David Murray Octet, “Estimated Prophet” from Dark Star, the Music of the Grateful Dead (Astor Place, 1996). Nice jazz cover of snaky Dead theme from Terrapin Station.
Freddie Hubbard, “Plexus” from Hubtones (Blue Note, 1961). Great small group arrangement with trombone acting as a whole horn section backing the leader’s trumpet.
John Zorn and Masada, “Tahah” from One (DIW, 1994). Combo of downtown (NYC) scene of 90s and traditional Hebrew music.
Craig Harris, “24 days in an Hour” from Tributes (O.T.C Records, 1984). Labor Day tribute.
Matthew Shipp, “Cohesion” from Equilibrium (Thirsty Ear, 2003). Repeat from last week, for a Pete’s regular. Beatty modern jazz.
Art Pepper, “The Trip” from 1976 Contemporary LP of same name. The altoist lays it bear on his theme song. After years in and out of prison on heroin possession charges, Pepper emerges in mid-70s to combine his sweet “cool” playing of the 50s/60s with a hard-life toughness.
Herbie Hancock, “Spank-a-Lee” from Thrust (Columbia, 1974). Fusion with plenty of improv.
Duke Ellington, “Blues in Orbit”. Classy jazzed blues.
Stan Getz, “Cancao Do Sol” from Stan Getz Gold (Inner City, 1978). Recorded live at Cafe Montmartre in Copenhagen. With the great Dane, Neils Henning Orsted-Pederson, on bass.
Pierre Dorge and New Jungle Orchestra, “St. Louis Blues” from Brikama (Steeplechase, 1992). Waterfall guitar with fractured big band.
Lee Morgan, “The Sidewinder” (Blue Note, 1963). The hard bop, soul jazz classic.