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Wes Montgomery was not only an unfail-ingly inventive improviser but also an artist who was usually dissatisfied with his own work. The combination led to his repeating his recorded performances after another player would have been quite willing to consider the job well done. These two by-passed takes are among a large number of supposed rejects from various sessions that ...

Review by Stephen Cook Backed by some of the top bop players of the day, Al Cohn stretches out here for a program heavy with up-tempo swingers. Cut in two sessions during 1950 and 1953, Cohn’s Tones finds the usually more mellow tenor great feeding off the driving drum work of both Tiny Kahn and Max Roach. Besides the ballad ...

Tracks:   1 –  Again (Cochran  Newman)    2 –  Zulu  (Weston)    3 –  Pam’s Waltz  (Weston)    4 –  Solemn Meditation (Gill)    5 –  If You Could See Me Now (Tedd Dameron)    6 –  Sweet Sue (Harris  Young) Randy Weston piano Sam Gill bass  (except 5) Art Blakey drums  (except 5) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, ...

Quinteto André Fernandes Osso   Technicals Issues Label:      Tone Of A Pitch Country: Portugal Date:       2002 Length:    42:18 Format:   CD Genre:     Jazz Track Listing 1.  O Circulo dos Idiotas    6:44 2.  ExChanges    8:28 3.  Babita    8:16 4.  Magdit    6:37 5.  O Osso    5:35 6.  Zing    6:37 Opinion Gravado num só take, numa tarde como qualquer ...

John Arthur “Jaki” Byard (June 15, 1922 – February 11, 1999) was an American jazz multi-instrumentalist, composer and arranger. Mainly a pianist, he also played tenor and alto saxophones, among several other instruments. He was known for his eclectic style, incorporating everything from ragtime and stride to free jazz. Byard played with trumpeter Maynard Ferguson in the late 1950s and ...

01. Close Your Eyes (5:30) 02. That Old Feeling (4:12) 03. I Didn’t Know About You (4:22) 04. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (6:02) 05. Something Cool (4:10) 06. Where Or When (6:59) 07. Day-Dream (4:52) 08. Brown-Eyed Beauty (6:40) 09. Black Coffee (5:38) 10. Golden Earrings (3:33) 11. Don’t Smoke In Bed (4:28) 12. Too Marvelous For words ...

Review by Scott Yanow For a time in the early 1990s, some of the CDs from the Japanese DIW label were made available domestically through Columbia. This trio date by pianist Harold Mabern, bassist Ron Carter and drummer Jack DeJohnette has Mabern originals dedicated to Sonny Stitt and Wayne Shorter, plus some offbeat standards and a pair of rarely performed ...

The Rusty Scott Organ Group plays original material and organ standards and is fronted by Hammond B3 organist Rusty Scott of Boston, Massachusetts. The band’s music is based on jazz, blues, boogaloo, and funk and features the B3 sound from the 50s and 60s that is associated with Hammond organ legends Jimmy Smith, Don Patterson, Dr. Lonnie Smith, and Brother ...

Pistas 01. A Night In Tunisia / (Gillespie-Paparelli) 02. Happiness Is A Thing Called Joe / (Arlen-Harburg) 03. I´m Gettin Sentimental Over You / (Bassman-Washington) 04. Prelude To A Kiss / (Ellington-Mills-Gordon) 05. Tangerine (Schertzinger-Mercer) / 06. Strike Up The Band (Gershwin) 07. Over The Rainbow (Arlen-Harburg) / 08. I´ll Keep Loving You (Powell) 09. You’d Be So Nice To ...

Review by Matt Collar A project long in the making, Across the Tracks finds tenor saxophonist Scott Hamilton pairing with journeyman blues guitarist Duke Robillard for a set of burnished lesser-known standards, ballads, and blues. As Rhode Island natives, Hamilton and Robillard crossed paths early on in their careers, with the younger Hamilton drawing inspiration for his own straight-ahead jazz ...

Biography A solid bop-based pianist, Eddie Higgins has never become a major name, but he has been well-respected by his fellow musicians for decades. After growing up in New England, he moved to Chicago, where he played in all types of situations before settling in to a long stint as the leader of the house trio at the London House ...

Tracks A1. Penn Relays {Charles Earland} (5:48) A2. Danny Boy’s Blues {D. Paul} (3:53) A3. Milestones #2 {Miles Davis} (8:25) B1. Soon It’s Gonna Rain {Tom Jones, Harvey Schmidt} (9:38) B2. Strangers In The Night {Bert Kaempfert} (4:58) Musicians: Charles Earland – Organ [Hammond B-3] Dave Schnitter – Tenor Saxophone George Coleman – Tenor Saxophone Jimmy Ponder – Guitar Bobby ...

Jazz ta pronto  Lunes 28 de noviembre El programa se emite en vivo los días lunes de 22:00 a 23:00 horas por http://mixlr.com/jazztapronto/ (hora de Montevideo, Uruguay) o se puede escuchar grabado en el link de abajo. Todo el material emitido esta disponible para la Gypsyjazzandswing. The program is broadcast live on Mondays from 10:00 pm to 11:00 pm by ...

Schulldogs  Tenor Tantrums Los temas 1.Free* – Ornette Coleman 2:52 2.Slightly Round 7:06 3.URWUP 7:11 4.Tenor Tantrums 9:56 5.Loose Bloose – Bill Evans 7:26 6.The Symptoms* 4:54 7.Boogie Two Shoes 9:12 8.Nameless 5:53 9. No Hazmats 6:52 Los músicos, dos de ellos hijos del afamado Gunter Schuller Tony Malaby, soprano and tenor sax; George Garzone, tenor sax; Ed Schuller, bass; ...

Review by Rick Anderson Jazz purists may turn up the nose at this jazz-reggae summit meeting, but that’s their loss. It’s not that they wouldn’t have the right to be suspicious — experiments in jazz-reggae fusion do not have a distinguished history. But the combination of Jamaican-born jazz pianist Monty Alexander and reggae godfathers Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare works ...

Michel Hausser is a French vibraphonist and jazz accordionist. He played bebop with lines directly inherited from those of Milt Jackson. Learned piano by his father, he became a professional musician in 1947 in Strasbourg where he was appointed professor at the Academy Accordion Oscar Dhiebolt. In 1949 he formed his first band with which he toured Europe and North ...

Live album featuring a performance recorded at the Lighthouse Club in Hermosa Beach, California in 1972 and released on the Blue Note label. Review by Steve Huey Some of Grant Green’s hottest moments as a jazz-funk bandleader came on his live records of the era, which were filled with extended, smoking grooves and gritty ensemble interplay. Live at the Lighthouse ...

  Jazz ta pronto  Lunes 24 de octubre El programa se emite en vivo los días lunes de 22:00 a 23:00 horas por http://mixlr.com/jazztapronto/ (hora de Montevideo, Uruguay) o se puede escuchar grabado en el link de abajo. Todo el material emitido esta disponible para la Gypsyjazzandswing. 01 – Yesterdays – (03:05) 02 – Tangerine – (03:09) 03 – Yarbird ...

Review by Dave Nathan Before he threw in the towel and willingly walked away from the clutches of the recording industry in 1960, Johnny Smith recorded an impressive roster of albums for Teddy Reig’s Roost label. One of these, The New Johnny Smith Quartet, recorded in 1956, was billed as maiden set for Smith’s new, small group. That was almost ...

Review by Thom Jurek Live at Club Mozambique was, according to Bob Belden’s liner notes, rumored to exist for decades in Blue Note’s Grant Green discography, but was never released. His explanation as to why is satisfactory — Green’s star had waned considerably — and makes some sense, but the label had 15 unissued albums by the guitarist by 1971. ...

Review by Scott Yanow Gene Harris was always predictably excellent, particularly during his final decade. This CD has his quartet of 1993 (with guitarist Ron Eschete, bassist Luther Hughes, and drummer Paul Humphrey) performing such tunes as a soulful “Take the ‘A’ Train,” the sly “Ma (He’s Making Eyes at Me),” “My Little Suede Shoes,” and even “Ode to Billie ...

Review by Richard Mortifoglio This 1955 date is an intriguing opportunity to hear Milt Jackson accompanied by the MJQ rhythm section, but with hard bopper Horace Silver substituting for John Lewis. Not only that, it’s also a chance to hear a hitherto unknown, lushly romantic side of both Jackson and Silver, two blues-oriented players who rarely if ever recorded standards ...

  Jazz ta pronto  Lunes 10 de octubre. 02 – Sing sing sing – Benny Goodman big band. Gene Krupa. 03 – Estruendo en Winetka – Gene Krupa. 04 – Jumping at the Woodside – Buddy Rich 05 – Bugle call rag – Buddy Rich. – Up Close 06 – Max Roach. – solo Elvin Jones. – Ding-A-Ling-A-Ding  08 -Way out – ...

  Jazz ta pronto – Lunes 19 El programa se emite en vivo los días lunes de 22:00 a 23:00 horas por http://mixlr.com/jazztapronto/ (hora de Montevideo, Uruguay) o se puede escuchar grabado en el link de abajo.     Gerry Mulligan – Live in Paris y el CD A Concert in Jazz.             01 – ...

Review by Scott Yanow Although recorded in sessions in 1962 and 1965, this set of Richard Rodgers tunes by the Dave Brubeck Quartet has a strong unity about it due to the consistent performances of the veteran group. With altoist Paul Desmond and the pianist-leader contributing some fine solos (and bassist Eugene Wright and drummer Joe Morello excellent in support), ...

Tracklist: 1 Cliff, Cliff Hesse 5:17 2 Phenil Isopropil Amine Jaspar 3:25 3 Misterioso Monk 3:30 4 Lullaby of the Leaves Petkere, Young 3:36 5 There Will Never Be Another You Gordon, Warren 3:22 6 Waiting for Irene Jaspar 3:55 7 Le JAMF Jaspar 4:18 8 Chasing the Bird Parker 5:13 9 Speak Low Nash, Weill 4:24 10 Doxology (Memory ...

Review by Scott Yanow From 1963-1967, pianist Monty Alexander played regularly at Jilly’s in New York City, a popular hangout where Frank Sinatra would occasionally drop in and, on very rare occasions, sing a song or two. This trio set with bassist John Patitucci and drummer Troy Davis gives Alexander an opportunity to pay tribute to both Jilly’s and Sinatra. ...

Pianist Monty Alexander had first appeared on a Milt Jackson record in 1969. Soul Fusion songs Eight years later the great vibraphonist used Alexander’s trio (which included bassist John Clayton and drummer Jeff Hamilton, future big-band co-leaders) for this spirited Pablo session that was subsequently reissued on CD through Original Jazz Classics. Soul Fusion album for sale Much of the ...

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