elements_short stories | Jazz & Ether Jazz | 76:07

Short (under 77″), sweet (REAL Jazz!) & sassy (can you dig that?).

My world is driven by leadership training & its corresponding audios. As a result, when I have time to listen to music, I want it to sound “just right” (and when it’s not, I tweak it!).

This is a re-working of a mix from 2014 with a new opening gambit (tracks 1, 2 & 3), track 9 & the track 12 closer); I also swapped out track 4, previously Nik Bärtsch’s Ronin, to a solo piano version by Bärtsch of the same composition.

With so many mixes under our collective belt, I had forgotten about this one and, tripping across it in my “Jazz” file, decided it needed a little dusting & refurbishing — I had just ordered the Jakob Bro album, Uma Elmo — and decided to give him the #3 spot (after the Marc Johnson track) for the remix.

I personally like this version better.

01 Ayumi Tanaka Trio – Ichi
02 Marc Johnson – Nardis
03 Jakob Bro, Arve Henriksen & Jorge Rossy – Music For Black Pigeons
04 Nik Bärtsch – Modul 13 (solo piano)
05 Pat Metheny, Dave Holland & Roy Haynes – Old Folks
06 John Scofield – Jeep on 35
07 Van Morrison – The Eternal Kansas City
08 Miles Davis – It’s About That Time
09 Stefano Battaglia & Michele Rabbia – Sundance In Balkh
10 Stanley Jordan – Freddie Freeloader
11 Pat Metheny – Sariel
12 Sonar – Sonic Blue