World of Jazz 238

As may be readily obvious from the image above I am pleased to announce that World of Jazz has found a home at Analogue Trash Radio and reverts to the old radio format with some talking from me in between the tracks. I want to thank Adrian and Mark at Analogue Trash for welcoming me to their recently created and very exciting radio station. So this week is a gentle introduction into the World of Jazz, for hopefully new listeners, with a few well known artists and melodies. In future weeks I hope to include a lot more new releases and artists and also broaden the scope out to include more eclectic jazz choices.


  1. Miles Davis – Airegin – Bags Groove
  2. John Coltrane – Central Park West – Coltrane’s Sound
  3. Hank Mobley – 3rd Time Around – A Caddy for Daddy
  4. Lee Morgan – God Bless The Child – Standards
  5. The Cannonball Adderley Quintet – Gumba Gumba – Accent on Africa
  6. Jan Garbarek Quartet – Skarabee – Afric Pepperbird
  7. Andrew Hill – Remnants – Blue Black
  8. Lee Konitz Quartet – Body and Soul – Jazz Nocturne
  9. Erik Truffaz – La Memoire Du Silence – Mantis
  10. Eddie Henderson – Cantoloupe Island – Oasis
  11. Matt Ullery’s Loom – My Favorite Stranger – Wake An Echo
  12. Bill Frisell – Telstar – Jazz In The Space Age
  13. Julian Arguelles – Wilderness Lane – Circularity
  14. Joe Lovano & Dave Douglas Sound Prints – Destination Unknown
  15. Dave Douglas High Risk – All The Pretty Horsepower – Dark Territory
  16. Greg Duncan & The Individuation Quintet – Out On A Limb – Unification
  17. Steve Coleman’s Natal Eclipse – Pull Counter – Morphogenesis
  18. Kevin Norton – Difficulty – KN’s Breakfast of Champignon(s) Live at Roulette
  19. John Stubblefield – Bushman Song (Electric Version) – Bushman Song

World of Jazz 236 – A tribute to Geri Allen

Geri Allen (June 12, 1957 – June 27, 2017) was an American composer, educator, and jazz pianist.

Allen worked with many influential jazz musicians, including Ornette Coleman, Ron Carter, Tony Williams, Dave Holland, Jack DeJohnette, and Charles Lloyd.   Musical influences were Marcus Belgrave, Donald Walden, and Betty Carter, as well as pianists Herbie Hancock, Mary Lou Williams, Hank Jones, Alice Coltrane, Cecil Taylor, Thelonious Monk, McCoy Tyner, Bud Powell, and her mentor Dr. Billy Taylor.

She released 19 albums as a leader and countless albums as sidewoman, notably her work with Ornette Coleman was one of the few times he used a piano as part of his work, and the trio with Charlie Haden and Paul Motian released some classic albums in the 1990s.

This show picks some key moments in an illustrious career. In between new and recent releases  from the Jazz World.


  1. Geri Allen – See You At Per Tutti’s – In The Year Of The Dragon
  2. 9Volt – Squegee – Open Circuit
  3. Charnett Moffett – Mood Indigo – Music from Our Soul
  4. Evan Parker – What Else Did You Expect – Reunion : Live at Cafe Oto
  5. Zack Clarke – Up On The High – Random Acts Of Order
  6. Gerl Allen, Charlie Haden, Paul Motian – It Should Have Happened A Long Time Ago – Live at the Village Vanguard
  7. Witches and Devils – Angels – Live at the Empty Bottle
  8. Oddjob – Småland – Sumo
  9. Geri Allen – A Celebration of all Life – The Printmaker
  10. Ernie Watts – Don’t Look Now – Unity
  11. Tim Daisy, Michael Thieke, Ken Vandermark – Tuesday At Noon – Triptych
  12. Steve Coleman –  Wights Waits for Wrights – Motherland Pulse
  13. Dewey Redman – Boo Boodoop – Living on the Edge
  14. Adam Pieronczyk, Miroslav Vitous = Radio Telescope – Ad Lib Orbits
  15. Rodney Whittaker – On Green Dolphin Street – Children of the Light
  16. Charlie Haden, Paul Motian, featuring Geri Allen – Lonely Woman – Etudes
  17. Geri Allen – Night’s Shadow – The Nurturer