Category Archives: jazz

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)

luv260

luv260 Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle

Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle

ten records by ten artists that are considered pioneers in the realm of free jazz. some of the first jazz musicians to look at their instruments and say “what more can I do with this?” people who took improvisation, self expression and even jazz itself into whole new dimensions. listen freely to Ten Circles With Holes In The Middle.
image : SDL
Tracklist:
  1. Iron Man – Eric Dolphy – Douglas (1969) > buy link
  2. The Circle With A Hole In The Middle – Ornette Coleman – Atlantic (1970) > buy link
  3. 27 Cooper Square – Marion Brown Quartet – ESP Disk / Base Record (1966)
  4. There Is The Bomb – Don Cherry – Blue Note (1966/1969) > buy link
  5. In A Sentimental Mood – Archie Shepp – Impulse! (1966) > buy link
  6. N508-10 (4G) – Anthony Braxton with Chick Corea – Arista Freedom (1971/1977) > buy link
  7. Enter, Evening (Soft Line Structure) – Cecil Taylor – Blue Note (1966) > buy link
  8. The Waltz – The Art Ensemble Of Chicago – BYG Records / Get Back (1969/2002) > buy link
  9. Holy Family – Albert Ayler – ESP Disk / Get Back (1965/1998) > buy link
  10. Peace On Earth – John Coltrane – Impulse! / ABC Records (1966/1972/1978) > buy link

luv254

Clinging To Stars

it was the 1930’s and the US was in a Great Depression. money was tight, jobs were scarce and the country was running on empty. at the time popular music oscillated between reflecting on the reality of the situation and an uncontrollable urge to forget it and think about better days. keep in mind these recordings are 80 years old so the fidelity between songs may vary.
Tracklist
  1. (Potatoes Are Cheaper, Tomatoes Are Cheaper) Now’s The Time To Fall In Love – Victor Young and His Orchestra ft. Fran Frey – Brunswick (1931)
  2. Ragamuffin Romeo (from The King Of Jazz) – Paul Whiteman and His Orchestra ft. Jeanie Long – Columbia (1930) > buy link
  3. Are You Makin’ Any Money? – Chick Bullock and His Levee Loungers – Perfect (1933) > buy link
  4. Honey Hush – Eddie Cole’s Solid Swingers – Decca (1936) > buy link
  5. Got The Jitters – Adrian Rollini and His Orchestra – Oriole (1934) > buy link
  6. Lulu’s Back In Town (from Broadway Gondolier) – Dick Powell – Brunswick (1935) > buy link
  7. I’m A Ding Dong Daddy – Louis Armstrong and His Sebastian New Cotton Club Orchestra – Okeh (1930) > buy link
  8. Hong Kong Blues – Hoagy Carmichael – Brunswick (1938) > buy link
  9. Remember My Forgotten Man – Bunny Berigan and His Orchestra ft. Helen Rowland – Banner (1938)
  10. It Ain’t Necessarily So – Paul Robeson – Columbia Masterworks (1938) > buy link
  11. You Let Me Down (from Stars Over Broadway) – Kay Thompson & Her Boys – Brunswick (1935)
  12. When I Get Low I Get High – Chick Webb & His Orchestra ft. Ella Fitzgerald – Decca (1936) > buy link
  13. Come Up And See Me Sometime (from Take A Chance) – Cliff Edwards – CBS (1933) > buy link
  14. You’re An Old Smoothie – The Smoothies – Bluebird (1939)
  15. Dinah (from The Big Broadcast) – The Mills Brothers with Bing Crosby – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  16. Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love (from Leave It To Me) – Mary Martin with Eddy Duchin and His Orchestra – Brunswick (1939)
  17. There’ll Be Some Changes Made – The Boswell Sisters – Brunswick (1932) > buy link
  18. Heart and Soul – Connie Boswell – Decca (1938) > buy link
  19. Two Sleepy People (from Thanks For The Memory) – Bob Hope and Shirley Ross with Harry Sosnik and His Orchestra – Decca (1938) > buy link