About the show
Playing tracks by
Pat Metheny, Jimi tenor, Peter brotzmann, John Adams, Andrew Hill and more.
Charles Ives' the greatest man opens the show. Wonderful childlike vocal and sentiment over bizarro piano action. Giant of post-bop piano Andrew Hill has a biggish band for the powerful Divine Revelation, from 2002's beautiful day album. Peter Brotzman provides full tilt honking freakout off 1968 mother of all free-jazz albums, Machine Gun. Pat Metheny's smooth jazz stylings follow this. Milton Nascimento was a big influence on Metheny. Then there's Goldie, the guitar bit reminded me of Metheny somehow. Uri Caine pays tribute to Mahler in funeral march, great playing from Dave Douglas on trump and Joey Barron on drums. Escapade by Kenny Dorham (I'm fairly sure) played by Joe Henderson (tenor) and Dorham (trump), features the bould Hill again on piano. Very nice little tune.