Jazz Meet resident and Mukatsuku Records label boss Nik Weston steps to the turntables this week to deliver another 40 minute slice of jazz direct from his extensive record collection. He kicks things of with Dizzy Gillespie’s effortlessly funky take on ‘Matrix’ before unleashing the much loved ‘Psychedelic Sally’ from Horace Silver and his quintet. Two covers follow with Blue Mitchell taking on Cymande’s ‘The Message’ while Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers bring their classic version of Bobby Timmons’ ‘Dat Dere’. There’s then Japanese jazz from Norio Maeda & All Stars and Ryusei Tomoyose Quartet, killer funky jazz from Sam Most, a touch of soul from Alice Clark and a second composition from Horace Silver, this time around the title track taken from his 1966 album ‘The Jody Grind’. Finally, Nik wind things down with the modern deep jazz classic ‘A Vision’ by vocalist Bajka on Jazzman Records. We
Happy 73rd birthday to this man. A true don and arguably one of the most important figures in Jazz since it’s inception. We’ll be honouring Herbie Hancock at The Jazz Meet in our own special way on May 12th with a very special live show featuring pianist Tom O’Grady and his band.
silentway: As good as any Blue Note side from the same time, ‘We Three’ by the Roy Haynes Trio, contains this superb tune – ‘Reflection’. It’s an upbeat minor bluesy number – Haynes in the driving seat, although Phineas Newborn on piano is so crisp and almost classical in his style. Chambers holds the bass. Really great little tune by Ray Bryant, with Rudy van Gelder engineering. Interestingly, this album is one of Billy Cobham’s top ten drum recordings.
Just uploaded Podcast #98: 12.04.13 Nik Weston (Mukatsuku Records) to Mixcloud. Listen now!
Brazilian jazz fusion at it’s finest, who remembers this? MANFREDO FEST Jungle KittenTaken from the album ‘Manifestations’ released on Tabu in 1979.