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Baker's Dozen

Tales From The Barrelhouse: A James Yorkston Baker's Dozen
The Quietus , August 21st, 2014 12:18

With his new album The Cellardyke Recording And Wassailing Society, featuring contributions from Alexis Taylor, KT Tunstall, The Pictish Trail and more, out this week, the Fife singer-songwriter writes us a special Baker's, cherry-picking favourite tracks from his old Edinburgh club night


Curtis Fuller's Quintet – 'Five Spot After Dark'
Although I did my best, my co-DJ Pete was way ahead of me with the jazz stuff. My even-now fairly meagre jazz collection was even smaller back then, but this gem made its way successfully to the turntable a few times. From 3:55-4:28 this sounds so much like that daft Can track 'Pnoom' - I was always tempted to mix them together. Sounded awful though, I soon discovered, and only really to be attempted when very drunk.