Richard Twardzik: The Last Set (1954-5) Pacific Jazz

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Selection 1: The Girl From Greenland (Twardzik) with Chet Baker, recorded in Paris 5:19 Selection 2: Yellow Tango (Twardzik) 5:28 Selection 3: ‘Round about Midnight (Monk) 3:52 Selection 4: I’ll remember April (Raye – de Paul – Johnston) 4:09 Selection 5: … Continue reading

Joe Harriott: Free Form (1960) Jazzland

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Selection: Formation Artists: Shake Keane (trumpet) Joe Harriott (alto saxophone) Pat Smythe (piano) Coleridge Goode (bass) Phil Seamen (drums) recorded London, England, 1960 Music: Jamaica-born Joe Harriott was one of several Caribbean jazz musicians, including Dizzy Reece, Harold McNair, Harry Beckett and Wilton … Continue reading

Mengelberg: Regeneration (1983) Monk

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On one side Mengelberg  Lacy and Rudd took Herbie Nichols for a walk (see previous post) Now on the other side they pick on Monk. This post follows up the Monk selection.  To make sure Mengelberg and his pals don’t get a free pass, I have included a recording … Continue reading

Lennie Tristano: The New Tristano (1962) Atlantic re

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Selection: C Minor Complex (5:56) Artists: Lennie Tristano – unaccompanied solo piano, recording engineer, Tristano recorded  NYC 1962 Music Encore! The previous post on Tristano had me wanting for more, though there is precious little on disc. Six years after the controversial … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Miles Smiles (1966) Columbia

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Selection: Footprints (Shorter) Artists: Miles Davis (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums) recorded Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, October 24 and 25, 1966 Cultural Notes: October 1966 – an occasional reminder of … Continue reading

Charlie Parker: The Charlie Parker Story (1945) Savoy

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Selection: Ko Ko Ko Ko – Short Take #1 (0:40) Ko Ko – Orig Take #2 (2:50) NEW!! courtesy of LJC poster FelixStrange – 78 master Ko Ko – mindblowin’! Ko Ko Savoy 78rpm Charlie Parkers Bebop Boys: (FLAC by … Continue reading

Don Ellis: How Time Passes (1960) Candid/ Barnaby

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Selection: How Time Passes (Ellis) Artists Don Ellis (trumpet) Ron Carter (bass) Charlie Persip (drums)Jaki Byard (piano) Engineer: Bob d’Orleans, recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New York, October 4 and 5, 1960 Music: Labelled as “Third Stream Jazz”, How Time Passes is Ellis’s debut recording as leader, with a … Continue reading

Curtis Fuller: Soul Trombone (1961) Impulse (+ trombone poll)

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Selection : The Clan Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Jimmy Cobb or GT Hogan (drums) recorded Capitol Studios, NYC, November 16 – 17, 1961, engineer: Frank Abbey. Curtis Fuller pocket-bio Fuller’s … Continue reading

Misha Mengelberg: Regeneration (1983) Soul Note

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Selection: Herbie Nichols’ 2300 Skidoo 1. Original – Herbie Nichols Trio (1955):  Herbie Nichols (piano) Al McKibbon (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 13, 1955 Blue Note BLP 5069  The Prophetic Herbie Nichols, Vol. 2 From … Continue reading

Lennie Tristano (1955) Atlantic (includes “best jazz pianists” poll)

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The “best pianists” poll and all of this year’s LJC reader polls are to be found here on one new page. If you haven’t already had your say, voting is still open on all polls. Selection 1: Line Up Lennie Tristano (piano) Peter … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Seven Steps to Heaven (1963) Columbia

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Artists On the East Coast – Miles Davis (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums) Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, May 14, 1963 Selection: Joshua (Feldman) Recorded New York (new stereo rip) On … Continue reading