Met Jeff “Tain” Watts on Friday and got him to sign my copies of Citizen Tain and Bar Talk which I bought back when I was still in high school. Let’s just say “Tain” is a seriously cool dude. So in honor of Mr. Watts, I decided this week to do a Sounds For Sunday playlist dedicated to drummers featuring Jamire Williams, Chris Dave, Mark Guiliana, Eric Harland, Clarence Penn, Ari Hoenig, Ziv Ravitz, E.J. Strickland and Brian Blade. Once again, my selections were confined to what is made available on Soundcloud and I chose only songs with drummers as the leader of the band. Hope you dig it.
Check out this week’s Sounds for Sunday playlist, vocalist edition, featuring a bunch of dope tracks by the Becca Stevens Band, Kwabs, Nikki Yanofsky, José James, Maria Neckam, Natalia Mateo, Kellylee Evans, Jamie Cullum, Gregory Porter, Cecile McLorin Salvant, Akua Allrich, Sarah Elizabeth Charles, Laura Mvula, Meshell Ndegeocello, Lauren Desberg, Chris Turner, Kat Edmonson, Gretchen Parlato, Sara Serpa and Stacey Kent. Hope you dig it.
This week’s “Sounds For Sunday” playlist was a little challenging at first given a number of saxophonist I wanted to feature didn’t have any music on Soundcloud. Regardless, I still managed to come up with a solid set featuring music by Kenneth Whalum III, Miguel Zenón, Donny McCaslin, Rudresh Mahanthappa, Kenny Garrett, Walter Smith III, Braxton Cook, Jerome Sabbagh, Greg Osby, Jaleel Shaw, Logan Richardson, Wayne Escoffery, Louis Fouché and Ben van Gelder.
Check out this week’s “Sounds for Sunday” one hour DJ set, trumpet edition, featuring music by Theo Croker, Daniel Rosenboom, Sean Jones, Igmar Thomas, Terence Blanchard, Farnell Newton, Roy Hargrove, Christian Scott, Ibrahim Maalouf, Ambrose Akinmusire and John Raymond. Enjoy!