I had to take time out to rebuild a generator that took its downward spiral and beat the timing of Florence who is still today devasting areas with a surplus amount of rain. Saturday, in between outside noises that held up the show until they passed, we all still found the joy in creating the program and keeping our focus on the music to soothe our worried minds.
In the new discoveries’ category, we took a look at Zion80, a 10-piece band that blends Afrobeat grooves, mystical Jewish melodies and improvisational madness. The track “V’Shamru” off the Warriors album was a perfect fit to rejuvenate the day.
In the unearthed gems category, we jumped back to 2016 to bring focus to an MJT Favorite Flashback. The music on ABENG utilizes progressive concepts in rhythm, harmony, and melody while keeping the listener (and the musicians playing the music) connected and engaged. Drawing upon jazz-funk and jazz-rock influences ranging from Weather Report to Roy Ayers. We chose the track “Mahishmatish,” for these exact reasons.
MJT Episode 137 Playlist September 17 2018
|MODERN JAZZ TODAY||MODERN JAZZ TODAY||EPISODE #137||WEEK OF 9-17-2018|
|Artist/Group Name||Song Title||Album||Record Label||Year|
|Youngblood Brass Band||Don't Speak||Covers 1||Self-Released||2018|
|Yazz Ahmed||The Lost Pearl||La Saboteuse||Naim Records||2018|
|Ernesto Cervini's Turboprop*||The Queen||Abundance||Anzic Records||2018|
|Jay T. Vonada||United||United||Summit Records||2018|
|Aimee Allen||Night Owl||Wings Uncaged||Azuline||2018|
|Jeff Lorber Fusion||Sport Coat Makes Good||Impact||Shanachie||2018|
|Troy Roberts||Professor Ghetto Rig||Nu-Jive Perspective||Inner Circle||2018|
|Freelance||Your Love||Yes Today||Revive Music Group||2018|
|Jacqueline Tabor||Lady in the Gown||Lady in the Gown||Self-Released||2018|
|Miggy Augmented Orchestra||Colorful||Colorful||Self-Released||2018|
|Marshall Gilkes WDR Big Band||Easy To Love||Always Forward||Alternate Side Records||2018|
|We are Leif||Transition||Breathe||Self-Released||2018|
|Enrique Haniene||Like a Bronco||The Mind's Mural||Elegant Walk Records||2018|
|Hughes Smith Quartet||Chips & Slaw||Motion||Independent||2018|
|The Commotions*||Believe In Yourself||The Commontions Vol. II||Independent||2017|
|Kathleen Gorman*||Influence||I Can See Clearly Now||Independent||2017|
|* Indicates Canadian Content|