50…and all that jazz (playlist #127)

“reverie” by gbmediadesign

This week involved sharing music associated with two very different 50th anniversaries—the 50th anniversary of the release of Pink Floyd’s first studio album and psychedelic classic, “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn” and the 50th anniversary of the passing of the great poet, Carl Sandberg. I can only imagine what it must have been like to drop the needle down, in August 1967, and listen to the opening tracks of “The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.” This early Floyd release was heavily influenced by frontman-for-one-album, Syd Barrett. His trippy, psychedelic musical influence is all over this album. Sadly, it would be the only Floyd album to feature Barrett start-to-finish. Nick Mason, drummer for Pink Floyd, was recently interviewed about the making and release of this album, as well as the influence of Syd Barrett. You can listen to his short BBC conversation here. The other 50th anniversary shared on today’s show relates to poet Carl Sandberg. Drummer Matt Wilson’s forthcoming release, Honey and Salt features Sandberg’s poetry read by the likes of Bill Frisell, Jack Black, and other unexpected personalities, is combined with music inspired by the poetry of Carl Sandberg. A truly creative mix of word and sound fill this excellent release. It can be pre-ordered here. As for the rest of the show, the musical balance shifted to more new and forthcoming jazz releases mixed with some excellent recently recorded works.

Finally, don't forget that you can listen to all of the music from the last episode, “Freedom” (click here). This week's artwork, “reverie” is by yours truly, and you can view the whole work here. Thanks for viewing and listening!

Composition Artist Album Listen Now!
The Iron Man Harold Mabern To Love And Be Loved Apple Music
Blues Connotation (I) Gabriel Puentes, Chris Lightcap & Leo Genovese Simple Apple Music
I Mean You John Beasley Monk'estra, Vol. 2 Apple Music
Ugly Beauty / Pannonica John Beasley Monk'estra, Vol. 2 Apple iTunes
Superphonic Space Orphan Shut Up About The Sun Apple Music
Full Tilt Darren Barrett dB-ish Not available, yet.
Heightened Alex Goodman Second Act Not available, yet.
Nu Blues Charles Lloyd New Quartet Passin' Through Apple Music
Blues In Full Moon New York Electric Piano Blues In Full Moon Apple Music
On The Motorboat Yelena Eckemoff Quintet In The Shadow Of A Cloud Apple iTunes
Snatch of Sliphorn Jazz Matt Wilson Honey and Salt Apple iTunes
Paper 2 Matt Wilson Honey and Salt Apple iTunes
Astronomy Domine Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn Apple Music
Lucifer Sam Pink Floyd The Piper At The Gates Of Dawn Apple Music
I Want To Go Home Baker-Barganier Duo ...and darkness was upon the face of the deep. Apple Music