Hank Mobley: Roll Call (1960) Blue Note

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Selection 1: My Groove, Your Move   Selection 2: The Breakdown Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960 Music: … Continue reading

Miles Davis In Person at The Blackhawk (1961) Fontana Stereo

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Selection: Bye bye Blackbird (Fontana Stereo) Artists Miles Davis (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded at “The Blackhawk”, San Francisco, CA, 1st  April 21-2, 1961, Columbia engineer Russ Payne (whose other credits include … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (1959) Mercury

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Selection Limehouse Blues (Braham/Furber) Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) engineer Bernie Clapper, recorded at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL, February 3, 1959 – one month before “Kind of Blue”, … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Vol 1 (1956) Blue Note/ Music Matters edition

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Selection: Decisions  (Music Matters edition) New rip corrected runtime: 7:58 +2 secs lead-in Artists Donald Byrd (t) Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Gene Ramey (b) Max Roach (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956 Music:  … Continue reading

Davis and Coltrane Live in Stockholm (1960) Dragon

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  Coltrane speaks: Interview Pt 1 Interview Pt2 Coltrane Plays: So What (Live) . . . Artists Miles Davis (t) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded at “Konserthuset”, Stockholm, Sweden, March 22, 1960 … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Newk’s Time (1957) Blue Note

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Selection 1: Asiatic Raes (Kenny Dorham) Selection 2: Tune Up (Miles Davis) Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Doug Watkins (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1957 Year: 1957 Great Britain tests first … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Kind of Blue” UK shootout: Fontana 1st vs CBS 2nd issue.

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Last updated: November 5, 2016 (photos and text) Above, UK CBS pressing. It is conventional wisdom that earlier pressings are closer to the source  and should sound better. Below, first cover  UK release on Fontana. The opportunity arose to put this conventional wisdom to … Continue reading

Coltrane Jazz (1960) London/Atlantic

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Track Selection: Village Blues Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Wynton Kelly or McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers or Steve Davis (b), Jimmy Cobb  or  Elvin Jones (d) recorded November 24 and December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960, NYC Music The first album released after … Continue reading

Miles Davis in Person at the Blackhawk Vol1 Friday Night (1961) Fontana

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Track Selection: Walkin’ UPDATED, EXTRA TRACK Track Selection 2: Bye Bye Blackbird (The Amazon review post cited below made me listen again, and it reminded me, crikey Mobley was on top form that night, better than I have heard in … Continue reading

Steve Lacy Saxophone Today (1957) Esquire

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Track Selection 1: Alone Together (Deitz, Schwartz) Something of a benchmark song, I think this is about the sixth version posted. Gives an interesting transverse section of how different saxophone players within the nominally similar modern jazz genre interpret the same standard. Pepper Adams on … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Workout” (1961)

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Track Selection 1. Smokin’ Track Selection 2. Greasin’ Easy Artists Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 26, 1961 Music Here is one … Continue reading

Benny Golson The Modern Touch (1957)

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Track Selection: Out of the Past Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Max Roach (d) recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1957 Music Track selection composed by Benny in … Continue reading

John Coltrane Giant Steps (1960)

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Track Selection: Giant Steps Artists John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb or Art Taylor (d) Engineer Tom Dowd, recorded NYC, December 2, 1959 Music What can you say? Coltrane’s crowning achievement. Entry for … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “Out of the Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: Sweet Cakes (Note – clipped the closing seconds – needs re-rip ) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones or Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January … Continue reading

Miles Davis Sextet “Some Day My Prince Will Come” (1961)

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Track Selection: Pfrancing Artists Miles Davis (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, March 7 & 20-1, 1961) John Coltrane (ts title track) Music: M is for…mmm…Mobley, who joins the … Continue reading

Wes Montgomery Milt Jackson “Bags Meets Wes” (1961)

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Track Selection: SKJ Artists Milt Jackson (vib) Wynton Kelly (p) Wes Montgomery (g) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 18, 1961 Music This was my first Wes Montgomery record, and it was well said, … Continue reading

Illinois Jacquet “The Blues; That’s me!” (1969)

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Track Selection 1: ‘Round Midnight This is such a rollercoaster varied record you get a second bite of the cherry: Track Selection 2: The Galloping Latin Artists Illinois Jacquet (ts, basn) Wynton Kelly (p) Tiny Grimes (g) Buster Williams (b) … Continue reading

Dizzy Reece “Star Bright” (1959)

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Track Selection “The Rake” > Artists BN 4023 Dizzy Reece (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) Recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 19, 1959 Music Described by Cook and Morton as “a … Continue reading

Art Pepper: Gettin’ Together (1960) Contemporary/Vogue

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(Photos updated March 21, 2019) Track Selection: “Bijou the Poodle” Artists Art Pepper (as, ts) Conte Candoli (t) Wynton Kelly (p)  Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) February 29, 1960 (leap-year special) Music Sequel to Meet the Rhythm Section, one of Pepper’s … Continue reading

Wynton Kelly “Kelly Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: “Softly, as in a Morning Sunrise”. > Artists Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Nat Adderley (cnt) Jimmy Cobb (d) Bobby Jaspar (fl) Benny Golson (ts) Jack Higgins engineer, Jack Matthews mastering, recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, New York; February 10 … Continue reading