You ain’t gonna know me ‘cos you think you know me – Louis Moholo-Moholo

13 April 2017 — Youtube

I can’t get enough of this music, so here’s a very famous song, dedicated to former Blue Notes  trumpeter, Mongezi Feza and written in his memory. From the album Spirits Rejoice! 1978 (Ogun).

Louis Moholo – drums
Harry Miller – bass
Johnny Dyani – bass
Nick Evans – trombone
Radu Malfatti – trombone
Evan Parker – tenor sax
Keith Tippet – piano
Kenny Wheeler – trumpet

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Video: Michael Hudson: Democratic Party Hired CrowdStrike As a Propaganda Organization To Make Accusations Against Russia

3 April 2017 — The Real News

Michael Hudson explains that the Senate hearings on Russia are an effort by Democrats to torpedo improvements in Russia-US relations and lack any real evidence of Russian meddling.

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Eddie Palmieri: ‘La Perfecta’

18 December 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

Pianist, Eddie Palmieri performs with his band “La Perfecta”featuring the saxophone of Donald Harrison. Born to Puerto Rican immigrants on December 15, 1936, Eddie Palmieri was raised in a Hispanic neighborhood in the South Bronx. 

His style helped influence the creation of a new Latin Jazz category. The multiple Emmy and Grammy winner has a vast number of LP releases to his credit spanning from 1962 to the present.

Inspired by his brother, salsa pianist Charlie Palmieri, Eddie founded various bands including “La Perfecta” and “La Perfecta II”. He additionally played with the “Conjunto La Segui’s Band”.

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Video: Interview with NC Heikin, director of “The Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story”

30 November 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

Interview with NC Heikin, director of “The Sound of Redemption: The Frank Morgan Story”

Download the mp3 here

NC called in from the set of “Boss” where Episode #8 was being filmed.

“The Sound of Redemption” was conceived and co-produced by novelist and jazz fan Michael Connelly

The film is openning in NYC on December 2, 2015 and in LA on December 18, 2015.

Click here for more information about “The Sound of Redemption” 

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Miles Davis at Juan-Les-Pins Jazz Festival 1969

2 October 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

July 25th, 1969 at the Juan-les-Pins Jazz Festival, France
Milestones, Footprints, ‘Round Midnight
Miles Davis – trumpet
Wayne Shorter – tenor and soprano saxophones
Chick Corea – electric piano
Dave Holland – bass
Jack DeJohnette – drums

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The Last Poets pay us a visit

21 July 2015 —

I had the pleasure of hanging out with The Last Poets yesterday, who were visiting these shores to shoot a documentary about them as well tour the country performing.

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Groove Workshop – Bernard (Pretty) Purdie

22 June 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

Check out this five and half minute master class by drummer Bernard Purdie, the groove behind so many artists as well as being Aretha Franklin’s musical director and a leader in his own right. Shot in Japan before a small, rapt audience, Purdie just grooves… Continue reading this...

Thelonious Monk Quartet – ‘Epistrophy’

19 June 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

The “Thelonious Monk Quartet” performing in Japan during May of 1963.

Personnel: Thelonious Monk, piano; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax; Butch Warren, bass; Frankie Dunlop, drums Continue reading this...

Live: Lambert, Hendricks and Ross with the Count Basie Orchestra – Avenue C

17 June 2015 — Youtube

What can I say? The fantastic Lambert, Hendricks and Ross perform ‘Avenue C’ in an extremely rare video clip. Jon Hendricks’ lyrics, always built around an instrumental solo are incredible. A totally underrated group who deserve greater recognition for their work.

Written by Buck Clayton, Jon Hendricks, and Dave Lambert
Performed by Lambert, Hendricks and Ross with the Count Basie Orchestra
unknown program, circa 1959

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Randy Weston Live in Spain

7 April 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

Randy Weston performs in Spain in 1990.

Personnel: Randy Weston, piano; Robin Kenyatta, alto sax; Eric Asante, drums

Set List:
1 “A Night In M’Bari”
2 “Portrait Of frank Edward Weston”
3 “Little Niles” 

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Bill Evans talks about his music: The Universal Mind of Bill Evans

6 February 2015 — Jazz on the Tube

One of my alltime favourite musos. Bill Evans is joined by his brother Harry for an in-depth discussion on jazz. The (fascinating)  interview with Bill Evans on the nature of the creative process starts at 6:21.

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RA Sessions: Fatima – Gave Me My Name

4 February 2015 — Youtube

Fatima is a star of Eglo Records, the London label run by Alex Nut and Sam Shepherd, AKA Floating Points. Her voice has helped define Eglo’s approach to electronic music, which prizes songwriting and musicianship over club functionality. She’s worked with dance producers like Funkineven, Dam Funk, Scratcha DVA and Floating Points in recent years, but her style has remained rooted in modern soul and R&B. Music from her forthcoming debut album—including the excellent Family / La Neta—has crept out over the last few months, and this stunning performance of “Gave Me My Name,” which features Jonathan Geyevu on keys, is further proof that she could be one of 2014’s standout artists. Published on Feb 26, 2014 Continue reading this...

Eddie Palmieri: ‘ La Perfecta’

18 December 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

Pianist Eddie Palmieri performs with his band “La Perfecta” featuring the saxophone of Donald Harrison.

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Jaco Pastorius at the Montreal Jazz Festival

1 December 2014 — Jazz on the Tube

1 hour of Jaco’s sonorous fretless bass! Wicked! Continue reading this...