Jaco & Havona & 1975

I’m happy to stumble across this recording. Jaco Pastorius plays “Havona” in 1975, two years before it came out with Weather Report on Heavy Weather (1977). Alex Darqui (piano), Jaco Pastorius (fretless bass), and the incredible Lenny White (drums). Thanks for putting this up, E256JAZZ!

Art Ensemble of Chicago & Dreaming of the Master

From a performance probably in the 70s. The song as I know it from the studio recording kicks in at 3:57.

Speculating sometimes on personnel but . . . Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors Maghostut (bass), Joseph Jarman (saxophone), Roscoe Mitchell (saxophone), Don Moye (drums), pretty much everyone (percussion instruments).

Ipanema Redux & Martina DaSilva

I’ve found nobody, not even the immortal Astrud Gilberto, sings “The Girl from Ipanema” as good as Martina DaSilva. I’ve also found she sings it a lot, which is great. Every rendition adds something new. Check out other versions here.

Martina is supported by Tony Glausi (trumpet), Liya Grigoryan (piano), Russell Hall (bass) and Charles Goold (drums). The song is by the great Antônio Carlos Jobim and Vinícius de Moraes.

Maybe Martina’s haunting vaporwave version with Adam Neely is still the best (to me at least).

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