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.