Thursday, October 29, 2015

Bernie's Tune - Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker

Gerry Mulligan & Chet Baker - Festive Minor

Gerry Mulligan Quartet with Chet Baker - Stardust

Jazz Casual - Count Basie Quartet

Count Basie (piano); Norman Keenan (Bass); Freddie Green (Guitar); Sonny Payne (drums).

Blues In C by the Count Basie Trio

Obviously not a trio.  No idea who all these folks are - except for Basie, Freddie Greene on rhythm guitar (gives you that "authentic Basie sound").

Count Basie And The Kansas City 7 1962 ~ Tally Ho, Mr. Basie

Thad Jones Trumpet
Eric Dixon - Alto Sax, Clarinet, Flute
Frank Foster - Tenor Sax
Count Basie - Piano
Freddie Greene - Guitar
Eddie Jones - Bass
Sonny Payne - Drums

Friday, October 9, 2015

Lester Young - I can't get started

Los Angeles july 15 1942.
Lester Young-ts, Nat "King" Cole-p, Red Callender-b

Lester Young & Bill Harris - Pennies from heaven

Lester Young (ts), Bill Harris (tb), Hank Jones (p), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d)

Lester Young- I Guess I'll Have To Change My Plan

 Personnel is Lester Young (T. Sax), Roy Eldridge (Tpt), Vic Dickenson (Tbn), Gene Ramey (Bass), Teddy Wilson (Pno), Jo Jones (Drums). Recorded January 12, 1956.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Charlie Parker Dial 201

Side A:
1. A Night in Tunisia 00:00 D1013-4
2. Yardbird Suite 3:08 D1011-1
3. Moose the Mooche 5:49 D1010-1
4. Ornithology 8:49 D1012-4

Side B:
1. Loverman 11:53 D1022-A
2. Bebop 15:16 D1024-A
3. The Gypsy 18:11 D1023-A
4. Max Making Wax 21:17 D1021-A

Miles Davis (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Lucky Thompson (tenor saxophone) Dodo Marmarosa (piano) Arvin Garrison (guitar -2/4) Vic McMillan (bass) Roy Porter (drums) 
Radio Recorders, Hollywood, CA, March 28, 1946 
A Night in Tunisia, Yardbird Suite, Moose the Mooche, Ornithology

Howard McGhee (trumpet) Charlie Parker (alto saxophone) Jimmy Bunn (piano) Bob Kesterson (bass) Roy Porter (drums)
C.P. MacGregor Studios, Los Angeles, CA, July 29, 1946
Loverman, Bebop, The Gypsy, Max Making Wax