It took us a while but we finally got one of the other elusive members of the Jazz Meet team back behind the decks (we’re working on Sid honest!) and after a long lay off, it seems Mr Rice hasn’t lost any of his luster, delivering an effortlessly funky 60 minutes of vintage sounds. This one is straight down the line fire and kicking off with the mystical strains of Buddy Terry’s ‘Inner Peace’ before Wilbur Bascomb’s throbbing bass ignites, we head off into funky big band territory with Messrs Bellson, Humphrey, Manne and Bobo teaming up for the bombastic ‘Super Mellow’ and the St Francis Xavier University Jazz Ensemble dropping the swinging ‘F.M.’. Maynard Ferguson (‘L-Dopa’) and Peter Herbolzheimer (‘Corean Chick’) continue the funked up theme before we reach the scintillating ‘Bitchin’ from Mike Longo and Jarred rounds things off with a Horace Silver cover from Guido Basso and friends. Press play to enjoy a soulful and bumpy ride through some of the deepest crates in Hackney Central!
1. Buddy Terry – Inner Peace
2. The Drum Session – Super Mellow
3. St Francis Xavier University Jazz Ensemble – F.M.
4. Maynard Ferguson – L-Dopa
5. Peter Herbolzheimer Rhythm Combination & Brass – Corean Chick
6. Mike Longo – Bitchin’
7. All Star Jazz in Concert – Liberated Brother