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)

Thursday, December 8, 2016

A headline from "The New York Times":  "

On Campus, Trump Fans Say They Need ‘Safe Spaces’ 

In other words  --  just run of the mill "Special Snowflakes"  --  poor little children in need of some additional "political correctness".

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Oscar Peterson - The Very Tall Band .1998 . ( Full Album)

Piano – Oscar Peterson
Bass – Ray Brown
Drums – Karriem Riggins
Vibraphone – Milt Jackson

1.Ja-da- 7:12
2.SKJ- 8:10
3.I Remember Clifford- 8:13
4.When Summer Comes- 4:23
5.Blues For JR- 11:00
6.Nature Boy- 5:44
7.Sometimes I'm Happy-8:43
8.Bass Solo Medley: Full Moon And Empty Arms, The Very Thought Of You, The Work Song- 7:32
9.Caravan- 9:13

Ben Webster - Solitude