Booker Ervin: Exultation! (1963) Prestige

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Under-rated Tenors Series: Booker Ervin Selection: No Land’s Man (Perkins) – Artists Frank Strozier (alto sax) Booker Ervin (tenor sax) Horace Parlan (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 19, 1963 … Continue reading

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

Booker Ervin: Back From The Gig (1963/68) Blue Note / UA

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Selection: Home in Africa (Ronnie Boykins) The track selection Home in Africa is credited to Ronnie Boykins, best known as Sun Ra’s bass player, one more at Home in Outer Space. Artists: Johnny Coles (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Grant … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Trouble in Mind (1980) Steeplechase

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Selection: St James Infirmary Artists: Archie Shepp (tenor and soprano saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) recorded February 6, 1980 at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark. The Music: A companion volume to the previous year’s gospel infused  Goin’ Home album , Trouble in Mind  continues  the … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Goin’ Home (1977) Steeplechase

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Selection 1: Sometimes I feel like a Motherless Child Selection 2: Go Down Moses Artists Archie Shepp (tenor & soprano saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) recorded at Sweet Silence Studios, Copenhagen, Denmark,  April 25, 1977;  engineer  Freddy Hanson Music: Emotionally wrenching, this … 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

Horace Parlan Blue Parlan (1979) SteepleChase

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Track Selection: Pork Pie Hat (Mingus) A rendition of Mingus’s elegy to Lester Young, “Goodbye Porkpie Hat,” Artists Horace Parlan (p), Wilbur Little (b), Dannie Richmond (d) recorded November 13, 1978 Copenhagen, Denmark. As a child, Parlan was stricken with polio, … 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

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

Tubby Hayes Tubbs in N Y (1961) Fontana original

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ReBlog! Now 1961 Original Pressing!! Contains chase story!!! And lots of exclamation marks!!!! Previous post of Tubbs in NY on Philips late 60’s budget Wing Re-issue. Track Selection:  Soon (Gershwin) A gentle wistful George Gershwin ballad, injected with crack. Selection 2: Airegin (Rollins) Tubby sticks … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes “Tubbs in New York” (1961) Wing Re

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Track Selection: “A Pint of Bitter” > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Horace Parlan (p) George Duvivier (b) Dave Bailey (d) Clark Terry (t) Eddie Costa (Vib) Recorded in New York City, October 9, 1961. Mr Hayes flew to New York courtesy of British Airways.Tubby drinks … Continue reading