GPWW 11/17/10: Herbie Hancock Feature

Gilles Peterson sits with Herbie Hancock this week, discussing Buddhism, Watermelon Man and more.

Also in this weeks Worldwide Mix: music from Jay Electronica featuring Jay-Z, Coultrain, Jazz Invaders, Homeboy Sandman, Colonel Red, and Radio Citizen. Gilles closes with John Coltrane’s “Equinox” for good measure. Enjoy!

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GPWW Brownswood Basement: Drum & Bass Special

Thanks to popular demand, Gilles Peterson dedicated this show to exploring his collection of drum and bass, all from that Brownswood basement of his. Music by LTJ Bukem, Photek, 4Hero, DJ Dextrous, Wax Doctor, Grooverider, Tom & Gerry, UFO, Krust, Drumagick, Peshey and many more. Even D&B remixes of John Coltrane and The Fugees.

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Scotty Barnhart’s Solo Debut: Say It Plain

albumcoverFeatured trumpet soloist with The Count Basie Orchestra for 17 years, Scotty Barnhart records his debut album Say It Plain out May 19th.

On it, he has assembled an incredible lineup of musicians including Wynton Marsalis and Clark Terry to perform his arrangements of six originals and six standards. From a radically new arrangement of John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps,” complete with whistle and its danceable New Orleans groove, to a duet with Wynton Marsalis on Dizzy Gillespie’s Latin standard “Con Alma” and the rocking church feel of the title track complete with tambourine, the music contains a variety of styles from early jazz to straight ahead 4/4 swing, ballads, blues, medium Latin grooves, and up tempo burners that will satisfy any listener regardless of particular taste.

Barnhart “possesses one of the loveliest trumpet tones I’ve ever heard, can be playful, a deep thinker, virtuosic, adventurous, and a down home summoner of the sort of soul from which jazz comes,” says Stanley Crouch in the liner notes.  “This recording is well thought out and superbly executed.”

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