Modern Jazz Today Episode #125 has a mix of old and new, let’s dig in!.

What a week of new discoveries and unearthed gems. In between recording this week’s show, we had to deal with heavy storms, lightning and the sound effects it brings to the table while recording Episode #125. Even with an isolation booth the voracity of the thunder and mother nature, made her presence known. In the unearthed gem category, a new John Coltrane album is on the horizon entitled Both Directions at Once: The Lost Album. On this week’s episode we previewed “Untitled Original 11383.” The impending album will be released on June 29, on Impulse! Records. It features original, never-before-heard compositions, recorded by Coltrane’s Classic Quartet in 1963 at Van Gelder Studios. On March 6, 1963, John Coltrane and his Classic Quartet – McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Garrison, and Elvin Jones – recorded an entire studio album at the legendary Van Gelder Studios. This music, which features unheard originals, will finally be released 55 years later. This is, in short, the holy grail of jazz.

In the new discoveries category Erik Friedlander has a new album out entitled Artemisia. Sparked by viewing Pablo Picasso’s mysterious absinthe glass sculptures at MoMA, renowned cellist Friedlander and his new band Throw A Glass – Uri Caine on piano, Mark Helias on bass, and Ches Smith on drums – spent the next year and a half writing and recording Artemisia (SkipStone), a concept album on the murky history of absinthe and its use as a brain-bending hallucinogen. “I don’t think I’ve ever felt so strongly about one of my projects,” says Friedlander, who composed both hypnotic meditations on obsession and songs that optimistically chase euphoria and the “green fairy.” We feature the track “Sparkotropic,” a crisply composed cut that has a frenetic, emotive appeal with moments of introspection and times of controlled psychedelia. All adding up to a listed filled with great experimentation and exploration.

We hope you enjoy the show, and we look forward to your suggestions of artists to play and subjects to cover. This is our community and together we can bring focus to jazz. Let’s dig in!

MJT Episode 125 Playlist June 25 2018

Hour #1
Artist/Group NameSong TitleAlbumRecord LabelYear
Kamaal WilliamsLDN ShuffleThe ReturnBlack Focus Records2018
The Clunk OrchestraCielochaThe Sounds It MakesSelf-Released2018
Francois Richard Quartet *Winter BluesLiberationEffendi Records2018
Andrea BrachfeldSteppin'If Not Now, When?Jazzheads Records2018
Solon McDade*He's A Problem in the Locker RoomMuralsSelf-Released2018
Danny Green Trio plus StringsAs the Parrot FliesOne Day It WillOrigin Records2018
Danny KuszFunky Flamingo (feat Mpls Horns)Pink!Innervision Records2018
Bill King*AngelinaNight Passage Years – 1984-19867 Arts Music2018
Larry GoldingsDon't Ever Call Me AgainToy TunesPirouet Records2018
Erik FriedlanderSparkotropicArtemisiaArconomX Music LLC dba Skipstone Records2018
Hour #2
New England Jazz EnsemblePower SergePeter and the WolfSelf-Released2018
Tia FullerIn the TrenchesDiamond CutMack Avenue2018
Alex Bellegarde Trio*Brown's Groove V.14FloatingAb Productions2014
Martin SpeakeTwisterIntentionUbuntu Music2018
Joey AlexanderFourteenEclipseMotema2018
TribuEl MatadorEl MatadorMandala Records2018
3ioEpleBack to New Roots (Serotonin Fuelled Jazz Covers)Hell Yeah2011
John ColtraneUntitled Original 11383 (Take 1)Both Directions at Once - The Lost AlbumImpulse2018
Grant GreenThe KickerSolidBlue Note Records1979
* Indicates Canadian Content

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