Horace Parlan: Us Three (1960) Blue Note – MM33

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Selection: US Three (Parlan) . Artists: Horace Parlan (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Harewood (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1960 Music: “Us Three’s title track  bristles with a funky wail that characterized Parlan’s forays … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: That’s it! (1961) Candid

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Selection 1 High Energy: Speak Low (Nash Weill) Selection 2 Languid Mood: Uranus (Ervin) Artists: Booker Ervin (ts) Horace Parlan – listed as Felix Krull nom-de-date (p)  George Tucker (b), Al Harewood (d) recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New … Continue reading

Grant Green Grantstand (1961) Blue Note

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Selected Track: My Funny Valentine (Rodgers & Hart) Furthest away from the groove on this record,  a delicate and sensitive exploration of a  standard brought into the jazz repertoire by Chet Baker and Miles Davis among others. Artists: Yusef Lateef (ts, fl) Jack … Continue reading

Grant Green Idle Moments (1963) Blue Note – mono

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Track Selection: Django (John Lewis) Record previously posted 31st March 2012 in stereo version here, with 14 minutes of the title track, which I won’t duplicate. Instead, the John Lewis composition “Django” Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Duke Pearson (p) … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon Doin’ Allright (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection: Society Red (Dexter Gordon) –  long, 12 minutes, but Great! Selection Society Red is big stretching-out blues march, rock steady in 4:4 time, with Hubbard and Gordon very much on the same page. Over 12 minutes it never drags,  in … Continue reading

Horace Parlan Speakin’ My Piece (1960) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1 Speakin’ My Piece – Welcome aboard this flight to 1960. It is my pleasure to fly you today in this bluesy bopper. Our in-flight very dry Martini service will begin shortly. If you look down, on the left hand … Continue reading

Grant Green “Idle Moments” (1963)

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Track Selection: “Idle Moments” Caution, long (14:40), one early needle stick at 45 seconds requiring manual intervention, gives a repeat of two turns, some early clicks and a little surface noise early which quickly settles down and the remaining 13 … Continue reading

Benny Golson “Gone with Golson” (1959) Esquire

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Track Selection: “Autumn Leaves” Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Al Harewood (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 20 – 30, 1959 Music I have always loved the Cannonball Adderley/ Miles Davis … Continue reading