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One listen to this compilation and you may be expressing yourself in German: “Nein, nein!”
There isn’t much flow to this assortment, with the first three tracks dithering over the number. Then Italian songstress Maria Pia De Vito interprets a Hendrix number from her album, Mind The Gap, described as an exploration of the crossover territory between freeform jazz, traditional European music and abstract electronica.
John Martyn mumbles his way through his own song with the help of Carla Bley’s favourite saxophonist Andy Shepherd, then two very capable acoustic guitarists offer some comfortable musings.
Sly and Robbie are the renowned Jamaican rhythm duo adding some rare clout to the Norwegian duo who have consistently pushed the boundaries of jazz, largely through their use of electronics.
Finally, Jack DeJohnette had the able support of Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock and Dave Holland at the 1990 Montreux Jazz Festival.
But that’s only eight tracks, you may think. That is some 49 minutes worth, though, and there are no more tracks in IndoJazzia’s archives which fit the monthly theme. However, do find twenty minutes to watch the original line-up of Caravan playing one of their legendary suites, and note that they are original members of the ‘Canterbury Scene’, as was the late Hugh Hopper on the first track.
01. Hopper, Dean, Gowan, Sheen – One Three Nine
02. Kenny Wheeler – Seven, Eight, Nine (Pt.1)
03. Maria Pia De Vito – If Six Was Nine
04. John Martyn w. Andy Shepherd – Number Nine
05. Harry Manx – Nine Summers Lost
06. Mehmet Ergin – Nine Faces
07. Sly & Robbie w. Nils Petter Molvær & Eivind Aarset – Nine
08. Jack DeJohnette’s Parallel Realities – Nine Over Reggae
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