Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Ken_McAlinden, Apr 27, 2015.
Johnny Coles - Little Johnny C
The Complete Norman Granz Jam Sessions
Now listining to audio samples of the Paul Desmond album below, which will be included in the upcoming Mosaic set Paul Desmond: The Complete 1975 Toronto Recordings
Thats a great box. Have it too among other JATP boxes.
JATP was discussed also in a special thread here I seem to remember: Verve LP reissues: Jazz At The Philharmonic
That was my introduction to Ed Bickert, great guitar player.
John Carter (3) & Bobby Bradford – Mosaic Select
Label: Mosaic Records (2) – MS-036
Series: Mosaic Select – 36
Format: Box Set, Limited Edition 3 × CD, Compilation
Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – John Carter (3) (tracks: 1-1 to 2-8)
Bass – Henry Franklin (tracks: 2-4, 2-6 to 2-8), Louis Spears (tracks: 2-2, 2-3 & 2-5), Tom Williamson(tracks: 1-1 to 2-1)
Clarinet – John Carter (3)
Drums – Bruz Freeman* (tracks: 1-1 to 2-8), Leon Ndugu Chancler (tracks: 2-2, 2-3 & 2-5)
Piano – Nate Morgan (tracks: 2-2, 2-3 & 2-5), Bill Henderson* (tracks: 2-4, 2-6 to 2-8)
Trumpet – Bobby Bradford
Currently playing Disc 2. The first track was recorded in late '69, with the others recorded November 9, 1971 and April 4, 1972. Bradford with a couple of compositions here while the rest are from Carter, who plays brilliantly - as does Bradford for that matter. The later tracks on this disc are actually a bit groove-oriented which was surprising. Some of these tracks come from this album:
John Carter (3) / Bobby Bradford – Secrets
Label: Revelation Records (3) – revelation 18, Revelation Records (3) – REVELATION 18, Revelation Records (3) – REV-18
While the rest were previously not issued. A great entry in the Mosaic Select series.
Art Farmer, Addison Farmer, Elvin Jones, Hank Mobley, Kenny Drew – Farmer's Market (1956)
Sonny Clark, Art Farmer, Curtis Fuller, Hank Mobley, Louis Hayes, Wilbur Ware – Dial "S" for Sonny (1957)
Lee Morgan, Art Taylor, Doug Watkins, Sonny Clark – Candy (1957)
Johnny Griffin, Art Blakey, Hank Mobley, John Coltrane, Lee Morgan, Paul Chambers, Wynton Kelly – A Blowin' Session (1957)
Hank Mobley / John Laporta, Donald Byrd, Doug Watkins / Wendell Marshall, Kenny Clarke, Ronnie Ball / Horace Silver – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley (1956)
Hank Mobley, Art Taylor / Kenny Clarke, Doug Watkins, Hank Jones / Barry Harris, Lee Morgan / Donald Byrd – The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley, Vol.2 (1956)
(CD Columbia Universal Japan "Jazz Collection 1000" SICP 4220) 2014 .... recorded "live" March 22nd-24th, 1965 @ The Trident .... Denny Zeitlin (p) + Charlie Haden (b) + Jerry Granelli (dr) .... a rather unsung but fabulous 60`s Piano Trio recording led by very interesting pianist Denny Zeitlin .... btw superb transfer via this Universal Japan CD edition from 2014 .... get it (means the music - which is not part of the Denny Zeitlin Mosaic Select box - in this edition) while you can ....
Red Mitchell, Harold Land, Carmell Jones, Frank Strazzeri, Leon Pettis – Hear Ye! (1961)
I bought this on Labor Day at a big garage sale full of records. There were a lot of promo things (someone worked in radio I assume?) but mostly rock stuff...
I've only listened once but good first impression. Stand out track was Dollar Brand's "tintiyana", a kind of African 3 against 4 jam. Also the Thad Jones songs are great. Excited to listen again tonight.
A swinging Main Stream Artist with a very good motto
"Melody Is A Must - Bobby Hackett Live At The Roosevelt Grill - Vol. 1" - Recorded March-April 1969
Swedish label Phontastic Phont 7571 issued in 1985
Bobby Hackett (cor) / Vic Dickenson (tb) / Dave McKenna (p) / Jack Lesnerg (b) / Cliff Leeman (dr)
.... and the Vol. 2
Phontastic Phont 7572 same date and location
....and that will do it for tonight
I hesitated to post this, but if you have not heard of Quartette Trés Bien, you should. Think of them as a more funky Three Sounds or a more accomplished Young-Holt.
Where It's At!
Jamming out to Jaki, "out front" by Byard.
Made from a couple different New Jazz sessions. The title track is an ode to Herbie Nichols! The album highlight however is "european episode", a six part dance suite that Sounds like something written in the 2000s, so ahead of his time was Jaki imo. This track adds Booker Ervin and Richard Williams on horns. Byard himself was a dancer, according to the liner notes.
The Cannonball Adderley Quintet - Mercy, Mercy, Mercy! - Live At "The Club"
Great band. I haven’t got that one but I have got “Boss Tres Bien”, a patchy album but the title track is awesome, what a groove!
CHAIN REACTION - THE CRUSADERS (Blue Thumb) CD
Drums, Percussion – "Stix" Hooper
Guitar – Larry Carlton
Keyboards, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Clavinet, Synthesizer – Joe Sample
Saxophone, Bass – Wilton Felder
Trombone, Brass – Wayne Henderson
Funky Friday revive with one of The Crusaders most consistently enjoyable albums.
ASHA - THE LLOYD McNEILL QUARTET (Soul Jazz) CD
Bass – Steve Novosel
Percussion – Eric Gravatt / Paul Hawkins
Piano – Gene Rush
Piccolo Flute, Flute, – Lloyd McNeill
Recorded 1969. The LP originally was released on the ASHA record label and re-issued on LP with a different cover
A pleasant, unique sounding, flute led quartet recording. The Soul Jazz CD edition includes a 16 page booklet
Oliver Nelson, Art Taylor, Kenny Dorham, Ray Bryant, Wendell Marshall – Meet Oliver Nelson (1959)
Art Blakey And The Jazz Messengers* – Africaine
Label: Blue Note – 7243 4 97507 2 2
Series: Blue Note Connoisseur Series –
Format: CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Limited Edition
Bass – Jymie Merritt
Congas – Dizzy Reece (tracks: 1, 4)
Drums – Art Blakey
Piano – Walter Davis Jr.
Tenor Saxophone – Wayne Shorter
Trumpet – Lee Morgan
Recorded November 10, 1959 but not released until 1981. Not my favorite Blakey album, but a good one nonetheless. Walter Davis Jr is great on the piano, which I noticed as I think this might be the only Blakey album I have with him playing. The Jazz Messengers make hard bop sound like it's easy to do. That's how good they were. After a few years of listening to jazz that's a discovery I've made. Which also makes for good recs when a newbie asks about getting into the genre - AB & the JMs are a fantastic starting point.
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