One of the greatest joy's found in trading rare vinyl records is to see young people step on the scene who approach record collecting with a passion. Not because it's a hip & trendy thing to do but because they have a true love and respect for the music and are eager to discover new sounds and learn all the ins and outs about a certain artist, label or genre. That means putting in the work digging and doing countless hours of research. One fine example of a young collector doing it the right way is Lander Lenaerts, better known as Jazz Kid The Blastkid. I've seen Lander grown from a shy youth buying Prestige, Blue Note and Motown records to one of Belgium's expert collectors on jazz music and rare grooves from around the globe. The humble Jazz Kid goes deep and when i say deep i mean Jean Jacques Cousteau-style deep! Ever the student but also a teacher. His awesome blog is a must visit for any self-repecting jazz head that offers a slew of great, monthly mixes accompanied by the music's cover art. He also deejay's on he regular with partner Teddy Tendertouch and hosts the "Snap Your Fingers" show on Laid Back Radio for whom he has also written a dozen or so must read articles; ranging from European jazz to a great retrospective on Marc Moulin. And he also made that super cool little documentary on 'Popcorn' we featured in our Hot Corn post. That's a sum that equals dedication right there. It's a great privilege to have this busy man guest-selecting today. His mix "...and that's Jazz!" is heavyweight beyond a doubt going from modal to hard-bop with some Afro and a wee bit of fusion thrown in for good measure. One for the more matured ears. Bliss!
All cover scans, info & footnotes by Blastkid.
1. Sarah Vaughan - The Mystery Of ManOriginally released in 1984 on the lp "One World - One Peace" - Five Records, Italy.
2. Kenny Graham and his Satellites - Utsu
Originally released in 1957 on the lp "Moondog And Suncat Suites" - MGM Records, USA.
3. Dusko Goykovich - Bosna Calling
Originally released in 1971 on the lp "It's About Blues Time" - Ensayo, Spain.
4. Jef Gilson - Modalité Pour Mimi
Originally released in 1965 on the lp "Jef Gilson À Gaveau" - SFP Records, France.
5. Les Prospection - Casing
Originally released in 1971 on the lp "Dance And Mood Music vol. 18" - Chappell Records, France.
6. Gil Scott-Heron - The Revolution Will Not Be Televised
Origigally released in 1970 on the lp "Small Talk at 125th and Lenox" - Flying Dutchman Records, USA.
7. Curtis Amy - Amyable
From the 1963 lp "Katanga!" - Fontana Records, United Kingdom.
8. Sahib Shihab - Jay-Jay
Originally released in 1971 on the lp "Companionship" - Vogue Records, Germany.
9. John Gordon - No Tricks/No Gimmicks
Originally released in 1976 on the lp "Step By Step" - Strata East Records, USA.
10. Streetdancer - Casa
Originally released in 1974 on the same-titled lp - Future Records, USA.
11. Michel Sardaby - Nile Voyage
Originally released in 1970 on the lp "Night Cap" - Disques Debs, France.
12. Dorothy Ashby & Frank Wess - Taboo
Originally released in 1958 on the lp "In A Minor Groove" - New Jazz Records, USA.
13. Kamal And The Brothers - Dance
Originally released in 1988 on the lp "Dance" - Stash Records, USA.
14. Nathan Davis - Blues For Trane
Originally released in 1967 on the lp "Rules Of Freedom" - Polydor Records, Germany.
15. Roy Haynes - Modette
Originally released in 1963 on the lp "Cymbalism" - New Jazz Records, USA.
Thank you Lander. Hat off to you sir!