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Sunday Jazz Continues…checking out master percussionist Mongo Santamaria  with a tune called  Virtue

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Sunday Jazz Continues…hitting you up with more jazz / funk …this is from keyboardist Cedar Walton…with a track called Road Island Red….these cats are getting off!!  check the players and the  track!!

Sunday Jazz Continues…checking out this Eddie Henderson cut Scorpio Libra from his Realization album…this is his first album..after playing as a sideman with Herbie Hancock‘s the Mwandishi group. Mwandishi was Hancock’s Swahili name.

This group consisted of the following members..with their Swahili names;

Mchezaji/Buster Williams ,   Jabali/Billy Hart, Mganga/Eddie Henderson, Mwile/Bennie Maupin, Pepo Mtoto/Julian Priester, and Ndugu/Leon Chancler. This group helped Mr. Henderson record his album.

This song is relevant to today…with the New Moon in Libra  tomorrow..and Saturn and Mercury in Scorpio..

This song has a Miles Davis-ish influence…since all the above musicians worked with Mr. Davis..check it out!!

 

 

Sunday Jazz Continues…kicking things off with Donald Byrd with a track called Sky High…produced by the Mizell Brothers!!

Sunday Jazz Continues….checking out this classic Miles Davis cut called Pharoah’s Dance…off his classic Bitches Brew album..the players on this fine track?

Miles Davis (trumpet),  Wayne Shorter (soprano sax), Chick Corea, Joe Zawinul, Larry Young (electric pianos), John McLaughlin (electric guitar), Dave Holland (bass), Harvey Brooks (electric bass), Lenny White, Jack DeJohnette, Charles Alias (drums), Jim Riley (percussion)
. Composed by Miles Davis…supposedly written by keyboardist Joe Zawinul…check it out…

Random Thoughts From A Brotha: Miles Davis – Pharaoh’s Dance.

Digital Crate Digging Continues….chilling out…just trying to take Yusef Lateef‘s advice..just trying to Live Humble.

..of course Yusef Lateef  is playing that tenor saxophone…the rest of the crew? Richard Tee — piano

Chuck Rainey — Fender bass…..Cecil McBee — acoustic bass….Ray Baretto — congas


Bernard Purdie — drums, timbales…..Hugh Lawson — piano, Indian bells

The Sweet Inspirations bring the vocal backgrounds….nice…nice!!

THE SONIC ASSAULT!!!…..STEADY BOMBARDMENT!!!!: Yusef Lateef – Live Humble.

Digital Crate Digging Continues…in conjunction with What  I Listen To At Work…it was a rough day on the 9 to 5…at one time I had to go to the hooptie just to chill out

…turned on WCLK 91.9..the Jazz Of The City…here in Atlanta…they played this song…Loran’s Dance by Idris Muhammad…(Grover Washington has a version of this song…he even plays on this) ..soon everything was alright!! it was so nice I had to listen to it again..check it out…

THE SONIC ASSAULT!!!…..STEADY BOMBARDMENT!!!!: Idris Muhammad – Loran’s Dance.

Digital Crate Digging Continues….Friday Night….I guess some will take Mandrill’s advice…they’ll be Livin It Up!! check this out….

Random Thoughts From A Brotha: Mandrill – Livin’ it up.

Sunday Jazz Continues….kicking things off with one of my jazz / funk / hip hop mixes….Transcend and Transform..relevant for today….check it out…..

Random Thoughts From A Brotha: The Transcend and Transform Mix / Sunday Jazz.

Sunday Jazz Continues….listening to one of my favorite flutists…Hubert Laws with a cut called Yoruba…apparently an ode to a West African / Nigerian ethnic group called the Yoruba

..the players on this cut are Hubert Laws – Flute….Chick Corea – Piano ….Mongo Santamaria – Congas

Bernard Purdie – Drums ….Gary Burton – Vibraphone ….Airto*, Joe Chambers and  Warren Smith – Percussion

CHECK OUT HUBERT LAWS AND YORUBA AT THE SONIC ASSAULT