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Modern Day Jazz Stories is a 1995 album by English saxophonist Courtney Pine. The album was nominated for the Mercury Music Prize in 1996.[1] The album also helped Pine win a Music of Black Origin Award for best jazz act.[1]

Modern Day Jazz Stories
Studio album by
Released1995 (1995)
ProducerCourtney Pine, Eric Calvi
Courtney Pine chronology
To The Eyes of Creation
Modern Day Jazz Stories

Track listingEdit

All tracks composed and arranged by Courtney Pine; except where noted.

  1. "Prelude – The Water of Life"
  2. "The 37th Chamber"
  3. "Don't 'Xplain" (Billie Holiday)
  4. "Dah Blessing"
  5. "In the Garden of Eden (Thinking Inside of You)" (Stanley Clarke)
  6. "Creation Stepper"
  7. "After the Damaja"
  8. "Absolution"
  9. "Each One (Must) Teach One"
  10. "The Unknown Warrior (Song for My Forefathers)"
  11. "I've Known Rivers" (Gary Bartz)
  12. "Outro – Guiding Light"
  13. "Prince of Peace"


  1. ^ a b Jaggi, Maya (29 September 2000). "Fusion visionary". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 November 2012.