Out of the shadows, comes that man Black Classical again with another jazz mix. We call it ‘jazz’ but as you may know by now his style truly transcends what most would call a ‘jazz mix’. What you get here is an oft challenging, sweeping selection of modality, spirituality and percussive rhythms underpinned by high tempo grooves that keep things moving in the right direction. This man is deep. Just check the tracklist for proof of that and for further notes on the records from the man himself check below. There really isn’t anything else we can say. If you endeavor you will be rewarded. For more Black Classical goodness, check his M4L-FunCt10n’D Mixcloud, our own archives here and, also, his work over at the most excellent Word is Bond website. Thanks for listening, and if you dig, make sure to make some noise in the comments section.
SWAY (CIPITI RECORD CPT-OK 8)
Bit of Modal/Classical Jazz that leads you into a false sense of security cause its more free jazz haha. The rest of the LP is funky psych freeform jazz, hard to find. Hard as Nails.
Wolfgang Lauth Quartet
SELF-TITLED (FONJT CETRA SFC 190)
Some real Modal Jazz absolute blinding LP with atmospheric Pierro Umiliani: Cinque Bambole Per La Luna D’Agosto (OST) style flute. Essentials.
The Song of the Young (Cuba my Love)
Jazz Compositions on the Themes of Ralf Gojiev’s Operettas (MEAOANR 5289-80)
More Modal/Latinesque from Azerbijarn of all places. Cool as fuck think a cross between Dee Felice Trio’s ‘Nightingale’ and Les McCann’s ‘Macanna’
LLoyd McNiell / Marshall Hawkins / Black Classical
Tanner Suite (ASHA 2)
Asha 2 is a tough record to find only were 1000 pressed on McNiell’s Asha label. Recorded as a tribute to African American artist Henry Ossawa Tanner at the Smithsonian National Gallery Of Art on July 20th, 1969. I added the drums and percussion as a flip… The Original is just flute and bass by Marshal Hawkins.
Song Of The Khemti Nobles / Androgyny / Antique Blacks
(Not applicable live bootleg recording)
Killer spiritual bootleg from Faruq Z. Bey’s Griot Galaxy. Recorded in Amsterdam 1984.
Two Nights In Malakal
Timeline (Delmark 421)
Sublime LP as you would expect from this trumpet head, uptempo number reminiscent of the Strata East vibe of the late 70’s.
Babatunde Lea & Phenomena
Levels Of Consciousness (Theresa Records #TR 107)
Jazz dance killer. 1000mph Afro. Old School business.
Kiyoshi Sugimoto Quintet
Live recorded at Mingos Musico, Roppongi (ELEC Records KV102)
Interesting live performance Guitarist Kiyoshi Sugimoto. Very smooth nothing like the frenetic Babylonian Wind. Another cool cut.
360° Musical Experience
Beautiful Africa (SOUL-NOTE 12-1002-2)
Percussion madness into an old school big in Manchester Colin Curtis style Jazz dance number. And that’s your lot.