Choices (playlist #132)

“choices” by gbmediadesign

So many fine new releases and new tracks to share this week it was challenging to narrow the choices down to an amount that would fit into the weekly show’s time format. Highlights include a new Blue Note recording, Blue Note All-Stars: Our Point of View that features a couple of Wayne Shorter compositions, one that features Wayne and Herbie Hancock revisiting, reimagining really, the great “Masquelero,” and another that features a stellar lineup covering the classic “Witch Hunt.” Finally, time was spent exploring the deeply influential guitarist, Terje Rypdal’s catalog. Two older Rypdal tracks (see playlist) were featured along side a track from the recently released Rypdal tribute album, Sky Music: A Tribute to Terje Rypdal (read more about the album) that features Rypdal’s compositions interpreted by an absolutely stellar band. We listened to the Nels Cline track, “What Comes After” from this excellent release. All in all it was a jammed pack show this week! Checkout the full playlist to see the other new tracks featured.

Don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Ivories” (click here). This week's artwork, “choices” is an altered image created by yours truly. It also has a companion, of sorts, that can be viewed here. Thanks for listening!


Composition Artist Album Listen Now!
“Witch Hunt” Blue Note All-Stars Blue Note All-Stars: Our Point of View Apple Music
“Masquelero feat. Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock” Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancok w/ Blue Note All-Stars Blue Note All-Stars: Our Point of View Apple Music
“I Mean You” John Beasley Monk’estra, Vol. 2 Apple Music
“The Good The Bad And The Ugly” Dave Bennett Blood Moon Apple iTunes
“And So I Said” Vandivier Under One Roof Sorry, not available yet.
“Warszawa (2017 Remastered Version)” David Bowie A New Career in a New Town (1977-1982) Apple Music
“Something in the Air” Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Greatest Hits Apple Music
“Katana of Choice” Ben Reimer (featuring TorQ Percussion Quartet) Katana of Choice - Music for Drumset Soloist Apple Music
“Rabalder” The Esoteric Circle George Russell Presents the Esoteric Circle Apple Music
“Legacy” Markus Stockhausen - Arild Andersen - Patrice Heral - Terje Rypdal Karta Sorry, not available yet.
“What Comes After” Nels Cline A Tribute to Terje Rypdal Apple Music