This edition of Notes From The Jazz Underground was sourced from the July 15th broadcast.
If last week's show was all about the epics, this show was much more about songcraft.
The Jeff Beck tune was a request from NFTJU host Paul Abella's buddy's. The version of "Naima" (Carlos and McLaughlin) prompted a whole set of Mahavishnu Orchestra.
The rest of the show was just shuffling through stuff and finding some good jams for good jams' sake. Songcraft is thoroughly explored. Fareed Haque's take on CSNY's "Woodstock", Elvis Costello fronting an understated The Roots, and ending with Trombone Shorty's new school classic "Backatown".
Paul says, "I like the end result. I hope other people do, too."
Tom Harrell - Tango from Colors Of A Dream
Chinchano - Un Cambio
Donald Byrd - The Loud Minority
|Storsted||Goran Kafjes' Subtropic Arkestra||The Reason Why, volume 1|
|All Matter||Robert Glasper||Double Booked|
|Tripwire||Elvis Costello & The Roots||Wake Up Ghost|
|Free Speech||Eddie Harris||Free Speech|
|Les & Eddie||Billy Martin||Shimmy|
|Dr. Jive (pt. 2)/Light as a Feather||Flora Purim||Butterfly Dreams|
|Dorothy Jean||Revive Music||Revive Music Presents Supreme Sonacy|
|Naima||Carlos Santana & Bill Laswell||Divine Light|
|Thank You, Boys||Jane's Addiction||Nothing's Shocking|
|State||Tom Harrell||Colors of a Dream|
|Pisando Tierra||Chinchano||Un Cambio|
|Woodstock||Fareed Haque||Deja Vu|
|Noonward Race||Mahavishnu Orchestra||The Inner Mounting Flame|
|Open Country Joy||Mahavishnu Orchestra||Birds of Fire|
|Led Boots||Jeff Beck||Wired|
|1960 What?||Gregory Porter||Water|
|The Loud Minority||Donald Byrd||Kofi|