What I’m Listening to: Week commencing 24 July 2014.

Thursday 24 July 2014
Went to see some live jazz (Derek Nash’s Protect The Beat) which you can read about here

Friday 25 July 2014

Listening to a forthcoming review album, which I hope to tell you about later this weekend.

Saturday 26 July 2014
At about 4pm I’d done all most of the weekend chores and it was a bit ‘Should I, shouldn’t I pop down to my local s/h record store? The result was: Activity 2 Passivity 0. When I got there no less than two rubies shone amidst the dust and eight English pounds released the following two CDs to my custody. I’m ‘Double well ‘appy’ as they say in these parts.
Thelonious Monk: Thelonious Himself (Riverside. 1957)
John Coltrane: One Down, One Up- Live At The Half Note (Impulse. 1965)
And..I’m still getting my head around the next review as I tap this out.
Later, playing a selection of tracks before settling down with one of Jimmy Smith’s lesser known:-
Jimmy Smith: Six Views of The Blues (Blue Note. Recorded 1958; released 1999)

Sunday 27 July 2014
My secret CD was
Dylan Howe: Subterranean (Motorik. 2014). You can read what I thought about it here