American ’50s Record Clubs: The American Recording Society (1956-7)

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A record collector’s special bonus topic, prompted by LJC commenter Geoffrey Wheeler. I’m sure that name is familiar! You’ll note it again after a few minutes reading. An occasional look at the stuff you may well have overlooked, delving into … Continue reading

Bud Powell: The Lonely One (Verve 1955) HMV

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Selection: Bean and the Boys (320kbps MP3) Artists: Bud Powell Trio Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios in New York, January 13, 1955, April 25 & 27; first released in 1959 Music: Powell is the definitive genius … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt: Personal Appearance (1957 Verve) HMV

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 Selection 1: Autumn in New York Selection 2: You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To Artists Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Edgar Willis (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums) recorded NYC, May 12, 1957 Music: Stitt recorded prolifically over … Continue reading

Roland Kirk: Now please don’t you cry, beautiful Edith (1967) UK Verve

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Track Selection: Stompin’ Ground Artists Roland Kirk (ts, mzo, str, fl) Lonnie Liston Smith (p) R. Boykins (b) Grady Tate (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 2, 1967 Verve engineer Val Valentin produced by Creed Taylor. … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt “Only the Blues” (1957)

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Track Selection: The String Artists Roy Eldridge (tp) Sonny Stitt (as, ts) Oscar Peterson (p) Herb Ellis (g) Ray Brown (b) Stan Levey (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 1957 Distinguished line up – Oscar Petersen tickling the ivories … Continue reading

Gillespie, Rollins, Stitt: “Sonny Side Up” (1957) Verve

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Track Selection: The Eternal Triangle (Stitt) Long and very fast (Podiatrist Advisory – foot-tap in moderation: do not exceed recommended number of taps per listening session) Artists Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) … Continue reading

Lee Konitz “Very Cool” (1957)

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Track Selection: Lee Konitz “Sunflower” Artists Don Ferrara (tp) Lee Konitz (as) Sal Mosca (p) Peter Ind (b) Shadow Wilson (d) recorded NYC, May 12, 1957 Music It’s a great sound, these late fifties pressings really hit the spot. Konitz’s alto … Continue reading