New mixtape up on the Jazz Meet website. 60 minutes of rare jazz funk and fusion from resident Jarred Rice. Podcast #109: 07.08.13 Jarred Rice by The Jazz Meet on Mixcloud
As we gear up to say goodbye to Jazz Meet resident Jarred Rice this weekend as he heads off to pastures new in Canada, we thought now would be a great time to revisit this little Jazz Mix he completed for the ‘Stolen Moments’ radio show on Melbourne’s 3RR earlier this year. It’s quite probably the funkiest mixtape we’ve ever hosted and highlights just why we hold Jarred in such high regard. A cursory look at the tracklist suggests not your usual jazz fare and with just under an hour of music to discover, he most certainly takes us on a journey through the crates. There’s breaks and basslines a plenty as Jarred pulls out seldom seen tracks from the likes of Affirmation, Earl Moseley, Gas Mask and Shades of Joy to name but a few, including fusion, funk, and a little rock along the way. So delve in and let
The Jazz Meet heads to Brussels this weekend for a Saturday night party in the heart of the city alongside our good friend The Jazz Kid and live acts Binti and Gratitude Trio.
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
Jarred Rice delivers another 50 minute selection of top notch jazz featuring new music from The Greg Foat Group plus classic gears from Brigitte Fontaine, Art Lande and Rubisa Patrol, John Patton, The Brew Moore Quintet, Duke Pearson and Albert Ayler. Click to listen.