Phineas Newborn Jr: Here is Phineas (1956) London /Atlantic

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Selection: Dahoud (C.Brown) Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded NYC, May 3-4, 1956 Music Atlantic 1235, Phineas’s first major recording as leader, though his first outing was three years previously in … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Brilliant Corners (1956) New Malden v.New Jersey Shootout

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 I’m sure I’ve seen this cover before somewhere, it seems familiar… Selection 1: Brilliant Corners (London label, Decca Pressing) 320kbps MP3 Artists: Ernie Henry (alto saxophone) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piano) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded  Reeves … Continue reading

Miles Davis Musings of Miles (1955) Prestige/ Bergenfield

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  Track Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie/Paparelli) . Selected because it’s a tune I can’t get enough of. I read Gillespie turned down a generous offer from the Tunisian National Tourist Board, to rename the tune Two Nights in Tunisia, with full board, inclusive of airport charges and … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: plays Duke Ellington (1955) UK Riverside

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Track Selection: Caravan Artists Thelonious Monk (p) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 21 & 27, 1955 Music Monk reinvents Ellington’s classic and the three swing like something else. Pettiford, phew! At the time … Continue reading

Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh (1955)

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Track Selection: There Will Never Be Another You Artists Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Sal Mosca (p) Billy Bauer (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded NYC, June 14-5, 1955, engineer Tom Dowd Music A respite from honking muscular … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk “Brilliant Corners” (1956)

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Track Selection 1: Brilliant Corners Track Selection 2: Pannonica Artists: Ernie Henry (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p, and Celeste on Pannonica) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d) NYC, October 15 & 9, 1956 Music Monk at his most … 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, trumpet; Bob Brookmeyer, valve trombone; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, clarinet; Jerome Richardson, tenor sax, clarinet, flute; Don Abney, piano; Oscar Pettiford, … Continue reading