The Line-Up for 11-25-2011
I don't really have a lot to say this week. My words must be on holiday along with the rest of me.
Madlib - Distant Land
I don't really know why I picked this song to start off the show. I just did. It's always a great choice to pull from Shades of Blue.
Teebs - L.S.P. feat. Austin Peralta
Avishai Cohen - Handsonit
The computer picked this one, honestly.
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Playing With Stones
I wanted to play a track from Mahanthappa's latest album, Samdhi, but I couldn't find what I was looking for. Maybe next week.
Esbjörn Svensson Trio - In My Garage
This was also a computer selection. I really don't want to seem like I phoned this week in, though. You should have seen the stuff I had to throw out.
Jonti - Twirligig
Geri Allen and Timeline - Four by Five
While I was reading through Angelika Beener's piece on Geri Allen, I realized I liked her live album with Timeline last year but didn't pay enough attention to it. I made sure to play a track from it this week to make up for that.
Brad Mehldau - The Falcon Will Fly Again
The computer picked this one, too. It's still my favorite track from Highway Rider.
Tycho - A Walk
Mayer Hawthorne & Vince Guaraldi - Christmas Time is Here
It's impossible to improve on Guaraldi's soundtrack for A Charlie Brown Christmas, so the best I can say is that Mayer Hawthorne didn't make this any worse. That's the best I can say. This speaks more about Guaraldi than it does about Hawthorne, even though I really do love his take on it.
Josh Moshier & Mike Lebrun - Sister Winter
I love every time I break out this song.
Roy Hargrove - Family
Another computer selection. I'm seriously just running with it.
Flying Lotus - Breathe . Something/Stellar STar
Portico Quartet - Ruins
This song really got to me. I need more from this album.