Horace Silver: Finger Poppin’ (1959) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.5: FINGER POPPIN’ Selection 1: Cookin’ at the Continental Selection 2: Swingin’ the Samba Selection 3: Juicy Lucy Selection 4: Finger Poppin’ Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Blowin’ The Blues Away (1959) Blue Note

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 HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 4: BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY Selection: Break City Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 29, 1959 … Continue reading

Horace Silver: HS and The Jazz Messengers (1954-5) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.3 HS and The Jazz Messengers Selection: Creepin’ In (Silver) Artists: Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954 and February … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Doin’ The Thing (1961) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 2 Introductions Horace Silver Quintet  (Horace at age 33) . Selection: Filthy McNasty .  Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded by van Gelder at “The … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Song For My Father (1963-4) Blue Note

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Selection 1:  Song For My Father (Silver) Selection 2: The Natives are Restless Tonight (Silver) End to end  analog output from fifty year old original Blue Note vinyl, pulled off a  preamp with  previously unused Telefunken valves manufactured in Berlin 1961, … Continue reading

BBC Jazz Club (1956) Gearbox Records

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Time-taxis (we serve all era’s) : When to Guv’? “BBC Jazz Club, a stones throw from Piccadilly Circus… we’re late! …Ronnie Scotts, 1956 please cabbie, and step on it!! “Sorry guv, Health and Safety. Time Travel speed humps don’t permit me to “step … Continue reading

BLP 4135: The Blue Note that never was (1962)

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FREDDIE HUBBARD: HERE TO STAY (1962)  original artwork Selection: Assunta (DMM) – Pathe Marconi Fr. 1986 Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Phineas Newborn Jr: Here is Phineas (1956) London /Atlantic

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Selection: Dahoud (C.Brown) Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded NYC, May 3-4, 1956 Music Atlantic 1235, Phineas’s first major recording as leader, though his first outing was three years previously in … Continue reading

Tommy Flanagan: Overseas (1957) Japan 1977

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Selection: Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn) Possibly the signature tune of Overseas is the dreamy sublime chord changes of Billy Strayhorn’s Chelsea Bridge.Today, Chelsea Bridge is a far cry from Strayhorn’s, just busy traffic over the River Thames.  Chelsea in the mid ’60s, … Continue reading

Bud Powell: The Lonely One (Verve 1955) HMV

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Selection: Bean and the Boys (320kbps MP3) Artists: Bud Powell Trio Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios in New York, January 13, 1955, April 25 & 27; first released in 1959 Music: Powell is the definitive genius … Continue reading

Jazz Musician’s Lifespan – every picture tells a story (updated)

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LJC contributor Rodrigo sent me a fascinating chart he had prepared about the lifespan of his favourite jazz  musicians. I took a crack at this myself a while back, but our man is a master of non-standard graphical presentation tools, respect, so … Continue reading