Jackie Mclean: Jackie’s Scene (1956-7) Esquire

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Selection: Outburst (McLean) . Artists: Album recorded in two sessions over 1956/7, but not released until 1959, on Prestige’s New Jazz label.. December 14, 1956 session: Bill Hardman (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Red Garland (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art … Continue reading

Max Roach: Percussion Bitter Sweet (1961) Impulse

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Selection 1: Man from South Africa   Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos “Patato” Valdes (congas) Carlos ‘Totico’ Eugenio … Continue reading

John Coltrane: Dakar (1957) Prestige

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Artists John Coltrane (ts) Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne (bars) Mal Waldron (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 20, 1957 Music A 1957 recording featuring Pepper Adams with Coltrane as sideman, released by Prestige … Continue reading

Mal Waldron: The Quest (1961) UK Xtra

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Selection 1: Warm Canto (Waldron) . . . Selection 2: Status Seeking (Waldron) . . . Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bclar) Booker Ervin (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Ron Carter (cello) Joe Benjamin (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, … Continue reading

Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) Atlantic

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Selection: Pithecanthropus Erectus (Mingus) Note: a little light crackle in background of quiet passages According to Mingus’ liner notes (quoted by Wiki) the title song is a ten-minute four-chapter  tone poem, depicting the rise of man from his hominid roots Upright Ape-Man to … Continue reading

John Coltrane Dakar (1957) UK

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Track Selection: Velvet Scene (Waldron) (Audio Note: as first track, the first minute has a few clicks, fine thereafter. Skip it if you prefer) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Pepper Adams, Cecil Payne (bars) Mal Waldron (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art … Continue reading

John Coltrane, Coltrane (1957) Esquire

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Track Selection: Chronic Blues Artists Johnny Splawn (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Sahib Shihab (bars) Mal Waldron or Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Albert Heath (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 31, 1957 John Coltrane! Sahib Shihab!!! Light green cover! … Continue reading

Burrell Cohn Farmer McKusick “Earthy” (1957 )

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Track Selection: “What’s Not” (Waldron) 6:00 Artists The Prestige All-Stars: Kenny Burrell (g) Al Cohn (ts)  Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (as) Mal Waldron (p)  Teddy Kotick (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1957 … Continue reading

Coltrane and Quinichette “Cattin'” (1957)

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Track Selection: Anatomy (8:45) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Paul Quinichette (ts)  Mal Waldron (p) Julian Euell (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 17, 1957 Music Lets get this out the way. Not as highly acclaimed or as … Continue reading

Charles Mingus: “Chazz!!” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Jump Monk” > Artists Charles Mingus (b) Mal Waldron (p) George Barrow (ts) Eddie Bert (trom) Willie Jones (d) Recorded 1955, I think at the same sessions as the previous Mingus Quintet with Max Roach, Bohemia NY. Music This … Continue reading

Mingus Quintet with Max Roach (1955)

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Selected track (long) I’ll remember April (13:00) > Artists Charles Mingus (b) George Barrow (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Willie Jones or Max Roach (d) Eddie Bert (tr)  Recorded live at  Bohemia, New York City, December 23rd 1955 Music Brilliant restless energetic … Continue reading

Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet (1957)

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Track Selection: “What’s Not” – a ballad > PRLP 7104 Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet: Teo Macero (ts) Teddy Charles (vib) Mal Waldron (p) Addison Farmer (b) Jerry Segal (d) Recorded NYC 27th April 1957, this release by UK Esquire with alternative cover … Continue reading

Jackie McLean Quintet int. Bill Hardman “Jackies Pal” (1956)

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Track Selection: “Sweet Doll” > Jackie McLean Quintet Introducing Bill Hardman –  Bill Hardman (tp) Jackie McLean (as) Mal Waldron (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)  Hackensack, N.J., August 31, 1956 Couldn’t resist posting this UK-Esquire release as … Continue reading