NO ROOM FOR SQUARES 37, JAZZORISIT, VINTAGE VINYL SESSION@the afroba, 12th.JANUARY 2007. MORE PLAYLISTS at www.jimz.biz.
Woweee, the session that made up our third birthday celebration was everything you could ask for. A receptive crowd, tunes that complemented the atmosphere and just a plain good vibe. The planned night was meant to take in many styles, pay tribute to the first session three years earlier-when I was still in my teens, NOT-and cover the following:
-SOME TUNES FROM THE PREVIOUS FRIDAYS JAMES BROWN ONLY NIGHT. SEE www.my space.com/veristhe program.
-PAY TRIBUTE TO THE NEW WAXPOETICS TO INCLUDE KING CURTIS/LEE PERRY/DENNIS COFFEY/ANDY VOTEL FAVES
-NOT FORGET AHMED ERTEGAN/DEWEY REDMAN
-SKIP THROUGH THE LAST THREE YEARS PLAYLISTS ESPECIALLY THE FIRST, WHICH WAS ENCLOSED WITH THE NEWSLETTER AND TO PLAY AGAIN TUNES 500/1,000/2,000.
-SAY THANKS TO ROY AYERS FOR A GREAT NIGHT AT THE JAZZCAF THE PREVIOUS WEEK AND FOR COVERING FOR DONALD BYRD.
-ALSO THANK SIR GEORGE SHEARING FOR HIS MUCH BELATED KNIGHTHOOD.
The only problem was a bit of “deck skip” again after we thought we had solved it, and the fact that the evening was dedicated to Arthur Chisnall who founded the Eeel Pie Island jazz club in 1956 and I didn’t manage to turntable any tunes by the classic bands that played there.
The evening started a bit early-I’m getting better at setting the equipment up after over forty years of practice! and started and ended with the same tunes I played three years previously………………
WARMUP…JULIE LONDON TUNING WATERMELON MAN/STONE SOULED PICNIC/LIGHT MY FIRE.- DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER RECITES LITTLE B’S POEM- DONNY HATHAWAYS LIVE VERSION OF YOUNG GIFTED AND BLACK- GIL SCOTT-HERON’S LEGEND IN HIS OWN MIND AND MILES -TO WHOM WE DEDICATE THE EVENING- WITH “ALL BLUES”.
SO THE SESSION PROPER WITH A QUIET SEGMENT FOR 2 HOURS…….HERBIE HANCOCK…COUNTDOWN
HARVEY MANDEL…WADE IN THE WATER, cosmicfunkrockhippyjazz, the tune that is currently in my own top ten. I overlaid my favourite speech sample YOU CAN’T GO BACK IN TIME-from a flintstones lp, and ken nordines sound museum.
JAMES BROWN…THESE FOOLISH THINGS, jb at his mellow best.
DONALD BYRD…WOMEN OF THE WORLD, sorry you couldn’t make the gig.
ROY AYERS…LOVE WILL BRING US TOGETHER, thanks ra for a great night.
DOROTHY ASHBY…SOUL VIBRATIONS, one off andy votels’s artists list.
KING CURTIS…FOR WHAT IT’S WORTH, thanks WP for the article.
UPSETTERS/LEE PERRY…MELLOW MOOD, more thanks to WP.
GARY BARTZ…CELESTIAL BLUES, more andy v magic.
ORNETTE COLEMAN…WHAT REASON COULD I GIVE, tribute to DEWEY REDMAN who played on it.
KOMEDA…PUSHING THE CAR, av strikes again.
SIR GEORGE SHEARING…WORLD IS A GHETTO, great cover by britjazzer.
HERBIE HANCOCK…BUBBLES, great underated tune.
FRANK ZAPPA,,,LITTLE UMBRELLAS, final one of av’s choices.
KELLEE PATTERSON…MAIDEN VOYAGE, corkin’ version of herbies tune.
DJ TAKEMURA…HARMONIUM, superb early mo-wax
DON RENDELL/IAN CARR…BLACK MARIGOLDS, from the first playlist
LUKE VIBET…MUSIC CALLED JAZZ, classic jazzorisit?......Then after 2 hours we moved up tempo…
QUINCY JONES…SUPERSTITION, stevies tune quincyfied.
MR. SCRUFF…SO LONG, with kenneth kendall in best plum in the mouth style talking about “discovering jazz” overlaid.
GIL SCOTT-HERON…SPIRITS, 1990’S recording but sounding not.
LABI SIFFRE…THE VULTURE, chas and daves finest hour!
ETTA JAMES…OUT ON THE STREETS AGAIN, just picked up this fine one.
BOBBY HUTCHERSON…INNER CITY BLUES, marvin gets bluenoted.
LESLIE DRAYTON…SUSPENSION, founder member of earth, wind and fire.
EWF…BAD TUNE, from their first lp with leslie….. and back downtempo again………
MINNIE RIPPERTON…TAKE A LITLE TRIP, last sat. each month at the afroba
MINNIE RIPPERTON…LES FLEUR, the classic take, apart from ramsays.
JULIE LONDON…CRY ME A RIVER, great bbc4 documentary recently.
JULIE LONDON…STONE SOUL PICNIC, from her last lp, in 1968.
MONDAY MICHIRU…NAKED WITH YOU, great ufo type styleee on mowax….And then back up again…
IDRIS MUHAMMED…SUPERBAD, idris outdrums james brown.
LOU DONALDSON…SAY IT LOUD, I’M BLACK AND I’M PROUD, sez it all.
DENNIS COFFEY…BLACK BELT JONES, b-boy fave for prone wherever he is!
ROY AYERS…FEVER, more from the vibesmeister.
MADLIB…SLIMS RETURN, always a great newish bluenote one to drop.
MOS DEF…UMI SAYS, with Weldon Irvine on keys.
4HERO…BLACK GOLD OF THE SUN, great take on a classic tune.
UNDERWOLVES…PREMA REDENTOR, a great reaction still to this one.
LUKE VIBERT…MUSIC CALLED JAZZ again, to plug his visit to reading soon.
DAVID BOWIE…ALADDIN SANE, db joins me in the oap’s club.
MILES DAVIS…RATED X, great reaction to the first drum and bass tune from ‘75.
GRANT GREEN…A DAY IN THE LIFE, possibly our most played tune.
HERBIE HANCOCK…CHAMELEON, corkin’ long one to give me a break!
HERBIE HANCOCK/FREDDIE HUBBARD…MAIDEN VOYAGE, after a request for some Freddie.
CAROL LEE SCOTT…A LITTLE BIT OF LOVE, grotbags femmefunk and the tune that we broke at this session, which got a 7” release. A small claim to fame!
JOHN COLTRANE…A LOVE SUPREME, played at tune 500.
DEE DEE BRIDGEWATER…AFRO-BLUE, played at tune 1,000.
CCS…WHOLE LOTTA LOVE, played at tune 2,000.
KEITH MANSFIELD…THEME FROM GRANDSTAND, catchy or wot.
MOHAWKS…CHAMP, more much sampled library.
HAWKSHAW…GRANGE HILL THEME, final one in the library section.
ST.GERMAIN…ROSE ROUGE…blue note goes houseyjazz
RAY BARRETTO…SOUL DRUMS, first latin tune of the session.
AL WILSON…THE SNAKE, northern souler
GIL SCOTT-HERON..THE REVOLUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED, oh yeah.
MACEO…SOUL POWER’74, more jb from sidesman supreme
JAMES BROWN…THE SIDEWINDER, blue note tune gets a jb make over.
MILES DAVIS…HUMAN NATURE, miles goes wacko.
TERRY CALLIER…ORDINARY JOE, never an ordinary one.
ROY BUDD..GET CARTER, more britjazz from THE man.
RAY CHARLES…MESS AROUND, written by the late ahmed ertegan, in 1953.
EL CHICANO…HURT SO BAD, bit more cult latin.
AIRTO…RETURN TO FOREVER, my tune of the night.
EL CHICANO…CANTELOUPE ISLAND, herbie tune goes latin.
CHARLIE PARKER…LOVER MAN, the core of modern jazz, from 1945.
CHARLIE CHRISTIAN…SWING TO BOP, THE root of modern jazz from 1940.
ELLA FITZGERALD…EVERYTIME WE SAY GOODBYE, I cry a little!
PADDY ROBERTS…THE BIG DJ, not!
MIKE POST…THE A TEAM THEME, for the afroba bar team.
CARL CRAIG…AT LES, great going home music……………………………….
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