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The Long Way Home

The Long Way Home

Playing tracks by

Parov Stelar, Slow Train Soul, Gavin Froome, Monte La Rue, Charles Mingus and more.

Chart positions

This upload was 5th in the #nu jazz chart, 53rd in the #downtempo chart and 67th in the #jazz chart.

From the pleasures of a picnic or a party, a rhumba or a romance, to the thought of life itself, who hasn't felt this: It's been so sweet, don't let it end ... Let's take the long way home.

I offer you a third installment of Longform Jazz; this one claims the distinction based on two mini-epic (10 minute) tracks, one from Charles Mingus, and the other from Bugge Wesseltoft, closing out the show. You'll also hear nu-jazz, lounge and some energetic bass-heavy downtempo from Puddu Varano, Parov Stelar, the Bobby Hughes Combination, Gavin Froome, Smarton Trio +1, and Monte La Rue. A favorite for me was the Benjamin Devigne piece; he also plays with the group Metropolitan Jazz Affair whose track Taxi Gun Café appeared in last November's show "Headspace" – another delicious serving of longform jazz.

Thanks to Third Power for providing the cover image; it says everything about our hurried and often passive transit through this life.

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