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Jazz Gumbo
A Fusion of Flavors for the Ear!
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November 07, 2020 11:20 PM PST

Artist - Tune - Album
Horace Silver - The Kicker - Song for My Father
Pat Martino - Mardi Gras - Joyous Lake
Billie Holiday - God Bless the Child - Giants of Jazz – Billie Holiday
Blood, Sweat & Tears - God Bless the Child - Blood, Sweat & Tears
The Crusaders - Street Life - Street Life
Charlie Haden’s Quartet West - The Long Goodbye - Haunted Heart
Dionne Warwick - Check Out Time - Very Dionne
Ramsey Lewis - Since I Fell for You - Back to the Roots
Jay Hoggard - Samba Pa Negra - Days Like These
George Benson - White Rabbit - White Rabbit
Harry Connick, Jr. - It Had to be You - When Harry Met Sally
Anita Baker - Fairy Tales - Compositions
Chaka Khan - Take the “A” Train - Echoes of an Era
Duke Ellington - Diminuendo & Crescendo in Blue - Ellington at Newport
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side - Transformer
Mandrill - Mango Meat - Just Outside of Town
Fela Kuti & Africa ‘70 - Zombie - Zombie

The Playlists of all Jazz Gumbo Sets can be viewed at jazzgumbo.blogspot.com

October 06, 2020 11:22 AM PDT

Artist - Tune - Album
Abercrombie, Holland & DeJohnette - Back Woods Song - Gateway
Cinematic Orchestra - Burnout - Every Day
Aretha Franklin - Dr. Feelgood - I Never Loved a Man the Way I Love You
Jean-Luc Ponty - Imaginary Voyage, pts 1&2 - Imaginary Voyage
George Benson - Thinker - That's Right
Branford Marsalis - LonJellis - Random Abstract
Dexter Gordon, featuring Johnny Griffin - Blues Up and Down - Great Encounters
Jaco Pastorius - Liberty City - Word of Mouth
Dianne Reeves - Love for Sale - I Remember
Flora Purim - Ina's Song, Transition, Conversation - Open Your Eyes, You Can Fly
Tony Williams - The Slump - Civilization
Air - Do Tell - 80° Below '82
Music Revelation Ensemble - Time Table - No Wave
Buckshot Lefonque - Music Evolution - Music Evolution

A complete chronology of Jazz Gumbo Sets can be found at jazzgumbo.blogspot.com

September 22, 2020 01:07 PM PDT

Artist - Tune - Album

Sly & the Family Stone - Hot Fun in the Summertime - Greatest Hits
Jack DeJohnette - Bayou Fever - New Directions
Steps Ahead - Safari - Modern Times
Esperanza Spalding - Radio Song - Radio Music Society
Booker T. & the M.G.s - Melting Pot - Melting Pot
Christian Scott - Lay In Vein - Rewind That
Freddie Hubbard - The Black Angel - The Black Angel
Luis Gasca - Street Dude - For Those Who Chant
Herbie Hancock & Tina Turner - Edith & the Kingpin - River – The Joni Letters
Stevie Wonder - Too High - Innervisions
Ori Dagan - Sweet Georgia Brown - Less than Three
Herbie Hancock - Cameleon - Head Hunters
Brian Blade - Red River Revel - Fellowship
War - Get Down - All Day Music
Banks, Cosey, Henderson, et al - Ife (fast) - Miles from India

The Image is from Luis Gasca's "For Those Who Chant"

For a catalogue of all JG Sets go to jazzgumbo.blogspot.com

This is one of my original Sets from 2012, which means it's 80% all-time favorites.

Great atmosphere-evoking music that transports me to luscious summers of younger days. And here summer just ended!

That's the kind of year it's been. And I'm thinking that Jazz Gumbo is coming to an end. Time to shift up to the flow of change that's always tugging us into the unknown.

If nowhere else, I'll stay online for now at obsidianblooms.blogspot.com , but perhaps I'll pop up somewhere to share this music that I'm still loving and that's still loving me.

22 September 2020 - Equinox

May 03, 2020 12:37 AM PDT

Artist - Tune - Album
Buckshot Lefonque - Music Evolution - Music Evolution
Jaco Pastorius - Kuru/Speak Like a Child - Jaco Pastorius
Wynton Marsalis - Skain’s Domain - J Mood
Betty Carter - 30 Years - Droppin’ Things
Sonny Greenwich - Time-Space - Evol-ution, Love’s Reverse
Kevin Eubanks - Moments Aren’t Moments - Face to Face
Dee Dee Bridgewater - All Blues - Live in Paris
Art Tatum, Lionel Hampton & Buddy Rich - More Than You Know -
- Tatum * Hampton * Rich
Bennie Maupin - It Remains to be Seen - Slow Traffic to the Right
Public Enemy - Brothers Gonna Work it Out - Fear of a Black Planet
Baird Hersey - The Charioteer - The Year of the Ear
Herbie Hancock - Heartbeat - Man-Child
Jack DeJohnette - PM’s AM - Audio-Visualscapes
Joanne Brackeen - Friday the Thirteenth - Special Identity
Dianne Reeves - Softly as in a Morning Sunrise - I Remember
Donald Byrd - Harlem Blues - Harlem Blues

March 23, 2020 02:49 PM PDT

Artist - Tune - Album
Abdullah Ibrahim - The Mountain - The Mountain
Taj Mahal - Sweet Home Chicago - Recycling the Blues
Dewey Redman - Boody - The Ear of the Behearer
Roberta Flack - Tryin’ Times - First Take
Mahavishnu Orchestra - Miles Beyond - Birds of Fire
Joni Mitchell - Chair in the Sky - Mingus
Kenny Garrett - 2 Down & 1 Across - Songbook
Wayne Shorter - Beauty & the Beast - Native Dancer
Diana Krall - 42nd Street - Stepping Out
Michael Gregory Jackson - Unspoken Magic - Gifts
Weather Report - Elegant People - Black Market
Us3 - Cantaloop (Flip Fantasia) - Hand on the Torch
Stanley Clarke - Concerto for Jazz/Rock Orchestra - Journey to Love
Michael White - Land of Spirit and Light - Land of Spirit and Light
Les McCann & Eddie Harris - Compared to What - Swiss Movement
Ramsey Lewis - Upendo ni Pamoja - Upendo ni Pamoja

An archive of past Sets is available at: jazzgumbo.blogspot.com

One of the very first JG Sets, from almost 8 years ago. A lot of my favorites are here.
It's a good time for re-posting, as COVID 19 has shut down our studio along with so much else.
Be well out there and enjoy!

Kirby Obsidian

March 14, 2020 11:56 PM PDT

Artist - Tune - Album

Sonny Fortune - Waves of Dreams - Waves of Dreams
Al Jarreau - Distracted - This Time
Eric Dolphy - Bee Vamp - At the Five Spot
James Blood Ulmer - Moon Shines - Tales of Captain Black
Dinah Washington - It Isn’t Fair - A Slick Chick (on the Mellow Side)
David Sancious - Sound of Love - True Stories
Billy Cobham - La Guernica - Depth of Thought
Michal Urbaniak - Bahamian Harvest - Fusion
Osibisa - Spirits Up Above - Wɔyaya
Stéphane Grappelli - Lover Man - Satin Doll
Herbie Hancock - Speak Like A Child - Speak Like A Child
Art Tatum - Without A Song - Solo Masterpieces, Vol. 11
Chuck Mangione - Floating - The Chuck Magione Quartet
Horace Silver - The Kicker - Song For My Father
Billy Cobham - Arroyo - Inner Conflicts

An archive of Set Lists and Album Covers is available at: jazzgumbo.blogspot.ca

Kirby Obsidian

March 06, 2020 10:49 PM PST

Artist - Tune- Album

Branford Marsalis - Love Stone - Renaissance
Woody Shaw - Seventh Avenue - Stepping Stones
Kevin Eubanks, duet with Ron Carter - Nardis - The Heat of Heat
Wayne Shorter - Daredevil - Joy Ryder
Clifford Brown - Brownie Eyes - Brownie Eyes
Courtney Pine - Inner State (of Mind) - Back in the Day
Oregon - Taos - Oregon
Billy Cobham - El Barrio - Inner Conflicts
Flora Purim & Airto - 20 Years Blue - Humble People
Esperanza Spalding - The Peacocks - Junjo
Jack DeJohnette - Brown Warm & Wintery - Audio Visualscapes
Mike Stern - Mood Swings - Upside Downside
Diane Schuur - Take Me to the River - Schuur Thing
Johnny Griffin & Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis - Tickle Toe - The Toughest Tenors
Nancy Wilson - How Glad I Am - How Glad I Am

An archive of Set Lists and Album Covers is available at: jazzgumbo.blogspot.ca

Kirby Obsidian

February 27, 2020 05:26 PM PST

Artist - Tune - Album

Ramsey Lewis - Les Fleur - Maiden Voyage
Charles Mingus - Pithecanthropus Erectus - Pithecanthropus Erectus
Sly & The Family Stone - Stand! - Stand!
Tania Maria - Sangria - The Real Tania Maria: Wild!
John Coltrane - Afro-Blue - The Best of John Coltrane
Flower Travellin’ Band - Satori – Part II - Satori
Cleo Laine - Hi-Heel Sneakers - I Am A Song
Return to Forever - Where Have I Known You Before - Where Have ... You Before
Return to Forever - Song to the Pharoah Kings - Where Have I Known You Before
Cassandra Wilson - I Thought You Knew - Point of View
Courtney Pine - The 37th Chamber - Modern Day Jazz Stories
Tom Waits - Way Down In The Hole - Big Time
Clifford Brown & Max Roach - Delilah - Jordu
Ramsey Lewis - Party Time - Up Pops Ramsey Lewis

An archive of all previous Sets is available at: jazzgumbo.blogspot.ca

How about Tania Maria? I’m surprised that she isn’t more celebrated. I saw her live, once: Seattle, ’86, a festival in a park, one hot, summer day. I’d never heard of her and she just took the stage and the crowd and romped and rollicked for an hour! Amazing stuff. Yet, I’ve only just got my second album by her, as I comb the second hand stores and yard sales. And I never hear her name on Jazz radio.

I’m always discovering new evidence that the world is just that way: you miss almost everything from a distance; highlights and headlines alone don’t tell you very much. About anything. You just have to get in close.

There are brilliant people everywhere, brimming over with creativity, and they offer new ways of feeling alive, and of seeing the colors and shapes of the world, and they sparkle us with insights that shake us in our shoes when we are stumbled into them.

Let us celebrate sound! With Tania and Clifford and Cleo and Sly.

And how about that Return to Forever!?

Let the music begin…

Kirby Obsidian

February 23, 2020 03:13 PM PST

Artist - Tune - Album

Pharoah Sanders - After The Rain - Journey To The One
Michael Gregory Jackson - We’re Connected Now - Heart & Centre
Steps Ahead - Safari - Modern Times
Big Mama Thornton - Rolling Stone - Sassy Mama!
Horace Silver - Mo’ Joe - The Cape Verdean Blues
Dionne Warwick - Message To Michael - Golden Hits – Part II
GZA - Liquid Swords - Liquid Swords
Jamaaladeen Tacuma - Sparkle - Renaissance Man
Janis Joplin - Cry Baby - Pearl
Miles Davis - Duran - Directions
Bob James - Night On Bald Mountain - One
Tony Williams - Geo Rose - Civilization
Helcio Milito - Māe Preta (Black Mama) - Kilombo

A complete chronology of Jazz Gumbo is available at jazzgumbo.blogspot.com

Well, it’s been a long while since I recorded and posted a show. Lets say that I’ve had a few distractions these past months. Anyway, it’s good to be back. There will be another break of a couple of months from early March until Mid-May, after which I’ll be back at it again.

The next few sets will be entirely from original vinyl, most of that pre-1992. I won’t say anything more but will let the music speak for itself.

Thanks for listening!

Kirby Obsidian

July 28, 2019 11:27 PM PDT

Artist - Tune - Album
Oliver Jones - Olea - Lights of Burgundy
Ella Fitzgerald - How High The Moon - The Best of Ella Fitzgerald
Robert Cray - Nothin’ Like A Woman - Strong Persuader
Ira Sullivan - Portrait of Sal Larosa - Ira Sullivan
The Four Tops - Still Water (Love) - Still Waters Run Deep
Charles Mingus - Black Bats and Poles - Changes Two
Steps Ahead - Trains - Magnetic
Earl Hines & Paul Gonsalves - Moten Swing - It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Ain’t Got that Swing!
Lambert, Hendricks & Ross - In A Mellow Tone - L,H&R Sing Ellington
Freddie Hubbard - Theme For Kareem - Super Blue
Sun Ra - Fate In A Pleasant Mood - Fate In A Pleasant Mood
Sun Ra - Ankhnaton - Fate In A Pleasant Mood
The Isley Brothers - Summer Breeze - 3 + 3
The Isley Brothers - The Highways Of My Life - 3 + 3
Pharoah Sanders - Moment’s Notice - Rejoice
Swan's Silvertone Singers - Will The Circle Be Unbroken - Greatest Hits
Herbie Hancock - Hidden Shadows - Sextant

The Intro number was Pat Martino’s “Pyramidal Vision” from the Line Games album.

Playlists and featured album covers for all previous Sets of Jazz Gumbo can be found at:

Kirby Obsidian

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