The (Jazz) Police
September 3, 2019
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coming to The Police with jazz in their background and
being a master of polyrhythmic drumming it's not a surprise that their compositions would sound very good in the hands of jazz players.
These two hours will feature some of their most beloved tunes, from "Roxanne" to "Walking on the Moon," from "Wrapped Around Your Finger" to "Every Breath You Take," performed by jazz luminaries like
, modern masters like
Linda May Han Oh
The Bad Plus
, as well as international artists like
and Jens Thomas,
, among many musicians that took took more than a few liberties with these Police classics... We then close with music by The Police and the jazz dabblings of Stewart Copeland, Andy Summers and Sting.
"Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ben Allison & Ted Nash )" 0:00 Pyeng Threadgill Piero Fassi Circles Trio "Message in a Bottle" Shape of My Heart (The Music of Sting) (Atlantis/The Saifam Group) 0:17 Host talks 4:57 Gil Evans Orchestra "Murder by Numbers" Live 1986 7:41 "Can't Stand Losing You" Curtis Stigers I Think It's Going to Rain Today (Concord) 17:21 "Wrapped Around Your Finger" Lynne Arriale Nuance (Motema) 21:18 Host talks 25:56 Johnathan Blake "Syncronicity I" Trion (Giant Step Arts) 28:52 Christof Lauer, Jens Thomas "Syncronicity II" Shadows in the Rain (ACT) 45:23 Host talks 50:59 Christof Lauer, Jens Thomas "Roxanne" Shadows in the Rain (ACT) 53:29 The Bad Plus "Every Breath You Take" Live in Newport 2003 56:15 Guillaume Seguron Quartet "Wrapped Around Your Finger / Don't Stand So Close to Me" Witches (AJMi) 1:02:54 Host talks 1:11:02 Michela Lombardi "Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" Shape of My Heart (The Music of Sting) (Atlantis/The Saifam Group) 1:13:18 Philippe Kahn "Walkin' on the Moon" Walkin' on the Moon (Pacific High) 1:18:09 Host talks 1:26:04 "Shadows in the Rain" Bob Belden Straight to My Heart (Blue Note) 1:28:29 "Sole invisibile" Quintorigo Il cannone (Moletto) 1:35:03 Host talks 1:38:52 Flavio Boltro "Tea in the Sahara" Road Runner (Blue Note) 1:41:09 "Masoko Tanga" Joseph Patrick Moore Decade 1996-2005 (Blue Canoe) 1:47:16 "Spirits in the Material World" Michael Manring Drastic Measures (Windham Hill) 1:50:13 Host talks 1:54:07 "Hungry for You" Jazz Police Ghost in the Machine (Remastered) (A&M) 1:57:11 Stewart Copeland, "Too Cool Hats" Stanley Clarke Sacred Grove Jams (Self-released) 1:59:59 Andy Summers "Lonely Woman" The Last Dance of Mr. X (BMG) 2:05:33 Host talks 2:10:56 Joe Henderson "Act II: It Ain't Necessarily So" Porgy and Bess (Verve) 2:16:17
September 2019 will mark the 40th anniversary of "Message in a Bottle," an auspicious opportunity to look back at the seminal work of The Police, through a jazz lens.