Sunday, June 26, 2022

VA - Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller Present Jazz on the Corner Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 [2018+2020] (4 x CD's)



VA - Martin Freeman and Eddie Piller Present Jazz on the Corner Vol. 1 + Vol. 2 [2018+2020] (4 x CD's)

When Acid Jazz founder Eddie Piller asked actor Martin Freeman (The Hobbit, Sherlock, The Office) to do a jazz radio show, they could hardly imagine the response. From around the world emails and tweets inundated the hosts and they swore to themselves that they couldn't leave it there. Now, two years on, this compilation of their favorite jazz has arrived. From the rolling hard bop of Lee Morgan and Art Blakey to the postmodern spiritual jazz of Kamasi Washington, this is an incredible journey. Available on double CD and Vinyl with deluxe gatefold packaging, this album launches Acid Jazz's 30th Anniversary celebrations.

A follow up to 2018's Jazz On The Corner which has now sold over 10,000 copies, and last year's equally successful Soul On The Corner, this compilation see Martin and Eddie return to the world of jazz for another bite at the cherry after Volume one was declared to be "the best jazz compilation of the last 20 years"  (Amazon)






Track lists

Vol. 1 CD1

01 Mose Allison If You're Going To The City 3:48

02 Joe Gordon Terra Firma Irma 7:45

03 Art Blakey & The Jazz Messenge Kozo's Waltz 6:48

04 Eddie Harris Listen Here 7:40

05 Sam Jones Some Kind Mean 5:51

06 David Axelrod Get Up Off Your Knees 3:39

07 Lee Morgan Psychedelic 6:32

08 Jimmy Smith A Walk On The Wild Side 5:56

09 Blossom Dearie Now At Last 3:23

10 Charles Williams Trees And Grass And Things 4:34

11 Kamasi Washington The Rhythm Changes 7:40

Vol. 1 CD2

12 Geoffrey Stoner Bend Your Head Down Low 3:59

13 Leon Thomas Just In Time To See The Sun 2:58

14 Black & Blues Chains 3:25

15 Marlena Shaw Look At Me, Look At You 4:01

16 Brand New Heavies Sphynx 6:13

17 Harold Mcnair The Hipster 4:36

18 Les Mccann Sad Little Girl 2:53

19 Blue Mitchell Mi Hermano 5:22

20 Norman Connors Mother Of The Future 6:51

21 Gene Mcdaniels Cherrystones 3:12

22 Ulf Sandberg Quartet Bolivia 8:11

Vol. 2 CD1

01 Stanley Turrentine The Magilla 6:04

02 Nina Simone I'm Gonna Leave You 2:17

03 Jazz Crusaders Tough Talk 2:38

04 Roberta Flack Compared To What 5:13

05 Duke Pearson Gira, Girou (Round And Round) 7:17

06 Lonnie Liston Smith & The Cosmic Echoes Summer Days 5:51

07 Roy Ayers A Tear To A Smile 5:40

08 Les Mccann Us 5:13

09 Johnny Mercer That Old Black Magic 2:44

10 Modern Jazz Quartet Concorde 3:39

11 Horace Silver Perseverance And Endurance 6:05

12 Chico Hamilton Conquistadores 6:40

Vol. 2 CD2

13 Emanuel K. Rahim; the Kaliqs Al Amin 3:09

14 Brain Auger Oblivion Express Freedom Jazz Dance 5:23

15 Gene Ammons Jungle Strut 5:11

16 George Benson Shape Of Things To Come 5:15

17 Charles Earland Leaving This Planet 7:29

18 Emma-Jean Thackray Ley Lines 4:46

19 Nicola Conte Caravan 5:35

20 Lorez Alexandria Nature Boy 2:48

21 Chet Baker Do It The Hard Way 3:01

22 Lyman Woodard Organisation Creative Musicians 2:38

23 Bukky Leo Quintet Rejoice In Righteousness 9:39

24 Patrice Rushen Haw Right Now 8:02




  1. Thanks for this Butterboy, lots of good people and great tracks here.

    1. I've listened to this a lot, Bob Mac and really enjoy it. As you say great tracks by good artists.

  2. Great comp! Many thanks, BB. Wonder where we can find the other two referenced in the review?!?

    1. You're welcome, pmac.
      There are three albums referenced, two of which are posted here. The third is titled "Soul On The Corner" which I will post at a later date.

  3. This looks incredible. Big thanks, Butterboy!

    1. Oh, this is a great listen, Lester.
      I have listened to it many times now and each time is more enjoyable.

  4. Thanks so much for these Butterboy

    1. Hi Masters 6672,
      Glad you like these. More in the future.

  5. Kia Ora Butterboy,

    Links are all dead, any luck for a reupload/new links please? thx heaps

    1. Hi kvyong.
      New links established, tested and working.