World of Jazz 229


  1. Charlie Rouse – November Afternoon – Soul Mates
  2. Luke Sellick – Q Tippin – Alchemist
  3. Jan Nijdam Kwartet – Whimsical Elf – Bij De Dieren Thuis
  4. Fela Kuti – Coffin For The Head of State – Coffin For The Head of State
  5. Marquis Hill, Jeff Parker, Joachim Florent, Denis Fournier – Lane Open – Escape Lane
  6. Marion Brown – Body and Soul – Back To Paris
  7. Evan Parker, John Edwards, Steve Noble – Track One (Podcast Edit) – PEN

Soul Mates

A studio date from 1988, with a front line of Charlie Rouse, Sahib Shihab, and Claudio Roditi,  with the rhythm section of Walter Davis, Jr., Santi Debriano, and Victor Lewis. Rouse’s last recording as a leader – he passed away later that year.  Unfortunately  by the time this Uptown CD was finally released in 1993 Shihab, and Davis had passed away also. Comparable with Blue Note blowing sessions of 20 years earlier.