The Bad Plus, “Never Stop” (Never Stop, 2010). Power Trio jazz!
Bud Powell, “Un Poco Loco” from The Amazing Bud Powell Vol. 1 (Blue Note, 1951). The original Be-Bop power piano. And more than a little mentally disturbed, it turned out.
Bobby Previte, “Look Both Ways” from Claude’s Late Morning (Gramavision, 1988). The 80s/90s downtown (New York) music scene regulars — the leader on drums with Bill Frisell guitar, Wayne Horwitz on keyboards.
Vijay Iyer Trio, “Polytheism” from Tirtha (2010). Piano trio with guitar and tabla.
Donald Byrd, “Clarion Calls” from Byrd in Hand (mid-60s Blue Note classic).
Vijay Iyer, “Galang” from Histriocity (2009). Gleaned numerous record-of-the-year awards in 2009. Iyer featured because of playing Jazz at the Bistro in St. Louis (Pat’s birthday present to Pete).
McCoy Tyner, “Sahara” (Milestone, 1972). Epic workout suggesting a great desert crossing. Album was a favorite of VERY hip rock listeners in early 1970s.
Herbie Nichols, “The Gig” (1955). Obscure piano man in his time, a “cult” favorite since. With Max Roach on drums.
Medeski, Martin & Wood, “Gwyra Mi” from Radiolarians III (2009). Ted Nugent’s “Stranglehold” bass riff?
Vijay Iyer, “Mystic Brew” (Histriocity).
Mose Allison, “Stop This World” — World weary philosophizing from my man Mose.
Vijay Iyer, “Duality” from Tirtha (2010).