One more for the jazz bohemians: Ornette! (1961)

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Track Selection: “Totem & Taboo” >> Artists Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell (d)  recorded January 31, 1961, NYC Music Recorded one month after the genre-defining Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation in 1961, the composition titles … Continue reading

Horace Silver/Blakey/Sabu “Spotlight on drums” – a LINO – Lexington in Name Only

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The Curious Case of the Lexington That Wasn’t. The labels say 767 Lexington Ave on both sides, no “Inc” and no “R”, the cover address says Lexington and has no print on the spine. The vinyl is double deep groove, has the ear, and handwritten RVG … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Cookin’ ” (1956)

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Track Selection: “My Funny Valentine” Artists Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 26, 1956 Music I had been Workin’, Diggin’, and Relaxin’ with Miles … Continue reading