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.