Sonny Stitt: with the New Yorkers (1957) UK Vogue

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Original US release on Roost Records: The more observant will have picked up that the Roost cover photo of Stitt is transposed left to right. The art decision by Vogue is correct in my view – the eye follows the direction … Continue reading

Chet Baker: Sextet (1954-5) 10″ Pacific Jazz/ Vogue

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Selection: Tommyhawk Artists Chet Baker (trumpet) Bob Brookmeyer (valve trombone) Bud Shank (baritone saxophone) Russ Freeman (piano) Carson Smith (bass) Shelly Manne (drums) Radio Annex, Los Angeles, CA, September 9 & 15, 1954 Music: Tommyhawk or Tomahawk? Typical mid ’50s West Coast … 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

Zoot Sims “Choice” (1954 / 1959)

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Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading

Lee Konitz plays with Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1953)

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Track Selection: “These Foolish Things” > Bonus selection: “All The Things You Are”  > Artists Lee Konitz (as) Chet Baker (t) Gerry Mulligan (bars), Larry Bunker (d)  Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (b) recorded  at  various venues, January 23 and 30, February … Continue reading

Zoot Sims Bob Brookmeyer “Tonite’s Music Today” (1956)

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Track Selection: Zoot singing (briefly) on “Blues” > Bonus Track – without Zoot singing: “I Hear a Rhapsody” > Artists Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts, vo) Hank Jones (p) Wyatt Reuther (b) Gus Johnson (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1956 Bio: AllAboutJazz on … Continue reading

Carmell Jones “The Remarkable” (1961)

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Track Selection 1 ballad:  “Stellisa” > Track Selection 2 up-tempo: “Sad March” > Artists Carmell Jones (t) Harold Land (ts)  Frank Strazzeri (p) Gary Peacock (b) Leon Pettis (d) Producer/Engineer  Richard Bock (founder of Pacific Jazz) June 1961 Los Angeles, CA. Jones … Continue reading