Gigi Gryce: The Rat Race Blues (1960) Esquire


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Selection: Blues in Bloom (Norman Mapp) Artists Richard Williams (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Julian Euell (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) recorded  at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960 Music L’expression française du jour … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Mingus Dynasty (1959) Columbia


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Selection 1: Song with Orange Selection 2: Mood Indigo (Ellington) Mingus dons the Ellington mantle, and carries it off with flair. Encore: (Joe L’s hot pick) : Slop  Artists Richard Williams, Don Ellis(t) Jimmy Knepper (trb) Jerome Richardson (fl, bars) John Handy (as) … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: The In Between (1968) Liberty/Blue Note


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Track Selection 1. Tyra (Ervin) – rip corrected 24/9/17 … A dark, minor key swinger. Delicious. One of my five-a-day. Track Selection 2. The In Between (Ervin) … Nervous energy and tension maintained by hard-driving percussion, Ervin in top form. … Continue reading

Charles Mingus “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady” (1963)


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Track Selection: Solo Dancer: Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whiney! Artists Rolf Ericson, Richard Williams (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb) Don Butterfield (cbtb, tu) Jerome Richardson (fl, ss, bars) Dick Hafer (fl, ts) Charlie Mariano (as) Jaki Byard (p) Jay Berliner (g) Charles … Continue reading