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

Mingus Jazz Portraits (Wonderland) 1959 WRC

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Track Selection 1: Nostalgia in Times Square If you like, sing along! “a woo woo, a woo woo, a diddly da, a diddly da, a diddly da a woo woo…” (reprise, change key) Track selection 2: Alice’s Wonderland Artists John Handy … Continue reading

Roy Haynes Just Us (1960)

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Track Selection: Speak Low Artists Richard Wyands (p) Eddie De Haas (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 5, 1960 Music Haynes has supported  an enormous variety of artists – Parker, Lester Young, Getz, Monk, … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson with Eric Dolphy Straight Ahead (1961) Esquire

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Track selection 1: Images Track Selecton 2: Straight Ahead Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Oliver Nelson (ts, as, cl) Richard Wyands (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 1, 1961 Music: Fantastic combination, … Continue reading

Roland Kirk “We Free Kings” (1961)

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Track selection Christmas Bonus Three Wise Men Edition, in three courses: “We Free Kings” (based loosely on the Christmas Carol, swings) > “You Did It, You Did It” > (Hot low down and dirty) “Haunted Melody” > (Cool ballad) Artists Roland … Continue reading