Jazz Alternatives playlist for 05/03/2011

Kevin "(the) Magu...
Artist Title Album Label Link
McCoy Tyner Walk Spirit, Talk Spirit; Presence Enlightenment
McCoy Tyner Sama Layuca; Paradox Sama Layuca
Azar Lawrence Summer Solstice; Starting Point; Adrees Mystic Journey
Pharoah Sanders Pharomba Live...
Oliver Lake Cross River; Aztec Again & Again
Oliver Lake Quintet Cotton IV; Poster Prophet
Taylor Ho Bynum (tpt, fluegelhorn); John Hebert (b); Gerald Cleaver (d) Sevens First Edition; Binumbed Book of Three
Chico Freeman (ts); Mal Waldron (p); Ricky Knauer (b) Tyrolean Waltz Up and Down

Saxophonist, composer and producer Azar Lawrence joined us in the studio to talk about his most recent record, Mystic Journey, and his May 5th gig at the Jazz Standard with his quartet (Jeremy Pelt, Billy Hart, Essiet Essiet, Benito Gonzalez). The McCoy Tyner compositions that began the show all feature Azar on saxophone.