This mix was inspired by three tracks from different cultures and time periods, all fitting together nicely: a Bach harpsichord piece, a Chinese guzheng piece, and an Irish acoustic piece. These three are wrapped in languid jazz tracks, including Bill Evans playing a Rhodes on Soirée and a wonderful version of Ahmad Jamal doing Poinciana without drums.
This is the second of two mixtapes I made for my sister Jessa. After the first got funky and soulful, this one mellows out, and tries to soothe Jono McCleery and Joni Mitchell’s angst with some global perspectives and country jazz.
This is the first of two mixtapes I made for my sister Jessa; highlights include:
- Gil Scott-Heron’s track Is That Jazz? dubbed from the 1983 documentary Black Wax.
- Thelma Houston’s I’ve Got The Music In Me (I edited and replaced the original ending with the finale from the ‘reprise’ cut).
- Elza Soares, the horns, and the trombone on Quero Morrer No Carnaval.