This week’s jazz mix comes from Norwegian born cratedigger, DJ, label entrepreneur and current Finnish resident Fredrik Lavik. In his spare time he runs the most excellent Afro7 blog, which focuses on spreading the word of great music from Kenya and the East Africa region. He is also an avid jazz collector and here he supplies us with a stellar guest mix of strictly jazz singles. An assortment of styles, Frederik kicks things off with a rare 45 from The Hippest Set and follows it up with a little Eddie Gale and a Blue Note favourite from Donald Byrd. Next up we have vocalese from Eddie Jefferson and his version of ‘Freedom Jazz Dance’ and further tracks from The Jack Quigley Trio, Ken Jensen and Howard McGee. There’s fiery jazz funk from flautist Sam Most, killer dancefloor jazz from Music Inc & CBA Ensemble and funky fusion from Starcrost before a pair of 45s from Stark Reality and J.B & The V-king bring things to a close. Thanks for listening!
The Hippest Set – Catechism For D – Music Magic Productions
Eddie Gale – To Be A Slave – Gross
Donald Byrd – Elijah – Blue Note
Eddie Jefferson – Freedom Jazz Dance – Muse
Jack Quigley Trio – Señor Caboose – Sand
Ken Jensen – Cheap Blue – Äva
Howard McGee – Into Something – Winley
Sam Most – Jungle Fantasy – Bell
Music Inc & CBA Ensemble – Abscretions – Obé
Stacrost – Getting Going – Fable
Stark Reality – Too Much Tenderness – Now Again
J.B & The V-kings – “Lazy Soul” Jap-Jing!