Listen to Long Plays during the 11 o’clock hour of The Nightside with Andy O’…these special extensive compositions needed a deeper listen.
Stone (16:22) – Ron Miles from Stone/Blossom
It’s no secret why Ron Miles is one of the most highly regarded trumpeters of his generation. His rich, burnished tone and supple lyricism have won over Bill Frisell and Wayne Horvitz—two of jazz’s leading aesthetic visionaries—along with fans who appreciate understatement, whispered dissonance, wry humor. All of these attributes can be found on Stone/Blossom, a collection that finds Miles walking the line between rock and jazz, Motown and country, threading these disparate styles together with his unmistakable sound.
Ron Miles: trumpet; Rudy Royston: drums; Kent McLagan: bass; Eric Gunnison: piano. Roger Green: guitar; Erik Deutsch: piano, Rhodes Piano; Eric Moon: organ, accordion, keyboards; Glenn Taylor: pedal steel guitar.
Witch Hunt (17:30) – Blue Note All-Stars from
Different generations of Blue Note stars come together on this double-album to celebrate the label’s legacy and to affirm its present-day relevance. Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock first recorded for Blue Note in the 1960s. Robert Glasper, Ambrose Akinmusire, Marcus Strickland, Lionel Loueke, Derrick Hodge variously came on board in the 2000s and 2010s. The music hits the sweet spot as accurately as the lineup suggests it will.
Afro Blue (22:57) – Gov’t Mule & John Scofield
Sco-Mule is a live album by the American rock band Gov’t Mule, recorded at two 1999 shows in Atlanta, Georgia. It features the band’s original members: guitarist Warren Haynes, bass guitarist Allen Woody, and drummer Matt Abts, along with jazz guitarist John Scofield and keyboardist Dan Matrazzo.
These Atlanta performances have been widely traded, discussed, and revered by Mule fans for 15 years. Sco-Mule defies both jazz and jam-band genres, “instead, it sits somewhere in-between, with everyone forgetting about artificial delineation.
Long Play is a deep dive during the last hour of The Nightside into the music that time forgot.
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