Bill Frisell, “Chain of Fools” from Is That You? (1990).
Dexter Gordon, “A Night in Tunisia” from Our Man in Paris (Blue Note, 1963). The great tenor saxophonist recorded during extended European residency.
Ralph Peterson Fo’tet, “One False Move” from The Duality Principle (2012). Nice drummer-led quartet with vibes and clarinet.
Stanton Moore, ‘Stanton Hits the Bottle” from All Kooked Out!. The drummer’s first solo record after Galactic. Literally, playing beer bottles.
Mose Allison, “If You’re Going to the City”. Pete’s resident beat/bop poet.
Weather Report, “Black Market” from 1976 album of the same name. A high-water mark of jazz-rock fusion.
Craig Harris, “24 Days an Hour” from Tribute (1985). Trombone player with a tribute to Labor Day.
Louis Armstrong’s Hot 7, “Weary Blues” (1927). Louise on trumpet with Johnny Dodds on clarinet. Sa-weet.
Jan Garbareck, “I Follow the Runes” (ECM, 1990). Fusion of Nordic sax and Latin rhythm.
Yusef Lateef, “The Plum Blossum” from Eastern Sounds. The 1961 LP that stands as a world music original.
Tom Waits, “Emotional Weather Report” from Nighthawks at the Diner. Early Waits in jazzy rap.
Corey Wilkes, “Cries from tha Ghetto” from 2010 album of the same name. Chicago trumpet player, a hidden gem.
Bill Laswell, “Assassin” from Hear No Evil (1988). Evil sounding guitar from bassist/producer Laswell.