The first of six sets to be published this week, all recorded at this past Sunday’s Jazz Meet Cancer Benefit. First up we have the opening set from resident DJ Sid Ford who eases into the session with some classic jazz business. Featuring music from the likes of Freddie Hubbard, Joki Freund Jazztett, Elvin Jones, Longineu Parsons and Walt Dickerson, this is a journey into esoteric territory. Big music and can anyone tire of hearing Jimmy Smith’s seminal ‘Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?’ again?
After raising just over £700 at the main event, we’d really like to push for that magic £1000 mark, so as a special incentive to raise a last bit of money for Macmillan Cancer Support and to help us get closer to our target, the next six podcasts will be available to download. That’s roughly 6 hours of killer music, most of it rare and out of print. If you’d like to get your hands on them, make a small donation at http://www.justgiving.com/thejazzmeet and we’ll send you the links to enjoy offline. Thanks for listening.
Next up: Orsii (Jazzman Records / Laidback Radio)
Freddie Hubbard – Crisis
The Galapagos Duck – Katie Did
Joki Freund Jazztett – From Time To Time
Rickey Kelly – Distant Vibes
Elvin Jones – La Fiesta
Longineu Parsons – Funkin’ Around
Cal Tjader – The Fakir
Walt Dickerson – The Cry
Jimmy Smith – Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf (Part 2)
Rahsaan Roland Kirk – What’s Goin’ On / Mercy Mercy Me (The Ecology)