New Wine, Old Bottles: Jackie Mclean (1960) vs Jackie Mclean (1978)

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Selection: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1978) Artists Jackie McLean (as) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d)  Hank Jones (p) Recorded April 6 & 7, 1978 at Sounds Ideas Studios, NYC, recording engineer David Baker Original: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1959)  BLP 4051 … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Somethin’ Else (1958) Blue Note

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BLUE NOTE CLASSICS: BN 1595  SOMETHIN’ ELSE Selection: Autumn Leaves (Kosma/ Prevert) A track that could segue into Kind of Blue, Miles simmering muted trumpet paints the melody,  Adderley’s alto solo is inspired, beautiful in structure, dripping with elegant grace notes and flourishes, falling … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Byrd’s Word (1955) Savoy

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Special message Happy New Year to all LJC visitors. Congratulations on finding your way here. Special greetings to all my commentors –  without your contributions, there would be a fair bit less here to read. Hi also to all the lurkers: I … Continue reading

Zoot Sims Stretching Out (1958) UA

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Artists Harry Edison (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts) Al Cohn (ts, bars) Hank Jones (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded NYC, December 27, 1958, – between Christmas and New Year. Music We are on a … Continue reading

Elvin Jones Dear John C (1965) Impulse/HMV

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(Apologies: WordPress has been playing up again, the email alert for this post has a corrupted earlier version. Technology! LJC) Track Selection: Dear John C Artists Charlie Mariano (as) Hank Jones or Roland Hanna (p) Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) … Continue reading

Bags and Trane (1959) London Atlantic

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Last updated: January 2015 Track Selection 1 Bee Bop (Gillespie) Selection 2: Bags and Trane Artists John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d) recorded NYC, January 15, 1959 Music: I’m not big … Continue reading

Dizzy Reece “Asia Minor” (1962)

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  Track Selection: Spiritus Parkus Artists Dizzy Reece (tp) Joe Farrell (ts, fl) Cecil Payne (bars) Hank Jones (p) Ron Carter (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 13, 1962 Music Fantastic line up including … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley “Presenting” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Spontaneous Combustion” > Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Nat Adderley (cor)  Paul Chambers (b)  Kenny Clarke (d) Hank Jones (p) recorded July 26th 1955, NYC Music One of Cannonball Adderley’s very first recordings from 1955, the first cover alludes subtly to Adderley’s … Continue reading

Zoot Sims Bob Brookmeyer “Tonite’s Music Today” (1956)

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Track Selection: Zoot singing (briefly) on “Blues” > Bonus Track – without Zoot singing: “I Hear a Rhapsody” > Artists Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts, vo) Hank Jones (p) Wyatt Reuther (b) Gus Johnson (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1956 Bio: AllAboutJazz on … Continue reading