Category Archives: jazz

luv335

luv335 The Freedom Continuum

The Freedom Continuum

since my involvement with the Jazz Amnesty Sound System we have always presented jazz in a way that respected and reveled in the glories of the past, but we also kept an ear to the ground for new and innovative jazz creations. it is with this yearning for contemporary sounds that i present to you a mix of jazz releases from this decade.
image : Joyce Feely
Tracklist
  1. Made Of The Sun – The Heliocentrics – Soundway (2017) > buy link
  2. Remembrance – Yussef Kamaal – Brownswood Recordings (2016) > buy link
  3. The Zoo – Jameszoo ft. Steve Kuhn – Brainfeeder (2016) > buy link
  4. Outer Space – Dorian Concept & Tom Chant – Ninja Tune (2012) > buy link
  5. A Final Warning – Caribou Vibration Ensemble ft. Marshall Allen – Caribou self release (2010)
  6. Squarepusher Theme – Shobaleader One – Warp (2017) > buy link
  7. Moment Of Hesitation – Flying Lotus ft. Herbie Hancock – Warp (2014) > buy link
  8. River – Charles Lloyd – Blue Note (2015) > buy link
  9. Initiate – GoGo Penguin – Blue Note (2016) > buy link
  10. Inutil Paisagem – Esperanza Spalding ft. Gretchen Parlato – Heads Up International (2011) > buy link
  11. The Trane & The Pharoah (For John Coltrane & Pharoah Sanders) – The Last Electro-Acoustic Space Jazz & Percussion Ensemble – Stones Throw (2010) > buy link
  12. The Truth – Kamasi Washington – Young Turks (2017) > buy link

luv329

luv329 Half Crazed Joon

Half Crazed Joon

stomp your hands and clap your feet. the sweet daddy has delivered a mix of heavy dance floor jazz for those who are ready. this is something you might hear at the Jazz Amnesty Sound System‘s monthly at the Sala Rossa where luv and cohort Andy Williams supply Montreal with a Saturday night’s worth of ass wigglin’. come on in and shake what your mama gave ya.
image : Jived by Jim Flora (1954)
Tracklist
  1. What’s Up With The Underground? – Linkwood – Firecracker Recordings (2005/2008) > buy link
  2. Theme De Yoyo (Skinnerbox Edit) – Art Ensemble Of Chicago – Darkroom Dubs (2014)
  3. Beautiful Sun – The Messengers – Messengers Records (2004)
  4. Racubah – The Lafayette Afro-Rock Band – Superclasse (1974/1999) > buy link
  5. El Galleton – Tempo 70 – Mericana Records / Soul Jazz (1972/1996) > buy link
  6. The Funky Side Of Life – Sound Directions – Stones Throw (2005) > buy link
  7. Lowrider – Yussef Kamaal – Brownswood Recordings (2016) > buy link
  8. Tribute To Horace Silver – Goodshine – Easy Breezy Records (2004)
  9. Roll On The Left Side – Knut Kiesewetter Train – MPS Records (1970) > buy link
  10. Rã-Monk – Eval Manigat – Public Transit Recordings (2007) > buy link
  11. Maddox – Charles Hilton Brown – Ampex Records / Schema (1974/2000) > buy link
  12. Cogaxa – Henri-Pierre Noël – Hpn / Wah-Wah 45s (1979/2012) > buy link
  13. La Descarga del Bobo – Willie Bobo – Verve / Follow Me Records (1967/2000) > buy link
  14. Balenottera – Sandro Brugnolini – Vampi Soul (1970/2010) > buy link

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