This week’s Jam of the Week is Could Heaven Ever Be Like This from the legendary drummer Idris Muhammad. It’s a ridiculously uplifting journey, full of bouncing positivity and an intro that completely changes your day (try it)!
I first heard it on this jazz cassette comp I thrifted in the early 2000’s. I’d bump it on a boom box in my Ford Ranger while driving around rural Minnesota doing lawn care saving the money to move to Portland.
Eventually I hit rewind too many times trying to hear Could Heaven Be Like This and the tape snapped : (
I was reintroduced to the song last year on Today’s Good News (RIP), the XRAY.fm radio show hosted by legendary Portland DJ Rev Shines and All Night Tong. I hit him up about it and he said you gotta get the extended 12″, the 45 version is too short!
Hope you dig this track as much as I do – Check out the full Church of Hype: Jam of the Week playlist here