Actor Martin Freeman curates new Acid Jazz compilation

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He’s working with Eddie Piller on the label’s 30th anniversary

BAFTA and Emmy award-winning British actor Martin Freeman is curating a new jazz compilation. The beloved star of Sherlock and The Hobbit has teamed up with Eddie Piller, the founder of Acid Jazz for the release. His choices include hard bop from Lee Morgan and Art Blakey, screaming soul organ sounds from Jimmy Smith and the postmodern spiritual jazz of Kamasi Washington.

Released on March 23, it will be available on double CD and Vinyl with deluxe gatefold packaging. The famous label says this is the album that will launch Acid Jazz’s 30th Anniversary celebrations.

Tracklist: 

Disc 1 Martin’s Side

1/ If you’re going to the city – Mose Allison (3.47)
2/ Terra firma irma – Joe Gordon (7.42)
3/ Kozo’s Waltz – Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers (6.49)
4/ Listen Here – Eddie Harris (7.37)
5/ Some kinda mean – Sam Jones (5.49)
6/ Get up off your knees – David Axelrod (3.38)
7/ Psychedelic – Lee Morgan (6.32)
8/ A walk on the wild side – Jimmy Smith (5.57)
9/ Now at last – Blossom Dearie (3.20)
10/ Trees and grass and things – Charles Williams (4.33)
11/ The Rhythm Changes – Kamasi Washington (7.44)

Disc 2 Eddie’s Side

1/ Bend Your Head Down Low – Geoffrey Stoner (3.58)
2/ Just In Time To See The Sun – Leon Thomas (2.59)
3/ Chains – Blacks & Blues (3.26)
4/ Look At Me, Look At You –Marlena Shaw (4.01)
5/ Sphynx – Brand New Heavies (6.13)
6/ The Hipster – Harold McNair (4.37)
7/ Sad Little Girl- Les McCann (2.52)
8/ Mi Hermano – Blue Mitchell (5.24)
9/ Mother Of The Future – Norman Connors (6.50)
10/ Cherrystones – Eugene McDaniels (3.12)
11/ Bolivia – Ulf Sandberg (8.13)
 

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