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#JazzChurch 103 – Sunday, April 17, 2022

#JazzChurch 103 – Sunday, April 17, 2022 – Today, we remembered the great bassist Charnett Moffett who died this week at the age of 54. We also honored bassists Richard Davis who turned 92 years young on Friday, and Buster Williams, who is celebrating his 80th birthday today.

We listened to Miles Davis, Charnett Moffett, Richard Davis, Cedar Walton, Charles Mingus, Jaco Pastorius Big Band, Kenny Garrett, Martha Reeves & The Vandellas, Gregory Porter, Sly & The Family Stone, Earth, Wind & Fire, and Stevie Wonder :-) 🎶🎙🎵

bbebop · #JazzChurch 103 - Sunday, April 17, 2022
  1. Unit 7 – Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio
  2. I Want to Be Happy – Art Farmer Quartet
  3. Mascalero – Miles Davis
  4. I Fall In Love Too Easily – Miles Davis
  5. Impressions – Stanley Jordan
  6. For Wee Folks – Wynton Marsalis
  7. Trane Like – McCoy Tyner, Charnett Moffett & Al Foster
  8. Many Mansions – Sonny Sharrock
  9. For Tomorrow – McCoy Tyner
  10. Simone – Richard Davis
  11. Dual Force – Freddie Hubbard
  12. If You Could See Me Now – Brian Melvin
  13. Afternoon In Paris – Cedar Walton
  14. Theme for Lester Young (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat) – Charles Mingus
  15. Song For DiFang – Kenny Garrett
  16. (Used to Be A) Cha Cha – Jaco Pastorius Big Band/Victor Bailey
  17. Flash Mob – Anton Schwartz
  18. Backyard Groove – Kenny Garrett
  19. Inside Out – Alternative Guitar Summit feat. Adam Rogers & Peter Bernstein
  20. Everything Will Come In Time – The Clayton Brothers
  21. Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things) – Martha Reeves & The Vandellas
  22. Don’t Be a Fool – Gregory Porter
  23. Sing A Simple Song – Sly & The Family Stone
  24. Sing a Song – Earth, Wind & Fire
  25. That Girl – Stevie Wonder
  26. On the Level – Philippe Saisse Trio
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Show Notes

1. Wes Montgomery & Wynton Kelly Trio: “Unit 7”

Album: “Smokin’ At The Half Note”

Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Jimmy Cobb
Guitar – Wes Montgomery
Piano – Wynton Kelly

2. Art Farmer Quartet: “I Want to Be Happy”

Album: “‘Live’ At the Half-Note”

Bass – Steve Swallow
Design – Marvin Israel
Drums – Walter Perkins
Flugelhorn – Art Farmer
Guitar – Jim Hall

3. Miles Davis: “Mascalero”

Album: “No Blues” (1967)

Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Tony Williams
Piano – Herbie Hancock
Tenor & Composer – Wayne Shorter
Trumpet – Miles Davis

4. Miles Davis: “I Fall In Love Too Easily” (1963)

Album: “Seven Steps To Heaven”

Bass – Ron Carter
Drums – Frank Butler
Piano – Victor Feldman
Tenor Saxophone – George Coleman
Trumpet – Miles Davis

5. Stanley Jordan: “Impressions”

Album: “Stolen Moments”

Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Kenwood Dennard
Electric Guitar – Stanley Jordan

6. Wynton Marsalis: “For Wee Folks”

Album: “Black Codes (From The Underground)”

Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Jeff (Tain) Watts
Piano – Kenny Kirkland
Soprano Saxophone – Branford Marsalis
Trumpet – Wynton Marsalis

Black Codes (From the Underground) is an album by jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis that won two Grammy Awards in 1985: Best Instrumental Jazz Performance, Individual or Group and Best Jazz Instrumental Performance, Soloist.

7. McCoy Tyner, Charnett Moffett & Al Foster: “Trane Like”

Album: “Trio Live in Gdynia” (2000 released in 2021)

Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Al Foster
Piano – McCoy Tyner

8. Sonny Sharrock: “Many Mansions”

Album: “Ask the Ages”

Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Drums – Elvin Jones
Electric Guitar, Written-By – Sonny Sharrock
Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

9. McCoy Tyner: “For Tomorrow”

Album: “Love & Peace”

Bass – Richard Davis
Drums, Producer – Elvin Jones
Electric Guitar – Jean-Paul Bourelly
Piano – McCoy Tyner
Tenor Saxophone – Pharoah Sanders

10. Richard Davis: “Simone”

Album: “The Bassist ~ Homage To Diversity”

Acoustic Bass, Vocals – Richard Davis
Piano, Other – John Hicks

11. Freddie Hubbard: “Dual Force”

Album: “Outpost”

Trumpet – Freddie Hubbard
Piano – Kenny Barron
Bass and Composer – Buster Williams
Drums – Al Foster

Happy Birthday, Buster!!

12. Brian Melvin: “If You Could See Me Now”

Album: “Standards Zone”

Bass – Jaco Pastorius
Drums, Producer – Brian Melvin
Piano – Jon Davis

I love Jaco’s playing and compositions, and love it when he played the melody!

13. Cedar Walton: “Afternoon In Paris”

Album: “Manhattan Afternoon”

Bass – David Williams
Drums – Billy Higgins
Piano – Cedar Walton

14. Charles Mingus: “Theme for Lester Young (aka Goodbye Porkpie Hat)”

Album: “Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus”

Alto Saxophone, Flute – Eric Dolphy
Bass, Piano – Charles Mingus
Drums – Walter Perkins
Piano – Jaki Byard
Saxophone & Flute – Jerome Richardson
Tenor Saxophone – Booker Ervin
Tenor Saxophone – Dick Hafer
Trombone – Britt Woodman
Trumpet – Eddie Preston, Richard Williams
Tuba – Don Butterfield

15. Kenny Garrett: “Song For DiFang”

Album: “Happy People”

Bass Guitar – Marcus Miller
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Michael “Patches” Stewart
Acoustic Bass – Charnett Moffett
Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone – Kenny Garrett
Drums – Chris Dave
Piano – Vernell Brown

16. Jaco Pastorius Big Band: “(Used To Be A) Cha Cha”

Album: “Word Of Mouth Revisited”

Bass – Victor Bailey
Soloist [Piano] – Mike Levine
Soloist [Piccolo] – Billy Ross
Written-By – Jaco Pastorius

17. Anton Schwartz: “Flash Mob”

Album: “Flash Mob” (2015)

Bass – John Shifflett
Drums – Lorca Hart
Piano – Taylor Eigsti
Tenor Saxophone – Anton Schwartz
Trumpet, Flugelhorn – Dominick Farinacci

18. Kenny Garrett: “Backyard Groove”

Album: “Do Your Dance!”

Kenny Garrett, alto sax
Vernell Brown Jr - piano
Corcoran Holt - bass
Ronald Bruner Jr. - drums

19. Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein: “Inside Out”

Album: “Alternative Guitar Summit Honoring Pat Martino, Vol. 1”

Adam Rogers and Peter Bernstein - guitars
Dezron Douglas - bass
Allan Mednard - drums

20. The Clayton Brothers: “Everything Will Come In Time”

Album: “The Music”

Alto Flute, Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – Jeff Clayton,
Bass – John Clayton
Drums – Jeff Hamilton
Piano – Bill Cunliffe

21. Martha Reeves & The Vandellas: “Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)”

Album: “Gold”

“Love (Makes Me Do Foolish Things)” was the B-side to the more popular “You’ve Been In Love Too Long”

22. Gregory Porter: “Don’t Be a Fool”

Album: “Take Me to the Alley”

Alto Saxophone – Yosuke Sato,
Bass – Aaron James,
Drums – Emanuel Harrold
Organ – Ondrej Pivec
Piano – Chip Crawford
Tenor Saxophone – Tivon Pennicott
Trumpet – Keyon Harrold
Voice – Alicia Olatuja, Gregory Porter

23. Sly & The Family Stone: “Sing A Simple Song”

Album: “Stand!”

Cynthia Robinson, Freddie Stone, Gregg Errico, Jerry Martini, Larry Graham, Rose Stone, and Sly Stone

24. Earth, Wind & Fire: “Sing a Song”

Album: “Greatest Hits”

25. Stevie Wonder: “That Girl”

Album: “Original Musiquarium”

Piano, Vocals – Stevie Wonder
Bass – Nathan LaMat Watts
Drums – Dennis Davis
Electric Piano – Isaiah Sanders
Guitar – Ben Bridges, Rick Zunigar
Percussion – Earl DeRouen

26. Philippe Saisse Trio: “On the Level”

Album: “On the Level”


1stbassman2020: 😎

1stbassman2020: Awesome

1stbassman2020: Cat has chops!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: YES!!! Muscular bass playing!!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: I love his playing on upright, and he was also way out there on electric bass, too!

1stbassman2020: So true. Do you remember Pieces of a Dream? They were a cool funky Jazz group.

1stbassman2020: So true. Do you remember Pieces of a Dream? They were a cool funky Jazz group.

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: I don’t think I ever listened to them but they’re on my list now!

1stbassman2020: Cat has chops!!

TheRtRevDrBillEBob: Solo on “Trane Like” is sick! I don’t know how he could imagine playing all that and then play it!!!