The Jazz Beat

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ken_McAlinden, Apr 27, 2015.

  1. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob << Desert Rat >>

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    Charles Lloyd in Europe
    Atlantic, 1968

    with Keith Jarrett, Cecil McBee and Jack DeJohnette

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  2. tribby2001

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  3. Bill Camarata

    Bill Camarata Listening When Possible

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    My lawn mowing is done with extreme isolation headphones and an iPod filled with music. Makes the mow go better!
     
  4. Cactus Bob

    Cactus Bob << Desert Rat >>

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    Stan Getz ~ Another World
    Columbia, 1977

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  5. Fastnbulbous

    Fastnbulbous Forum Resident

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    Great cover of Ellington's "I Got It Bad (and That Ain't Good) and the original "Monk He See, Monk He Do."
     
  6. MagicAlex

    MagicAlex Gort Emeritus

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    Jimmy Smith - Plays Fats Waller
    Blue Note (1962)
    TOCJ-4100
    BN Works 4000 Series

    Organ – Jimmy Smith
    Guitar – Quentin Warren
    Drums – Donald Bailey

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  7. cds23

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    ORNETTE COLEMAN / CHANGE OF THE CENTURY / ATLANTIC / 1960 / ORIGINAL FIRST FRENCH FLAT EDGE PRESSING LP

    ORNETTE COLEMAN — ALTO SAXOPHONE
    DON CHERRY — POCKET TRUMPET
    CHARLIE HADEN — BASS
    BILLY HIGGINS — DRUMS

    PRODUCED BY NESUHI ERTEGUN. RECORDED OCTOBER 8 AND 9, 1959 AT RADIO RECORDERS, HOLLYWOOD, CALIFORNIA. LINER NOTES / INTERVIEW BY GARY KRAMER.

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  8. cds23

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    I am inclined to say that "Change of the Century" is even better than "The Shape of Jazz to Come"... but that could just be because the opening track 'Ramblin'' is such a magnificent beast, with Haden's best performance I've ever heard.
     
  9. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (LP Blue Note Blue &White Label US Mono Press BLP-4151) .... recorded November 1963 .... another "must have" Blue Note date and the mint Mono press has superb claritiy regarding the headspinning basslines of Richard Davis and enables considerable punch to the drumming courtesy of Roy Haynes ....
     
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  10. ledzepp

    ledzepp Well-Known Member

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    LOL, nothing wrong at all about the Japanese release :)

    I have quite a few SHM-CDs and they’re very good.

    Problem is I then go on a shopping spree on CD-Japan and Tower Records. So instead of buying 2 CDs, I will end-up getting 10 CDs :)
     
  11. btf1980

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    Pete La Roca - Basra

    Desert island record.

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  12. InfoNozzle

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    CD: Dreyfuss Jazz (1996)

    The performances on this double disc set emphasize passion over precision, yet this rough and ready band can turn on a dime through big band swing, Latin halftime, bop, New Orleans, avant-garde blowing and more, sometimes in the same tune. Pure Mingus, a worthy tribute.
     
  13. MagicAlex

    MagicAlex Gort Emeritus

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    Atlanta, GA
    Duke Pearson - Profile
    Blue Note (1959)
    TOCJ-4022
    BN Works 4000 Series

    Piano – Duke Pearson
    Bass – Gene Taylor
    Drums – Lex Humphries

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  14. smilin ed

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  15. Soulpope

    Soulpope Common one

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    (CD Daybreak Challenge Records CHR 75017) 2001 .... recorded August 12th 1977 a@ Singer Concert Hall Laren Netherlands .... this recording documents sonorous tenor sax legend Von Freeman at his peak during the late 70`s ..... outstanding Rhythm Section feat. classy (nearly forgotten) pianist John Young .... the CD reissue adds a worthy (long) track ....
     
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  16. cds23

    cds23 Forum Resident

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    OLIVER NELSON ORCHESTRA / AFRO/AMERICAN SKETCHES / PRESTIGE / 1962 / US STEREO DEEP GROOVE BLACK AND SILVER LABEL 7225 LP

    OLIVER NELSON – ARRANGER, ALTO SAXOPHONE, TENOR SAXOPHONE
    JOE NEWMAN, CLYDE REASINGER, ERNIE ROYAL, JERRY KAIL, JOE NEWMAN, ERNIE ROYAL, JOE WILDER – TRUMPET
    BILLY BYERS, PAUL FAULISE, MELBA LISTON, PAUL FAULISE, URBIE GREEN, BRITT WOODMAN – TROMBONE
    RAY ALONGE, JIM BUFFINGTON, JULIUS WATKINS – FRENCH HORN
    DON BUTTERFIELD – TUBA
    ERIC DIXON – TENOR SAXOPHONE, FLUTE
    BOB ASHTON – TENOR SAXOPHONE, FLUTE, CLARINET
    JERRY DODGION – ALTO SAX, FLUTE
    ART DAVIS – BASS
    PETER MAKAS, CHARLES MCCRACKEN – VIOLONCELLO
    ED SHAUGHNESSY – DRUMS
    RAY BARRETTO – CONGAS, BONGOS

    PRODUCED BY EDMOND ESWARDS. RECORDED AT VAN GELDER STUDIO, ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY ON SEPTEMBER 29 AND NOVEMBER 10, 1961 BY RUDY VAN GELDER. PHOTOGRAPHY AND COVER DESIGN BY DON SCHLITTEN. LINER NOTES BY OLIVER NELSON.

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  17. Jackie P

    Jackie P Music Is My Occupation

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    Duke Ellington / The Piano Player (Storyville) CD

    Recorded New York - Paris - Tokyo 1961 - 1971

    According to the sleeve information this was recorded over a 10 year period. The first 13 tracks are stunning, beautiful solo piano pieces that just ooze with atmosphere. Without any doubt this is absolutely essential, especially if you are partial to Duke alone at the piano.

    The last three tracks on the album are in a completely different musical style, played by a Quartet featuring Duke Ellington (piano), Wild Bill Davis (organ), Joe Benjamin (bass) & Rufus Jones (drums). These organ led tracks are full of happy, funky style vibes and are a great (and unexpected) way to conclude this excellent Duke Ellington compilation.


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  18. Jackie P

    Jackie P Music Is My Occupation

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    "The Jaywalker" - Duke Ellington & His Orchestra 1966-1967 (Storyville) CD

    All tracks recorded RCA studio.

    Another excellent Duke Ellington disc on Storyville!

     
  19. cds23

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    BOOKER ERVIN / GROOVIN' HIGH / PRESTIGE / 1966 / EARLY 1970'S FANTASY GREEN LABEL REISSUE OF PR 7417 WITH VAN GELDER STAMP

    BOOKER ERVIN - TENOR SAXOPHONE
    CARMELL JONES - TRUMPET
    JAKI BYARD, GLIDE MAHONES - PIANO
    RICHARD DAVIS - BASS
    ALAN DAWSON - DRUMS

    PRODUCED BY DON SCHLITTEN. RECORDED DECEMBER 3, 1963, JUNE 30, 1964 AND OCTOBER 2, 1964 AT VAN GELDER STUDIO, ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NEW JERSEY BY RUDY VAN GELDER. LINER NOTES BY MICHAEL MORGAN. PHOTOGRAPHY AND COVER DESIGN BY DON SCHLITTEN.


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  20. shnaggletooth

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    Boogaloo Joe Jones: - No Way!

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    Whatever happened to this guy?
     
  21. cds23

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    COUNT BASIE / BASIE / ROULETTE / 1958 / DUTCH FIRST MONO PRESSING R-52003 LP FROM 1958

    WENDELL CULLEY — TRUMPET
    SNOOKY YOUNG — TRUMPET
    THAD JONES — TRUMPET
    JOE NEWMAN — TRUMPET
    HENRY COKER — TROMBONE
    AL GREY — TROMBONE
    BENNY POWELL — TROMBONE
    MARSHAL ROYAL — REEDS
    FRANK WESS — REEDS
    EDDIE "LOCKJAW" DAVIS — REEDS
    FRANK FOSTER — REEDS
    CHARLES FOWLKES — REEDS
    COUNT BASIE — PIANO
    EDDIE JONES — BASS
    FREDDIE GREEN — GUITAR
    SONNY PAYNE — DRUMS

    PRODUCED BY TERRY REIG. RECORDED 21 AND 22 OCTOBER, 1957 AT CAPITOL STUDIOS, NEW YORK CITY. LINER NOTES BY BARRY ULANOV.

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  22. cds23

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    PAUL BLEY / LIVE AT THE HILCREST CLUB 1958 / INNER CITY / 1976 / FIRST OFFICIAL LP IC 1007

    PAUL BLEY – PIANO
    ORNETTE COLEMAN – ALTO SAXOPHONE
    DON CHERRY – CORNET
    CHARLIE HADEN – BASS
    BILLY HIGGINS – DRUMS

    RECORDED 'LIVE' AT THE HILLCREST CLUB (CORRECT SPELLING), LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA IN OCTOBER 1958 BY PAUL BLEY. LINER NOTES BY ERIC KRISS.


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  23. cds23

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    LEE MORGAN / LIVE AT THE LIGHTHOUSE / BLUE NOTE / 1970 / ORIGINAL LIBERTY 2LP WITH VAN GELDER STAMP

    LEE MORGAN - TRUMPET, FLUGELHORN
    BENNIE MAUPIN - TENOR SAXOPHONE, FLUTE, BASS CLARINET
    HAROLD MABERN - PIANO
    JYMIE MERRITT - ELECTRIC UPRIGHT BASS
    MICKEY ROKER - DRUMS

    PRODUCED BY FRANCIS WOLFF. RECORDED 'LIVE' JULY 10-12, 1970 AT THE LIGHTHOUSE CAFÉ, HERMOSA BEACH, CALIFORNIA BY DINO LAPPAS. PHOTOGRAPHY BY JOEL FRANKLIN. LINER NOTES BY ED WILLIAMS.

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  24. DrJ

    DrJ Forum Resident

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    The BN Works CDs, I used to think sounded really good, until I got a more transparent system, now I don't think they sound right - inoffensive, but not like any other modern vinyl or CD versions of these titles that I've heard, which suggests to me they are messed with and not a good representation of the tapes. The early U.S. McMasters are quite good in my opinion - most of them anyway, at least up through the early 1990s. Some of the old silver and blue face U.S. BNs are rather great sounding in fact (note that the somewhat later "Collectors Choice" U.S. BN CDs DO sound different than the originals to me - blind testing on a good system I can tell them apart - not sure why, they are reportedly digitally identical but for whatever reason, they don't sound nearly as good as the earlier versions - I know because I have over the years tracked down the entire collection in the original blue and silver face pressings and compared the ones that had corresponding Collectors Choice pressings and never did I prefer the latter - THOSE sound a bit thin and harsh and I have to believe part of the reason the McMasters get a bad name is that many people have heard mostly those repressings).

    To me, as compared with the BN Works discs, the early McMasters generally sound MUCH closer to the work Steve Hoffman and Kevin Gray did with many of the same titles (for Analogue Productions and Music Matters) and also closer to the work Alan Yoshida did for the short-lived AudioWave XRCD series of Blue Notes. I discovered this first when I went back for a lark and compared some of the silver and blue face late 1980s/early 1990s McMasters to the Hoffman/Gray vinyl titles I was really quite surprised at how well most of the McMasters compared. Certainly they weren't as good as the MM or AP vinyl, but the general tonality wasn't much different.
     
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  25. DrJ

    DrJ Forum Resident

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    Happened across this in the used bins while visiting friends in San Luis Obispo this weekend. It's a killer, three modern giants - pianist Davis, flutist Newton, and Wadud on cello - who balance each other so nicely in terms of sound and temperament. Mostly the pieces are by Davis, a gifted composer, with one by Newton, one by Roland Hanna, and the Mingus piece "Eclipse." Released in 1989 on Gramavision (they did have some truly ugly album artwork!!!), and recorded direct to 2-track by the great Jim Anderson, giving the kind of top drawer sound this music deserves. I have not yet heard their earlier (1982) Gramavision outing, I'VE KNOWN RIVERS, but will now seek it out.
     

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