Jan Garbarek, “I Took Up the Runes” (1990, ECM). Kind of Nordic/Brazilian world music.
Miles Davis Quintet, “Freedom Jazz Dance” from Miles Smiles (1966, Columbia).
The Leaders, “Mudfoot” from the 1986 album of the same name by group including Arthur Blythe, Chico Freeman, and Lester Bowie. Great 80s sound.
Pat Martino, “Double Play” from Undeniable (2011), recorded live at Blues Alley in 2009, with Eric Alexander joining the guitar hero on sax.
John Scofield, “Twang” from Grace Under Pressure, (Blue Note, 1992). With Bill Frisell as second guitar.
Gato Barbieri, “El Gato” from Fenix (Flying Dutchman, 1971). Great extended workout for the muscular tenor sax player, with arranging by Oliver Nelson.
Medeski, Martin & Wood, “Junkyard” from Radiolarians II (2009). Weird groove.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “Dance of the Lobes” from Black Roots (1971, Atlantic). Weirder groove.
Joe Henderson, “Pedro’s Time” from Our Thing (Blue Note, 1963). Great early/mid-60s Blue Note date with great tenor solo by the leader and angular piano by Andrew Hill.
David Grisman, “Devlin'” from Hot Dawg (1979, A&M). Dawg music at its best.
Kenny Werner, “Lawn Chairs & Other Foreign Policy” from Lawn Chair Society (2007). The below-the-radar piano player with modern front line stars Dave Douglass on trumpet and Chris Potter on sax.
(full Pete’s Place playlists at peteplace.wordpress.com)