Sonny Rollins “St. Thomas” from Saxophone Colossus (1956). Calypso Bop celebration.
Air “Buddy Bolden’s Blues” from Air Lore (1979). Record 101 on Len Lyons “101 Greatest Jazz Albums” list.
Jack DeJohnette, “Dohiyi Circle #2” from Music for the 5th World (1992). American Indian meets African chant.
Donilo Perez, “Galactic Panama” from Provedencia by Panamanian piano man.
Medeski, Martin & Wood, “Radiolarians III” (2007). To Pete’s ears, the three Radiolarians albums MMW’s most interesting.
Stanton Moore “Fallin’ Off the Floor” from “Flyin’ the Koop” (2002). New Orleans drummer/leader to be featured at Jazz and Heritage Music Festival, last weekend of April and first weekend of May in Crescent City.
Bennie Wallace “My Heart Belongs to Daddy” from Big Jim’s Tango (Enja, 1983). Nice German LP by New Orleans saxman. For Elizabeth.
Mose Allison “Going to the City”. Beat and Bop philosopher’s life lessons.
Jaco Pastorious “Liberty City” from Word of Mouth (1981). Weather Report sounds, but lots more. Great talent with mental health problems that contributed to his violent death related to a night club altercation.
Oliver Nelson “Stolen Moments” from Blues and the Abstract Truth (1961). Perfect jazz. Swingin’, melodic, bluesy. Good as it gets.
Chico Freeman “Luna” from The Outside Within (1981). Playing to the moon jazz; early 80s style.
Hank Mobley “Uh Huh” from Workout (Blue Note hard bop).