Michael with an extra sp box plus a tribute mix for the biggest trumpet player in heaven, Freddie Hubbard R.I.P.!

Playlist 13/01/09

soulsearching #566
2. Can Future Days [Spoon]
3. Omar Best By Far / AJ Edit [Test]
4. EvieWonder Too Much [Demo]
5. Barry DeVorzon Jelinda's Theme [Arista]
6. Alice Russell Let Us Be Loving [Little Poppet]
7. James Brown Never Can Say Goodbye [Polydor]
8. Five Corners Quintet Midnight In Trieste [Ricky-Tick]
9. Herbie Hancock w/Tina Turner Edith & The Kingpin [Verve]
10. Alice Russell Tryin Times [Little Poppet]
11. Alif Tree Reality [Compost Album Clockwork]
12. Ursula Rucker Track 9 [FiveSixMedia]
13. Lars Bartkuhn Goodbye Dancing Hello God/Arto Mwambe Remix [Sonarkollektiv]
14. Detroit Experiment Think Twice/Henrik Schwarz Remix [Juno Promo]
FREDDIE HUBBARD R.I.P. soulsearching tribute mix
16. The Return Of The Prodigal Son Atlantic Album "Backlash" 1966
17. Prophet Jennings Blue Note Album "Hub-Tones" 1962
18. Lonely Soul Atlantic Album "A Soul Experiment" 1969
19. Little Sunflower w/Al Jarreau Columbia Album "The Love Connection" 1979
20. Gibraltar Pablo Album "Born To Be Blue" 1982
21. Red Clay CTI Album "Red Clay" 1970
22. Liquid Love Columbia Album "Liquid Love" 1975


one of the greatest and most influential musicians has left earth two days before 2009:

Freddie Hubbard r.i.p. - his music and his ideas, be it bop, funky or then, probably as the innovator of the whole jazz music: fusion has inspired countless musicians and his beats and music incorporate a big bunch of samples that has been used by pepe bradock (deep burnt - use of little sunflower intro), or theo parrish, moodyman, early acid jazz grooves (the mighty red clay and povo i.e.). So when goin through my Freddie Hubbard selecting and picking the tunes for the tribute, which are probably the obvious ones, but at the same time the BIG ones as well - i recognized that this man on the trumpet and as a composer has much more impact on my musical history than Miles Davis. Its Freddie Hubbards way of playing his trumpet so full of energy and being open to anything that can keep his vibe. From early Bebop to Straight Jazz and the funky Gospel inspired phase around the late 60s on labels like Blue Note. or Atlantic Records. In 1970 he recorded an album called "Red Clay" for CTI Records and the title track made me turn up the speaker to the maximum and jumping around in the soulsearching studio, enjoying his music so so much. Mr. Hubbard, i have never had the chance to see you live but i thank you for your music which means a lot to me. May you rest in peace in heaven.

In the first hour of this weeks show i was flowing free fall, meaning i was not really good prepared but got into a vibe thats maybe a soundtrack to this wonderful but damn cold winter these days. Had to kick off with a tune by legendary Can due to the fact that just before the show i confirmed the liveshow of Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit at ENZO on February 13th. Then music by the likes of Alice Russell (brandnew heavy album) , Herbie Hancock with Tina Turner (yes, indeed - a very cool cover of the Joni Mitchell classic), Alif Tree (one of the best albums forthcoming on Compost Records this year), Five Corners Quintet, Ursula Rucker, Henrik Schwarz with his masterclass remix for Detroit Experiments Überclassic Think Twice and......something very special out of Offenbach: EvieWonder - wonderful music, exclusively for soulsearching. Watch this space for more...

As several festivals are in the making already here is a short overview of those to come and maybe you'll need to arrange travels and stuff soon due to a quick "sold out" sign in some cases...

24th January, Cargo, London: The Worldwide Awards with Gilles Peterson in his 10th anniversary year of the radioshow at BBC Radio 1. Live: Jazzanova (World Premiere) plus Robert Mitchell 3io and more to be announced. I'll be attending this...so see you there.

24th-26th April, Weissenhaeusser Strand, Germany: Baltic Soul Weekender 2009 check www.baltic-soul.de for a heavy and true soul loving line up. Tickets are still available but 50% sold already...even the line up is not complete at the moment.

3-5th July, Sete, France: Worldwide Festival 09 Summer Edition...no more words necessary. Gilles P and his own festival at the seaside southern France. Line up to be announced...I'll be down there...

1st-12th July, Zadar, Croatia: the extended edition of the famous Garden Festival 2009. check www.thegardenzadar.com for tickets. I'll be doing a soulsearching vs. rootdown clubnight there 11th july with rainer trueby and special guests.plus boat party july 12th. all tickets on presale now, early bird bookings highly recommended, will be sold out in a few weeks like the years before. would be cool to see some more familiar faces down there in this beautiful area.

4th-6th September, Zadar, Croatia: Disco 3000 Festival, tba / tbc

nuff said for now...

next week its an outernational spacebeats travels mix by Emanative.

enjoy the music,

and ... ENZO "privat" will be back 31st january with more of the stuff that the 4 ENZOs love. watch out for Burnt Friedman & Jaki Liebezeit live february 13th. more in the plannings already.


As far as I know, I am not a robot.