Welcome to the latest Courtney Pine Global Podcast Bitesize Edition! A coffee break’s worth of cool jazzy vibes to wet your appetite for the full show. Commercial free, and hand-picked by Courtney for a vibrant, and soulful listen! This week amazing sax soloing from Leo Richardson, summer soft groovin’ from Reuben James and NYC’s best swingin us hard to the end courtesy of Steve Davis! This music is ALWAYS the answer folks and it’s happenin here, every single week!
1. Leo Richardson – Move 7’06
Music Aid for Ukraine UBUNTU Tr9
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L Richardson, T Thornton, E Richardson/Ubuntu
Rising star Leo channeling Coltrane on some modal grooves – more fantastic music from Ubuntu’s Music Aid for Ukraine – please support this important cause!
2. Reuben James – I Got What You Need 3’36
Tunnel Vision RUFIO RECORDS Tr7
Reuben James dr bs gtr fxs Gareth Lockrane fl Reuben James vox keys Ric Wilson vox Vanessa Butler bvs
Lush flute from Gareth Lockrane on this cool summer mix from Birmingham’s own Reuben James!
“I’d just got married, I was in a happy place and the whole thing was improvised in the moment…a lot of songs come from pain, but this one comes from a lot of joy. It was a big vibe for me. I was just in a moment of bliss.”
3. Steve Davis – A Star for Chick 6’10
Bluesthetic SMOKE SESSIONS Tr10
Steve Davis tb Geoffrey Keezer pno Christian McBride bs Willie Jones III dr Peter Bernstein gtr Steve Nelson vbs
Amazing live jazz captured again by NYC’s fab Smoke Sessions: check the incredible lineup, close your eyes and you’re there!!
One of the most acclaimed trombonists of his generation, Steve Davis has been a member of some of jazz’s premiere ensembles: Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers, Chick Corea’s Origins, the Jackie McLean Sextet, Benny Golson’s New Jazztet, the Christian McBride Big Band, and the all-star collective One For All.