best of all worlds #22

The highlight of this weeks podcast is got to be the track titled “Haw Right Now” by Patrice Rushen.  I was fortunate enough to stumble up on a copy of her “Prelusion” album recently.  No non-sense, straight up jazz business I say… Liking what I heard, I dug a little deeper: barely out of her teens, keyboardist Patric Rushen started recording for Prestige records, by the late 70s – before she signed up with Elektra to pursue her carrier as a R&B singer, she had already added a trio of instrumental jazz albums to her discography; which included Prelusion, Before the Dawn and Shout it Out in 1978 featuring Joe Henderson on tenor Saxophone… The tracks that got my attention the most out of Prelusion were probably “Puttered Bopcorn” and “Haw Right Now”, especially the track Haw Right Now, reminds me of some of the material Herbie Hancock recorded on the Headhunters album…  Definitely need to check out the other two albums at some point!

Also in this weeks podcast, music from Arp 101 on Eglo Records, new The Hackney Collinery Band, new Wagon Christ, nice bit of UK soulful from Phil Asher featuring Zansika.  Also I’ve decided to do a mini Jay Dee selection, in tribute to the great beat maker.  Though instead of playing you the more obvious hiphop productions, I’ve chosen a few of my favourite Jay Dee instrumentals.  Definitely overlooked a lot of his great work, but there are loads of tribute mixes out there, so if you need a good dosage of Jay Dee, check out the mix by Benji B at [ ]

Thanks for listening,


Tracks –

Hotel Motel – Eye Know (Burnt Island Casuals Remix)
Arp 101 – Ac!d
Dotmatic – Joies Overture
The Compositive Two – Daily Routine (Krsur Remix)
The Hackney Colliery Band – Right Foot Up
Wagon Christ – Manalyze This!
Anthony Shakir – The Floorfiller (Skudge’s Floor Killer Version)
George FitzGerald – Don’t You (SCB Edit)
Simbad ft Brian Temba – Come Join In
Crazy P – Make Me Wanna
Phil Asher & The Mighty Zaf feat. Zansika – Shakin It Up
Madlib – The Middle East
Jay Dee – Dreamy (Vintage)
Jay Dee – Tomita (Intrumental Series Vol. 1)
Jay Dee – The Red (Champion Sound)
Jay Dee – Bye (Donuts)
Patrice Rushen – Haw Right Now
Natural Yogurt Band – Clocks
Sepalcure – Fleur


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