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Vortex Recommends Playlist / November 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.

Jean de Talhouët’s (ONMO) picks

Daniel Santiago and Pedro Martins – Distância

David Preston – Cassino Dream

Madison Cunningham – Pin it Down

Keith Jarret – Spirits 15


Bruno Heinen’s picks

ESKA – Shades of Blue

Dorothy Ashby – Myself When Young

Maria Chiara Argirò – Clouds

Ernest Ranglin – Minuit

Yusef Lateef – Prayer


Sultan Stevenson’ picks

Giveton Gelin – ‘Splendid Wonders’

Robert Glasper – ‘Black Superhero’ feat. Killer Mike, BJ The Chicago Kid and Big K.R.I.T

John Coltrane – ‘ A Love Supreme’ Part IV – Psalm

McCoy Tyner Trio – Reaching Fourth

Jeff  ‘Tain’ Watts – Black Nile


David Preston’s picks (whole albums)

Skúli Sverrisson – Sería

Nelson Veras – Nelson Veras

Bill Frisell and Tim Berne – Theoretically

Sonic Youth – Confusion is Sex

Gabriel Kahane – Book of Travellers

Steely Dan – Katy Lied

Derek Bailey & Paul Motian – Duo in Concert

Sean Noonan – TAN MAN’S HAT

Monolake – Interstate

Robert Fripp – Music for Quiet Moments


Billy Marrow’s picks

Charlie Haden Liberation Music Orchestra – We Shall Overcome

Miles Davis (with arrangement by Gil Evans) – Aos Pes Da Cruz

Joe Zawinul and the WDR Big Band arranged by Vince Mendoza – Brown Street (live)


Bastian Stein’s picks 

“Paul Bley with Gary Peacock“ – Long Ago and Far Away

Steve Swallow, Ohad Talmor Sextet – L’histoire Du Clochard (full album)

John Taverner – Missa Wellness (Agnus Dei)


Dave Gisler’s picks 

Robert Johnson – Cross Road Blues

John Coltrane – Song of Praise

Keith Jarrett – It Never Entered My Mind


ESK’s picks 

corto.alto – Bye

Ethan Gruska – Dialing Drunk

Robert Glasper and Yebba – Over Håkan

Hellström – That’s All Right

Sultan Stevenson – Guilty By Association

Bill Evans and Tony Bennett – Some Other Time


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