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) Riverside UK Interdisk

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Post updated: February 13, 2019 (new photos and rips, complete) Track selection 1: Waltz For Debby (Evans) .  .  . Track Selection 2. Know What I Mean (Evans) .  .  . Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Percy Heath … 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

Bill Evans “Portrait in Jazz” (1960) UK Riverside

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At last! An upgrade, to an original 1960 pressing (UK Riverside)  from my previous Orpheum US reissue 1966 Track Selection: Witchcraft Artists: Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d) recorded NYC, December 28, 1959 three days before the turn of the … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk “Brilliant Corners” (1956)

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Track Selection 1: Brilliant Corners Track Selection 2: Pannonica Artists: Ernie Henry (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p, and Celeste on Pannonica) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d) NYC, October 15 & 9, 1956 Music Monk at his most … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “Out of the Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: Sweet Cakes (Note – clipped the closing seconds – needs re-rip ) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones or Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January … Continue reading

Wes Montgomery Milt Jackson “Bags Meets Wes” (1961)

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Track Selection: SKJ Artists Milt Jackson (vib) Wynton Kelly (p) Wes Montgomery (g) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 18, 1961 Music This was my first Wes Montgomery record, and it was well said, … Continue reading

Bill Evans “Everybody Digs Bill Evans” (1958)

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Track Selection: Minority Artists Bill Evans (p) Sam Jones (b)  Philly Joe Jones (d)  recorded NYC, December 15, 1958 Music Only Evans second album as leader, a  tantalising prequel to the early Sixties recordings of Waltz for Debby and the Village Vanguard sessions. At this … Continue reading

Bill Evans: Waltz For Debby (1961) Riverside

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Track Selection: Waltz for Debby Artists Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d) Live recording at the “Village Vanguard”, NYC, matinee and soiree, June 25, 1961. (Like the French? Enchanté It’s so charming) Music It is a live performance. You … Continue reading

Bill Evans Trio “Sunday at the Village Vanguard” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Solar” Artists Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d) recorded live at the Village Vanguard on June 25, 1961, Music Tune in to the communication between piano and bass and drums.Simultaneous improvisation within a melodic structure, the ultimate … Continue reading

Bill Evans Trio “Portrait in Jazz” (1960) Orpheum

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PICTURES UPDATED December 25, 2018 Track Selection: “Autumn Leaves”   > . . . Artists Bill Evans (p) Scott La Faro (b) Paul Motian (d)  Reeves Sound Studios, New York; December 28, 1959 , eight months after recording with Miles Davis … Continue reading

Bill Evans: “Explorations” (1961) Riverside/UK

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Updated: February 25, 2019 corrected rip for Miles Davis “Israel” Selection:  Israel (John Carisi) .  .  . Despite repeated plays I am still looking for the same tune. It always impresses me when musicians, on hearing a band playing jazz, just reel off … Continue reading

Bill Evans “Bill Evans” (1962)

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Track Selection: “I fall in Love Too Easily”  > Artists Bill Evans (p)  Chuck Israels (b) Paul Motian (d) Music Someone recently introduced me to jazz piano, through Hampton Hawes. Pleasantly surprised that not all piano trios sound like hotel foyer … Continue reading

Julian Adderley: Portrait of Cannonball (1958) Riverside

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Picture files updated July 1, 2020 Selection: “Straight Life” (Julian Adderley) Artists Blue Mitchell, trumpet; Cannonball Adderley, alto sax; Bill Evans, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Philly Joe Jones; recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 1, 1958 Music High on his … Continue reading

Monk Live at The Blackhawk (1960)

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Selection Youtube Artists Joe Gordon (tp) Harold Land, Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded “The Blackhawk”, San Francisco, CA, April 29, 1960 Music East Coast meets West Coast for a session of high energy … Continue reading

Bill Evans “Interplay” (1962)

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Track Selection: “Interplay” Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)NYC, July 16, 1962 Music If unconfined simultaneous group improvisation – Free Jazz – marks one end of the jazz spectrum, then … Continue reading

Wynton Kelly “Kelly Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise”. > Artists Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Nat Adderley (cnt) Jimmy Cobb (d) Bobby Jaspar (fl) Benny Golson (ts) Jack Higgins engineer, Jack Matthews mastering, recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York; February 10 … Continue reading