A mixtape of curious jazz sounds, curated by John "L.A. Jay" Barnes III. Highly Recommended to al those who love themselves some jazz.
The mix consists of a variety of jazz recordings that, in their own ways, embody the spirit of all the brilliant, somewhat quirky and curiously elegant people I’ve seemed to know and attract as far back as I can remember. Playful, one of a kind individuals with deceptively high intellect and extraordinary intuition. I imagine the musicians and composers featured on this mix are that way, as well. It isn’t ‘experimental’ jazz per se, outside of the one Eric Dolphy track, perhaps. It’s a pretty accessible playlist featuring some of my favorite jazz anomalies, primarily Mingus, Monk, and early Sun Ra.
1) Sun Ra - El Is a Sound Of Joy
2) Eric Dolphy - Hat and Beard
3) Charles Mingus - A Foggy Day
4) Thelonious Monk - Raise Four
5) Charles Mingus - Slop
6) Sun Ra - Paradise
7) Mulata Astatke - Tezeta (Nostalgia)
8) Sun Ra - Planet Earth
9) Thelonious Monk - Green Chimneys
10) Ornette Coleman - Una Muy Bonita
11) Charles Mingus - Better Git It in Your Soul
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