29. African roots

Now Listen Here ((Thul’ulalele). Mike Gibbs. From Nonsequence, 2001 Anything Mike Gibbs had a hand in is worth listening to,…

28. Ugly beauty

Patricia, Art Pepper. From Art Pepper: Today, 1978 When this album came my way I’d never heard of Art Pepper.…

27. Free flight

A Prayer for Peace. From Stanley Cowell, Musa: Ancestral Streams, 1974 Here’s a pianist who never achieved the wider fame…

26. What’s in a name?

Iron Man. From Morning Glory (John Surman), 1973 The boring jazz name for this Euro-jazz supergroup would have been the…

22. Spirits rejoice!

Amaxesha Osizi (Times Of Sorrow). From Louis Moholo Octet, Spirits Rejoice!, 1978 . No chance of a finding a better…