Booker Ervin The Space Book (1964)

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Track Selection: Mojo Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964 Music: Ervin, fresh from a seven-year stint with Mingus, continued to grow musically more adventurous in the mid Sixties. A … Continue reading

Charlie Rouse: Takin’ Care of Business (1960) Jazzland

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Selection: Wierd-O (Miles Davis) Artists: Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Earl May (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded NYC, May 11, 1960 Music “Rouse setting out in 1960 on his debut recording as leader, before embarking … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley / Bill Evans: Know What I Mean (1961)

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Track selection 1.Waltz for Debby (Evans) Track Selection 2. Know What I Mean (Evans) Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d) recorded NYC, January 27, February 21 and March 13, 1961 Music Dream Team, … Continue reading

Miles Davis Round About Midnight (1956)

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Track 1: Round About Midnight Track 2: Dear Old Stockholm Artists Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) arr Gil Evans / Teo Macero,  recorded at Columbia Studio D, NYC, October 26, … Continue reading

Jimmy Heath Triple Threat (1962 )

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Track selection 1:  Bruh’ Slim Track selection 2: Dew and Mud Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Julius Watkins (frh) Jimmy Heath (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Percy Heath (b) Albert Heath (d) recorded NYC, January 4, 1962 Music Roland Kirk earned the … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman This is Our Music (1960)

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We havent had a post for the Free tendency for a while, so Ornette can point the way. Get one Free, get another one, also Free. Free for the price of none, which is free anyway. Track Selection 1: Kaleidoscope Track Selection … Continue reading

Benny Golson The Modern Touch (1957)

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Track Selection: Out of the Past Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Max Roach (d) recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1957 Music Track selection composed by Benny in … Continue reading

Booker Ervin Freedom Book (1963) Prestige

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Standout Track: A day To Mourn (Ervin) An emotionally charged ballad written shortly after the assassination of JFK. Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1963 Music … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk Straight, No Chaser (1967)

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Track selection: Locomotive (Monk) Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (d) NYC, November 14 1966 – January 10 1967 Music: Monks final quartet and sixth studio album, produced by Columbia’s Teo Macero, the man behind … Continue reading

John Coltrane Giant Steps (1960)

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Track Selection: Giant Steps Artists John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb or Art Taylor (d) Engineer Tom Dowd, recorded NYC, December 2, 1959 Music What can you say? Coltrane’s crowning achievement. Entry for … Continue reading

Bill Evans A Simple Matter of Conviction (1966)

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Capture The Flag!! New competition! Which is better: British or American? Head-to-head, a War of Independence Rematch, British versus US pressing.  The scientific test, a Bill Evans recording from 1966, the rather beautiful “A simple Matter of Conviction” on Verve. For reasons … Continue reading

Sahib Shihab Companionship (1964-70)

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Track Selection 1. Bohemia After Dark (O. Pettiford) Track Selection 2. Talk Some Yak-Ee-Dak (J. Woode) Artists Sahib Shihab (bars, fl) Kenny Clarke (d) Benny Bailey or I Sulieman (t) Francy Boland (p) Åke Persson (tb) Jimmy Woode (b) Sadi (vib, perc) or J Harris … Continue reading

Paul Gonsalves Humming Bird (1970)

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Track Selection 1: In a mellow Tone (Ellington) Track Selection 2. All the things you are Track 3> X O X (Stan Tracey piano) Artists Dave Green or Kenny Napper (b) Benny Goodman (not that one)  (d) Alan Branscombe or Stan Tracey … Continue reading

Barney Wilen, Zodiac (1966)

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Track Selection: Gemeaux, and Taurea (Gemini and Taurus) Artists Barney Wilen (ts) Carl Heinz Berger (vib,p) Jean-Francois Jenny Clarke (b) Jaques Thallot (d) recorded at Studios Vogue, 54 Rue d’Hauteville, Paris, 1966 Music: Barney Wilen, not long graduated from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt Saxophone Supremacy (1960)

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Track Selection 1. (fast): Blue Smile (Stitt) Selection 2: (ballad, less fast): Lazy Bones (Mercer Carmichael) Artists Sonny Stitt (ts) Lou Levy (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Mel Lewis (d)  recorded 1960 Music Sonny not to be outdone, first there was Saxophone Colossus, then Tenor … Continue reading

Les Liasons Dangereuses (1960) : Duke Jordan vs Bande Originale – fight! fight!

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The early Sixties saw a marriage between the French cinema and jazz. Every movie had to have a jazz soundtrack in order to sound contemporary – out with the lush strings of Hollywood Forties and Fifties, in with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. … Continue reading

George Wallington: New York Scene (1957) New Jazz/Esquire

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Note: posted previously as a Japanese modern re-issue. This new post is the original UK release by Esquire in 1957, with a new track selection Selection: ‘Dis Mornin’ (new) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Phil Woods (as) George Wallington (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Nick Stabulas (d) … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt, Bud Powell, JJ Johnson “S.P.J” (1949-50)

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Track Selections 1. Fine and Dandy (Take 1) 2. Blue Mode (Take 2) Artists J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Stitt (ts) John Lewis (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Max Roach (d) NYC, October 17, 1949 Sonny Stitt (ts) Bud Powell (p) Curly … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Monks Dream (1962) Columbia

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Track Selection 1: Bolivar Blues Track Selection 2. Sweet and Lovely Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) recorded NYC, November 1-6, 1962.  Produced by Teo Macero, Miles Davis’s former producer. Music Track selection kicks … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “The Thing To Do” (1964 )

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Track Selection: Chick’s Tune Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Junior Cook (ts) Chick Corea (p) Gene Taylor (b) Al Foster (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 30, 1964 The young Chick Corea!! Music: 1964. Recorded in changing … Continue reading