With just under a week to go before the second installment of The Jazz Meet Live event, here’s another mix for your listening pleasure.
This time around resident Rob Coley turns in another 50 minutes of stellar jazz, pulling out a neat selection of current releases / reissues and pairing them with the usual classic material we feature on this site. He kicks off the session with something fresh (and free) from Wah Wah 45s’ Scrimshire, whose “Rain in July” features some lovely and moody trumpet work from Nick Etwell. Next up we travel to Detroit via Scandinavia as Ricky Tick Records drop some heavyweight big band business and we unearth some timeless Tribe material and fusion from Will Sessions and Mike Longo. A newly reissued nugget from The Afro Soul-Tet, an outstanding piece from pianist Gérard Maimone and The Rhythmagic Orchestra‘s Afro-Cuban take on Machito round off the selection before Les DeMerle‘s fittingly climatic ‘San Quentin Quail’ ends it on a high note.
It serves as a reasonable warm up for Sunday’s session at The Shoreditch, where Rob will be spinning alongside Nik Weston and very special guest DJ Sid Ford, before, after and in between the The Jazz Meet band’s live sets. It all starts from 2pm, with the musicians stepping up to play at 4pm. If you feel so inclined, bring an instrument (or your voice) along and join us in the jam during the second set.
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Scrimshire – Rain in July (feat Nick Etwell)
Ricky Tick Big Band – Beauty Passing By
Doug Hammond & David Durrah – Sea of Nuren
Will Sessions – Polyester People
Mike Longo – The Awakening
The Afro Soul-Tet – Slave Traders #2
Gerard Maimone – Ishtar
The Rhythmagic Orchestra – Tururato
Les DeMerle – San Quentin Quail
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