Category Archives: jazz

luv325

luv325 Came Down The Water Spout

Came Down The Water Spout

jazz that sounds like being safe inside during a warm spring cloudburst. notes falling like rain. clearing the mind of winter’s detritus to make way for new beginnings.
image : Dr. Betsy Spirit
Tracklist
  1. Glass Enclosure – Bud Powell – Blue Note (1955) > buy link
  2. Valse A Quatre Temps – Jef Gilson – Le Kiosque d’Orphée / Jazzman Records (1960/2011) > buy link
  3. Derek Was Only A Bairn – Ken Hyder’s Talisker – JAPO Records (1977)
  4. Yesterdays – Paul Chambers Quartet – Blue Note (1957) > buy link
  5. Prelune – Sonny Greenwich – P.M. Records (1979)
  6. Equipoise – The DeJohnette Complex – Milestone Records (1969) > buy link
  7. Storm – Stanley Turrentine – CTI Records (1971) > buy link
  8. Why Not – The Dave Pike Quartet – Epic (1962) > buy link
  9. Joegi – Guido Manusardi – Carosello (1975) > buy link

luv317

luv317-midday-mirage

Midday Mirage

a collection of sounds from around the globe that create an aural mirage reflecting the heat of a lazy day; a Fata Morgana of complex rhythms and unique melodic structures.
photo : David Kristian
Tracklist
  1. Improvisation On The Theme Music From Pather Panchali – Ravi Shankar – World Pacific – DOXY (1962/2013) > buy link
  2. Tezeta – Mahmoud Ahmed with the Ibex Band – Amha Records / Mississippi Records (1974/2012) > buy link
  3. Rapture – The Latin Allstars – Crown Records / Stag-O-Lee (1960/2014) > buy link
  4. N’Niyo – Amara Toure – Sonafric / Honest Jon’s Records (1976/2009) > buy link
  5. Yellow Bird – Arthur Lyman – HiFi Records (1961) > buy link
  6. Desert Spaces – Cam Newton – Inner City (1979) > buy link
  7. Valiha Fombandrazanah – Manatsoa – Mississippi Records / Cultural Know (2007/2011)
  8. Pawky – Dorothy Ashby with Frank Wess – Prestige (1958) > buy link
  9. Baobab Sun 7 – Manu Dibango – Telson (1977) > buy link
  10. Echigojishi (The Echigo Lion) – Ensemble Nipponia – Nonesuch Explorer Series (1978/1987)
  11. Menua – Kwame Nkrumah – Columbia (1969)
  12. Tembele – Jean Mpia – Capitol / Honest Jon’s Records (1957/2008) > buy link
  13. Yèkèrmo Sèw – Mulatu Astatke ft. Fekade Amde Maskal – Amha Records / L’Arôme Productions (1974/2002) > buy link
  14. Il Grande Silenzio (Restless) – Ennio Morricone – Parade / Dagored (1968/2016) > buy link
  15. Dawn – Ananda Shankar ft. Indranil Bhattacharya – His Master’s Voice / Far Eastern Sunshine (1975/2015) > buy link
  16. My Funny Valentine – Martin Denny – Liberty (1960)
  17. Monterey – Eden Ahbez and John Harris (with Paul Horn) – Bear Family Productions Ltd. (1963/2016)
  18. Disse Alguem (All Of Me) – João Gilberto / Caetano Veloso / Gilberto Gil / Maria Bethânia – Philips / WEA (1981) > buy link

luv308

luv308 We Call On You

We Call On You

we call on you to come to a space where the outer edges of jazz meet far flung free funk and the unhinged intensity of the players carry you to new dimensions.
photo : The Amazing MacArthur Maze Maze
Tracklist
  1. Kitty Bey – Byron Morris & Unity – E.P.I. Records / Universal Sound (1974/2001) > buy link
  2. Energy – Earth, Wind & Fire – Warner Bros. (1971) > buy link
  3. Shakey Jake – Joe McPhee – CjRecord Productions – Bo’Weavil Recordings (1971/2014) > buy link
  4. Theme De Yoyo – Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Nessa Records / Universal Sound (1970/2000)
  5. Tulsa Black – Cecil McBee – Strata-East / Universal Sound (1974/1997)
  6. Kai – Steve Reid – Mustevic Records / Universal Sound (1976/2004)
  7. Sun Watcher – Albert Ayler – Impusle! (1969) > buy link

luv296

luv296 Snowflake Jazz Dust

Snowflake Jazz Dust

a light dusting of jazz from the masters to make your cool moments cooler.
image : original photo from Teresa Morrow, improvised by Snafu Jonze
Tracklist
  1. Bahia – John Coltrane – Prestige (1964) > buy link
  2. Black Fire – Andrew Hill – Blue Note (1964/2014) > buy link
  3. Love For Sale – Gigi Gryce – Donald Byrd Jazz Laboratory – Verve / DOXY (1957/2014) > buy link
  4. Man From South Africa – Eric Dolphy – Jazz Wax Records (1961/2015)
  5. Thou Swell – Dorothy Ashby – Regent / Savoy / DOXY (1957/2014) > buy link
  6. Los Bandidos – Cal Tjader – Verve (1967) > buy link
  7. Parallel – Joe Harriott Quintet – Jazzland / DOXY (1961/2014) > buy link
  8. Hymn Of The Orient (alternate take) – Clifford Brown – Blue Note (1953/1984) > buy link

luv286

luv286 Following The Current pt1

Following The Current part 1

this fall i will be teaching a Personal and Cultural Enrichment class at McGill University called Following The Current : A Brief History Of Electronic Music. this, the first of a three part mix, covers the years 1952-1979 and outlines some of the artists and music that will be discussed. for more info on the class and how to enroll click on
photo : electricity
Tracklist
  1. Beton-Studie – Karlheinz Stockhausen – DOXY (1952/2011) > buy link
  2. Main Titles-Overture (from Forbidden Planet) – Louis and Bebe Barron (1956/1978) > buy link
  3. Over The Rainbow – Paul Tanner with Andre Montero and his Orchestra – Omega Disk / Aero Space Records (1959)
  4. Daisy Bell – Max Mathews – Cacophonic / Finders Keepers (1961/2013)
  5. Telstar – The Tornados – Decca / Mr. Suit Records (1962/2013) > buy link
  6. Doctor Who Theme (Original 1963 Version) – Delia Derbyshire and Ron Grainer from BBC Radiophonic Workshop – Harkit Records (1963/2013) > buy link
  7. Girl From Venus – Jean-Jacques Perrey & Gershon Kingsley – Vangaurd (1966) > buy link
  8. Tomorrow Never Knows – The Beatles – Parlophone (1966)
  9. Daily Nightly – The Monkees – Colgems / Rhino (1967/1986) > buy link
  10. excerpt from Silver Apples Of The Moon Part II – Morton Subotnick – Nonesuch Records (1967)
  11. Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G Major : Second Movement – Walter Carlos – Columbia Masterworks (1968)
  12. Peace Three – Paul Beaver & Bernard L. Krause – Nonesuch Records (1968)
  13. Cybernaut – Tonto’s Expanding Head Band (Robert Margouleff and Malcolm Cecil) – Atlantic (1971/1975)
  14. Girl Blue – Stevie Wonder – Tamla / Motown – (1972)
  15. Rain Dance – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1973) > buy link
  16. Movements Of A Visionary – Tangerine Dream – Virgin (1974/1977) > buy link
  17. Assault On Precinct 13 (Main Theme) (from Assault On Precinct 13) – John Carpenter – Record Makers (1976/2003) > buy link
  18. Disco From A Space Show – Guitar Red – Mod-Art / Chocolate Industries (1976/2012) > buy link
  19. I Feel Love – Donna Summer – Casablanca Records (1977) > buy link
  20. Rocket U.S.A. – Suicide – Red Star Records (1977/1999) > buy link
  21. United – Throbbing Gristle – Industrial Records (1977/1981) > buy link
  22. Trans-Europe Express / Metal On Metal – Kraftwerk – Capitol (1977) > buy link
  23. Aqua Boogie (A Psychoalphadiscobetabioaquadoloop) – Parliament – Casablanca Records (1978) > buy link
  24. Fantastic Man – William Onyeabor – Wilfilms Records / Luaka Bop (1979/2013) > buy link
  25. I Nearly Married A Human – Gary Numan + Tubeway Army – Beggars Banquet (1979) > buy link

luv283

luv283 Triptychlish pt2

Triptychlish part 2

the Triptychlish mixtape series is an autobiographical journey through the first 30 years of luv. part 2 highlights musical memories from my awkward and moody teenage years (1983-1992). it covers my last few years of elementary school. junior high, high school and my first year in Montreal with the emotional spectrum of a teenage boy in the eighties.
image : A Teenager
Tracklist
  1. New Song – Howard Jones – WEA (1983) > buy link
  2. The Great Ones Remember – Men Without Hats – Statik Records / Sire (1982) > buy link
  3. Lonely In Your Nightmare – Duran Duran – Harvest (1982) > buy link
  4. Standing In The Dark – Platinum Blonde – CBS (1983)
  5. King Of Pain – The Police – A&M (1983) > buy link
  6. Time After Time – Cyndi Lauper – Potrait (1983) > buy link
  7. Take Me With U – Prince and the Revolution – Warner Bros. (1984) > buy link
  8. Dancing Girls – Nik Kershaw – MCA (1984)
  9. Suburbia – Pet Shop Boys – EMI (1986) > buy link
  10. Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles – Apple Records / Capitol (1967)
  11. Summer’s Day Song – Paul McCartney – Parlophone (1980) > buy link
  12. Stand By Me – Ben E. King – Atco / Atlantic (1961/1986) > buy link
  13. Sympathy For The Devil – The Rolling Stones – Decca (1968) > buy link
  14. Devil Inside – INXS – Atlantic (1987) > buy link
  15. Love Removal Machine – The Cult – Beggars Banquet / Vertigo (1987) > buy link
  16. Highway To Hell – AC/DC – Atlantic (1979) > buy link
  17. God Save The Queen – Sex Pistols – Virgin / Warner Bros. (1977) > buy link
  18. I Fought The Law – Dead Kennedys – Alternative Tentacles (1987) > buy link
  19. Paul Revere – Beastie Boys – Def Jam Recordings (1986) > buy link
  20. My Philosophy – Boogie Down Productions – Jive (1988) > buy link
  21. Big Time – Peter Gabriel – Geffen (1986) > buy link
  22. Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone remix) – New Order (1987) > buy link
  23. Kiss Off – Violent Femmes – Slash Records (1982) > buy link
  24. Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright – Bob Dylan – Columbia (1963) > buy link
  25. After The Goldrush – Neil Young – Reprise (1970) > buy link
  26. In A Silent Way – Miles Davis – Columbia (1969) > buy link
  27. Self-Portrait In Three Colors – Charles Mingus – Columbia (1959) > buy link
  28. Changes – David Bowie – RCA (1971) > buy link
  29. Deadbeat Club – The B-52’s – Reprise (1989) > buy link
  30. Oliver’s Army – Elvis Costello & The Attractions – Columbia (1979) > buy link
  31. Don’t Let It Get You Down – Fine Young Cannibals – I.R.S. / MCA (1988) > buy link
  32. Don’t You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds – A&M (1985) > buy link
  33. Happy Birthday – Concrete Blonde – I.R.S. (1989) > buy link
  34. What’s Going On – Marvin Gaye – Tamla / Motown (1971) > buy link
  35. The Mooche – Duke Ellington and his Orchestra – RCA Victor (1928/1971) > buy link
  36. Summertime Rolls – Jane’s Addiction – Warner Bros. (1988) > buy link
  37. Dirty Boots – Sonic Youth – DGC (1990) > buy link
  38. Taste The Pain – Red Hot Chili Peppers – EMI USA (1989) > buy link
  39. U-Mass – Pixies – 4AD (1991) > buy link
  40. On a Plain – Nirvana – DGC (1991) > buy link
  41. Blown A Wish – My Bloody Valentine – Creation Records (1991) > buy link

luv279

luv279 Ouija Circuit Board

Ouija Circuit Board

epic electronic emissions from less than a handful of jazz music’s greatest explorers. stretch out and go deep.
photo : Main Frame
Tracklist
  1. Love, Love – Julian Priester Pepo Mtoto – ECM Records / Studio !K7 (1974/2006) > buy link
  2. Hornets – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1973) > buy link
  3. Disco 3000 – Sun Ra – El Saturn Records / Art Yard (1978/2005) > buy link
  4. Dark Magus -Wili – Miles Davis – CBS/Sony / 4 Men With Beards (1977/2011) > buy link

luv278

luv278

Un Rayo Del Sol

a ray of sunshine with a Latin – African – Brazilian – Caribbean – South American affection. the kinda party that keeps the whole world groovin’.
image : Karl Sumfinerauther
Tracklist
  1. Un Rayo Del Sol – Chakachas – Polydor (1972) > buy link
  2. Tema De Alma Latina – Bobby Matos and the Combo Conquistadores – Philips / CuBop (1967/1998)
  3. I’m On My Way – Candido – Blue Note (1970) > buy link
  4. New Bell – Manu Dibango – Atlantic (1972)
  5. Aposta – Toni Tornado – Odeon (1972) > buy link
  6. Mazurka Cacodou – Eddy Louiss – Barclay / Isma’a (1968/2001)
  7. Ah Diggin’ Horrors – Mighty Sparrow – Ra / Strut (1974/2012)
  8. Honoré – Les Chanteurs Des Isles Du Vent – 36 (1977)
  9. Baila Rosita – Los Guacharacos – Domino Sound (2009)
  10. Ican – Poncho Sanchez – Concord Picante (1984) > buy link
  11. Whey You Want To Touch It For – Small Island Pride – Cook Records / Stag-O-Lee (1959/2014) > buy link
  12. Birimbau – Dom Um Romaro – Philips / Soul Jazz (1964/2011) > buy link
  13. Azucar – Los Huamelulas de Pepe Roman – Cariño / RCA (1972)
  14. Aseni – Orlando Julius and the Afro Sounders – Philips / Voodoo Funk Records (1973/2011) > buy link
  15. VolksVolkswagen Blue – Os Brazões – RGE Discos / Moi J’Connais Records (1969/2012) > buy link
  16. Cloud Nine – Mongo Santamaria – Columbia (1969) > buy link
  17. Positive Action – Buddy Pipp’s Highlifers – Honest Jon’s Records (2013) > buy link

luv274

luv274 Up Tempo

Up Tempo

a dancefloor uprising as only the Jazz Amnesty Sound System can inspire. bringing you up as the tempo rises.
image : Ebony Erl
Tracklist
  1. Ain’t No Sunshine – Roy Ayers Ubiquity – Polydor (1973) > buy link
  2. The Hump – Yusef Lateef – Atlantic (1973) > buy link
  3. Chicken Giblets – Dizzy Gillespie – Tribute Records (1969)
  4. Sambortica – Bobby Hughes Experience – Ultimate Dilemma (1999)
  5. Hole In One – Powerhouse – Peer International Library Limited / Yellow Productions (1975/1996) > buy link
  6. Antoine – Quintonal – F H / Jazzaggression Records (1976/2015)
  7. Exactly Like You – Carmen McRae – Quintessence Jazz Series (1978) > buy link
  8. Hold On, I’m Comin’ – Reuben Wilson – Blue Note (1969/1995) > buy link
  9. Mambo Inn – Billy Taylor Trio with Candido – Prestige / BGP Records (1954/2014) > buy link
  10. Moonlight – Nu Tropic – Compost Records (2002) > buy link
  11. Sambita – Henri-Pierre Noël – Hpn / Wah-Wah 45s (1979/2012) > buy link
  12. Diamant – Marius Cultier – Fiesta Records / Isma’a (1975/2001) > buy link
  13. Why Don’t You Talk? – 4hero – Raw Canvas Records (2007) > buy link
  14. Friday Night Rush Hour Blues – Ray Pizzi – Pablo Records (1977)
  15. My Favorite Things – Outkast – Arista (2003) > buy link

luv270

luv270 Head Talks

Head Talks

a far out mix of groovy spoken word from the minds of poets, jazz legends, disc jockeys, junkies, actors, gurus, aliens, storytellers, schoolhouse rockers, beatniks, writers, rebels, proto-rappers, messengers and freaks.
image : Jim Flora
Tracklist
  1. What Time Is It? – Ken Nordine ft. The Fred Katz Group – Dot Records / MCA (1957/1983) > buy link
  2. I Am Strange – Sun Ra – Norton Records (1957/2010) > buy link
  3. excerpt from Timothy Leary, Ph. D. Speaks On L.S.D. – Dr. Timothy Leary – ESP Disk (1966) > buy link
  4. Scenes In The City – Charles Mingus – Bethlehem Records / Get Back (1958/2001) > buy link
  5. Blues At Dawn (by Langston Hughes) – Doris Belack – United Artists Records (1968)
  6. Walking Through Harlem – Universal Messengers – Turbo Records / Barnyard Records (1971)
  7. My People – Duke Ellington – Contact / Flying Dutchman (1964/1970) > buy link
  8. Jazz Poem (by Carl Wendell Hines) – Vinie Burrows – Spoken Arts (????)
  9. Mama’s Place – Bing Day – Mercury Records / Pesky Serpent Records (1959/2009) > buy link
  10. Poems From The Unpublished “Book Of Blues” – Jack Kerouac ft. Al Cohn & Zoot Sims – Hanover / DOXY (1959/2011) > buy link
  11. Dog – Bob Dorough Quintet – World Pacific Records / Pesky Serpent Records (1958/2009) > buy link
  12. Plastic Pattern People – Gil Scott-Heron – Flying Dutchman (1970) > buy link
  13. Wailers – Amiri Baraka – Giorno Poetry Systems (1982)
  14. Bird’s Word – The Last Poets – Blue Thumb Records (1972) > buy link
  15. Jack And The Beanstalk – Al Jazzbo Collins And The Bandidos – Impulse! (1967) > buy link
  16. Burroughs Called The Law – William S. Burroughs – Sub Rosa (1986/2008) > buy link
  17. Heh Heh (Chuckle) Good Morning Sunshine – Melvin Van Peebles – A&M Records (1971)