EP. 15B – Bitesize Edition: Brazilian Bossa Beats – Norwegian-Korean pianojazz – USA FunkJazz

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 legendary Brazil Bossa beauty Flora Purim with percussion maestro Airto Moreira; South Korean melodies reimagined in Norwegian jazz trio and possibly the funkiest band around groovin us home!  Fill your mind with FANTASTIC new music courtesy of Courtney Pine and his fantastic Bitesize Edition!

1 Flora Purim – Dandara 4’37
If You Will STRUT Tr6
Flora Purim vc Filó Machado gtr bvs Vitor Pinheiro bv Airto Moreira perc
(Machado/de Souza; Arr Machado/Pinheiro)
The legend that is Flora Purim with Airto getting us going this week with beautiful summer grooves Brazil style!
Flora has worked with Stan Getz, Gil Evans, Miriam Makeba, George Duke and Chick Core (as an original member of Return to Forever), Dizzy Gillespie’s United Nation Orchestra, Uruguayan band Opa and her solo albums on Milestone remain all-time jazz fusion classics!
2.  Johan Lindvall Trio–  Rapt 3’42
This is Not About You JAZZLAND Tr6
“Bright as a star be the light strobing down on me, Suddenly I was free – let me go on these…”
South Korean Karen O‘s pentatonic melancholy transformed into a dream of jazz by an incredible Norwegian trio – lovin this groove!

3 Lettuce – Everything’s Going to be Alright 3’33
Adam Deitch dr Ryan Zoidis sx Adam ‘Shmeeans’ Smirnoff gtr
Erick ‘Jesus’ Coomes bs Nigel Hall keys vc Eric ‘Benny’ Bloom tpt
(Clark/Kobalt arr Deitch/Daniels/Zoidis)

Let Boston’s Lettuce teleport you to a funky galaxy far, far away, where all life co-exists as one in peace, love, harmony…and music!
“…inspired by the Clark Sisters, and it was written in a time when we all needed to be reminded that everything was going to be okay. It really spoke to me, and all of us, given what we’ve all been going through.”  (Nigel Hall – Lettuce)