Not Necessarily Jazz Underground

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This installment of Notes From The Jazz Underground features the playlist based on the Februrary 14th show.

The Valentine's Day show wasn't exactly about love, in fact it wasn't necessarily about anything.

NFTJU host Paul Abella interviewed Shawn Maxwell about his new band -- a 10 piece band with two bassists, two french horns, two saxophones -- don't be surprised if you hear some Zappa voicings in there.

Also on the new pile, Dave Miller's new group, Lonesome Limos gets a feature. Dave's old band, Algernon, bore a striking resemblance to Tortoise, so Abella decided to put his new group next to Tortoise to see how it'd sound. It worked.  Unfortunately, since it's not available on Spotify, it's embedded as it's own SoundCloud link below.

This playlist also included birthday shout outs to Henry Threadgill and Maceo Parker.  About that Steve Reich finale… Paul's advice, "don't decide to eat some mushrooms before you play that one. Please."

Notes From The Jazz Underground runs Friday nights on WDCB 90.9 FM.

Complete Playlist

Don't Turn Around Henry Threadgill & Make a Move Everybodys Mouth's A Book
Run The Elec Tet Shiny Metal Objects
Samurai Cowboy Kurt Elling The Gate
Fun Five Funk Shawn Maxwell's Alliance Shawn Maxwell's Alliance
From Parts Unknown Shawn Maxwell's Alliance Shawn Maxwell's Alliance
Bitty Bitty Beep Shawn Maxwell's Alliance Shawn Maxwell's Alliance
Little Ninja Groove Shawn Maxwell's Alliance Shawn Maxwell's Alliance
Eros Tortoise Standards
Your City's On Fire Lonesome Limos Lonesome Limos
Four Play Fred Wesley and the Horny Horns featuring Maceo Parker A Blow For Me, A Toot To You
Soul Power '74 Maceo and the Macks The J.B.'s: Funky Good Time
Pass the Peas The J.B.'s Funky Good Time
Next Door Erik Truffaz The Walk of the Giant Turtle
Technicolor Nightmare Christian McBride Live at Tonic
Wake Up Everybody John Legend & The Roots Wake Up!
It's Gonna Rain, pt II Steve Reich Early Works

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