Atlantic, 1960
Dr. Lonnie Smith, People Make the World Go ‘Round, Rise Up, Palmetto, 2009
Will Bernard, Blister, Blue Plate Special, Palmetto, 2008
The Blue Note 7, Dolphin Dance, Mosaic, Blue Note, 2009
Wynton Marsalis, School Boy, He and She, Blue Note, 2009
Curtis Fuller, Corrida Del Torro, Four on the Outside, Timeless, 2000
Kenny Dorham, Blue Friday, Quiet Kenny, Prestige, 2006

Hour 2
Cannonball Adderley, Fiddler on the Roof, The Best of Cannonball Adderley, Capitol, 1991
Blue Mitchell, Waverly Street, Blue Soul, Original Jazz Classics, 1995
Benny Golson, Verdi’s Voice, New Time, New Tet, Concord, 2009
Bob Sneider and Joe Locke, Black Dahlia, Nocturne for Ava, Origin Recs., 2009
Cassandra Wilson, Love Is Blindness, Closer to You-The Pop Side, Blue Note, 2009
Claudio Roditi, Rapaz de Bem, Brazilliance x 4, Resonance, 2009
John Coltrane, I Love You, The Very Best of Prestige Records, Prestige, 2009
Chet Baker, Summer Sketch, Deep In A Dream, Pacific Jazz, 2002
Sean Jones, Transitions, The Search Within, Mack Avenue, 2009
Jeremy Manasia, Arch Eyes, After Dark, Posi-Tone, 2009

Hour 3
Gene Ammons and Sonny Stitt, The One Before This, Boss Tenors, Verve, 1961
Charlie Parker, April in Paris, The Complete Verve Master Takes, Verve, 2003
Charlie Parker, The Opener, Jazz at the Philharmonic 1949, Verve, 1993
Charlie Parker, Hot House, The Newly Discovered Sides by the Immortal Charlie Parker, Savoy, 2003
Tom Harrell, The Call, Prana Dance, Highnote, 2009
Mike Clark, Clark Kent, Blueprints of Jazz Vol. 1, Talking House, 2009
Ben Markely, Dry, Second Introduction, OA2, 2009
Wynton Marsalis, The Sun and the Moon, He and She, Blue Note, 2009

Hour 4
The Miles Davis Quintet, If I Were A Bell, The Very Best of Prestige Records, Prestige, 2009
Horace Silver, Baghdad Blues, Blowin’ the Blues Away, Blue Note, 1999
Jeff ‘Tain’ Watts, Dingle-Dangle, Watts, Dark Key, 2009
Cassandra Wilson, Closer to You, Closer to You-The Pop Side, Blue Note, 2009
Bill Cunliffe, Teenie’s Blues, The Blues and the Abstract Truth, Take 2, Resonance, 2008
Ravi Coltrane, One Wheeler Will, Blending Times, Savoy Jazz, 2008
Thelonious Monk, Five Spot Blues, Monk’s Dream, Columbia, 1963
Woody Shaw, Little Red’s Fantasy, Live Volume 3, Highnote, 2002
John Coltrane, Countdown, Giant Steps, Atlantic, 1960

Hour 5—Classic Jazz
Miles Davis, All Blue, Kind Of Blue, Columbia, 1997
Charles Mingus, Bird Calls, Mingus Ah Um, Columbia, 1998
Dave Brubeck, Take Five, Time Out, Columbia, 1997
Sonny Rollins, You Don’t Know What Love Is, Saxophone Colossus, Prestige, 1987
Herbie Hancock, The Eye of the Storm, Maiden Voyage, Blue Note, 1999
Art Blakey, Moanin’, The Definitive Art Blakey, Verve, 2000
Thelonious Monk, Bemsha Swing, Prestige, 1987
John Coltrane, Resolution, A Love Supreme, Impulse, 1995

Thanks for listening.


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