Friday, 8 May 2009

Join the Players

'Join the players' has become a favourite past time of mine when making Jazz compilations for my cohorts. The rule is deceptively simple: each track must be followed by another track by a different leader, but with one or more of the same players (unless they're all the same players, that's just cheating). Although this may seem quite easy, it often verges on being quite taxing... a great way to get your geek on! As an example of this I thought I would share a recent compilation with whoever looks at my blog and can further be bothered to download it.

DOWNLOAD: Join the Players

1. ORNETTE COLEMAN, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell - Blues Connotation
2. ARCHIE SHEPP, Charlie Haden, Beaver Harris, Tommy Turrentine, Grachan Moncur, Roswell Rudd, Howard Johnson, Perry Robinson - Mama Too Tight
3. JOHN COLTRANE, Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, Ed Blackwell - Invisible [those with a keen eye will see how I've cheated here]
4. MILES DAVIS, John Coltrane, Cannonball Aderley, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly, Jimmy Cobb - Straight, No Chaser
5. CHARLIE PARKER, Miles Davis, Max Roach, Duke Jordon, Tommy Potter - My Old Flame
6. MAX ROACH, Coleman Hawkins, Booker Little, Abby Lincoln, Walter Benton, Julian Priester, James Schenck - Driva' Man
7. ERIC DOLPHY, Booker Little, Ed Blackwell, Mal Waldron, Richard davis - Status Seeker
8. CHARLES MINGUS, Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson, Danny Richmond - Original Faubus Fables
9. DUKE ELLINGTON, Charles Mingus, Max Roach - Money Jungle
10. SONNY ROLLINS, Max Roach, Oscar Pettiford - Shadow Waltz

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