Wynton Kelly “Kelly Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise”. > Artists Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Nat Adderley (cnt) Jimmy Cobb (d) Bobby Jaspar (fl) Benny Golson (ts) Jack Higgins engineer, Jack Matthews mastering, recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York; February 10 … Continue reading

Four Charlies, The Immortal…series (UK London,1958)

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Track Selection: Charlie Parker “Meandering” (unpublished) Music Not a completist by any stretch, but the opportunity came up last week to add Volumes 1-4 to my existing Volume 5 of this 1958  five volume UK series “The Immortal Charlie Parker” . It covers studio … Continue reading

John Coltrane “Impressions” (1963)

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Track Selection:  “After the Rain”: Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl -2) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, November 3, 1961 Music A potpourri of Contrane live and … Continue reading

Cecil Taylor Quartet “Looking Ahead!” (1958)

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Track Selection:  “Excursion on a Wobbly Rail” > Artists Earl Griffith (vib -1,2,4/6) Cecil Taylor (p) Buell Neidlinger (b) Dennis Charles (d) NYC, June 9, 1958 Music US Contemporary pressings are renowned for their audiophile quality, and this one is … Continue reading

Joe Henderson “In ‘n’ Out” (1964)

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Track Selection:Punjab Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Kenny Dorham (t)  Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) McCoy Tyner (p) Recorded on April 10, 1964 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Music Henderson is still on peak form here and Dorham partners … Continue reading

Bye bye “Clown”, hello “Lovebird”

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  Track Selection: “Reincarnation of a Lovebird”: Artists: Jimmy Knepper (tb) Shafi Hadi (ts) Wade Legge (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) Jean Shepherd (nar) Audio-Video Studios, NYC, February 12, 1957 and NYC, March 13, 1957 Music Originally issued … Continue reading