What I’m Listening to: Week commencing 11 August 2014.

Saw some great live music- Derek Nash’s Acoustic Quartet at Bexley Jazz Club on Monday 11 August. Nash plays in a range of jazz styles and this was perhaps his most mainstream that I’ve seen so far- but he turned in a typically exhuberent performance and was ably accompanied by a stellar line-up of Alec Dankworth (bass). Dave Newton (electric piano) and Sebastiaan De Krom (drums).

On the hi-fi, after a bit of a struggle with #One by Black Top I went back to Miles Davis Live In Person At The Black Hawk (Columbia. 1961).

I took delivery of Brilliant Corners. Thelonious Monk (Riverside. 1957). I’m also struggling with this a little but I will persevere. Bus and tube journeys into work this week have been made more bearable by listening to an old staple: Grant Green’s Matador (Blue Note. Recorded May 20 1965- released 1979).

Sunday 17 August 2014
Cannonball Adderley Sextet. Nippon Soul (Riverside. 1963)