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Playlist 24/08/07 with Nick Record Kicks

2. Build an Ark - Peace with Every Step [Kindred Spirits/Inertia]
3. Max Roach - Equipoise [Atlantic]
4. Max Roach - It's Time [Impulse]
5. Max Roach - Garvey's Ghost [Impulse]
6. Abbey Lincoln - African Lady [Candid]
7. Max Roach Group - シーン A (Six Bits Blues) [Think!]
8. Clifford Brown & Max Roach - George's Dilemma [Emarcy]
9. M'Boom - January V [Columbia]
11. Black Pocket (Steve Spacek) - Thank You and Credits [Record Breakin]
12. Sa-Ra Creative Partners - Forever [Jazzy Sport]
13. Swell Session feat Mark de Clive-Lowe & Anni Elif - All of Me [Freerange/Stomp]
15. Jon Lucien - Listen Love [RCA]
16. Jon Lucien - Search for the Inner Self [Luv n Haight/Creative Vibes]
17. Jon Lucien - Out of this World (live) [Sugar Apple]
20. New Mastersounds - One Note Brown (Lanu Remix) [Record Kicks]
21. Eddie Roberts - Giorgio's Brother [Record Kicks]
22. New Mastersounds feat Corinne Bailey Rae - Your Love is Mine (Nostalgia 77 Remix) [Record Kicks]
23. Little Denice - Check Me Out [Ruthies]
24. The Kats - Under the Covers [E&C]
25. Fred Hughes - Don't Let this Happen to Us [Brunswick]
26. Unity - Escape (AIFF Remix) [Record Kicks]
27. Ivano Alberto Fossati & Oscar Prudente - Tema del Lupo [Cetra]
29. Cobblestone Jazz - 23 Seconds [K7/Inertia]
30. Aaron Jerome feat Mozez - Dancing Girl [BBE/Inertia]

After two weeks of Radiothon Rewind shows (thanks for all the subscriptions that have been coming in), I was fully loaded with new releases. But they'll mostly have to wait until next week, as I had to make room to pay tribute to two music legends who've recently left us, and also welcome my visitor from Italy.

Few would disagree that Max Roach was one of the most important drummers in the history of jazz music. He leaves us with an astounding body of recordings, spanning over 50 years. We could only take the slightest dip into his back catalogue to feature some of my personal favourites. Amongst these were tunes that have inspired the next generation of musicians and producers including Build an Ark, Povo, Elizabeth Shepherd and Four Tet, as well as works with some of his most important collaborators like vocalist Abbey Lincoln, trumpeter Clifford Brown and percussion group M'Boom.

If Max Roach drums were the thunder, Jon Lucien's voice was the quiet storm. He released some landmark albums in the 70s, including tracks like the stunning jazz dancer Listen Love, then took a break before returning for a second fruitful period in his later years. We heard a live cut from 2004 displaying his powers undiminished.

Nick Record Kicks who was visiting from Milan dropped in with some forthcoming goodies and rare 45s. Lookout for the New Mastersounds 'Remixed' album for his label, including a Lanu remix that's right up there with the Melbourne maestro's best work.

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