Thad Jones: The Magnificent Thad Jones (1956) Blue Note/ MM33

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Selection: April In Paris (Duke-Harburg, a 1930’s showtune) Artists Thad Jones (trumpet) Billy Mitchell (tenor sax) Barry Harris (piano) Percy Heath (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 14, 1956 Artists of Note: Billy Mitchell … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Collectors’ Items (Prestige) 1953-6

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Prestige “original”!?  What’s one number difference in an address?  Into the vaults, LJC returns clutching what he thought was his most prized “original” Prestige LP, purchased a few years back from the now-disappeared Intoxica Records, Portobello Road, Notting Hill. The man said … Continue reading

Gigi Gryce (1955) Signal

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Artists Quartet: Gigi Gryce (alto Saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piana) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955 Selection: Gallop’s Gallop (Monk) … Orchestra: Art Farmer (t) Eddie Bert (trb) Julius Watkins (fr-horn) Bill … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: The Sound of Sonny (1957) UK Riverside

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  Selection 1: Mangoes   Selection 2: It could Happen to You (unaccompanied solo)   Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Percy Heath/Paul Chambers  (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 11, 12 &19, 1957 Rollins 1957 … Continue reading

Barney Wilen Jazz Sur Seine (1958) Philips France

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Track Selection 1: Swing 39 (Reinhardt) Selection 2: Nuages (Reinhardt) Artists Barney Wilen  (ts), Milt Jackson (p) , Percy Heath (b) , Kenny Clarke (d) recorded  Feb.13-14, 1958 Paris Barney Wilen remains a cult figure – in France. His records are … Continue reading

John Lewis Sacha Distel “Afternoon in Paris” (1956) Atlantic

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Track Selection 1: Bags Groove Track Selection 2: Afternoon in Paris Artists Barney Wilen (ts) John Lewis (p) Sacha Distel (g) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded in Paris, France, December 4 and 7, 1956 Music Yes that Sacha Distel – … Continue reading

Art Farmer Early Art (1954) Esquire

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Track Selection 1: Confab In Tempo – Rollins! Art Farmer (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 20, 1954 Track Selection 2. AloneTogether  – Wynton Kelly! Art Farmer … Continue reading

Benny Golson and the Philadelphians (1958) United Artists

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Track Selection: You’re Not The Kind (Gryce) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, November 17, 1958 Philadelphia Just across the river from New Jersey, soon … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins MJQ Perspectives 1951-3

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Selection 1: I Know (Miles Davis on  Piano) Selection 2: With a Song in my Heart Selection 3: This Love of Mine Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Apex Studios, NYC, December … Continue reading

Bill Evans Interplay (1962) Riverside US

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  Previously posted as UK Riverside copy September 29th 2011. Now, nine months later, “upgraded” to US pressing, though still only mono. Track Selection 1 (as original post but the US pressing) Interplay (Evans) Track Selection 2 (new): When You Wish Apon a … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley / Bill Evans: Know What I Mean (1961) Riverside UK Interdisk

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Post updated: February 13, 2019 (new photos and rips, complete) Track selection 1: Waltz For Debby (Evans) .  .  . Track Selection 2. Know What I Mean (Evans) .  .  . Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Percy Heath … Continue reading

Jimmy Heath Triple Threat (1962 )

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Track selection 1:  Bruh’ Slim Track selection 2: Dew and Mud Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Julius Watkins (frh) Jimmy Heath (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Percy Heath (b) Albert Heath (d) recorded NYC, January 4, 1962 Music Roland Kirk earned the … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk Trios “Monks Moods” (1952-4)

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Track Selection: Blue Monk Artists Thelonious Monk (p) Percy Heath (b ) Art Blakey (d ) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1954 Other tracks Thelonious Monk (p) Gerry Mapp (b) Art Blakey (d) NYC, October 15, … Continue reading

Howard McGhee Vol 2 (1953)

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Track Selection:  Jarm (McGhee) Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Gigi Gryce (as, fl) Horace Silver (p) Tal Farlow (g) Percy Heath (b) Walter Bolden (d) recorded WOR Studios, NYC, May 20, 1953 Music Described by one Amazon customer reviewer as “very possibly the best music on record that … Continue reading

Miles Davis All Stars “Walkin’ ” (1954)

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Artists Side A: Sextet: Miles Davis (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Lucky Thompson (ts) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 29, 1954 Track Selection “Walkin’” (long, 13:15) Side B: Quintet: Miles Davis (tp) … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Blue Haze” (1953-4)

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Track Selection: I’ll Remember April (7:40) Soloists in turn,  Miles Davis, Horace Silver piano, Dave Schildkraut alto, Silver reprise. Artists Miles Davis (tp) Davey Schildkraut (as) John Lewis, Horace Silver or Charles Mingus (p) ) Max Roach, Art Blakey or Kenny Clarke (d) Percy … Continue reading

Howard McGhee: The Return of (1955) Bethlehem/ London

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Track Selection: Get Happy Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Sahib Shihab (bars, as) Duke Jordan (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded NYC, October 22, 1955.  From the title, recorded after one of McGhees not infrequent releases from the Penitentary on narcotics charges. … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham “Afro-Cuban” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Minors Holiday” Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Cecil Payne (bars) JJ Johnson (trom) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath/ Oscar Pettiford (b) Art Blakey (d) Carlos “Potato” Valdes (congas)   recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 30/ 29 … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Bags Groove” (1954) Prestige/ Esquire

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UK Esquire release of Prestige 7109. Miles Davis with Sonny Rollins and Silver on one side,  Monk  and Milt Jackson on the other. “The Modern Jazz Giants” line up from 1954, straight ahead bop. Every expense spared on that alternative cover, though … Continue reading

Bill Evans “Interplay” (1962)

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Track Selection: “Interplay” Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)NYC, July 16, 1962 Music If unconfined simultaneous group improvisation – Free Jazz – marks one end of the jazz spectrum, then … Continue reading