Big Band Not “Big Band”

50ish minutes of modern big band bangers, semi-orchestral jazz and large ensemble avant-funk.

1. Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath – MRA
2. Philip Cohran and the Artistic Heritage Ensemble – Unity
3. Nucleus – Bull Dance
4. Hugh Hopper – Minipax I
5. Carla Bley – Song Sung Long
6. Sun Ra – Where Pathways Meet
7. Sam Rivers – Tranquility
8. Archie Shepp – A Prayer





by Mandrew on Mixcloud

A “jazz” mix of mystical, mythical meditations mostly from the seventies, including a bit of echoplex, electronics and unusual instrumentation. Features a number of tracks by/with members of Herbie Hancock’s Mwandishi group*, who everyone who knows me knows I am a bit obsessed with, plus one from the M’Boom LP I blogged about in my list of special records that I will get back to. And, the Tyner track features Alice Coltrane; everyone loves Alice. All from own vinyl collection.

1. Eddie Henderson – Spiritual Awakening*
2. Bennie Maupin – Ensenada*
3. Freddie Hubbard & Ilhan Mimaroglu – Monodrama
4. Eddie Harris – Smoke Signals
5. Phil Ranelin – Time Is Running Out
6. Billy Hart – Rahsaan Is Beautiful*
7. Norman Connors – Morning Change*
8. McCoy Tyner – His Blessings
9. Art Ensemble Of Chicago – The Bell Piece
10. Max Roach/M’Boom – January V


Songs From The Big Dig 2


Another short late night listening selection, this time made up from records from the 70s that I picked up in Southwest USA. Includes a few tracks sampled in hip-hop for those who like spotting that sort of thing.

1. Eddie Kendricks – If You Let Me
2. Harvey Mandel – Fish Walk (edit)
3. Milton Nascimento – Raça
4. Nina Simone – Funkier Than Mosquito’s Tweeter
5. Dennis Coffey & The Detroit Guitar Band – Garden Of The Moon
6. Ahmad Jamal – Swahililand
7. Odetta – Sakura
8. John Fahey – The Waltz That Carried Us Away and Then a Mosquito Came and Ate Up My Sweetheart
9. Joe Zawinul  – His Last Journey
10. Lee Oskar – Haunted House

Songs From The Big Dig

I can’t work out the bloody widget embedding thing, but here’s a mix of records I picked up up for between $1 and $10 on my holiday in New England and Montreal.

1. Jack Nitzsche – Performance
2. John-Pierre Ferland – Le Chat du Café des Artistes
3. Ellen McIlwaine – Wade In The Water
4. Pharoah Sanders – Upper Egypt
5. David Byrne & Brian Eno – Qu’ran
6. David Crosby – Tamalpais High (At About 3)
7. John McLaughlin – Peace One
8. Minnie Riperton – Minnie’s Lament
9. Robert Fripp – Water Music II
10. Bobby Hutcherson – Prints Tie
11. Yellow Magic Orchestra – Loom