1

What's the Concept?

Patrick Burnette By

Sign in to view read count


Click the play button to listen to this episode of .

Can jazz have "concept albums?" Probably not, but some records do work harder at sustaining a mood—or a sense of narrative—than others. The boys look at five test cases—one brand new, two from that prime year 1969, and two from the transition from the eighties to the nineties. Madge gets a look in during pop matters, along with a discussion of a live show by face-maker and drummer Brian Blade.

Playlist

  • Discussion of The Session's album Collusion (Bubble Bath Records) 9:20
  • Discussion of Herbie Mann's album Stone Flute (Embryo) 21:35
  • Discussion of Gerald Wilson's album Eternal Equinox (Pacific Jazz) 33:40
  • Discussion of Wynton Marsalis' album Citi Movement (Columbia) 49:10
  • Discussion of Henry Threadgill's album Rag, Bush and All (Novus) 1:00:02
  • Pop Matters 1:14:40

Tags

Shop for Music

Start your music shopping from All About Jazz and through our retail affiliations you'll support us in the process.


MUSICSTACK

Rare vinyl LPs and CDs from over 1,000 independent sellers

AMAZON

CDs, Vinyl, Blu-Ray DVDS, Prime membership, Alexa, SONOS and more

HD TRACKS

Specializing in high resolution and CD-quality downloads

CD UNIVERSE

Specializing in music, movies and video games

REVERB

Marketplace for new, used, and vintage instruments and gear

More