Episode 46, Music I Listened to Over the Past Week: Roy Hargrove, The Brooks, Myriad3, and More

Today was a day to catch up on some of my listening and play a few records, cd’s, and downloads that I came across over the last couple weeks.  Then I learned about the death of one of my favourite trumpeter/fluegelhornists, Roy Hargrove.  He was only 49.

I start the program with him playing a lovely rendition of The Nearness of You.

Then I listened to a download sent to me by Josh McLeod of a Montreal funk group (with nuggets of jazz) called The Brooks.   Great funk-soul can rattle your bones, and my were rattled enough to make this and another track I found online to be worth playing.

Then there’s the under-rated saxophonist-flautist who, after becoming a ‘founder’ of what is called new-age music, moved from California to Vancouver. This is from when he was still a great jazz artist.  I’m talking about Paul Horn.

An interesting Toronto group called Myriad3 which includes a Peterborough bassist, Dan Fortin, is next.  And a wonderful find at a library sale—-the only album Toronto drummer Archie Alleyne recorded under his name.  With the Frank Wright Quartet.

That Roger Kellaway album I played music from a few episodes ago is still sitting by my turntable so I played another track today—what a combination of stride, bebop, and polyrhythms.

Staying with keyboard—two tracks from Chick Corea, one of which features a 20 year old Al Dimeola.

Last but not least, Brazilian guitarist and singer from Vancouver, Celso Machado.

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