Wed 18 Dec
Horace Silver Quintet - Song For My Father
Live from Jazz Omkring Midnat - Denmark TV 1968
Personnel: Horace Silver - Piano, Bill Hardman - Trumpet, Bennie Maupin - Tenor, John Williams - Bass, Billy Cobham - Drums
Tue 17 Dec
Horace Silver - Señor Blues
NPR has spoken with Horace Silver’s son, Gregory. Horace Silver is ALIVE, “drinking coffee and eating breakfast right now.”
Personnel: (Horace Silver, Blue Mitchell & Junior Cook)
Fri 13 Dec
bbcradio3: Rahsaan Roland Kirk.
From the BBC picture archive, multi-instrumentalist and authentic hard-bop genius, for BBC television 50 years ago.
Monk & Gillespie - Live at Giants Of Jazz Copenhagen 1971.
Live at Giants Of Jazz Copenhagen 1971. A who’s who of jazz, Dizzy Gillespie, Sonny Stitt, Kai Winding, Thelonious Monk, Al McKibben and Art Blakey.
Thu 24 Jan
Mingus: Charlie Mingus 1968
An extraordinary verité portrait of Charles Mingus by Thomas Reichman. One of the first jazz DVD’s I bought.
Sat 17 Nov
Cannonball Adderley Sextet - Trouble In Mind Live in Tokyo 1963
This number was a feature for Yusef Lateef on oboe; with additional solos by Joe Zawinul - piano; and a rare chance to see bassist Sam Jones stretching out.
Bruh Yusef Lateef ~ The Living Jazz Legend
50 minute feature on Yusef Lateef, (born William Emmanuel Huddleston on October 9, 1920) is a Grammy Award-winning American jazz musician, academic, and author well known for incorporating Arabic and Eastern sounds into his musical offerings.
Mon 5 Dec
John Coltrane - Resolution (A Love Supreme)
"In late 1964, the John Coltrane Quartet (featuring McCoy Tyner, Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison and Trane himself) recorded A Love Supreme in one session. It has been deemed an American national treasure by the Smithsonian. Apparently the quartet only performed A Love Supreme once in public — in Antibes, France in the summer of 1965 — and the performance has been captured in some vintage video.” Open Culture
Thu 24 Nov
Rafael Toral - FACT PT Mix 041
An even more interesting mix by the electroacoustic giant Rafael Toral, where he plays early jazz a la Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie et al.
Thu 17 Nov
The only album I have of Carola is the one with Finnish composer Heikki Sarmanto, where she sings the classics. It includes the best version of the traditional Scottish/Appalachian folk song ‘Black is the Colour' I've heard over the years. Anyone wants to challenge it, feel free.?