Hampton Hawes Vol 2 The Trio (1955-6) UK Contemporary

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Selection 1: Round Midnight Selection 2: You and the Night and the Music Artists Hampton Hawes (p)  Red Mitchell (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Los Angeles CA, recorded at the Police Academy, Chavez Ravine, June 28, 1955, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, … Continue reading

Bill Evans Trio: The 1960 Birdland Sessions

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Disc One –  Hooray for Bill Evans Vinyl: Session Disc 133; vinyl 127 gm Disc Two: A Rare Original Bill Evans Vinyl: Alto Records  AL 716; 146gm vinyl Artists: Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d) recorded live on various dates … Continue reading

The Arrival of Victor Feldman (1958) Contemporary

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Selection 1: Chasing Shadows (Feldman) Selection 2: Bebop (Gillespie) Artists Victor Feldman (vib, p) Scott LaFaro (b) Stan Levey (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, January 21 & 22, 1958 by Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer Year The year the Cold War was extended … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Compulsion (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Premonition Artists Freddie Hubbard (tpt, flgh) John Gilmore (ts, bclar) Andrew Hill (p) Cecil McBee and/or Richard Davis (b) Joe Chambers (d) Nadi Qamar (African drums, African thumb piano) Renaud Simmons (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Setting The Pace (1965) Fantasy

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Selection: Dexter’s Deck Not exactly difficult choice, since there are only two tracks on the whole album, side one and side two. Artists Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Reggie Workman (b) Alan Dawson (d recorded Munich, West … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Modern Jazz Giants (1954 / 56) Esquire UK

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Selection 1: ‘Round About Midnight (Monk) – with Coltrane A while back LJC featured a post of different versions of the jazz anthem ‘Round about Midnight, in response to which one poster recommended this version. And they are right. The Coltrane … Continue reading

Red Garland: Groovy (1956-7) UK Esquire

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Selection: C Jam Blues Artists Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 14, 1956 and August 9, 1957 Music Enter stage left, the Miles Davis Quintet rhythm section, Red Garland and … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: One Step Beyond (1963) Blue Note

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Selection: Saturday and Sunday (McLean) Artists Grachan Moncur III (trb) Jackie McLean (as) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Eddie Khan (b) Anthony Williams (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 30, 1963 Music In the early Sixties a group of … Continue reading

Donald Byrd at the Half Note Cafe Vol 1 (1960) Blue Note

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Selection: My Girl Shirl Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Pepper Adams(bars) Duke Pearson (p) Laymon Jackson (b) Lex Humphries (d) recorded live at the “Half Note”, NYC, 2nd set, November 11, 1960 Music The introduction here is credited to singer Ruth Mason, … Continue reading

All aboard the Blue Train!

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  Selection: Blue Train Apologies, my copy is a little bit noisy from time to time. Artists Lee Morgan (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) John Coltrane (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading