Kind of Blue Data Collection – what’s your six-eye matrix?

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I didn’t want my mailbox jammed with everyone telling me what KoB matrices they have got (some did anyway, great) – but then I had a brainwave: Polldaddy!  Hopefully this will work. If it doesn’t then there’s nothing lost, except I … Continue reading

Two horns, one tune: E S P: Chet Baker (1977); Miles Davis (1963)

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Chet Baker Selection: E S P (1977) Artists: Chet Baker (trumpet) Gregory Herbert (tenor saxophone) Harold Danko (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) recorded NYC, February 20, 1977 Music: Summertime was recorded in the US shortly before Baker’s move … Continue reading

Miles Davis: ‘Round About Midnight (1956) Columbia “essential”

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  (Previously blogged as the UK Philips release, with a blue cover and photographically enhanced trumpet, now “upgraded” to the original Columbia CL949) Selection: ‘Round About Midnight 320kbps MP3 Columbia six-eye mono Artists Miles Davis (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red … Continue reading

Miles Davis In Europe (1963) Columbia

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Selection: Quintet introduction: Europe – a little island off the coast of America. Pity the poor MC At the Antibes Jazz Festival, tasked with introducing The Miles Davis Quintet. As regulars may know I’m something of a Francophile and in the … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Sorcerer (1967) Columbia

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Selection: Vonetta Selection 2: Masqualero Artists Miles Davis (t) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Columbia Studio B, NYC, May 16, 17 and 24, 1967 Music Sorcerer is one of several transitional works between Davis’s … Continue reading

Dave Brubeck Gone with the Wind (1959) Columbia

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Selection 1: Georgia on My Mind (Gorrell / Carmichael) Brubeck shimmers with radiance in his piano improvisation, while Paul Desmond executes his solos with balletic grace Selection 2: Short’nin’ Bread (traditional) Critics bake-off AllMusic: “Morello gives it his creative all with a rich flair for rhythm … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty (1959) Columbia

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Selection 1: Song with Orange Selection 2: Mood Indigo (Ellington) Mingus dons the Ellington mantle, and carries it off with flair. Encore: (Joe L’s hot pick) : Slop  Artists Richard Williams, Don Ellis(t) Jimmy Knepper (trb) Jerome Richardson (fl, bars) John Handy (as) … Continue reading

Dave Brubeck Jazz Goes to College (1954) Columbia

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(Post dedicated to John, who’s been nagging me to blog this record for ages. Cheers!) Selection 1: Le Souk (recorded at Oberlin College, OH) Selection 2. Don’t Worry ‘Bout Me (Recorded at University of Michigan OH) Artists: Paul Desmond (as) Dave … Continue reading

Miles Davis Porgy and Bess (1958) Columbia six-eye

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Selection: It Ain’t Necessarily So Selection 2: Summertime Selection 3: Gone Artists: Miles Davis With Gil Evans Orchestra Johnny Coles, Bernie Glow, Louis Mucci, Ernie Royal (trumpet) Miles Davis (flugelhorn, trumpet) Joe Bennett, Jimmy Cleveland, Frank Rehak (trombone) Dick Hixson (bass trombone) … Continue reading

The Jazz Messengers (1956) Columbia Six-Eye

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Track Selection : Infra-Rae (Mobley) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d) NYC, April 5, 1956. Messengers Chronology (selected): Ritual (1957); Art Blakey Big Band (with Coltrane! 1957); Au Club St Germain, … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Ah Um (1959) Columbia Six Eye

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(Images updated May 27, 2016) Track Selection: Better Git It in your Soul (Mingus) Too much to choose from, so Side One, Track One. Artists Jimmy Knepper (trb) John Handy (as, cl) Booker Ervin (ts) Curtis Porter (ts, as) Horace Parlan … Continue reading

Miles Davis Kind of Blue, the Final Upgrade: the Six Eye

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    Track selection: All Blues, or maybe Flamenco Sketches, it’s the long first track on Side 2. I read somewhere the order is different from what the cover says. Artists: Miles Davis (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) … Continue reading

Miles Davis E.S.P (1965) CBS

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Track Selection 1 E.S.P selection 2: Little One Artists Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 2-3, 1965 Music Miles “second quintet” strongly influenced by … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Underground (1968) Columbia

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Track Selection: Ugly Beauty (Monk) Artists Musicians: Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (d) recorded NYC, December 14, 1967 February 14, 1968; Tim Geelan  engineer,  Teo Macero  producer. Cover Art: photography:  Horn Grinner Studios; art direction: John Berg, Richard Mantel, John … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Monks Dream (1962) Columbia

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Track Selection 1: Bolivar Blues Track Selection 2. Sweet and Lovely Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) recorded NYC, November 1-6, 1962.  Produced by Teo Macero, Miles Davis’s former producer. Music Track selection kicks … 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