Art Blakey: Indestructible (1964) Blue Note MM33

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Selection: Sortie (Fuller) Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24 – May 15, 1964 1964, the last, … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: Schizophrenia (1967) Liberty vs.Connoisseur

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Probably the finest Shorter Blue Note album, apart from all the others. (Later in the post, you will see I’ve popped in a Shorter favourites poll). The cover of Schizophrenia shows  solarised mirror images of Shorter, symbolic of the schizophrenia beloved of ’60s popular … Continue reading

Buddy de Franco: A Bass Oddity

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Selection: Cousin Mary (Coltrane) – Buddy deFranco   A Coltrane composition which appears on his Giant Steps album. What a great opportunity to set out how the master approached it. Mono, naturally, Decca New Malden pressing on London American (crimson … Continue reading

Curtis Fuller: Soul Trombone (1961) Impulse (+ trombone poll)

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Selection : The Clan Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Jimmy Cobb or GT Hogan (drums) recorded Capitol Studios, NYC, November 16 – 17, 1961, engineer: Frank Abbey. Curtis Fuller pocket-bio Fuller’s … Continue reading

Curtis Fuller: The Opener (1957) Blue Note

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Note: this is a Division of United Artists cover, not the original Blue Note cover Selection: Oscalypso (Pettiford) Blue Note 47 West 63rd, RVG mastered Artists Curtis Fuller (trb) Hank Mobley (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van … Continue reading

All aboard the Blue Train!

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  Selection: Blue Train Apologies, my copy is a little bit noisy from time to time. Artists Lee Morgan (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) John Coltrane (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading

Art Blakey Mosaic (1961) Blue Note

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Selection: Children of the Night (Shorter) Shorter anxious to show he can rip through the register as fast and fleet as Coltrane. Artists Freddie Hubbard (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey … Continue reading

Art Blakey Indestructible (1964) Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Egyptian Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Wayne Shorter (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Reggie Workman (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24 and May 15, 1964 Music: Late-bop, more urgency, … Continue reading

Curtis Fuller Bone and Bari (1957) DivUA

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Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Tate Houston (bars) Sonny Clark (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 4, 1957 Track Selection: Algonquin Music Curtis Fuller emerged during the 1950s as one of the elite … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter Schizophrenia (1967) Liberty

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Track selection: Schizophrenia Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) James Spaulding (as, fl) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Joe Chambers (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 10, 1967 Music You guessed it, I’m in … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard, The Artistry Of (1962)

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Track Selection 1: Bob’s Place Selection 2: The Seventh Day Artists: Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) John Gilmore (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Art Davis (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 2, 1962 … Continue reading

Benny Golson “Groovin’ with Golson” (1959)

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Track selection: Yesterdays (Jerome Kern) Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 28, 1959 Benny Golson enjoyed five years of limelight between 1957 and … Continue reading

Jimmy Smith “House Party” (1958)

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Track Selection: Au Privave (Charlie Parker) 12 minute extract Artists “Au Privave” Lee Morgan (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Tina Brooks (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Kenny Burrell (g) Art Blakey (d)  recorded Manhattan Towers, NYC, August 25, 1957 “Just Friends”, “Blues after … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Caddy for Daddy” (1965)

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Track Selection: “Venus di Mildew” (W.Shorter) > Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1965 Music Wayne Shorter composition … 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

Hank Mobley: Another Monday night at Birdland (1958) Roulette

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Track Selection : Another Monday Night in Birdland – “Jamph”. Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb -2/4) Hank Mobley (ts) Billy Root (ts, bars) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Charles “Specs” Wright (d) recorded “Birdland”, NYC, April 21, 1958 … Continue reading

BN1567 Curtis Fuller “The Opener” (1957)

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Curtis Fuller “Oscalypso” One catalogue number below the Blue Note “Holy Grail” 1568 Hank Mobley sits this first record by a twenty three year old almost unknown trombone player from Detroit, Curtis Fuller, 1567 “The Opener”. Blue Note proprietor Alfred Lion was sufficiently impressed … Continue reading