J to Z pt3 - Third Eye Throwdown

Turning on the third-eye vision for this third J to Z mix  (previous parts + here) - plenty vintage main-ingredient free-living spirit-powered workouts, including some newer tracks influenced by this, my favourite of jazz eras.

I hope you agree its strictly killers no fillers: there's head nodding beats, funky theremins and afro harping on the opener, a brilliantly orchestrated and uplifting reworking of J Dilla up next, then seminal teardown british music from the mighty Jazz Warriors, on into pure wilderness exploration with Coltrane's pianist of choice McCoy Tyner, then falling into magical Pharoah territory with Cecil McBee and Stanley Clarke both playing bass off one another to hypnotic effect - what a tune. Keeping it bassy up next is Jah Wobble paying his jazz respects, followed by whats got to be the most firing live recording I've ever heard, Joe Henderson's band burning through Caribbean Fire Dance at the Lighthouse in LA, before moving into deeep 7/8 funk territory from Black Jazz hero Doug Carn, and then maxing out on the allstar (Freddie Hubbard, Joe Henderson, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter,Lenny White) classic Red Clay. Every listen brings something new...

J to Z pt3  - Third Eye Throwdown

Soul Vibrations - Dorothy Ashby (1968)
Hoc N Pucky - Miguel Atwood-Ferguson (2010)
In Reference Forefathers' Fathers' Dreams - Jazz Warriors (1987)
Forbidden Land - McCoy Tyner (1970)
Mansion Worlds - Pharoah Sanders (1973)
Nine - Jah Wobble & the Modern Jazz Ensemble (2011)  
Caribbean Fire Dance - Joe Henderson Quintet(1970)
Trance Dance - Doug Carn (1972)
Red Clay - Freddie Hubbard (1971)

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