Poncho Sanchez and Terance Blanchard, “Siboney” from Chano y Dizzy (Concord Picante, 2011). The modern conguero and trumpeter channel the classic pair.
Kenny Garret, “Seeds from the Underground” from the 2012 album of the same name. Ends with quote from “Work Song” …
Cannonball Adderley Quartent, “Work Song” from 1962 TV show Jazz Scene USA.
Chico Hamilton, “A Trip” from The Dealer (1966). The west coast drummer leading a group that introduced Larry Coryell on guitar. The song was a between-songs improve that the engineer caught on tape.
Art Pepper, “Jazz Me Blues” from Meets the Rhythm Section (1957). Pepper, out of prison after a sentence for nartcotics, records a great session on a borrowed alto sax with Miles Davis’ rhythm section of Philly Joe Jones on drums, Paul Chambers on bass, and Red Garland on piano.
McCoy Tyner, “Fly with the Wind” and “Salvadore de Samba” from the 1976 Milestone LP Fly Like the Wind. Tyner’s huge piano sound backed by a full orchestra. Soaring jazz.
Sun Ra, “Kingdom of Not” from Supersonic Jazz (1957). The Arkestra recorded, not on Jupiter as claimed, but at the RCA studios in Chicago.
James Carter, “Blue Creek” from Conversin’ with the Elders (1996). The tenor saxophonist with “elder” Buddy Tate on clarinet. Love clarinet on a slow, swampy blues.
Jimmy Giuffre 3, “Jesus Maria” from Fusion (1962). The leader’s clarinet with piano and bass. Very hip in 1962, and still sounds fresh today. Classy.
Miles Davis, “Fat Time” from Man with the Horn (1981). OK, some “real” fusion to close the set.