Friday, April 27, 2018

Jazz At The Philharmonic - Philharmonic Auditorium, Los Angeles, July 2, 1944

1.) - 4.) J. J. Johnson (tb); Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea (ts); Nat "King" Cole (p); Les Paul (g); Johnny Miller (b); Lee Young (d) 5.) - 8.) Meade "Lux" Lewis (unaccompanied p) 9.) Shorty Sherock (tp); Bump Myers, Joe Thomas (ts); Buddy Cole (p); Red Callender (b); Joe Marshall (d) 10.) Nat "King" Cole (p, voc); with Les Paul (g); Johnny Miller (b); and Lee Young (d) 11.) - 12.) Shorty Sherock (tp); Illinois jacquet, Jack McVea (ts); Nat "King" Cole (p); Les Paul (g); Red Callender, Johnny Miller (b); Lee Young (d); Carolyn Richards (voc on track 11) 13.) Shorty Sherock (tp); Illinois Jacquet, Jack McVea (ts); Nat "King" Cole (p); Les Paul (g); Red Callender, Johnny Miller (b); Lee Young (d) Recorded July 2, 1944 at the "Philharmonic Auditorium", Los Angeles. Producer – Norman Granz Note: This is the very first Jazz at the Philharmonic Concert! 1.) Lester Leaps In 0:00 2.) Tea for Two 9:08 3.) Blues 21:46 4.) Body and Soul 32:20 5.) Yancey Special 42:56 6.) Fast Boogie 46:05 7.) Dupree Blues 47:57 8.) Honky Tonk Train Blues 51:22 9.) C Jam Blues 53:58 10.) Sweet Lorraine 1:00:51 11.) The Man I Love 1:04:08 12.) I've Found a New Baby 1:07:02 13.) Rosetta 1:16:35

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

It don't mean a thing - Ella & JATP 1958

Jazz at the Philharmonic in Holland. Of course, jazz musicians were always welcomed and when the top musicians with Norman Granz's JATP wanted to come to the Netherlands the famous Amsterdam concertgebouw was offered for their concerts. This clip is from a 1958 concert. We see and hear the Oscar Peterson trio with Ray Brown on bass and Herb Ellis on guitar. They perform together with Ella Fitzgerald, with solos of violinist Stuff Smith and trumpetplayer Roy Eldridge

1944 HITS ARCHIVE: Cow-Cow Boogie - Ink Spots & Ella Fitzgerald (#1 R&B hit)

1944 HITS ARCHIVE: I'll Be Seeing You - Bing Crosby (#1 hit)

Saturday, April 14, 2018


Chick Webb's Savoy Orchestra Mario Bauza, Reunauld Jones, Taft Jordan (trumpet) Sandy Williams (trombone) Pete Clark, Edgar Sampson (alto sax , clarinet) Elmer Williams (tenor sax) Joe Steele (piano) John Trueheart (banjo,guitar) John Kirby (bass) Chick Webb (drums, leader)

Monday, April 9, 2018

Cecil has died.  I remember well when I first heard him   ---   he must have been "woodsheding" (working out his sounds, practising, etc) in a little Greenwich Village coffeeshop named The Cafe Raffio.  At first it was somewhat annoying  --  then I just let his sounds wash over me.  Something I remember to this day.  I was with Jon Oliver Gaines, a good friend, and a fine folksinger.  Antway, Cecil was a true pioneer, a fine pianio player, another Jazz Giant we have lost.  I really am old when those in the avant-garde pass away before me.  Where to now?

"Air" - 00:00 "This Nearly Was Mine" - 08:45 "Port Of Call" - 19:40 "E.B." - 24:05 "Lazy Afternoon" - 34:04 Personnel :- Cecil Taylor: piano Buell Neidlinger: bass Denis Charles: drums Archie Shepp: tenor saxophone

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Kenny Clarke - Bohemia After Dark

Nat Adderley (cor), Donald Byrd (tp), Julian "Cannonball" Adderley (as), Jerome Richardson (ts,fl), Horace Silver (p), Paul Chambers (b), Kenny Clarke (ds)

Saturday, February 24, 2018

Friday, February 23, 2018

Terry Gibbs & Joey DeFrancesco - Thing Ain't What Used To Be

Terry Gibbs (vibraphone); Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond B3 organ); Eric Alexander (saxophone); Dan Faehnle (guitar); Gerry Gibbs (drums); Ray Armando (congas)

Terry Gibbs Quartet - Take It from Me

If I Were A Bell - The Miles Davis Quintet

Miles Davis - trumpet John Coltrane - tenor saxophone Red Garland - piano Paul Chambers - bass Philly Joe Jones - drums

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Miles Davis: "Love for Sale". John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Cannonball Adderley

with Paul Chambers  - Bass, Jimmy Cobb - Drums

Blossom Dearie - "Little Jazz Bird"


LOVE IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER Buck Clayton, Ruby Braff (trumpet) Buddy Tate (tenor sax) Benny Morton (trombone) Jimmy Jones (piano) Steve Jordan (guitar) Arron Bell (bass) Bobby Donaldson (drums)

Ray Gelato & Enric Peidro Texas Tenors Revisited.Cottontail (Ellington)

Ray Gelato & Enric Peidro Texas Tenors Revisited Cottontail (Ellington) Ray Gelato Tenor sax Enric Peidro Tenor sax Richard Busiakiewicz Piano Andrés Lizón Bass Carlos "Sir Charles" Gonzalez Drums Jazz at the Parador.August 26th 2016

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Cecil Taylor & Buell Neidlinger Octet - Things Ain't What They Used to Be

Personnel: Clark Terry (trumpet), Roswell Rudd (trombone), Steve Lacy (soprano sax), Archie Shepp (tenor sax), Charles Davis (baritone sax), Cecil Taylor (piano), Buell Neidlinger (bass), Denis Charles (drums)

Art Pepper Quartet - Begin the Beguine

Personnel: Art Pepper (alto sax), Carl Perkins (piano), Ben Tucker (bass), Chuck Flores (drums)

Friday, February 16, 2018

Bill Evans, 'Round Midnight

Bill Evans, 'Round Midnight , Sweden-1970 Eddie Gomez Marty Morrell,

Charlie Parker with Milt Jackson Quartet at Birdland - How High the Moon

Personnel: Charlie Parker (alto sax), Milt Jackson (vibraphone), John Lewis (piano), Percy Heath (bass), Kenny Clarke (drums)

How High The Moon

Jazz At The Philharmonic, Carnegie Hall, 1949 Ella Fitzgerald - Vocal Roy Eldridge - Trumpet Tommy Turk - Trombone Charlie Parker - Alto Sax Flip Phillips, Lester Young - Tenor Sax Hank Jones - Piano Ray Brown - Bass Buddy Rich - Drums