Horace Silver’s Blue Note Years Mix

In celebration of Horace Silver’s life in music, Gilles Peterson puts together a mix of his finest work, spanning a 30 year career on Blue Note Recordings.

#120 SSS-Q Os SSS-Q 

Improv jazz session by Susana Santos Silva & Jorge Queijo from Portugal. Wonderful!

Undomondo Radio Show #149 by Undomondo on Mixcloud

Undomondo Radio Show #149

Downtempo black and white jazz noir for rainy days, and tons of coffee & cigarettes. The last bit includes a seamless cinematic mix from Bohren’s new album opener to Julia Holter’s great City Appearing. Listen to the end at least! The photo is of Catalan conductor Pablo Casals at his home in 1965 and credited to Arthur Leipzig.

Wayne Shorter Quartet - Jazz Baltica 2002 

Personnel: Wayne Shorter, Danilo Perez, John Patitucci, Brian Blade 

Needless to say that musicians of these credentials can —and do— venture into free jazz, explore classical lyricism or bring new life to older compositions in a flash. A tour de force.

Dorothy Donegan - Hallelujah Boogie Woogie

midcenturymodernfreak: Dorothy Donegan (1922-1998) was an American classically trained jazz pianist primarily known for performing in the stride piano and boogie-woogie style. She also played bop, swing jazz, and classical music.