Definitely a bit of a jazz theme for you this week, preceded by an excellent cover and a pertinent song from Peter Gabriel and Kate Bush. Hope you enjoy listening; don’t forget to keep those worms coming to firstname.lastname@example.org. Many thanks.
Katzenjammer – London Calling – severin: From the Pledge-funded “Gearbox Sessions” album. Their last with Marianne. Almost certainly their last album, period. A run through songs they have already recorded (except this one) but this time played live in the studio and recorded direct to analogue tape in two sessions, one for each side. Then cut to vinyl immediately afterwards. Coughs sharp intakes of breath and cries of relief included at no extra charge. I pledged my sixpence for a signed vinyl copy plus a download which is how I come to be sending this off as a worm. I hope you enjoy.
Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush- Don’t Give Up – goneforeign: From the “Shakin’ the Tree” LP. According to Wiki he wrote this in response to Maggie Thatcher’s destruction. He sings the “male” part, Kate is telling’ him “Don’t give up”.
Erik Schaefer + The Shredz: Barber – abahachi: Some of you may recall hating the wacky version of Wagner’s Lohengrin by drummer Schaefer’s group that I posted a couple of years ago. I confidently expect even more of you to hate this, from his new album, which vaguely recalls some of Miles Davis’ darker ’70s moments but with more modern rhythms. I think it’s great. Some of the jam tracks on the album are even better, but I suspect that no one at all except me would like them…
The Modern Jazz Quartet – Bluesology – Ravi Raman: I have been listening a lot to this group, The Modern Jazz Quartet. This is from their album called “Fontessa”. (Ravi has sent me this video to put in the comments – I can’t insert it in the comments so I’m putting it here – Ed.)
Charlie Parker – Parker’s Mood – goneforeign: I suspect that many are aware of the name Charlie Parker but may not be familiar with his music. I’ve loved this cut since I bought the “Savoy” LP in the early ’60’s, There’s John Lewis on Piano and Max Roach on drums, Miles is also there but he isn’t featured. It was recorded as a single in 1948 in New York. I’ve probably played this literally hundreds of times, Enjoy.
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