Category Archives: jazz

luv405

luv405 Sound As A Pound

Sound As A Pound

it’s good for the soul. it’s kind to the mind. it’s gonna make you shake your behind.
it’s jazz funk found, sound as a pound, gettin’ you up to get down.
photo : Céline Henry
Tracklist:
  1. Rockin Julius – Billy Brooks – Crossover Records Co. / Wewantsounds (1974/2020) > buy link
  2. More Mess On My Thing – The J.B.’s – Now-Again Records (1969/2019) > buy link
  3. March Of The Goober Woobers – Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight – Fable Records / Jazzman (1975/2019) > buy link
  4. Mr. Thomas – Donald Byrd – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  5. Shifting Gears – Johnny Hammond – Milestone / BGP Records (1975/2015) > buy link
  6. Back To Front – Powerhouse – Peer International Library Limited / Yellow Productions (1975/1996) > buy link
  7. The Harlem Buck Dance Strut – Les McCann – Atlantic / Get On Down (1973/2018) > buy link
  8. Boogie Joe The Grinder – Ultrafunk – Contempo / Trading Places (1975/2020)
  9. Power – Ray Barretto – Fania / Craft Recordings (1970/2020) > buy link
  10. そうらん節 (Soran Bushi) – Tadao Sawai, Kazu Sawai, Takeshi Inomata, Norio Maeda, Hozan Yamamoto – RCA / Mr Bongo (1973/2020)
  11. One More Time – Billy Martin – Trans-World – Return To Analog (1970/2019)
  12. Watusi Dance – Funk Factory – ATCO Records / Be With Records (1975/2016) > buy link

luv399

luv399 Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

Sweet Daddy Got You Covered

a collection of quirky covers of popular tunes. if that’s what you’re lookin’ for then sweet daddy got you covered.
photo : Crafting Leads
Tracklist:
  1. 2001 Sprach Kazoostra -The Temple City Kazoo Orchestra – Rhino Records (1978) (original written by Richard Strauss and used as the theme for the movie 2001 : A Space Odyssey)
  2. Eleanor Rigby – Gershon Kingsley’s First Moog Quartet – Audio Fidelity (1970) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  3. Good Vibrations (Kundalini Mix) – Psychic TV – Temple Records (1984) (original by The Beach Boys)
  4. Gone Daddy Gone – Gnarls Barkley – Warner Bros. Lex Records (2006) > buy link (original by Violent Femmes)
  5. The Model – Big Black – Touch and Go (1987) > buy link (original by Kraftwerk)
  6. Ashes To Ashes – LB – Output (2000) > buy link (original by David Bowie)
  7. That’s All – Clare And The Reasons – Frog Stand Records (2009) > buy link (original by Genesis)
  8. He Hit Me – Grizzly Bear – Warp (2007) > buy link (original by The Crystals)
  9. Jambalaya – The Residents – Ralph Records (1986) > buy link (original by Hank Williams)
  10. Midnight Cowboy – Faith No More – Slash Records (1992) > buy link (original written by John Barry as the theme for the movie Midnight Cowboy)
  11. Baby I Love Your Way – Scorpio Universel – Macaya Records (1979) > buy link (original by Peter Frampton)
  12. Ooh Child – Kamasi Washington – Young Turks (2018) > buy link (original by The Five Stairsteps)
  13. Light My Fire – The Burbank Philharmonic – Bravo / RCA Victor (1970) (original by The Doors)
  14. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown) – Cornershop – Wiiija Records (1997) > buy link (original by The Beatles)
  15. Peng! 33 – Iron And Wine – Sub Pop (2003/2017) > buy link (original by Stereolab)
  16. Danny Says – Tom Waits – Anti – (2006) > buy link (original by The Ramones)
  17. We Will Rock You – Taut French Joel – Planet Mu (2000) (original by Queen)
  18. God Bless The Child – Fifty Foot Hose – Limelight / Aguirre Records (1968/2017) > buy link (original by Billie Holiday)
  19. Planet Rock – Jason Moran – Blue Note (2002) > buy link (original by Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force)
  20. Give Peace A Chance – Louis Armstrong & His Friends – Flying Dutchman / Ace Records (1970/2018) > buy link (original by Plastic Ono Band)

luv398

luv398 The Next Day

The Next Day

there is much work to be done as we head into The Next Day, so let’s get it started with the forward propulsion of these 21st century jazz delights. this mixtape is dedicated to my long time J.A.S.S. partner Andy Williams. i am missing our sessions in the Record Canyon, hopefully we will be able to meet there again real soon.
photo : Hugo Rodas
Tracklist:
  1. Yūgen – Sven Wunder – Piano Piano (2020) > buy link
  2. tremendoce – Otis Sandsjö – We Jazz (2020) > buy link
  3. Haumea – Planet Battagon – On The Corner Records (2020) > buy link
  4. And There They Stood – Steiger – Sdban Ultra (2018) > buy link
  5. Du Morgon Au Moulin-À-Vent – Jahari Massamba Unit – Madlib Invazion (2020) > buy link
  6. New Heights (Visions of Aisha Malik) – Kamaal Williams – Black Focus Records (2018) > buy link
  7. Bronsgebuzze 8.2 – De Beren Gieren – Sdban Ultra (2019) > buy link
  8. Afloat In Dub – The NJE with Adrian Sherwood – Sartorial Records (2019) > buy link
  9. Spinning Leaf – STUFF. – Gondwana Records (2018) > buy link
  10. Devastation – The Heliocentrics – Madlib Invazion (2020) > buy link
  11. Distant Mode – Adrian Younge & Ali Shaheed Muhammad & Gary Bartz – Jazz Is Dead (2020) > buy link
  12. Max Brown – Jeff Parker & The New Breed – International Anthem Recording Company / Nonesuch (2020) > buy link

luv394

luv394 A Shade Of Blue

A Shade Of Blue

well, it finally happened. she kicked me out. it’s over. i’m left to my own devices, picking up the pieces of my life. all i got going for me is this dingy, run down, lonely hotel room, a bottle of whiskey, some reefer, the night, the rain and some blue jazz on the radio. it’ll do for tonight. after i sleep this off i will deal with tomorrow.
image : Lionel
Tracklist:
  1. My One And Only Love – Grant Green – Blue Note (1962/1985/2019) > buy link
  2. You’ve Changed – Yusef Lateef – Prestige (1961/1966) > buy link
  3. N.Y.C.’s No Lark – Bill Evans – Verve (1963/2013) > buy link
  4. Everything Happens To Me – Tina Brooks – Blue Note (1958/1980/2019) > buy link
  5. Drad-Dog – Miles Davis Sextet – Columbia (1961) > buy link
  6. What’s New – Ahmad Jamal Trio – Argo / Cadet (1958) > buy link
  7. Le Fleurs Africaines (African Flower) – Duke Ellington / Charlie Mingus / Max Roach – United Artists Jazz / Blue Note (1962/2020) > buy link
  8. What Is There To Say? – Sonny Rollins – Riverside Records / Milestone (1957/1973) > buy link
  9. Time After Time – Ben Webster – Verve (1959) > buy link
  10. Alicia – Eddie Harris – Exodus Records (1961) > buy link
  11. Modal – The Joe Harriott Quintet – Columbia / DOXY (1963/2014) > buy link
  12. Something I Dreamed Last Night – John Coltrane – Prestige (1958/1965/1990) > buy link

luv386

luv386 Dance Our Way Out Of Our Constrictions

Dance Our Way Out Of Our Constrictions

uplifting disco sounds over hardwood floors covered with die hard dancers gettin’ down just for the funk of it. it’s either really late or really early but either way this loft, with it’s big windows overlooking the Big Apple, is movin’ to unstoppable jazz grooves spun out on 2 turntables plugged into an impeccable sound system. the party people here know that this place is special and they have waited the whole night to get to this point. welcome to the after the after party party, you can come in but you can’t stop dancin’.
image : Chules Panner
Tracklist:
  1. One Nation Under A Groove – Funkadelic – Warner Bros / Charly Records (1978/1993) > buy link
  2. Diskette – Henri-Pierre Noël – Hpn / Wah-Wah 45s (1979/2012) > buy link
  3. Do You Love What You Feel – Rufus & Chaka – MCA (1979) > buy link
  4. Lansana’s Priestess – Donald Byrd – Blue Note (1973) > buy link
  5. Change – Zulema – Lejoint (1978)
  6. Super Strut – Deodato – CTI Records (1973) > buy link
  7. I Thought It Was You – Herbie Hancock – Columbia (1979/2019) > buy link
  8. Los Conquistadores Chocolatés – Johnny Hammond – Milestone / BGP Records (1975/2015) > buy link
  9. Expansions – Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes – Flying Dutchman (1975/2020) > buy link
  10. Blackbyrd’s Theme – The Blackbyrds – Fantasy (1974) > buy link
  11. Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us Now – McFadden & Whitehead – Philadelphia International Records (1979) > buy link
  12. Me And My Music – Candi Staton – Warner Bros. (1979)

luv365

luv365 A Burnt God Reboot

A Burnt God Reboot

five years ago i put up a mixtape called Robot Ground Beat comprised of techno music that was so heavily influenced by jazz that, at points, it veered right into it. while putting that mix together i came across an odd strain of downtempo electronic “jazz” deep cuts. here is a mix of the sounds found that day. a weird and wonderful “b side” companion to Robot Ground Beat where techno producers slow down and put some jazz on it.
photo : Raj St. Bozzo
Tracklist
  1. Planet Of The Apes – Fretless AZM – Holistic Recordings (1995)
  2. Resolution – Russ Gabriel – Out Of The Loop Recordings (2000)
  3. Supertropical (Neo Tradicional) – Señor Coconut – Rather Interesting / Emperor Norton (1997/2001) > buy link
  4. Juri Juice – Max Rebo Band – INFRACom! (1996)
  5. Plis Infinis N°1 – Frederic Galliano – F Communications (1997) > buy link
  6. Black (A Shade Of) – King Britt – Kindred Spirits (2003)
  7. Absence Of One – Recloose – Planet E (2000) > buy link
  8. Juicy Jazz Girls – Gregory Fleckner Quintet – Clear (1995)
  9. Mamborama – Gary Moscheles – SSR Records (1996)
  10. 88 Phat Ivory Keys – Terence Parker – !K7 Records (1996)
  11. Pink Eye – Syclops – Running Back (2018) > buy link
  12. Fable Of Gutemberg (Four Tet remix tribute to Jef Gilson) – Four Tet – Isma’a (2004)
  13. Gigantic Days – Ian O’Brien – Peacefrog Records (1998) > buy link
  14. Go Gladly Into The Earth – James Holden & The Animal Spirits – Border Community (2017) > buy link

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