At Newport 1957: Byrd, Gryce, Taylor – Verve/JP ’80’s

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Cecil Taylor Selection: Nona’s Blues (Taylor)  Jazz Lab Introductions: Willis Conover Byrd Gryce Jazz Lab Selection: Love for Sale (Cole Porter) Music Live at Newport 1957, a continuation of the post previously including the young Bill Evans and Eddie Costa, moves … Continue reading

Gigi Gryce (1955) Signal

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Artists Quartet: Gigi Gryce (alto Saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piana) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955 Selection: Gallop’s Gallop (Monk) … Orchestra: Art Farmer (t) Eddie Bert (trb) Julius Watkins (fr-horn) Bill … Continue reading

Art Farmer Quintet (1955) Prestige/UK Esquire

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Selection: Evening in Casablanca (Gryce) Lush romantic ballad from the  “Alone Together” school of late night listening. Artists Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk Monk’s Music (1957) Riverside

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Track Selection: Well, You Needn’t (Coltrane takes the first solo) Artists Thelonious Monk (p); Ray Copeland (t) Gigi Gryce (as) John Coltrane (ts) Coleman Hawkins (ts) Wilbur Ware (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 25 & 26, 1957, … Continue reading

Howard McGhee Vol 2 (1953)

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Track Selection:  Jarm (McGhee) Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Gigi Gryce (as, fl) Horace Silver (p) Tal Farlow (g) Percy Heath (b) Walter Bolden (d) recorded WOR Studios, NYC, May 20, 1953 Music Described by one Amazon customer reviewer as “very possibly the best music on record that … Continue reading

Oscar Pettiford: Self-titled Vol.2 (1955)

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Track Selection 1: Bohemia After Dark Track Selection 2 (short) : Oscalypso Artists Donald Byrd, Ernie Royal (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gigi Gryce (as, cl) Jerome Richardson (ts, cl, fl) Don Abney (p) Oscar Pettiford (b, cello) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, August 12, 1955 … Continue reading