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Vortex Recommends Playlist / October 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.



Joseph Leighton’s picks

Lage Lund – Time After Time

Pedro Martins – Polos (feat. Chris Fishman & Daryl Johns)

Keith Jarrett – My Foolish Heart


Tom Ollendorff’s picks

Kourosh Kanani – Aysan

Pat Matheny Group – The First Circle


Jay Davis’ picks

Ben Van Gelder – ‘Among Verticals’

Geri Allen, Paul Motian, Charlie Haden – ‘Live at the Village Vanguard – Unissued Tracks’

Roland Hanna – ‘Duke Ellington Piano Solos’


Eddy Parker’s picks

Eschersteps! – Sorceress

Mahavishnu Orchestra “Can’t Stand Your Funk”


Maddalena Guezzi’s picks

Sara Serpa and Andrè Matos – Carlos

Maria Grand – Creation: The Joy of Being Exactly Who I am

Fay Victor – Creative Folks


Tori Freestone & Alcyona Mick’s picks (full albums)

Duke Ellington – Piano Reflections

Weather Report – Black Market

Angelica Sanchez & Marilyn Crispell – How to turn the moon

Hermeto Pascoal – Slaves Mass

Ray Barretto – El ‘Ray’ Criollo

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