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A Jazz Lover's guide to Popular Music

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This week we explore the cross pollination between jazz and popular music genres, like pop, rock, soul, funk and ska.

Archie Shepp playing with Whitney Houston? The jazz beginnings of Björk, Serge Gainsbourg, Sacha Distel? Ornette Coleman's and Sonny Rollins' adventures in rock-land? Lester Bowie playing ska? How Miles Davis' "So What" inspired Pee Wee Ellis' horn lines for James Brown's "Cold Sweat"? Paul Simon's latest album with Bill Frisell and Wynton Marsalis? Stevie Wonder jamming with Dizzy Gillespie? The Jazz moods of Sting, Tom Waits, David Bowie, Vinicio Capossela, Lyle Lovett, Paolo Conte. We'll look into this and more...

Happy listening!

Playlist

  • Paul Simon "Pigs, Sheep and Wolves" from In the Blue Light (Legacy) 0:00
  • Host talks 3:58
  • Miles Davis "So What" from Kind of Blue (Legacy Edition) (Columbia) 6:51
  • James Brown & His Famous Flames "Cold Sweat, Pt. 1" from Cold Sweat 15:23 (Universal)
  • Freestyle Fellowship "Convolutions" from To Whom It May Concern (Beats and Rhymes Records) 17:40
  • Us3 "Tukka Yoot's Riddim" from Hand (the Torch (Blue Note) 18:27
  • Host talks 24:06
  • Kid Creole and the Coconuts "Don't Take My Coconuts" from Live in London 25:50
  • The Skatalites "Ska Reggae Hi-Bop" from Hi-Bop Ska (Shanachie) 32:48
  • Sting "Bring on the Night" from Bring on the Night (A&M) 41:38
  • Host talks 51:29
  • David Bowie "Young Americans" from Young Americans (RCA) 54:01
  • Rolling Stones 99 "Slave" from Tatoo You (Virgin) 59:10
  • Joe Henry "Richard Pryor Addresses a Tearful Nation" from Scar (Mammoth) 1:05:39
  • Tom Waits "Step Right Up" from Small Change (Asylum) 1:11:52
  • Host talks 1:17:30
  • Vinicio Capossela "Contrada Chiavicone" from Il Ballo Di San Vito (CGD/EastWest) 1:19:06
  • Lyle Lovett & His Large Band "What Do You Do/The Glory of Love" from Lyle Lovett and his Large Band (Curb/MCA) 1:21:36
  • Paolo Conte "Boogie" from Concerti (CGD) 1:25:45
  • Serge Gainsbourg "Coco & Co" from Du Jazz Dans Le Ravin (Mercury) 1:31:46
  • Host talks 1:34:20
  • Sacha Distel "Blue Waltz de l'orgueil" from Sacha Distel: Jazz Guitarist (Prosadis) 1:36:50
  • Björk Guðmundsdóttir & tríó Guðmundar Ingólfssonar "Kata Rokkar" from Gling-Glo (Smekkleysa) 1:41:34
  • Material "Memories (feat. Whitney Houston, Archie Shepp, Bill Laswell, Michael Beinhorn)" from One Down (Charly) 1:44:29
  • Host talks 1:48:26
  • Stevie Wonder "Do I Do" from The Original Musiquarium (Motown)

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