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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Top 5 for August 26, 2014

Haven't done this in a while, but, you know, ... last refuge, blah, blah, blah.

Red Planet  - Eric Dolphy 

from The Illinois Concert, 1963  with a young Herbie Hancock on piano and an Africa Brass type brass ensemble.

Abe Lincoln - Best Friends Forever

from their self titled album. Always intrigued by this band's naive and rough vocals (some dawgs would call it pitchy), but really tight instrumental skills and arrangements.

Fiasco - Charlie Haden / Paul Motian feat. Geri Allen

The Charlie worship continues with a knotty tune by Motian and fine playing all around. From the fantastic Etudes album.

Lovers are Crazy - Steve Vai

A relatively straight-ahead tune from the phenomenally weird Flex-able album.

The Ghost in You - Robyn Hitchcock

A cover of the Psychedelic Furs hit, given a lovely arrangement. From his new album The Man Upstairs. Did I mention this has a lovely arrangement. One of the definitive Psychedelic Furs songs, I might not have recognized it if it hadn't received a radio introduction. And a lovely arrangement to boot.

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