Jimmy Guiffre 3: 1961, Verve (ECM re 1992)

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From Fusion: Selection 1: Jesus Maria   Selection 2: Scootin’ about   From Thesis Selection 3: Carla  Artists Jimmy Giuffre (clarinet) Paul Bley (piano) Steve Swallow (bass): original releases on Verve: MGV 8397   The Jimmy Giuffre 3 – Fusion  … Continue reading

Junior Mance: Junior ( Verve 1959) UK HMV

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Selection: Birk’s Works (Gillespie) Artists Junior Mance (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Lex Humphries (drums) recorded NYC, April 9, 1959 Biographical Note Drafted into the army in the early ’50s, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky, … Continue reading

Gary McFarland Orchestra/ Bill Evans (1963) Verve UK

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Selection: Misplaced Cowpoke (320kbps mp3)  Artists Phil Woods (clarinet) Spencer Sinatra (alto saxophone, flute) Julian Barber, Allan Goldberg (viola) Aaron Juvelier, Joseph Tekula (cello) Gary McFarland (vibraphone, arranger, conductor) Bill Evans (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Richard Davis (bass) Ed Shaughnessy … Continue reading

Roland Kirk: Now please don’t you cry, beautiful Edith (1967) UK Verve

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Track Selection: Stompin’ Ground Artists Roland Kirk (ts, mzo, str, fl) Lonnie Liston Smith (p) R. Boykins (b) Grady Tate (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1967 Verve engineer Val Valentin produced by Creed Taylor. … Continue reading

Bill Evans A Simple Matter of Conviction (1966)

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Capture The Flag!! New competition! Which is better: British or American? Head-to-head, a War of Independence Rematch, British versus US pressing.  The scientific test, a Bill Evans recording from 1966, the rather beautiful “A simple Matter of Conviction” on Verve. For reasons … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt Quartet “New York Jazz” (1956)

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Track Selection: Alone Together (Note. apologies, the closing bars of the track terminate abruptly. The track will be re-ripped when I next have acces to my vinyl) Artists Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Jimmy Jones (p) Ray Brown (b) Jo Jones … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt “Only the Blues” (1957)

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Track Selection: The String Artists Roy Eldridge (tp) Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957 Distinguished line up – Oscar Petersen tickling the ivories … Continue reading

Gillespie, Rollins, Stitt: “Sonny Side Up” (1957) Verve

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Track Selection: The Eternal Triangle (Stitt) Long and very fast (Podiatrist Advisory – foot-tap in moderation: do not exceed recommended number of taps per listening session) Artists Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) … Continue reading

Lee Konitz “Very Cool” (1957)

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Track Selection: Lee Konitz “Sunflower” Artists Don Ferrara (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Sal Mosca (p) Peter Ind (b) Shadow Wilson (d) recorded NYC, May 12, 1957 Music It’s a great sound, these late fifties pressings really hit the spot. Konitz’s alto … Continue reading