Jackie McLean: It’s Time! (1964) Blue Note

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Selection 1: It’s Time!   Selection 2: Revillot   It was a very ’60s thing, titles made up of words spelled backwards. This track is quite obvious, Revillot, Tolliver, With others its more subtle, like Llareggub, from Stan Tracey’s Under Milk … Continue reading

Prestige/ New Jazz: Esquire UK vs.Victor Japan

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Alternative pressing comparisons round II: London vs. Tokyo Compare The Pressing subject: New Jazz 8210 Roy Haynes Trio “We Three” Artists Phineas Newborn (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Roy Haynes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958 … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: The Way Ahead (1968) Impulse/ EMI

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Selection 1: Damn If I Know (The Stroller) – (Walter Davis Jr) ,  ,  , The blues gets an unmistakable Shepp makeover, mixing bursts of free solo improvisation with the aggression of a screaming banshee, within a traditional harmonic twelve bar foundation. It’s The … Continue reading

McCoy Tyner: Reaching Fourth (1962) Impulse

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  Selection: Reaching Fourth Artists: McCoy Tyner (p) Henry Grimes (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 14, 1962 Music Described as not as intense as his work with the Coltrane Quartet, Tyner’s second album as … Continue reading

Roy Haynes: Modern Group (1954) Vogue 10″

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Selection: Minor Escamp (Jordan) Now the somewhat surface-challenged Dillon (Roy Haynes Trio) Artists Barney Wilen (ts) Jay Cameron (bars) Henri Renaud (p) Jimmy Gourley (g) Joe Benjamin (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Paris, France, October 26, 1954 Year:1954 In 1954, … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Outward Bound (1960) Esquire

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Selection 1 : GW (dedicated to Dolphy’s mentor Gerald Wilson) The track closest in lineage to Out to Lunch Selection 2: On Green Dolphin Street Hubbards muted introduction gives a false sense of reassurance.  One reviewer commented that his quirky original  take … Continue reading

Roy Haynes: We Three (1958) UK Esquire

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Selection 1: Reflection (Bryant) Selection 2: Sneakin’ Around (Bryant) Artists Phineas Newborn (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958 Year: 1958, The Cold War rages on. 1958 March 11,  U.S. B-47 bomber … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Out There (1960) Prestige UK Esquire

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Selection 1: Feathers (Hale Smith) Selection 2: Serene (Dolphy) Something both malevolant and beautiful about the avant-garde’s treatment of tenderness, peace and tranquility, exposing flashes of barely concealed danger, somewhere Freddie Krueger is loose in Snow White’s boudoir. Artists Eric Dolphy (as, … 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

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

Thelonious Monk Misterioso (1958) Riverside Orpheum

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Selection: Misterioso (Monk) stereo Artists Johnny Griffin (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded live at the “Five Spot Cafe”, NYC, August 7, 1958; Cover Painting The Seer Giorgio de Chirico Music Johnny Griffin features prominently  in … 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 Out of the Afternoon (1962) UK HMV

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Track Selection: Snap Crackle (Haynes) .  .  . “.. that ‘Shulie a Bop’ with Sarah Vaughan  , which was in 1954 – where she introduces the trio in the song (Youtube at 1:28secs) and just before she says my name I say, … 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

Jackie McLean Destination… Out! (1963) Blue Note

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Record pictures updated June 8, 2017, updated June 10, 2017. This record deserves better than what I was able to do five years ago. LJC Track Selection 1: Kahlil the Prophet (Mclean) correct track … …” Using a hard bop lyric … Continue reading

Thelonious in Action (1958) Riverside

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Track Selection:  Coming on the Hudson Artists  Johnny Griffin (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) Ahmed Abdul-Malik (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded live at the “Five Spot Cafe”, NYC, August 7, 1958, Music The Track Listing: Light Blue Coming On The Hudson … 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

Oliver Nelson “The Blues and the Abstract Truth” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Stolen Moments” (8:45)  I> Artists Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Eric Dolphy, alto sax, flute; Oliver Nelson, alto, tenor sax, arranger; George Barrow, baritone sax; Bill Evans, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Roy Haynes, drums. Recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading