Red Mitchell “Jam for Your Bread” (1955)

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Track Selection: East Coast Output (Mitchell) Track Selection 2: Ornithology (Parker) Artists Red Mitchell (b) Conte Candoli (tp) Joe Maini (as, ts) Hampton Hawes (p)  Chuck Thompson (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, September 27, 1955 Pocket bio: Mitchell took up the bass while … Continue reading

Jimmy Smith “House Party” (1958)

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Track Selection: Au Privave (Charlie Parker) 12 minute extract Artists “Au Privave” Lee Morgan (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Tina Brooks (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Art Blakey (d)  recorded Manhattan Towers, NYC, August 25, 1957 “Just Friends”, “Blues after … Continue reading

Howard McGhee “The Return of ” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Get Happy” Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Sahib Shihab (bars, as) Duke Jordan (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded NYC, October 22, 1955.  From the title, recorded after one of McGhees not infrequent releases from the Penitentary on narcotics charges. … Continue reading

Bill Evans: Waltz For Debby (1961) Riverside

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Track Selection: Waltz for Debby Artists Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d) Live recording at the “Village Vanguard”, NYC, matinee and soiree, June 25, 1961. (Like the French? Enchanté It’s so charming) Music It is a live performance. You … Continue reading

Oscar Pettiford: Self-titled Vol.2 (1955)

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Track Selection 1: Bohemia After Dark Track Selection 2 (short) : Oscalypso Artists Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gigi Gryce (as, cl) Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, fl) Don Abney (p) Oscar Pettiford (b, cello) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, August 12, 1955 … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins “Saxophone Colossus” (1956)

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Track Selection: “You Don’t Know What Love Is” > Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Max Roach (d) Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music Though there are five excellent tracks … Continue reading

Howard McGhee “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” (1956)

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Track Selection: “The Thrill has Gone” > Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Danny Bank, Phil Bonder, Sid Brown, Leon Cohen, Herbie Mann (sax) Donn Trenner (p) Al Caiola (g) Arnold Fishkin (b) Osie Johnson, Don Lamond (d) Frank Hunter (arr, dir) … Continue reading

Sam Rivers Sextet Andrew Hill Quartet “Involution” (1966/7)

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Track Selection: “Paean” Artists Sam Rivers Sextet (Sides 1-2) Donald Byrd (tp -1/4) Julian Priester (tb -1/4) James Spaulding (as, fl -1/5) Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl) Cecil McBee (b) Steve Ellington (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, … Continue reading

Hank Mobley BN1568 (1957)

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Track Selection: “Mighty Moe and Joe” Artists Bill Hardman (tp) Curtis Porter (“Shafi Hadi”) (as, ts) Hank Mobley (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 23, 1957 Music A better than average … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes “Tubbs in New York” (1961) Wing Re

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Track Selection: “A Pint of Bitter” > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Horace Parlan (p) George Duvivier (b) Dave Bailey (d) Clark Terry (t) Eddie Costa (Vib) Recorded in New York City, October 9, 1961. Mr Hayes flew to New York courtesy of British Airways.Tubby drinks … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley “Presenting” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Spontaneous Combustion” > Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Nat Adderley (cor)  Paul Chambers (b)  Kenny Clarke (d) Hank Jones (p) recorded July 26th 1955, NYC Music One of Cannonball Adderley’s very first recordings from 1955, the first cover alludes subtly to Adderley’s … Continue reading

Lee Konitz plays with Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1953)

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Track Selection: “These Foolish Things” > Bonus selection: “All The Things You Are”  > Artists Lee Konitz (as) Chet Baker (t) Gerry Mulligan (bars), Larry Bunker (d)  Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (b) recorded  at  various venues, January 23 and 30, February … Continue reading

Hi fi essentials: a test record

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Track Selection: Equipe 68 > Artists  Azymuth (Brazil) – Jose Roberto Bertrami (keyboards), Alex Malheiros (bass, guitars), and Ivan Conti (drums, percussion).  Formed in 1972,  recording on the Jazz label Milestone 1990’s and London-based Far Out Records since. “Before We Forget”  (2000) Music … Continue reading

Conte Candoli “Little Band Big Jazz” (1960)

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Track Selection: “Muggin’ the Minor” Artists  Conte Candoli (t) Leroy Vinnegar (b); Buddy Collette (t s); Vince Guaraldi (p); Stan Levey (d). Recorded February 3rd, 1960, Hollywood (or so it says on the front cover) Lots of Buddy Collette, a well-known multi-instrumentalist but … Continue reading

Howard McGhee “Maggies Back in Town” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Demon Chase” Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d) Phineas Newborn Jr.(p) Recorded June 26, 1961 at Contemporary Records in Los Angeles. Music AllMusic’s take: “After spending much of the 1950s only partly active in music due … Continue reading

Zoot Sims Bob Brookmeyer “Tonite’s Music Today” (1956)

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Track Selection: Zoot singing (briefly) on “Blues” > Bonus Track – without Zoot singing: “I Hear a Rhapsody” > Artists Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts, vo) Hank Jones (p) Wyatt Reuther (b) Gus Johnson (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1956 Bio: AllAboutJazz on … Continue reading

Avishai Cohen “Gently Disturbed” (2007) Vinyl vs CD

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Track Selection: “Eleven Wives” (Rip from Vinyl) > Alternative source: “Eleven Wives” (Rip from CD) > Artists Avishai Cohen (b); Shai Maestro (p) Mark Guiliana (d) recorded Gothenberg, Sweden 24-8th September 2007 Avishai was a discovery playing with Chick Corea, and has a dozen excellent … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes “….After Lights Out” (1956)

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Track Selection:” A Message from the Messengers”  > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts)  Dickie Hawdon (t) Harry South (p) Pete Elderfield (b) Bill Eyden (d) recorded in London on July 17th, 1956 Music Tubby in super form. The track “Message to the Messengers”  sounds like a … Continue reading

Carmell Jones “The Remarkable” (1961)

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Track Selection 1 ballad:  “Stellisa” > Track Selection 2 up-tempo: “Sad March” > Artists Carmell Jones (t) Harold Land (ts)  Frank Strazzeri (p) Gary Peacock (b) Leon Pettis (d) Producer/Engineer  Richard Bock (founder of Pacific Jazz) June 1961 Los Angeles, CA. Jones … Continue reading

Bill Perkins Art Pepper “Just Friends” (1957)

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Track Selection: “Just Friends” > Bonus Track: “What is This Thing Called Love” > Artists Art Pepper (as) Bill Perkins (ts,bclar,f) Richie Kamuca (ts) Jimmie Rowles/ Hampton Hawes (p) Ben Tucker/ Red Mitchell (b) Mel Lewis (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October … Continue reading

Jutta Hipp “with Zoot Sims” (1956)

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Track selection: “Just Blues” (Zoot Sims) > And a bonus track “Violets for Your Furs” (With a little more Jutta than Zoot) > Artists BLP 1530: Jerry Lloyd (tp) Zoot Sims (ts) Jutta Hipp (p) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, … Continue reading

Art Farmer Donald Byrd “Two Trumpets” (1956)

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Track Selection: The Third (7:27) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Art Farmer (tp, flh) Jackie McLean (as) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d)  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 3, 1956 Music PRLP 7062 as its better known … Continue reading