Kenny Burrell: The Swinger (1956-9) Blue Note, Japan only

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Selection: Swingin’  (Clifford Brown, from Study in Brown, Emarcy, 1955)) Artists: Tracks taken from three different studio sessions and a live recording, between 1956-59 Selection –  Swingin’: Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: The Procrastinator (1967) Blue Note/ UA vs Connoisseur – fight!

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Selection: The Procrastinator (Blue Label/ Two-fer) Artists Sides 1 & 2 “The Procrastinator” LP: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: The Sixth Sense (1967) Blue Note/Liberty UA

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Selection: Short Count (Morgan) . The mandatory go-to boogaloo Morgan  track is  Psychedelic,  a sort of Sidewinder III with a Tijuana drive-thru/ Tex-Mex flavour ,  but other tracks stray into more interesting territory. My pick is the urban car-horn brio of Short Count: choppy boppy accents, stubby with underlying … Continue reading

Grant Green: Solid (1964) Blue Note/ King

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Selection: Minor League (Pearson) Minor League is a cracking Duke Pearson swinger from a classic Blue Note session recorded in 1964, not released until the late 70’s (King, Japan  and UA, LT series) Artists: James Spaulding (alto sax) Joe Henderson … Continue reading