Frank Strozier: What’s Goin’ On (1977) Steeplechase

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Selection: Ollie (Strozier) Artists Danny Moore (flugelhorn) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone, flute) Harold Mabern (piano) Stafford James (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) at Media Sound, NYC, November 5, 1977 Music Last heard recording on 1962, in  1976 Strozier returned to the studio … Continue reading

Louis Hayes (1960) Vee-Jay

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Selection 1: Rip de Boom Selection 2: Sassy Ann Artists: Louis Hayes (drums) Nat Adderley (cornet) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Sam Jones (bass)  recorded April 26, 1960 New York City, engineer Bob Fisher, credited with engineering  most … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Sterling Silver (1956-63) Liberty UA 1979

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Selection 1: Senor Blues (alt. take) (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Mobley/ Byrd/ Watkins/ Hayes Selection 2: Tippin‘  (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Byrd/ Cook/ Taylor/ Hayes Artists Sterling Silver features various live and studio recordings from … Continue reading

Woody Shaw: Ichi-Ban (1976) Timeless (and Master of Jazz Quiz)

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Selection 1: Brothers and Sisters (Tex Allen)   Modal-funk, no less. What do the DJ Jazz Collective make of this? Selection 2: Moontrane (Shaw)   Woody Shaw’s classic composition, one of the instantly recognisable great tunes of modern jazz (I’ll ask … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Further Explorations (1958) Blue Note (Jp)

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Selection: Pyramid Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 13, 1958 A quick scan of the main quintet  line-ups during the Blue … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Stylings of Silver (1957) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 8: The Stylings of Silver Selection: Soulville Selection 2: No Smokin’ Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Finger Poppin’ (1959) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.5: FINGER POPPIN’ Selection 1: Cookin’ at the Continental Selection 2: Swingin’ the Samba Selection 3: Juicy Lucy Selection 4: Finger Poppin’ Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Blowin’ The Blues Away (1959) Blue Note

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 HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 4: BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY Selection: Break City Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 29, 1959 … Continue reading

Horace Silver Six Pieces of Silver (1956) Blue Note – Lexington?

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Track Selection: Senor Blues Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (d recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1956 Music For Crissake, what more do you want? Mobley, Byrd, … Continue reading

Joe Henderson The Kicker (1967) Milestone

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Track Selection: Mo Joe (Henderson) Selection 2: Nardis (Miles Davis) Artists Mike Lawrence (tp) Grachan Moncur III (tb) Joe Henderson (ts) Kenny Barron (p) Ron Carter (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, August 10, 1967 Music If there was … Continue reading

John Coltrane The Believer (1958) Prestige/SABA

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Track Selection: Nakatini Serenade (Massey) Artists Donald Byrd or Freddie Hubbard (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes or Art Taylor (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 10 and December 26, 1958 Music … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley in New York (1962) Riverside

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Track Selection: Intro “on being hip” and Gemini (Jimmy Heath) 13 minutes – long, but live! Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Joe Zawinul (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, January 12 … Continue reading

John Coltrane Lush Life ( 1958) Esquire

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Track Selection: Lush Life (Strayhorn) Warning: long (13 minutes) profound, demands uninterrupted active listening. Artists: trio, quartet and quintet Lush Life: Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (1959) Riverside

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  (Posted 2012, pictures updated February 26, 2019) Track Selection: This Here (Timmons) or for reasons of soul,  “Dis Here” if you prefer Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) “The Jazz … Continue reading

Sam Jones The Soul Society (1960) Riverside

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LJC says: Apologies for the false start publication of the post this morning. Fat finger! Artists Sextet: Blue Mitchell (tp) Jimmy Heath (ts) Charles Davis (bars) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) NYC, March 10, 1960 Septet: … 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

Tubby Hayes “Return Visit” (1962)

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Track Selection: “If I Had You” (medley) Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,vib) Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, fl, nose fl, stritch) Jimmy Gloomy (ts fl) Walter Bishop Jr. (p); Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) Recorded in New York, June 23, 1962. “Jimmy Gloomy” an alias for tenor James … Continue reading

Freddie Redd: Flying Economy Class? Upgrade to “Blue Note Class”

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Collectors Corner You probably have a list of records which you would most dearly like to own an original of, the best possible copy. Mine is a half dozen titles long, and whenever I see one come up on eBay, it … Continue reading