Tubby Hayes “Mexican Green” (1967)

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Track Selection: “Dear Johnny B”  (7:07)  > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,f) Mick Pyne (p) Ron Mathewson (b) Tony Levin (d) Recorded 2nd February and 7th March 1967, London. Mastered by Ray Staff at Trident Studios, pressed by Nimbus Records, London … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman “Twins” (1961)

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Track Selection (long): “Check Up” 10:00 > Artists on Check Up: Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1961. Recording Engineer Tom Dowd. Other tracks:  Don Cherry (pocket tp) Freddie Hubbard (tp) Eric … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham “Afro-Cuban” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Minors Holiday” Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) JJ Johnson (trom) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath/ Oscar Pettiford (b) Art Blakey (d) Carlos “Potato” Valdes (congas)   recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30/ 29 … Continue reading

Bill Evans Trio “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Solar” Artists Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d) recorded live at the Village Vanguard on June 25, 1961, Music Tune in to the communication between piano and bass and drums.Simultaneous improvisation within a melodic structure, the ultimate … Continue reading

Dizzy Reece “Star Bright” (1959)

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Track Selection “The Rake” > Artists BN 4023 Dizzy Reece (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) Recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 19, 1959 Music Described by Cook and Morton as “a … Continue reading

Roland Kirk “We Free Kings” (1961)

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Track selection Christmas Bonus Three Wise Men Edition, in three courses: “We Free Kings” (based loosely on the Christmas Carol, swings) > “You Did It, You Did It” > (Hot low down and dirty) “Haunted Melody” > (Cool ballad) Artists Roland … Continue reading

Dizzy Reece “Blues in Trinity” (1958)

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Track Selection: “‘Round about Midnight” > Artists Dizzy Reece (tp) Donald Byrd (tp) Tubby Hayes (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Lloyd Thompson (b) Art Taylor (d) ) Recorded at Decca Studios, London, England, August 24, 1958  according to some discographies or in Paris, according … Continue reading

Art Pepper “Living Legend” (1975)

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Track Selection: “Lost Life” (re-ripped) > The Artists S7633 Art Pepper (as) Hampton Hawes (p, el-p) Charlie Haden (b) Shelly Manne (d) Recorded Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1975 The Music Only his second recording after the end of a five-year sentence in San Quentin 1968 -73 on … Continue reading

Harold Land Red Mitchell Quintet “Hear Ye!” (1961)

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Selection: “Hear Ye!” (again)  Artists Carmell Jones (trumpet) Harold Land (tenor sax) Frank Strazzeri (piano) Red Mitchell (bass) Leon Petties (drums) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 14 and December 13,  1961 Music Good bop, straight ahead, no time-wasting. I have … Continue reading

Charles Mingus: “Chazz!!” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Jump Monk” > Artists Charles Mingus (b) Mal Waldron (p) George Barrow (ts) Eddie Bert (trom) Willie Jones (d) Recorded 1955, I think at the same sessions as the previous Mingus Quintet with Max Roach, Bohemia NY. Music This … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Caddy for Daddy” (1965)

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Track Selection: “Venus di Mildew” (W.Shorter) > Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1965 Music Wayne Shorter composition … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: “Tubbs” (1961) Fontana

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Track Selection: “The Late One” (3:35) > Christmas special bonus selection from “Tubbs”: “R.T.H.T.”  > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Jeff Clyne (b) Bill Eyden (d) Recorded 1961 Tubby led the Jazz Couriers with fellow tenor player and jazz legend Ronnie Scott … Continue reading

Archie Shepp “Mama Too Tight” (1966)

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Track Selection: “Theme for Ernie” > Artists Archie Shepp (ts) Tommy Turrentine (t) Grachan Moncur III (trmb) Roswell Rudd (trmb) Howard Johnson (tuba) Perry Robinson (clar) Charlie Haden (b) Beaver Harris (d) All star cast in addition to Shepp’s regular band, recorded 1966. Music All … Continue reading

Mingus Quintet with Max Roach (1955)

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Selected track (long) I’ll remember April (13:00) > Artists Charles Mingus (b) George Barrow (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Willie Jones or Max Roach (d) Eddie Bert (tr)  Recorded live at  Bohemia, New York City, December 23rd 1955 Music Brilliant restless energetic … Continue reading

Ever wondered who trumped your eBay bids? All is revealed!

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After a long run of bids I thought were “realistic” being trumped, I was curious and decided to do a little research as to who are these jazz collectors  putting in “premium bids”on collectible jazz, in some cases £50 to 100 more than … Continue reading

Art Farmer “Modern Art” (1958)

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Track Selection: “Mox Nix” (Farmer)  > Artists:  – Art Farmer (t)  Benny Golson (ts) Bill Evans (p) Addison Farmer (b) Dave Bailey (d)  Recorded in 1958 by UA engineer Tommy Nola. Farmer quick-bio: Arthur “Art” Farmer b. Iowa 21st  August 1928,  brother of bassist … Continue reading

Art Pepper “Surf Ride” (1956)

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Selected track: “Cinnamon”  > Special Christmas Bonus! Extra pick from Surf Ride as recommended by Dottor Jazz “Straight Life”  > – Artists: Art Pepper with various “groups”, recorded in 1956 during one of the brief spells at the time when he … Continue reading

Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section (1957)

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Track Selection: “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” > S7532 Art Pepper (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Originally recorded on 19 January 1957. All three musicians in the rhythm section were at … Continue reading

Blakey, Byrd and Coltrane on Bethlehem (“Art Blakey Big Band”1957)

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Track Selection: “Tippin’ ” (Donald Byrd) The Artists Bethlehem BCP 6027 Art Blakey (d) Donald Byrd (t) John Coltrane (ts) Walter Bishop (p) Wendell Marshall (b) Recorded New York City, December 1957. Other tracks include Sahib Shihab (as) Al Cohn (ts)  Bill … Continue reading

The Jazz Couriers In Concert (Tempo, 1958)

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Track Selection: The Serpent (Hayes) > Ronnie Scott (ts) Tubby Hayes (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Phil Bates (b) Bill Eyden (d) Live at the Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, London in 1957 Britain’s answer to the Jazz Messengers. The Dominion Theatre concert is not … Continue reading

Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet (1957)

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Track Selection: “What’s Not” – a ballad > PRLP 7104 Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet: Teo Macero (ts) Teddy Charles (vib) Mal Waldron (p) Addison Farmer (b) Jerry Segal (d) Recorded NYC 27th April 1957, this release by UK Esquire with alternative cover … Continue reading

Serge Chaloff “The Fable of Mabel” (1954)

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Selected track: “The Fable of Mabel” (Twardzik) > Serge Chaloff (bars) Herb Pomeroy (t) Gene DiStachio (trbne) Charlie Mariano (as) Varty Haritounian (ts) Dick Twardzik (p) Ray Oliveri (b) Jimmy Zitano (d)  Recorded Boston September 1954 for Storyville Records. Serge Chaloff, the premiere baritone sax player of the early … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Trio (1957)

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Selected Track: “Dizzy Moods” (6:40)  > Artists Charles Mingus (b) Danny Richmond (d)  Hampton Hawes (p) Recorded 1957 Music Mingus, teamed with the mercurial  brilliance of west coast pianist Hampton Hawes and stalwart Dannie Richmond.  Hawes is in sparkling  form whilst Mingus asserts himself … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson “Afro American Sketches” (1961)

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track selection: “Emancipation Blues”  I> PRLP 7225  Jerry Kail, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp) Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman (tb) Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (frh -1,2) Don Butterfield (tu) Jerry Dodgion (as, fl) Oliver Nelson … Continue reading