Thursday, January 5, 2017

Steve Lacy/Roswell Rudd - MONKSILAND BAND

Back in the day, I would drink with Roswell Rudd and his "old lady" at the 55  --  which was then a dive bar owned by Brad Cunningham  --  would also see John ("Zoot") Sims there often.  The bartender (whose name I forget) was a published author  --  all in all one of my favorite Greenwich Village bars  --  along with The Shortstop and The Riviera.

Anyway, here's a little thing by Mr. Rudd.


Steve Lacy, soprano sox; Roswell Rudd, trombone; Dave Douglas, trumpet; John Betsch, drums; JJ Avenel, bass.

SIDNEY CATLETT (great drum solo) with Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - 1945 - "Hot House"

Personnel: Sidney Catlett(tracks 6 and 7), Max Roach(tracks 1, 2,3,4,5); Dizzy Gillespie(tpt); Charlie Parker (s), Don Byas(ts-track 1 only); Al Haig(pno); Curley Russell(b);

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Jimmy Smith w. Kenny Burrell - Organ Grinder's Swing - 1993

Live, Vienne, France, 1993. Jimmy Smith - Hammond; Kenny Burrell - guitar; Herman Riley - tenor; Grady Tate - drums

Sonny Clark - Tadd's Delight

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Skylark - Paul Desmond

 Paul Desmond with Bob James (el-p); Gene Bertoncini (g); Ron Carter (b); Jack DeJohnette (d); Don Sebesky (arr,supervise).

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud

Thelonious Monk (Piano)
Ahmed Abdul-Malik (Bass)
Johnny Griffin (Tenor Saxophone)
Roy Haynes (Drums)
Orrin Keepnews (Producer)
Ray Fowler (Recording Engineer)

Thelonious Monk - Criss-Cross

Salt Peanuts

Salt Peanuts · Dizzy Gillespie · Charlie Parker · Don Byas · Al Haig · Curley Russell · Max Roach

Saturday, December 24, 2016

The Modern Jazz Quartet 1956 - England's Carol #1

Milt Jackson (vib), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Connie Kay (ds)
Album:"The Modern Jazz Quartet / At Music Inn"
Recorded:Live at "Music Inn"Lenox, Massachusetts, August 28, 1956

Oscar Peterson plays Jingle Bells

Santa Claus is Coming to Town - Bill Evans

Dexter Gordon Quartet - The Christmas Song

Personnel: Dexter Gordon (tenor sax), Tommy Flanagan (piano), Larry Ridley (bass), Alan Dawson (drums)

Charlie Parker - White Christmas (Live jazz, 1948),

Friday, December 23, 2016

The Quintet' - The Complete Jazz at Massey Hall [FULL ALBUM]

Perdido (Juan Tizol, Hans Lengfelder, Ervin M. Drake)
Salt Peanuts (Dizzy Gillespie, Kenny Clarke)
All the Things You Are (Jerome Kern, Oscar Hammerstein II)
52nd Street Theme (Thelonious Monk)
Drum Solo by Max Roach
Cherokee (Noble)
Embraceable You (George Gershwin, Ira Gershwin)
Hallelujah (Jubilee) (Grey, Robin, Youmans)
Sure Thing (Bud Powell)
Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing, Weiss)
I've Got You Under My Skin (Porter)
Wee (Allen's Alley) (Denzil Best)
Hot House (Tadd Dameron)
A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie, Frank Paparelli)

Jazz at Massey Hall is a live jazz album featuring a performance by "the Quintet" given on 15 May 1953 at Massey Hall in Toronto. The quintet was composed of several leading 'modern' players of the day: Dizzy Gillespie, Charlie Parker, Bud Powell, Charles Mingus, and Max Roach. It was the only time that the five men recorded together as a unit, and it was the last recorded meeting of Parker and Gillespie.

Charlie Parker - "My old flame"

Charlie Parker (alto sax),
Miles Davis (tromp.), Duke Jordan (piano), Tommy Potter (g), Max Roach (drums)

Charlie Parker - All the things you are

Some things have to be repeated just to remind folks how good it was, and still is.

Blue Note 27002 Bud Powell

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray - The Hunt (Live 1947)

Disorder At The Border - Dexter Gordon & Wardell Gray

Dexter GORDON & Wardell GRAY - The Hunt 1947

Bass- Harry Babison (tracks: A, D) , Red Callender (tracks: B, C) 
Drums- Connie Kay (tracks: B to D) , Ken Kennedy (tracks: A) 
Guitar- Barney Kessel 
Piano- Hampton Hawes 
Saxophone [Alto]- Sonny Criss 
Saxophone [Tenor]- Dexter Gordon , Wardell Gray 
Trombone- Trummy Young 
Trumpet- Howard McGhee

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Al Cohn-Zoot Sims/Live at the Half Note/1959...Lover Come Back To ME

Zoot Sims & Bucky Pizzarelli - Gee Baby, Ain't I Good To You


1)-- Alphonse Et Gaston -- 2)-- I Gotta Right To Sing The Blues -- (C.Williams/R.Stewart/C.Hawkins) Charles Melvin ( Cootie Williams July 10, 1911 - Mobile, Alabama - September 15, 1985 - New York - (tp) - Rex Stewart (cnt) - L. Brown , J.C. Higginbotham (tb) - Coleman Hawkins , B.Freeman (ts) , H. Jones (pn), B. Bauer (g), M. Hinton (sb), G. Johnson (dm).

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Sonny Stitt Quintet - The Nearness of You

Personnel: Sonny Stitt (alto sax), Hank Jones (piano), Freddie Greene (guitar), Wendell Marshall (bass), Shadow Wilson (drums)