Jackie McLean Quintet int. Bill Hardman “Jackies Pal” (1956)

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Track Selection: “Sweet Doll” > Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman –  Bill Hardman (tp) Jackie McLean (as) Mal Waldron (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)  Hackensack, N.J., August 31, 1956 Couldn’t resist posting this UK-Esquire release as … Continue reading

Benny Golson “Gone with Golson” (1959) Esquire

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Track Selection: “Autumn Leaves” Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Al Harewood (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 20 – 30, 1959 Music I have always loved the Cannonball Adderley/ Miles Davis … Continue reading

Red Garland Quintet “All Mornin’ Long” (1957)

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Selected Track (long): They Cant Take That Away From Me (10:16)  > Originally released as Prestige 7130  Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) George Joyner (b) Art Taylor (d)  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, … Continue reading

John Eardley Seven “Down East” (1956)

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Track Selection: “Leap Year” (George Syran) > Originally issued as PRLP 7033   “The John Eardley Seven”     Jon Eardley (tp) Milt Gold (tb) Phil Woods (as) Zoot Sims (ts) George Syran (p) Teddy Kotick (b) Nick Stabulas (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 13, … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson Sextet “Screaming the Blues” (1960)

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Track Selection: Oliver Nelson Sextet feat Eric Dolphy “Three Seconds” > NJLP 8243  Richard Williams (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Oliver Nelson (as, ts) Richard Wyands (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (d)   Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Relaxin’ with Miles Davis (1956)

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 Track selection: “I Could Write a Book” Artists Miles Davis (t), John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d); Recorded October 26th, 1956. Music  Track Selection is from the stage play “Guys and Dolls”, with excellent solo’s … Continue reading

George Wallington: Jazz for the Carriage Trade (1956) Prestige/ Esquire

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Track Selection: Foster Dulles (Frank Foster) Artists Donald Byrd (trumpet) Phil Woods (alto saxophone) George Wallington (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Bill Bradley (drums), recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 20, 1956. Music Wallington was pianist with Dizzy … Continue reading

Elmo Hope Sextet “Informal Jazz” (1956) Esquire

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Track Selection: “On it” Artists Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane, Hank Mobley (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956 Music A typical Prestige “blowing session” as the title … Continue reading

Coleman Hawkins “Hawk Eyes” (1959)

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Track Selection : “La Rosalita” Artists Coleman Hawkins (ts) Charlie Shavers (t) Tiny Grimes (g) Ray Bryant (p)  George Duvivier (b) Osie Johnson (d) Recorded April 3rd 1959 Music Hawkins was one of those older tenor voices from the Lester Young era, with a very distinctive … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt “Kaleidoscope” (1950)

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Track Selection: “Imagination” Artists Sonny Stitt (ts) Charlie Bateman (p) Gene Wright (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1951 Music The slow ballad tempo on “Imagination” neatly counterpoints Sitt’s fleet alto runs, and illustrates why he is often described as “one … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Bags Groove” (1954) Prestige/ Esquire

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UK Esquire release of Prestige 7109. Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins and Silver on one side,  Monk  and Milt Jackson on the other. “The Modern Jazz Giants” line up from 1954, straight ahead bop. Every expense spared on that alternative cover, though … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Cookin’ ” (1956)

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Track Selection: “My Funny Valentine” Artists Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 26, 1956 Music I had been Workin’, Diggin’, and Relaxin’ with Miles … Continue reading

Sonny, tribute to Bird (UK Esquire,1956)

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Sonny Rollins “I’ve grown accustomed to your face“: Heading up town in search of Cecil Taylor recommendations, a call at a favourite small record store in Central London turned up an unexpected find. Their business is built on Japanese, American and European tourists enquiring after the usual … Continue reading