Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners (1956) New Malden v.New Jersey Shootout

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 I’m sure I’ve seen this cover before somewhere, it seems familiar… Selection 1: Brilliant Corners (London label, Decca Pressing) 320kbps MP3 Artists: Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded  Reeves … Continue reading

Marty Paich Art Pepper 10″ (1956) UK London

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Selection 1: What’s Right for You Selection 2: Melancholy Madeline Selection 3: Somewhere Over The Rainbow A tune that must have gone through Art’s mind many times while in the pen. Artists Art Pepper (as) Marty Paich (p) Buddy Clark … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk The Unique Thelonious (1956) London/ Riverside

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Track Selection: Tea for Two (Caesar, Youmans) – re-ripped Artists Thelonious Monk (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Art Blakey (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 17, and April 3, 1956 Music Monk was signed by Orin Keepnews to his Riverside label in 1955, and … Continue reading

Coltrane Jazz (1960) London/Atlantic

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Track Selection: Village Blues Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Wynton Kelly or McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers or Steve Davis (b), Jimmy Cobb  or  Elvin Jones (d) recorded November 24 and December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960, NYC Music The first album released after … Continue reading

Howard McGhee Quintet Music from The Connection Tina Brooks (1960) London/Felstead

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  Track Selection: Wigglin’ Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Tina Brooks (ts) Freddie Redd (p) Milt Hinton (b) Osie Johnson (d)recorded NYC, June 13, 1960 Music: Freddie Redd’s Music from The Connection stage play, the alternate score to the more famous Jackie … Continue reading

Bags and Trane (1959) London Atlantic

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Last updated: January 2015 Track Selection 1 Bee Bop (Gillespie) Selection 2: Bags and Trane Artists John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d) recorded NYC, January 15, 1959 Music: I’m not big … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman This is Our Music (1960)

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We havent had a post for the Free tendency for a while, so Ornette can point the way. Get one Free, get another one, also Free. Free for the price of none, which is free anyway. Track Selection 1: Kaleidoscope Track Selection … Continue reading

John Coltrane Giant Steps (1960)

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Track Selection: Giant Steps Artists John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb or Art Taylor (d) Engineer Tom Dowd, recorded NYC, December 2, 1959 Music What can you say? Coltrane’s crowning achievement. Entry for … Continue reading

Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh (1955)

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Track Selection: There Will Never Be Another You Artists Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Sal Mosca (p) Billy Bauer (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded NYC, June 14-5, 1955, engineer Tom Dowd Music A respite from honking muscular … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman “Change of the Century” (1959)

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Track selection 1: Bird Food Second selection 2: Una Muy Bonita Artists Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Charlie Haden (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded NYC, October 8, 1959, engineer Bones Howe Music  Ornette Coleman seems to attract as devoted a … Continue reading

Howard McGhee “The Return of ” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Get Happy” Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Sahib Shihab (bars, as) Duke Jordan (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded NYC, October 22, 1955.  From the title, recorded after one of McGhees not infrequent releases from the Penitentary on narcotics charges. … Continue reading

Oscar Pettiford: Self-titled Vol.2 (1955)

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Track Selection 1: Bohemia After Dark Track Selection 2 (short) : Oscalypso Artists Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gigi Gryce (as, cl) Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, fl) Don Abney (p) Oscar Pettiford (b, cello) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, August 12, 1955 … Continue reading

Howard McGhee “Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries” (1956)

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Track Selection: “The Thrill has Gone” > Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Danny Bank, Phil Bonder, Sid Brown, Leon Cohen, Herbie Mann (sax) Donn Trenner (p) Al Caiola (g) Arnold Fishkin (b) Osie Johnson, Don Lamond (d) Frank Hunter (arr, dir) … Continue reading

Art Farmer “Modern Art” (1958)

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Track Selection: “Mox Nix” (Farmer)  > Artists:  – Art Farmer (t)  Benny Golson (ts) Bill Evans (p) Addison Farmer (b) Dave Bailey (d)  Recorded in 1958 by UA engineer Tommy Nola. Farmer quick-bio: Arthur “Art” Farmer b. Iowa 21st  August 1928,  brother of bassist … Continue reading

Mulligan Meets Monk

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Track Selection: ” ‘Round about Midnight ” Artists Gerry Mulligan (bars) Thelonious Monk (p) Wilbur Ware (b) Shadow Wilson (d) NYC, August 13, 1957 Music An improbable combination: master of the baritone sax Gerry Mulligan and iconoclast of the “off-key” piano Thelonious … Continue reading

The Real Lee Konitz (1958)

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Sample (long):Lee Konitz “Pennies in Minor“. Recorded in 1958 “live” at the Midway Lounge, Pittsburg, by Lee’s bass player Peter Ind, who by all accounts started a reel to reel tape running in the basement, and ran up stairs into the club to start … Continue reading

Lee Konitz “Inside Hi-Fi” (1956)

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Track Selection: “Kary’s Trance“, guitar duet Billy Bauer: Artists Lee Konitz (as, ts) Billy Bauer (g) Arnold Fishkin (b) Dick Scott (d) recorded NYC, October 16, 1956 Music A recent convert to Lee Konitz, the more I hear the more I … Continue reading

Four Charlies, The Immortal…series (UK London,1958)

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Track Selection: Charlie Parker “Meandering” (unpublished) Music Not a completist by any stretch, but the opportunity came up last week to add Volumes 1-4 to my existing Volume 5 of this 1958  five volume UK series “The Immortal Charlie Parker” . It covers studio … Continue reading