Ronnie Mathews: doin’ the thang! (1963) Prestige

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Selection: The Orient Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Charles Davis (baritone sax) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Albert Heath (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 17, 1963, the week running up to Christmas. Obit:  PETER KEEPNEWS JULY 2, … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Breaking Point (1964) Blue Note/Liberty

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Tying up some loose ends in the discography of important figures in Modern Jazz, I found I had neglected some albums because either I wasn’t convinced of their merit or the pressing wasn’t satisfactory, or in some cases both. However … Continue reading

Woody Shaw: Ichi-Ban (1976) Timeless (and Master of Jazz Quiz)

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Selection 1: Brothers and Sisters (Tex Allen)   Modal-funk, no less. What do the DJ Jazz Collective make of this? Selection 2: Moontrane (Shaw)   Woody Shaw’s classic composition, one of the instantly recognisable great tunes of modern jazz (I’ll ask … Continue reading

Roy Haynes Cracklin’ (1963) New Jazz

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Previously blogged under title “Bad News Blues” Fantasy records Seventies reissue, now upgraded to the real thing, Roy Haynes Cracklin’ on Prestige New Jazz. Selection: Scoochie (Booker Ervin) Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Ronnie Mathews (p) Larry Ridley (b) Roy Haynes (d) … Continue reading

Roy Haynes: Cymbalism (1963) Prestige/New Jazz

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Track Selection:  Medley: Hag – Cymbalism – Oleo (10:45) Haynes kicks off as he intends to continue, relentless propulsion, fizzling with brio and drive, sticks dancing on the cymbals,  head-nodding double-time to keep up, as Strozier pulls up along side and then … Continue reading

Roy Haynes – Booker Ervin: Cracklin’ (1963) reanimated

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    Track Selection: Dorian .  .  . “Dorian”, an electrifying modal jazz composition, credited to Haynes’ pianist Ronnie Mathews, sounds as fresh and modern today as it did 1963. Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Ronnie Mathews (p) Larry Ridley (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded … Continue reading