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Vortex Recommends Playlist / Summer 2023


Each month, we offer 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. This summer playlist also includes a few new tracks from artists performing at the club in July and August. 


Alex Webb’s picks

Jazzmeia Horn – The Peacocks

Sara Dowling – Passed Me By

Cecile McLorin Salvant – Until

Joel Ross – The Parable of the Poet


Phil Robson’s picks

Benoît Delbecq – The Loop of Chicago

Laura Schuler – When Everything Falls Into Place

Herbie Hancock (with Tina Turner) – Edith And The Kingpin


Scott Stroman’s picks

Pat Metheny – The Waves Are Not The Ocean

Miles Davis- Orange

The Stan Tracey Quartet – Starless And Bible Black


Samuel Hogarth’s picks

Gary Burton – Question and Answer

Bill Charlap – It’s Love

Makoto Ozone – Something’s Happening

Sebastian Sternal – All of You


Ant Law’s picks

SFJAZZ Collective – Half Full

Morten Haxholm – Tundra

Steve Lehman – Alchimie

Billy Pod – Unprecedented


Olivia Murphy’s picks

Miho Hazama – Abeam

Mirna Bogdanović  – Wish I Didn’t Miss You

Jonny Mansfield – The Air In Front Of You


Alec Harper’s picks

John Coltrane – Liberia

Bobby Hutcherson  – Little B’s Poem


Caius Williams & Noah Stoneman’s picks (full albums)

Cecil Taylor –  Nefertiti, The Beautiful One Has Come 

John Tchicai – Cadentia Nova Danica

Still House Plants – Fast Edit 

Jan Jelinek – Seascape Polyptych

Albert Ayler – Spirits Rejoice


Binker Golding’s picks

C.J. Johnson – You Better Run to the City of Refuge

Vince Mendoza – Angelicus

Stuart Duncan – Attaboy


Alexandra Ridout’s picks

John Coltrane – I Love You

Pedro Martins – Amor Fantasma

Sonny Rollins – I’ve got you under my skin


Reiss Ellis Beckles’ picks

Samora Pinderhughes – Masculinity (feat. Immanuel Wilkins)

Aaron Parks – Praise

Gretchen Parlaro – Flor De Lis

Kenny Garrett – November 15

Will Vinson – For All We Know


Nick Costley-White’s picks

The Impossible Gentlemen – Terrace Legend

Branford Marsalis – The Dark Keys

Sergei Prokofiev – Piano Concerto n°3 in C Major, Opus 26: I. Andante-Allegro


Hannes Riepler’s picks

Reinier Baas – Deadeye

Kurt Rosenwinkel – Blue Line

Jesse Van Ruller – Drops

Keith Jarrett Trio – What Is This Thing Called Love? Live in Paris

Joe Henderson Sextet – The Kicker


Jonny Wickham’s picks

Marisa Monte, Paulinho Da Viola – Carinhoso

Pat Metheny – Inori

Sergio Mendes & Brasil ’66 – Tristeza (Goodbye Sadness)

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