Sunday, October 19, 2008

Abstract Index Playlist - October 15/08

I inherited this record from my dad. He has a very decent jazz collection, the result of having worked at Sam The Record Man during the 50s and 60s.

Back when I first started becoming interested in jazz - this was around the time I started volunteering at CIUT in 1986 - his record collection pointed me towards many directions I'm still exploring. Dad had a particular affinity for Lennie Tristano, Roland Kirk, and any jazz trombonists, his instrument through high school and (slightly) beyond.

This Yusef Lateef album was always a favourite of mine. Lateef should've called it "New York" instead of "Detroit". It features the Joel Dorn psychedelic soul jazz machine with funky usual suspects Bernard Purdie, Ray Barretto and Cecil McBee. Lateef takes it out, though, with some mysterious and wonderful chord progressions. Belle Isle is a stormer.

Nowadays, dad mostly listens to reggae, so we still have much in common.


raindrops - gurpreet chana (no label)
passages - royal hartigan (innova)
zombies love dancin' to this number - jean martin/justin haynes (barnyard)
uamanas - bulbs (freedom to spend)
aixa - alejandro franov (native bliss)
opa jones - lubo alexandrov/kaba horo (ccm)
higher state of consciousness - christian prommer (sonar kollektiv)
interested benevolence - soul jazz orchestra (do right)
un shipibo en espana - juaneco y su combo (barbes)
crumbs from the table - young disciples co. (numero)
second stop is jupiter - sun ra & his arkestra (leo)
the bronx with palm trees - deep rumba (american clave)
el casabe - alfredo de la fe (lp)
mali - wigald boning (compost)
belle isle - yusef lateef (atlantic)
istanbul - o'luge (last gang)
everytime - mikey dangerous (mboll)
hotter fire - big youth (trojan)
life of contradiction - joe higgs (pressure sounds)
turntable dub - the observers/king tubby (trojan)
johnny man - dub specialist (heartbeat)
earth wind and fire - paul blackman (shanachie)

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