Notes From The Jazz Underground Explores The Art Of Songcraft

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
Soldiers Terence Blanchard Breathless
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
Backatown Trombone Shorty Backatown 

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