The Line-Up for 12-2-2011

Now that I've had the chance to process new music that has come in, I'm glad that I'm able to play some new stuff.

Takuya Kuroda - Skyrocket
I'm impressed with how much Kuroda has progressed from last year's Bitter and High to this year's Edge. He's learned to add some swing and it really helps his work.
MF DOOM - Arrow Root
Gerald Clayton - Snake Bite
Congrats to Clayton for his Grammy nomination for Bond: The Paris Sessions. It's quite well deserved.
Miguel Zenón - Tiemblas
I've wanted to play this on the show for a while but I just haven't had the chance to get this track into the system. Now I have and I'm really glad I'm able to play this now Grammy nominated track.
Francisco Mela & Cuban Safari - Yadan Mela feat. Esperanza Spalding
Everything about Mela's Tree of Life is just grabbing, isn't it?
Washed Out - Feel It All Around
Stanley Cowell - Travelin' Man
Every now and then, I take some inspiration from Destination: Out, one of the best blogs out there in the jazz internet. Their Cowell feature this past week was quite good.
Neal Creque - Rafiki
Kory was asking if I added this track to the system. I didn't, but I certainly did like this song once he told me about it.
Thundercat - Walkin'
The computer actually picked another Thundercat song, which I greatly appreciated, but once this soul set got together, I figured I'd switch the original song out with this one. I've actually been waiting for the right opportunity to play this song. There's this classic quality to it that I knew needed the right spot.
Teebs - While You Dooo
Rudresh Mahanthappa - Breakfastlunchanddinner
I really like Mahanthappa's new album, Samdhi, and as I said last week, I've been wanting to play a track from the album but just didn't have the chance to pick the right one to play on the show until now. I think it works quite well.
BADBADNOTGOOD - Electric Relaxation
It's hard to believe that in less than a year, these guys have taken jazz by storm and have gotten the acclaim they have. This is the energy the genre needs, not its constant lamentation within the community. That's why I love these guys so much.
Teebs - Yellow More New
Mocean Worker - It Still Don't Mean a Thing
We got a bunch of stuff from Royal Potato Family at the station a couple weeks ago. Candygram for Mowo! was one of those albums and likely my favorite from those albums.

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