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Follow the Leader!

Jennifer DeMeritt By

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This episode features tracks from two influential band leaders—John Lurie and Miles Davis—and the talented musicians who played in their respective bands.

Playlist

  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • Lounge Lizards "The Yak" from Queen of All Ears on (Strange & Beautiful Music) 0:16
  • Host talk 5:55
  • Medeski Martin & Wood "The Lover" from Friday Afternoon in the Universe on (Gramavision) 7:48
  • John Scofield "Chicken Dog" from A Go Go on (Verve) 14:08
  • Steven Bernstein's Millennial Territory Orchestra "Sly Notions" from MTO Plays Sly on (The Royal Potato Family) 20:30
  • The Lounge Lizards "Tarantella" from Voice of Chunk (Lagarto) 23:40
  • Host talk 27:43
  • The Lounge Lizards "The First and Royal Queen" from Queen of All Ears on (Strange & Beautiful Music) 29:30
  • Michael Blake "Mean as a Swan" from Drift on (Intuition) 33:17
  • Michael Blake "Toque" from Drift on (Intuition) 38:20
  • Marc Ribot "New Sad" from Rootless Cosmopolitans on (Island) 42:14
  • Marc Ribot "Beak Lunch Manifesto" from Rootless Cosmopolitans on (Island) 45:15
  • The Jazz Passengers "Jolly Street" from In Love on (High Street) 51:44
  • Host talk 59:57
  • Miles Davis "Miles Runs the Voodoo Down" from Bitches Brew (Legacy Edition) on (Columbia) 1:02:57
  • Herbie Hancock "Sly" from Head Hunters on (Columbia) 1:16:57
  • Host talk 1:27:11
  • Dave Holland Quartet "Conference of the Birds" from Conference of the Birds on (ECM) 1:30:02
  • Dave Holland Trio "African Lullaby" from Triplicate on (ECM) 1:34:35
  • Al Di Meola, John McLaughlin & Paco De Lucia "Frevo Rasgado" from Friday Night in San Francisco on (Columbia) 1:37:44
  • Host talk 1:47:37
  • Herbie Hancock "Prelude in C Sharp Minor" from Gershwin's World on (Verve) 1:48:21
  • Herbie Hancock & Chick Corea "Blueberry Rhyme" from Gershwin's World on (Verve) 1:53:05
Photo credit: Roberto Cifarelli

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