[JPL] playlist: 89.7FM WLNZ 12/30/07 - Top 10 of '07
MICHAEL P STRATTON
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Sun Dec 30 15:23:10 EST 2007
Vinyl Side of Midnight 2007
This is the playlist for this weeks Vinyl Side of Midnight, which can be heard on 89.7fm WLNZ in the Greater Lansing area, or you can tune in internationally on the web on www.wlnz.org - hosted by Mike Stratton, Sunday nights, 9- midnight, Eastern Standard Time
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Here is my list of my favorite recordings from 2007. Ive listed my Top Ten in jazz, but also mention a few pop releases that caught my ear that are worth mention.
This weeks playlist:
GET READY Carl Allen & Rodney Whitaker (Mack Avenue Records)
A Heart Enflamed, A Soul Enchanted
Allen & Whitaker create a work that travels from Motown to the church. Highly entertaining.
FROM THE PLANTATION TO THE PENITENTIARY Wynton Marsalis (Blue Note)
Doin (Y)our Thing
Wyntons deeply felt statement is political and musical.
A LOVE SUPREME (THE LEGACY OF JOHN COLTRANE) Turtle Island Quartet (Telarc)
String quartet covers jazz.
KIDS (LIVE AT DIZZYS CLUB COCA-COLA) Joe Lovano and Hank Jones (Blue Note)
Four In One
Lovano and Jones have made several excellent records in recent years within a quartet format. This is a wonderful musical conversation between masters.
DEAR MILES Ron Carter (Blue Note)
Seven Steps To Heaven
Someday My Prince Will Come
Understated and beautiful, this is Carters homage to Miles Davis.
LAWN CHAIR SOCIETY Kenny Werner (Blue Note)
The 13th Day
Werner brings in a bundle of great compositions and a team of ringers, including Dave Douglas, Chris Potter and Brian Blade.
PILGRIMAGE Michael Brecker (Heads Up)
Five Months From Midnight
Michael Brecker knew he was dying and this would be his final statement. He invites old friends, Herbie Hancock, Jack DeJohnette, Pat Metheny amongst others, to help him make it.
SKY BLUE Maria Schneider Orchestra (Artist Share)
The Pretty Road
Schneiders recordings just get better and better. This is her masterpiece.
SONG FOR ANYONE Chris Potter 10
This is the year of Potter. After long associations with Dave Douglas and Dave Holland, Chris is ready to do his own thing. Like Wayne Shorter or Thelonious Monk, his organic compositions perfectly suit his improvisational style.
NIGHTMOVES Kurt Elling
I Like The Sunrise
I got a chance to hear Elling perform at this years Detroit Jazz Festival. A terrific performance enhanced my appreciation of his work. This is a great recording.
In between these sets, Ill play music from the following recordings as a musical bed; my other favorite CDs of the year:
BACK TO BLACK Amy Winehouse (Universal Republic)
INFINITO PARTICULAR Marisa Monte (Metro Blue)
RAISING SAND Robert Plant & Alison Krauss (Rounder)
VERSION Mark Ronson (Sony)
LA RADIOLINA Manu Chao (Nacional Records)
KALA M.I.A. (Interscope Records)
To finish the night I will play a suite of music from some of the artists we lost this year: Andrew Hill, Joe Zawinul, Alice Coltrane, Frank Morgan, Max Roach, Michael Brecker and Oscar Peterson.
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