The Blueprint on Jazz FM Saturday July 1st 2017

This week all the music was from artists appearing at the 5th Love Supreme Jazz Festival as I was on sight and mid-fest. And what a weekend it was too! Music from Shabaka Hutchings’ THREE groups appearing, Herbie Hancock, George Benson, Makaya McCraven, Michael Wollny Trio, James Beckwith, Theon Cross, Randolph Matthews and many more. I also paid my own small tribute to the late and great Geri Allen who passed.


  • Herbie Hancock – Actual Proof [Thrust]
  • Robert Glasper Experiment – Tell Me A Bedtime Story [ArtScience]
  • Makaya McCraven – Three Fifths a Man [In the Moment]
  • Shabaka and the Ancestors – Joyous [Wisdom of Elders]
  • Sons Of Kemet – The Long Night Of Octavia E Butler [Lest We Forget What We Came Here To Do]
  • The Comet Is Coming – Final Eclipse
  • Gregory Porter – French African Queen [Take Me To The Alley]
  • Ashley Henry & Re-ensemble – Moving Forward
  • Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah – Lawless (Featuring Braxton Cook) [Diaspora]
  • George Benson – Footin’ It [The Shape Of Things To Come]
  • Charenee Wade – Western Sunrise [Offering: The Music Of Gil Scott Heron and Brian Jackson]
  • Justin Thurgur Afro Jazztet – Aeni Agee (Jazz FM Live Session)
  • Michael Janisch – Movement 2: Celestial Dictator [Paradigm Shift]
  • Geri Allen – Little Wind [Twylight]
  • Murray, Allen & Carrington Power Trio – The David, Geri & Terri Show [Perfection]
  • Steve Coleman Group – The Glide Was in the Ride [Motherland Pulse]
  • Camilla George Quartet – Ms Baja [Isang]
  • James Beckwith Trio – Californication [Vortex Sessions]
  • Michael Wollny Trio – Arsene Somnambule [In Concert – Klangspuren]
  • Kamasi Washington – Re Run Home [The Epic]
  • Gregory Porter, Donny McCaslin, Ben Monder, Craig Taborn, Scott Colley, Mark Guiliana – Yardbird Suite (A Genius In His Youth) (Vocal Version) [The Passion Of Charlie Parker]
  • Randolph Matthews – Burns [Untamed]
  • TriForce – Righteous [Triforce E.P.]
  • Matthew Bourne – Dave [moogmemory plus EP]
  • Theon Cross – Newly Awakened [Aspirations]
  • Blue Lab Beats – The Idea (Ft. Nubya Garcia, Dylan Jones & Sheldon Agwu) [Touching Bass Afro Chronicles: Volume One]
  • Yussef Kamaal – Strings Of Light [Black Focus]

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