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Vortex Recommends Playlist / June 2023

Each month, we ask the artists programmed at the club to share what they’ve been listening to/music they really love. This playlist is available on Spotify and played at the club every night before the gig and between sets.



Sean Gibbs’ picks

Bob Brookmeyer New Art Orchestra – ‘Celebration Two And’

Laura Mvula – ‘I Don’t Know What The Weather Will Be’

Corrie Dick – ‘Sinking’


Andrew Bain’s picks

Keith Jarrett – Belonging

Kenny Wheeler – Angel Song

John Taylor – As It Is


Radhika de Saram’s picks

Rudder – Matorning

Thelonius Monk – Monk’s Dream

Pat Metheny Group – The Way Up

Polar Bear – Held on the Tips of Fingers


Brandon Allen’s picks

John Coltrane – Slow Blues

Hank Mobley – Straight No Filter

Plaza Real – Weather Report


Steve Banks’ picks

Maria Schneider – Hang Gliding

Fred Hersch – Endless Stars (Live At The Village Vanguard)

Jonathan Silk – Buchaille


Jonny Mansfield’s picks

Laura Jurd – Fuzzy

Helena Kay – Golden Sands

Kit Downes, Petter Eldh & James Maddren – Sister, Sister


Ivo Neame’s picks

Shijin – Time Travel

Rosa Passos – Olhos Verdes – Ao Vivo

Alan Pasqua – Smile


Luke Bacchus’ picks

Joe Harriott – Calypso Sketches

Arnaud Dolmen – Tét Kolé

Etienne Charles – Jab Molassie


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