Azar Lawrence: Summer Solstice (1975) Fantasy


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LJC is going off-piste again, venturing into the mid-70s, and Brazilian-influenced free spiritual jazz fusion or something. You can do this if, like me,  you are a Time Lord. Post intended for new year, but just didn’t happen that way. … Continue reading

Hal McKusick: The Jazz Workshop (1956) RCA Victor


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A horizontal tasting: composers and arrangements The oeuvre is the  “Jazz Workshop”, zeitgeist of 1956: the search for new directions. Post- swing experimentalism flowers briefly, doffing its cap to its contemporary classical music “brothers”. The fixed points here are the performers, the same … Continue reading

George Russell: The Jazz Workshop (1956) RCA ’62 2nd Edition


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Selection: Concerto For Billy The Kid  (Russell) . . . Artists: Art Farmer (trumpet) Hal McKusick (flute, alto sax) Bill Evans (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Joe Harris (drums) recorded NYC, March 31, October 17 & 21, 1956 … Continue reading