Tom Scott and the L.A. Express, “Rock Island Rocket” from Tom Cat, 1975. Scott on tenor sax, Robben Ford, guitar. Mid-70s fusion from top studio musician.
John Coltrane, “Sayeeda’s Song Flute” from Giant Steps (Atlantic, 1959). More tenor sax.
Jan Garbarek, “I Took Up the Runes” (1990). Norwegian tenor saxophonist, with Nano Vancancelos. Nordic world fusion?
Jackie McLean, “Omega” from Let Freedom Ring (Blue Note, 1962). “New Thing” still sounds new.
Wes Montgomery, “Cariba” from Full House (recorded 1962 at Berkeley jazz club).
Mose Allison, “I Don’t Worry ‘Bout a Thing”, “Your Mind is on Vacation” (for SIU students on 2-day October break). The hippest man in the world.
Dave Douglas and Spirit Moves. Trumpet/trombone quintet. One of many different styles and instrumentation for Douglas recordings.
Charles Mingus, “Pussy Cat Dues” from Mingus Ah-Um (Columbia, 1959). Pete’s all-time desert island jazz album.
Gato Barbieri “Bolivia”. Expressive Latin tenor sax (1973).
Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix (1968). Planned project before Hendrix died. Carried through with Japanese guitarist Ryo Kawasaki in the guitar chair. Not all the LP works, but “1983 – A Merman I Should Be” works great.
Jason Moran – “Kinda Dukish” from Black Stars (Blue Note, 2001). One of the top modern pianists. Worthy of BN label.
Medeski, Martin, & Wood “Junkyard” from Radiolarians II (2009). Groovy jam.
Drop by Pete’s Place, Mondays 6:30-8pm, for Pete’s pickins’ from 50 years of jazz.