When Jazz Pops, Part 2


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Ornette Coleman playing for Lou Reed? Or the Sun Ra Arkestra together with Steven Bernstein's Sexmob Orchestra backing U2 courtesy of Hal Willner? And Kenny Wheeler collaborating with both David Sylvian and Joni Mitchell? This and many more fascinating collaborations between jazz masters and pop and rock musicians in this playlist.

Happy listening!


  • Ben Allison "Mondo Jazz Theme (feat. Ted Nash & Pyeng Threadgill)" 0:00
  • U2 feat. The Sun Ra Arkestra and Sexmob Orchestra "When Love Comes to Town" Live at the Apollo for One Night Only (Island) 0:16
  • Host talks 4:52
  • John Zorn, Jesse Harris, Petra Haden "Easy Time" Songs for Petra (Tzadik) 5:59
  • Host talks 9:44
  • Rickie Lee Jones feat. Joe Henderson, Robben Ford "Dat Dere" Pop Pop (Geffen) 11:17
  • Joni Mitchell feat. Vince Mendoza, Kenny Wheeler "Trouble Child" Travelogue (Nonesuch) 15:25
  • Host talks 20:25
  • David Sylvian feat. Kenny Wheeler "I Surrender" Dead Bees on a Cake (Virgin) 22:23
  • Tanita Tikaram feat. Mark Isham, Marc Ribot "For All These Years" Ancient Heart (Rhino) 31:42
  • Terry Callier feat. Pharoah Sanders "Timepeace / No One Has to Tell You / Build a World of Love" Timepeace (Verve) 36:51
  • Host talks 45:45
  • Pino Daniele feat. Gato Barbieri "Chi tene 'o mare" Sciò (CGD) 47:25
  • Adriano Celentano feat. Chick Corea "Radio Chick" Per sempre (Clan) 52:58
  • Gianmaria Testa feat. Bill Frisell, Gabriele Mirabassi "Rrock" Da Questa Parte Del Mare (Odd Times) 56:10
  • Host talks 1:01:23
  • Tom Waits feat. Marc Ribot "Make It Rain" Real Gone (Anti/Epitaph) 1:02:38
  • Lou Reed feat. Ornette Coleman "Guilty" The Raven (Reprise) 1:06:13
  • Host talks 1:11:09
  • Billy Joel feat. Phil Woods "Just the Way You Are" The Stranger (Columbia) 1:13:28
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