Lenny McBrowne: Eastern Lights (1960) Riverside

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Selection: Saudi Artists Donald Sleet (trumpet) Daniel Jackson (tenor saxophone) Terry Trotter (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) at United Recording, Hollywood, CA, October 13, 1960 Music Lenny McBrowne is not a name that immediately elicits nods of recognition, but … Continue reading

Riverside/Jack Higgins (1959) vs Van Gelder (1983)

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ROUND 2 of this Van Gelder ’80s Vinyl Comeback Collection Original Stereo LP: Riverside RLP 1139 Blue Spring  Kenny Dorham (1959) Riverside Recording engineer: Jack Higgins Mastering:  Jack Mathews Selection: Spring Cannon (1959)   Artists (1959) Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Dave Amram (French … Continue reading

Bill Evans: New Jazz Conceptions (1956) Riverside

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Selection: Five (Theme) Artists Bill Evans (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Paul Motian (drums) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, September 18 and 27, 1956 Music Although a critical success that gained positive reviews, New Jazz Conceptions was not  initially a success, … Continue reading

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

Sonny Red The Mode (1961) Jazzland/ Orpheum

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Selection: The Mode (Red) Artists Sonny Red (as) Barry Harris or Cedar Walton  (p) Grant Green (g) George Tucker (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 29, 1961 and December 14, 1961 Music An interesting LP led by altoist Sylvester Kyner … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: The Sound of Sonny (1957) UK Riverside

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  Selection 1: Mangoes   Selection 2: It could Happen to You (unaccompanied solo)   Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Percy Heath/Paul Chambers  (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 11, 12 &19, 1957 Rollins 1957 … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk In Europe Vol2 (1961) Riverside

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Selection: Hackensack (Monk) speed corrected -3% pitch Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) recorded at “L’Olympia”, Paris, France, April 18, 1961 Year: 1961 31 May – President John F. Kennedy and Charles De Gaulle meet in Paris. Hi … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham Blue Spring (1959) Riverside Stereo

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Selection: Passion Spring Artists Kenny Dorham (t) Dave Amram (French horn) Cannonball Adderley (as) Cecil Payne (bars) Cedar Walton (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) NYC, January 20 and February 18 1959 Year: 1959 January 1959, Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk Misterioso (1958) Riverside Orpheum

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Selection: Misterioso (Monk) stereo Artists Johnny Griffin (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded live at the “Five Spot Cafe”, NYC, August 7, 1958; Cover Painting The Seer Giorgio de Chirico Music Johnny Griffin features prominently  in … Continue reading

Thelonious in Action (1958) Riverside

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Track Selection:  Coming on the Hudson Artists  Johnny Griffin (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded live at the “Five Spot Cafe”, NYC, August 7, 1958, Music The Track Listing: Light Blue Coming On The Hudson … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley in New York (1962) Riverside

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Track Selection: Intro “on being hip” and Gemini (Jimmy Heath) 13 minutes – long, but live! Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Joe Zawinul (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, January 12 … Continue reading

Bill Evans How My Heart Sings! (1962) Riverside

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Track Selection 1: Summertime Track Selection 2: Show-Type Tune Artists Bill Evans (p) Chuck Israels (b) Paul Motian (d) recorded NYC, May 17 &29, 5th June , 1962 recording engineer Bill Shwartau Music Taken from the same sessions which formed … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk in Europe Vol 3 (1961) Riverside

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Track Selection: I’m getting sentimental over you (Re-ripped) Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) recorded “L’Olympia”, Paris, France, April 18, 1961 Music April in Paris (Short bonus selection) Monk tours Europe, a  stopover in … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (1959) Riverside

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Track Selection: This Here (Timmons) or for reasons of soul,  “Dis Here” if you prefer Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) “The Jazz Workshop”, San Francisco, CA, October 18 & 20, … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk in Europe Vol1 Milan (1961)

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Track selection: Rhythm-a-ning Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) recorded live at  “Teatro Lirico”, Milan, Italy, April 21, 1961 Music In 1961, Monk toured Europe to launch his new line of advanced-bop headwear. Material recorded … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk Monk’s Music (1957) Riverside

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Track Selection: Well, You Needn’t (Coltrane takes the first solo) Artists Thelonious Monk (p); Ray Copeland (t) Gigi Gryce (as) John Coltrane (ts) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Wilbur Ware (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 & 26, 1957, … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: plays Duke Ellington (1955) UK Riverside

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Track Selection: Caravan Artists Thelonious Monk (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 21 & 27, 1955 Music Monk reinvents Ellington’s classic and the three swing like something else. Pettiford, phew! At the time … Continue reading

Sam Jones The Soul Society (1960) Riverside

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LJC says: Apologies for the false start publication of the post this morning. Fat finger! Artists Sextet: Blue Mitchell (tp) Jimmy Heath (ts) Charles Davis (bars) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) NYC, March 10, 1960 Septet: … Continue reading

Bill Evans Interplay (1962) Riverside US

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  Previously posted as UK Riverside copy September 29th 2011. Now, nine months later, “upgraded” to US pressing, though still only mono. Track Selection 1 (as original post but the US pressing) Interplay (Evans) Track Selection 2 (new): When You Wish Apon a … Continue reading

Charlie Rouse: Takin’ Care of Business (1960) Jazzland

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Selection: Wierd-O (Miles Davis) Artists: Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Earl May (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded NYC, May 11, 1960 Music “Rouse setting out in 1960 on his debut recording as leader, before embarking … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley / Bill Evans: Know What I Mean (1961)

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Track selection 1.Waltz for Debby (Evans) Track Selection 2. Know What I Mean (Evans) Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Percy Heath (b) Connie Kay (d) recorded NYC, January 27, February 21 and March 13, 1961 Music Dream Team, … Continue reading

Jimmy Heath Triple Threat (1962 )

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Track selection 1:  Bruh’ Slim Track selection 2: Dew and Mud Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Julius Watkins (frh) Jimmy Heath (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Percy Heath (b) Albert Heath (d) recorded NYC, January 4, 1962 Music Roland Kirk earned the … Continue reading

Benny Golson The Modern Touch (1957)

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Track Selection: Out of the Past Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Max Roach (d) recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1957 Music Track selection composed by Benny in … Continue reading