John Scofield, “Kool” from Groove Elation (Blue Note, 1995). Funky from guitarist.
The Crusaders, “Chain Reaction” from the 1975 album of the same name. Groove jazz masters.
Renee Rosnes, “Recordame” from Black Narcissus (2008). Pianist leading a trio with Joe Henderson jazz standard.
Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin, “A Love Supreme” from Love, Devotion, Surrender (CBS, 1973). Plenty of fusion guitar.
Rahsaan Roland Kirk, “Ain’t No Sunshine (When She’s Gone)” from Blacknuss (Atlantic, 1973). Record label’s attempts to take RRK just make him funkier and quirkier – in the way we love at Pete’s.
Freddie Hubbard, “Crisis” from Ready for Freddie (Blue Note, 1963). Nice “new thing” recording by trumpter.
Reness Rosnes, “Isotope” from Black Narcisuss (2008). More from piano trio. The leader coming to SIU.
Pat Metheney, “Third Wind” from Still Life (Talking) — nice world music from 1987 LP.
John Coltrane, “Blues for Elvin” from Coltrane Plays the Blues. Slow, swinging blues.
Jimmy Smith, “Back at the Chicken Shack”. Hammond organ master with Stanley Turrentine on tenor sax.