Theo Parrish presents Straight No Chaser (Samurai FM Mix)

I saw Theo Parrish yesterday as I was leaving the Days Like This festival here in Sydney. He had played his set and was just chillin’ near the car park where my ride was stationed. I spotted him and said to my mate “there’s Theo Parrish, what a fucking legend”. It never occurred to me to tell him of my appreciation for his glorious musical creations. When i woke up today, i wish i had. Above is a photo I snapped while he was freakin’ out on the filters in The Forum. Below is an older radio mix with more soul than a bowl of grits.

1. Jaco Pastorius – ‘Portrait of Tracy’ (Sony)
2. Hanna – ‘Hanna’s Waltz’ (?)
3. Blackbyrds – ‘Mother/Son Talk’ (Fantasy)
4. Common – ‘It’s Your World’ (Good Music)
5. Jean Luc Ponty – ‘Between you and Me’ (Atlantic)
6. Ojeda Penn – ‘Happy People’ ((?)
7. Al Jarreau – ‘Take Five’ (Warner/WEA)
8. The Crusaders – ‘Chain Reaction’ (MCA)
9. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers – ‘Cubano Chant’ (Philips)
10. Herbie Hancock – ‘Sleeping Giant’ (WEA)
11. Herbie Hancock with Bill Laswell Feat Chaka Khan – ‘The Essence’ (Transparent)
12. Miles Davis – ‘Ife” (Sony)
13. Lenny White – ‘Venusian Summer Suite’ (Wounded Bird)
14. Haki Madhabuti & Nation – ‘Medasi’ (Third World)
15. Theo Parrish – ‘Love is War for Miles’ (Peacefrog)
16. The Rebirth – ‘This Journey In’ (Cajmere Sounds)
17. Fertile Ground – ‘Yellow Daisies’ (Blackout Studios)
18. Dee Felice Trio – ‘The Cricket Sing’ (?)
19. Hanna – ‘Laughin’ (?)
20. Ronnie Laws – ‘Tidal Wave’ (Blue Note)
21. The Heath Bros – ‘Smilin’ Billy Suite’ (Strata East)
22. Georgia Anne Muldrow – ‘One For the Funk (Stones Throw)