Sunday, January 26, 2014

Hezekiah Walker, I'll make it

I just plain flat out love this song. As any casual reader of this blog would ascertain, I love gospel music, and Hezekiah Walker is my favorite gospel musician. Video, and in particular youtube, have given us a window into a realm that we might not easily access otherwise. This ecstatic, spiritual performance is what I aspire to in my own music. If you are interested in playing this song, John Thompson has a great instructional video.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Hezekiah Walker & LFC / Jesus Is The Light

This one almost approaches Sun Ra territory. I love gospel, and Hezekiah Walker continues to wow me. Very very cool.

Hezekiah Walker - Jesus Is My Help

Some more killer gospel from the great Hezekiah Walker. Great Sunday morning music and wonderful uplifting spiritual grooves.

Monday, May 20, 2013

McCoy Tyner, Bobbie Hutcherson, Charnett Moffett, Eric Harland, African Village 2002

My friend in Japan Mark posted this, and it's mind blowing. First, Charnett Moffett is totally amazing, with slap funk bass, and distortion on his acoustic. Eric Harland is his equal on drums, totally furious. Tyner and Hutcherson are in top form. I'm pretty amazed I didn't see this one until now.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

How Much We Can Bear - Hezekiah Walker & LFCC

Jaw droppingly good gospel in the spiritual jazz tradition. "Jesus knows how much we can bear" is almost Bhuddist in its collective, even ecstatic, joy in the face of suffering. Here's a very interesting video breaking down the chords and structure of the song.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Ornette Coleman Sextet 1978

A rare video of an early 1978 incarnation of the Coleman electric sextet with Ronald Shannon Jackson, James Blood Ulmer, Denardo Coleman, Bern Nix, and a bassist unknown to me, Fred Williams. Challenging and wonderful music.