Thelonious Monk In Europe Vol2 (1961) Riverside

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Selection: Hackensack (Monk) speed corrected -3% pitch Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) recorded at “L’Olympia”, Paris, France, April 18, 1961 Year: 1961 31 May – President John F. Kennedy and Charles De Gaulle meet in Paris. Hi … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham Blue Spring (1959) Riverside Stereo

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Selection: Passion Spring Artists Kenny Dorham (t) Dave Amram (French horn) Cannonball Adderley (as) Cecil Payne (bars) Cedar Walton (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) NYC, January 20 and February 18 1959 Year: 1959 January 1959, Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Jackies Bag (1959/60) Blue Note

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Artists Side 1: Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959 Side 1 selection: Blues Inn (Mclean) Side 2: Blue Mitchell … Continue reading

Hampton Hawes For Real! (1958) Contemporary US

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Selection: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Moll, Koehler, Barris) Artists Harold Land (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1958, engineer Roy DuNann Year: 1958 London,1958,  Britain’s first parking meter is installed. Soon the … Continue reading

Don Rendell Roarin’ (1961) Jazzland (UK)

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Selection 1: You Loomed Out Of Loch Ness (Rendell) Selection2: Manumission (Burch) Bonus Selection: Blue Monk (Monk) Artists Graham Bond (as) Tony Archer (b) Phil Kinorra (d) John Burch (p)  Don Rendell (ts)  Recorded at Star Sound Studios, London, June 17 and August … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: Night Dreamer (1964) Blue Note

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Selection 1: Night Dreamer (Shorter) Selection 2: Virgo (Shorter) Artists: Lee Morgan (t) Wayne Shorter (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 29, 1964 Year:1964 China explodes its first nuclear bomb, thought  … Continue reading

Dave Brubeck Gone with the Wind (1959) Columbia

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Selection 1: Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell / Carmichael) Brubeck shimmers with radiance in his piano improvisation, while Paul Desmond executes his solos with balletic grace Selection 2: Short’nin’ Bread (traditional) Critics bake-off AllMusic: “Morello gives it his creative all with a rich flair for rhythm … Continue reading

Art Blakey Mosaic (1961) Blue Note

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Selection: Children of the Night (Shorter) Shorter anxious to show he can rip through the register as fast and fleet as Coltrane. Artists Freddie Hubbard (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Newk’s Time (1957) Blue Note

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Selection 1: Asiatic Raes (Kenny Dorham) Selection 2: Tune Up (Miles Davis) Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Doug Watkins (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1957 Year: 1957 Great Britain tests first … Continue reading

Marty Paich Art Pepper 10″ (1956) UK London

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Selection 1: What’s Right for You Selection 2: Melancholy Madeline Selection 3: Somewhere Over The Rainbow A tune that must have gone through Art’s mind many times while in the pen. Artists Art Pepper (as) Marty Paich (p) Buddy Clark … Continue reading

New Donald Byrd Quintet – Byrd in Paris (1958) Brunswick

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Selection: Dear Old Stockholm Artists Donald Byrd (t) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) Bobby Jaspar (ts, fl) Walter Davis Junior (p) recorded l`Olympia Paris,  22 October, 1958 Feb 1958: “A 7,600 pound Mark 15 hydrogen bomb is lost in waters off Savannah, Georgia”. That is so Bob … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty (1959) Columbia

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Selection 1: Song with Orange Selection 2: Mood Indigo (Ellington) Mingus dons the Ellington mantle, and carries it off with flair. Encore: (Joe L’s hot pick) : Slop  Artists Richard Williams, Don Ellis(t) Jimmy Knepper (trb) Jerome Richardson (fl, bars) John Handy (as) … Continue reading

Miles Davis Milestones (1958) Columbia

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Selection: Miles . Joyous music vintage 1958, on the cusp between bop and modal: Miles is cool as ice, a Philly-Joe kick on every beat, Chambers romps infectiously, you can feel the smile on Adderley’s face as his alto soars on the updrafts, … Continue reading

‘Round About Midnight Shoot-out!

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‘Round about the same time as many versions of Monk’s classic composition ‘Round About Midnight were being recorded, in 1957, the wildly eccentric singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded I Put a Spell on You.  A while back I recall coming across a … Continue reading

Miles Davis Miles in Amsterdam (1957) Jazz O.P

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Selection: ‘Round about Midnight. (T. Monk) Artists Miles Davis (t) Barney Wilen (ts) Rene Urtreger (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded live at “Concertgebouw”, Amsterdam, Holland, December 8, 1957 Russia launches Sputnik I, first earth-orbiting satellite: the Space Race commences; Gov. Orval … Continue reading