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

Bennie Green: Fake Stereo, and fake Fake Stereo

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Selection: The Shouter Artists Bennie Green (trombone) Eddie Williams (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Dreares (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1959 Music talk A recording by Bennie Green, the Chicagoan trombonist, … Continue reading

Sonny Red The Mode (1961) Jazzland/ Orpheum

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Selection: The Mode (Red) Artists Sonny Red (as) Barry Harris or Cedar Walton  (p) Grant Green (g) George Tucker (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, May 29, 1961 and December 14, 1961 Music An interesting LP led by altoist Sylvester Kyner … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Outward Bound (1960) Esquire

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Selection 1 : GW (dedicated to Dolphy’s mentor Gerald Wilson) The track closest in lineage to Out to Lunch Selection 2: On Green Dolphin Street Hubbards muted introduction gives a false sense of reassurance.  One reviewer commented that his quirky original  take … 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

Pony Poindexter Gumbo (1963) Prestige

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Selection 1: Creole Girl (Poindexter) Selection 2: French Market (Poindexter) Encore: (Hat tip Dean) : Gumbo Filet Artists Al Grey (trb) Pony Poindexter (ss, as) Booker Ervin (ts) Gildo Mahones (p) George Tucker (b) Jimmie Smith (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, … 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

Jimmy Woods Sextet “Conflict!” (1963)

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Selected Track: Aim Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Jimmy Woods (as) Harold Land (ts) Andrew Hill (p) George Tucker (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 25 & 26, 1963 Sound by Howard Holzer ( so not Roy DuNann) … Continue reading