Category Archives: jazz


December 12, 2023

The second week in a row (and third in total) of Jazz shows on Gulls Window Circus. Quincy James, Wes Montgomery, Bob James, Pat Metheny, Don Cherry and Herbie Hancock would be the big names in the show. Artists from the past that may be big names to those familiar with them are Mundell Lowe, Charles Lloyd, Rudolph Johnson, Bobbi Humphrey, Lee Konitz, Kellee Patterson, Doug Carn, Gene Russell, Chester Thompson, Ahmad Jamal, and George Russell. Surprise (but fitting in well) appearances are by Chrissie Hyde and Deborah Harry.

Bob James

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Artist Song Release Label
Don Cherry Mahakali Hear & Now Real Gone Music
Mundell Lowe Montage Blues For A Stripper Modern Harmonic
Charles Lloyd Lady Gabor Manhattan Stories Resonance Records
Herbie Hancock Butterfly Directstep Get On Down
Rudolph Johnson Fonda Spring Rain Real Gone Music
Bobbi Humphrey Sweeter Than Sugar Fancy Dancer Blue Note
Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet I Can’t Believe That You’re In Love With Me Lee Konitz Plays With The Gerry Mulligan Quartet Blue Note
Kellee Patterson Maiden Voyage Maiden Voyage Real Gone Music
Chrissie Hynde With The Valve Bone Woe Ensemble Caroline, No Valve Bone Woe BMG
Artist Song Release Label
The Jazz Passengers Featuring Deborah Harry, Elvis Costello Pork Chop Individually Twisted Modern Harmonic
Quincy Jones Betcha’ Wouldn’t Hurt Me The Dude A&M Records
Bob James Valley Of The Shadows One Evosound
Doug Carn Featuring The Voice Of Jean Carn Fatherhood Revelation Real Gone Music
Gene Russell Get Down Talk To My Lady Real Gone Music
Pat Metheny Never Was Love Dream Box BMG
Chester Thompson Power House Powerhouse Real Gone Music
Ahmad Jamal All Of You Emerald City Nights – Live At The Penthouse 1963-1964 Jazz Detective
Wes Montgomery / Wynton Kelly Trio Laura Maximum Swing: The Unissued 1965 Half Note Recordings Resonance Records
George Russell And His Orchestra A Helluva Town New York, N.Y. Verve Records


December 5, 2023

Landmark 600th show – jazz LP tracks. A sneaky mix of old and new, with the big names from the past [Miles Davis, Vince Guaraldi Trio, Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers, Albert Ayler], lesser-known masters from the past [The Southern University Jazz Ensemble, Duke Edwards & The Young Ones, Jazz Sabbath, “Prince Igor” Yahilevich, Doug Carn, Rudolph Johnson, Dorothy Ashby And Frank Wess], and new artists planting mines in the time-tested waters of the masters [Theo Parrish, Madlib, Nala Sinephro, Ill Considered]. Show 601 will be a jazz show as well, so dip in and test the waters!

Miles Davis

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Artist Song Release Label
Artist Song Release Label
Vince Guaraldi Trio Alma-Ville (Take 2, Previously Unreleased) Jazz Impressions Of Black Orpheus Craft Recordings
Miles Davis Stuff Miles In The Sky Mobile Fidelity Sound Lab
The NJE With Adrian Sherwood Songo Afloat In Dub Sartorial Records
Art Blakeys Jazz Messengers Deo-X Hard Drive Bethlehem Records
Albert Ayler Truth Is Marching In Europe 1966 ORG Music
Theo Parrish Flip The Funk Out Sketches / Somethin About Detroit Sound Signature
The Southern University Jazz Ensemble Straight Life Live At The 1971 American College Jazz Festival Now-Again Records
Jazz Sabbath Behind The Wall Of Sleep Vol. 2 Blacklake

Artist Song Release Label
Duke Edwards & The Young Ones Is It Too Late? Soul Of A Nation (Afro-Centric Visions In The Age of Black Power: Underground Jazz, Street Funk & The Roots Of Rap 1968-79) Soul Jazz Records
Madlib Sound Ancestors Sound Ancestors Madlib Invazion
Nala Sinephro Space 6 Space 1.8 Warp Records
Ill Considered Long Way Home (Live At The Crypt) Kaleidoscope (New Spirits Known & Unknown) Soul Jazz Records
“Prince Igor” Yahilevich Double Sun If Music Presents You Need This: Eastern European Sounds (1970-1986) (If Music 3.0) IF Music
Doug Carn Passion Dance Infant Eyes Real Gone Music
Rudolph Johnson The Second Coming The Second Coming Real Gone Music
Dorothy Ashby And Frank Wess Bohemia After Dark In A Minor Groove Real Gone Music


October 17, 2023

The first ever jazz show on Gulls Window Circus – I have planned a jazz show for some time, but never programmed one. There will be more – not a series – but more spread through time. This premier features many of the biggest names [Art Blakey, John Coltrane, Charles Mingus, Bill Evans, Miles Davis, Chet Baker, Freddie Hubbard], plus artists you may not have heard [Stanley Turrentine, Shirley Scott, The Southern University Jazz Ensemble, The Tony Williams Lifetime, Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin] and offers a current Polish jazz artist [Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet] as well. Hey, ho, let’s go!

Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet

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Artist Song Release Label
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers Politely The Big Beat Blue Note
John Coltrane Chasin’ The Trane Afro Blue Impressions Pablo Records
Charles Mingus MDM Mingus Candid
Bill Evans Someday My Prince Will Come Treasures (Solo, Trio & Orchestra Recordings From Denmark (1965-1969)) Elemental Music
Stanley Turrentine Featuring Shirley Scott Buster Brown Common Touch Blue Note
Wojtek Mazolewski Quintet The Power Of The People Spirit To All WMQ Records
The Southern University Jazz Ensemble Clean Air Goes To Africa With Love Now-Again Records

Artist Song Release Label
Miles Davis Aïda The Man With The Horn Get On Down
The Tony Williams Lifetime Via The Spectrum Road Emergency! Be With Records
Shirley Scott Never Can Say Goodbye Queen Talk: Live At The Left Bank Reel To Real
Chet Baker Blue Gilles Blue Room (The 1979 VARA Studio Sessions In Holland) Jazz Detective
Freddie Hubbard Breaking Point Breaking Point Blue Note
Wendell Harrison & Phil Ranelin Beneficent A Message From The Tribe Now-Again Records