Here's what I love about Jazz Underground: I get to discover musicians that have been hiding in plan site forever.
This show was partially a tribute to Gary Burton for his birthday. I admit, I'm no Gary Burton expert. In fact, I couldn't even have told you that he played vibraphone. But after listening to this playlist and doing a little bit of research, I'm fascinated by his recorded output and his life story.
The only snag, Burton's 70s / 80s label, ECM, doesn't "do" Spotify, so it's definitely worthwhile to check out the YouTube videos for the two cuts from this era below -- an unbelievable marriage of jazz and psychedelia.
As usual, NFTJU host Paul Abella complements some Burton with some wild and weird material including Ozric Tentacles, new stuff from Joe DeRose, and a sweet jam from Freddie Hubbard and Stanley Turrentine. There's some jazz / jam crossover stuff here, too, like Snarky Puppy and locals Spare Parts.
Of particular note, the Donny Hathaway tune is a fine example of him showing off his live band. Paul says, "while usually those kinds of things are boring as hell, with a band as good as Hathaway's, it funky and brilliant."
Notes From The Jazz Underground runs Friday nights on WDCB 90.9 FM.
Track - Artist - Album
|Coily||Ozric Tentacles||Waterfall Cities|
|New Frontiers||Joe DeRose and Amici||Peace Streets|
|Led Boots||Jeff Beck||Wired|
|Nick's Tune||M13||One Human, Too Human|
|Bulldog||Frank Macchia||Grease Mechanix|
|Hornets||Freddie Hubbard & Stanley Turrentine||In Concert|
|The Beach||Gary Burton||Lofty Fake Anagram|
|The Raven Speaks||Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett||Gary Burton & Keith Jarrett|
|Henninger Flats||Gary Burton||Throb|
|Four in One||Chick Corea & Gary Burton||Native Sense|
|Como En Vietnam||Gary Burton||Times Square|
|Walter L||Gary Burton||Quartet Live|
|Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly||Gary Burton||The New Quartet|
|Voices Inside (Everything Is Everything)||Donny Hathaway||Live!|
|Gone Under||Snarky Puppy feat. Shayna Steele||Family Dinner|
|Stone Flower||Antonio Carlos Jobim||Stone Flower|
|Bundled||Don Peretz & Oz Noy||Manufactured Region|
|Thanks Mr. Brown||Spare Parts||Spare Parts|