Yes the rumors are true there is a new mix in the International Fountain at Seattle Center. :) I snuck it in last week during a break in the rain.
Here are links to five tracks in the mix, a complete list of artists in the mix follows. I apologize that the first two are not direct links for listening to the music but that’s how it goes when you have exclusive and rare tracks…
1) “Icycles” by Vox Mod & IG88 This is an exclusive track from Vox Mod’s forthcoming album “The Great Oscillator.” The album will be released April 29th you’ll be able to hear it here on Vox Mod’s band camp page: http://voxmod.bandcamp.com/
2) “Uptempo Blues” Swing Set Septet = Oscar Peterson Trio with Roy Eldrige, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, and Jo Jones.
You’re going to have to come to the fountain to hear this one— I couldn’t find any links for listening online. This is a live recording of live performance in 1956 at Seattle’s Civic Auditorium (today’s McCaw Hall) from Norman Granz’s touring show Jazz at the Philharmonic. This recording was re-discovered and released in 2012. Here’s a link to the album on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Jazz-At-The-Philharmonic-Seattle/dp/B005EN4JKK
3) “Kaneda’s Theme” by Geinoh Yamashirogumi
The Seattle Cherry Blossom and Japanese Cultural Festival is coming up April 25-27 (http://seattlecenter.com/news/detail.aspx?id=1909) and thus I have some cool Japanese tunes in this mix including this classic track from the “Akira” Soundtrack.
4) “Hustler” by Tony Allen.
A solo track by the originator of the rhythms of Afro-Beat, the drummer for Fela Kuti’s Africa 70.
5) Junkie Chase (Full Length Instrumental)” by Curtis Mayfield
Full length version of thisl tune from the “Superfly” soundtrack.
Full list of artists in this mix:
Average White Band
Swing Set Septet: Oscar Peterson Trio with Roy Eldrige, Illinois Jacquet, Flip Phillips, and Jo Jones.
Vox Mod & IG88
Lee “Scratch” Perry
Manuel B. Holcolm
Inner Circle & Fatman Riddim Section
Sly & the Family Stone
Modern Jazz Quartet
Best musical regards,