30 Outubro 2011

Julian Priester Sextet – Spiritsville 1960


Jazzland 1960 (réf. JLP 9225)

Julian Priester (trombone) - Walter Benton (tenor saxophone) - Charles Davis (baritone saxophone)
Sam Jones (bass) - McCoy Tyner (piano) - Arthur Taylor (drums)

1. Chi Chi
2. Blue Stride
3. It Might As Well Be Spring
4. Excursion
5. Spiritsville
6. My Romance
7. Donna's Waltz

Recorded in New York; July 12, 1960.
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23 Outubro 2011

Miles Davis - Nefertiti 1967



Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums

Tracks:
01
. Nefertiti (Wayne Shorter) – 7:49
02. Fall (Wayne Shorter) – 6:33
03. Hand Jive (Tony Williams) – 8:51
04. Madness (Herbie Hancock) – 7:28
05. Riot (Herbie Hancock) – 3:01
06. Pinocchio (Wayne Shorter) – 5:04

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The Miles Davis Quintet 65-68



Miles Davis trumpet Wayne Shorter tenor saxophone Herbie Hancock piano Ron Carter bass Tony Williams drums


Miles Davis - E.S.P. 1965



Miles Davis - trumpet
Wayne Shorter - tenor saxophone
Herbie Hancock - piano
Ron Carter - bass
Tony Williams - drums

Tracks:
01. E.S.P. (Wayne Shorter) – 5:28
02. Eighty-One (Ron Carter, Miles Davis) – 6:13
03. Little One (Herbie Hancock) – 7:20
04. R.J. (Ron Carter) – 3:55
05. Agitation (Miles Davis) – 7:44
06. Iris (Wayne Shorter) – 8:30
07. Mood (Ron Carter, Miles Davis) – 8:47

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21 Outubro 2011

Buck Clayton & Buddy Tate



Buck Clayton
Buck and Buddy

Tracks
1. High Life (Clayton) 5:25
2. When a Woman Loves a Man (Hanighen, Jenkins, Mercer) 5:34
3. Thou Swell (Hart, Rodgers) 5:14
4. Can't We Be Friends ? (James, Swift) 4:03
5. Birdland Betty (Clayton) 8:01
6. Kansas City Nights (Clayton) 5:42

Buck Clayton - tp - Buddy Tate - ts - Sir Charles Thompson - p - Gene Ramey - b - Mousey Alexander - dr

Recorded in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey ; December 20, 1960

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Count Basie veterans Buck Clayton and tenorman Buddy Tate teamed up during 1960-61 for a pair of Swingville recordings. This CD reissues the first one, a quintet outing with pianist Sir Charles Thompson, bassist Gene Ramey and drummer Mousie Alexander. The repertoire is split between three standards (including "When a Woman Loves a Man") and three Clayton originals. The melodic music consistently swings and practically defines "mainstream" jazz. Worth picking up.
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13 Outubro 2011

Conte Candoli & Lee Morgan – Double Or Nothin’ (1957)

Liverty Records LRP 3045 - 1957
Fresh Sound Records (2003 release)

Lee Morgan & Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Bob Cooper (ts)
Dick Shreve (p) Red Mitchell (b) Stan Levey (d)
“Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, February 14, 1957

Lee Morgan & Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Rosolino (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Bob Cooper (ts)
Wynton Kelly (p) Wilfred Middlebrooks (b -1,7) Red Mitchell (b) Charlie Persip (d)
“Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, February 27, 1957

1. Reggie of Chester (B. Golson)
2. Stablemates (B. Golson)
3. Celedia (B. Golson)
4. The Moto (Bob Cooper)
5. Champ (D. Gillespie)
6. Blues After Dark (B.Golson)
7. Wildwood (G. Gryce)
8. Quicksilver (H. Silver)
9. Bye Bye Blues (Lown)
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“Double or Nothin’” foi gravado em 1957 e lançado pela gravadora Liverty, pequeno selo da Califórnia. Originalmente creditado como “Howard Rumsey/Charlie Persip – Double Or Nothin’ (Liverty LRP 3045)”, teve nos anos 60 um relançamento em LP já em nome da dupla de trompetistas.
A cena da gravação: Músicos da costa leste que estavam em Hollywood acompanhando Dizzy Gillespie em apresentações e gravações pela Califórnia em Fevereiro de 1957, tocam nos fins de semana livres no famoso clube Lighthouse em Hermosa Beach, reduto dos músicos mais descolados da West Coast. O proprietário do Lighthouse era o contrabaixista Howard Rumsey, músico atuante no cenário local à época. Estão disponíveis para a sessão alguns músicos do hepteto que acompanha Dizzy Gillespie: o pupilo deste na ocasião, Lee Morgan, atuando em um trompete modelo Gillespie, com a famosa campana voltada pra o alto. O saxofonista Benny Golson, o pianista Wynton Kelly e o baterista Charlie Persip completam os Yankes. Os músicos locais de grande expressão, todos muito influenciados pelo som de NYC desde o bebop na metade dos anos 40, agora tinham sua atenção no hardbop que começava a ecoar da Big Apple. Alguns habituais das gravações no Lighthouse lá estavam: o especialíssimo trombonista Frank Rosolino, o saxofonista Bob Cooper, o pianista Dick Shrieve, o contrabaixista Red Mitchell e o baterista radicado na West Coast, Stan Levey. Estes gravaram ao lado de Candoli e Morgan no dia 14 de Fevereiro, temas: “Moto”, de Bob Cooper; “Stablemates”, de Benny Golson e “Quicksilver”, de Horace Silver. Os temas restantes foram gravados duas semanas depois com Wynton Kelly ao piano, Charlie Persip na bateria e o contrabaixista Wilfred Middlebrooks em dois temas. O repertório é todo de clássicos do hardbop, bebop e west-cost jazz. Benny Golson assina quatro maravilhas, Dizzy é lembrado em “The Champ”, o clássico hardbop “Quicksilver” de Horace Silver, “Wildwood” de Gigi Gryce, “Moto” de Bob Cooper e, ainda vale destacar, a bela balada “Celedia” de Golson.
“Double or Nothin’” é uma perfeita mistura de músicos de primeira qualidade, de concepções estéticas diversas, porém complementares, da sonoridade do leste e do oeste americano durante a efervescente cena musical da segunda metade dos criativos anos 50.

En Febrero de 1957, Dizzy Gillespie llegó a Los Angeles para dar una serie de conciertos. Entre los músicos que formaban su big-band de entonces se encontraba el baterista Charlie Persip y los integrantes de su combo partiucular, los "Charlie Persip's Jazz Statesmen": Lee Morgan, Benny Golson, Wilfred Middlebrooks y Wynton Kelly.
Los fines de semana estaban libres de compromisos y lo dedicaron a frecuentar el Lighthouse de Howard Rumsey en el cual, obviamente, se sucedieron inevitables jams con ellos sobre el escenario. Entusiasmado con el resultado, Rumsey sugirió que ambos grupos sumaran esfuerzos para una grabación.
Así surgió Double or Nothin', uno de los más celebrados encuentros entre músicos del Este y del Oeste.
Complementados con Conte Candoli, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, Red Mitchell, Dick Shreve, Red Mitchell y Stan Levey, las grabaciones se realizaron el 14 y el 17 de Febrero de 1957 en la pequeña grabadora californiana Liberty Records.
Como acertadamente lo adjetiva Gordon en su libro, esta grabación es una de las joyas menos conocidas de la década de 1950.
Aunque reeditada en 2003 en forma de disco compacto por Fresh Sound Records bajo el nombre de Conte Candoli y Lee Morgan, el LP original está aquí gracias a Paolo!

Re-issue of all-star 1957 Hollywood studio gathering led by top trumpeters Conte Candoli and a youthful Lee Morgan with solid support from Benny Golson, Wynton Kelly, Frank Rosolino, Bob Cooper, Red Mitchell, Stan Levey, Charlie Persip, Dick Shrieve and Wilfred Middlebrooks.
The band were all regular performers at the famous Lighthouse Club and this session was organised and overseen by club owner and bass player Howard Rumsey. Benny Golson wrote 4 new pieces for the session, plus one from Bob Cooper, Dizzy’s “The Champ”, “Quicksilver” by Horace Silver, “Wildwood” by Gigi Gryce, and the perennial “Bye Bye Blues”.

Thanks to Hot Beat Jazz and Raz « Jazz Is My Life :-)

11 Outubro 2011

Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy - I only have eyes for you 1985

MP3@320 - 122 MB | Total time: 53:09

The debut by Lester Bowie’s Brass Fantasy (an octet consisting of four trumpets, both Craig Harris and Steve Turre on trombones, the French horn of Vincent Chancey, Bob Stewart on tuba and drummer Phillip Wilson) is one of their best recordings. Rather than playing their interpretations of pop tunes (which would be the direction Brass Fantasy would head in the future), this album finds the musicians performing originals by Bowie (including "When the Spirit Returns", Stewart, trumpeters Bruce Purse and Malachi Thompson and the standard title cut. The music is both whimsical and explorative, making for a colorful set.
– AMG

Lester Bowie (Trumpet) Stanton Davis (Trumpet and Flugelhorn) Malachi Thompson (Trumpet) Bruce Purse (Trumpet) Craig Harris (Trombone) Steve Turre (Trombone) Vincent Chancey (French Horn) Bob Stewart (Tuba) Phillip Wilson (Drums)

Tracks:

1. I Only Have Eyes For You (Al Dubin/Harry Warren) 10:27
2. Think (Bruce Purse) 1:31
3. Lament (Malachi Thompson) 13:47
4. Coming Back, Jamaica (Lester Bowie) 5:14
5. Nonet (Bob Stewart) 14:26
6. When The Spirit Returns (Lester Bowie) 7:44

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Lee Morgan






Edward Lee Morgan

Jul 10, 1938 in Philadelphia, PA : Feb 19, 1972 in New York, NY

Hard Bop, Post-Bop, Neo-Bop, Modal Bop


Lee Morgan - The Last Session [1971]

Lee Morgan - The Last Session

01. Capra Black (15:32) (Harper)
02. In What Direction Are You Headed? (16:20) (Mabern)
03. Angela (6:24) (Merritt)
04. Croquet Ballet (10:57) (Harper)
05. Inner Passions Out (17:34) (Waits)

Lee Morgan - Trumpet, Flugelhorn
Grachan Moncur III - Trombone
Bobbi Humphrey - Flute
Billy Harper - Tenor Sax, Alto Flute
Harold Mabern - Piano, Elect. Piano
Jymie Merritt - Elect. Bass
Reggie Workman - Bass, Percussion
Freddie Waits - Drums, Recorder

Recorded September 17 & 18 1971 at Van Gelders Studio


A cornerstone of the Blue Note label roster prior to his tragic demise, Lee Morgan was one of hard bop's greatest trumpeters, and indeed one of the finest of the '60s.

The final recording by Lee Morgan, this double LP has its moments but is somewhat erratic with some modal-oriented selections that ramble on too long and a forgettable debut (on "Croquet Ballet") for the trumpeter's discovery, flutist Bobbi Humphrey. Morgan (who was still just 33) is in generally good form and his band (with Billy Harper on tenor, keyboardist Harold Mabern, Jymie Merritt or Reggie Workman on bass and drummer Freddie Waits) is quite stimulating but the music has an uncomfortable and incomplete feel to it. It does leave one wondering what Lee Morgan would have done next had he lived.

Thanks to yorubajazz

03 Outubro 2011

The Duke Pearson Quintet - Hush! (1962)


Duke Pearson - Hush! (1962)
Label: Lonehill Jazz Spain | 1CD | | Release: 2008
MP3 | Joint Stereo | 44.1 Khz | 320 kbps | 182 MB

Tracklist
01. Hush!
02. Child's Play
03. Angel Eyes
04. Smoothie
05. Sudel
06. Friday's Child
07. Out of this World
08. Groovin' For Nat
09. Hush! (alternate)
10. Child's Play (alternate)
11. Sudel (alternate)
12. Little Johnny
13. Jano
on the original edition : Jazzline - www.jazzdisco.org
Johnny Coles  trumpet (1,2,4/6)
 Donald Byrd  trumpet (1,2,5,6)
Duke Pearson piano 
Bob Cranshaw bass 
Walter Perkins drums

NYC, January 12, 1962
1. Child's Play (take 2)
2. Sudel (take 4)
3. Angel Eyes (take 2)
4. Friday's Child (take 1)
5. Smoothie (take 4)
6. Hush! (take 2)
7. Out Of This World (take 1)

** also issued on Polydor (E) 423 224. Black Lion (E) BLCD 760134 entitled "Donald Byrd/Johnny Coles - Groovin' For Nat".

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Ray Brown - Some Of My Best Friends Are... The Trumpet Players

Ray Brown - Some Of My Best Friends Are... The Trumpet Players [Discover Jazz Series]
Telarc  83495 | CD | NEW | USA
Released 2000 | Recorded

Ray Brown - bass
Geoff Keezer - piano
Karriem Riggins - drums

1. Our Delight - (with Roy Hargrove)
2. Bag's Groove - (with Jon Faddis)
3. I Thought About You - (with James Morrison)
4. I'm Getting Sentimental Over You - (with Terence Blanchard)
5. Violets For Your Furs - (with Nicholas Payton)
6. Itty Bitty Blues - (with Clark Terry)
7. Stairway To The Stars - (with Roy Hargrove)
8. Original Jones - (with Jon Faddis)
9. When You Go - (with James Morrison)
10. The Kicker - (with Nicholas Payton)
11. Clark's Tune (Legacy) - (with Clark Terry)
12. Goodbye - (with Terence Blanchard)

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David Murray Quartet Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club 1977

David Murray Quartet Live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club Vol.1& 2

India Navigation IN 1032 and IN 1044 - CD reissue IN 1032 CD



Recorded live at the Lower Manhattan Ocean Club, NYC December 31 1977

David Murray tenor sax, soprano sax on 2, Lester Bowie trumpet, Fred Hopkins bass, Phillip Wilson drums




vol 1

1. Nevada's Theme (David Murray) 11:23

2. Bechet's Bounce (David Murray) 7:32

3. Obe (Lawrence"Butch" Morris) 18:12

4. Let The Music Take You (David Murray) 3:36
vol2

1. For Walter Norris (Lawarence"Butch" Morris) 23:24

2. Santa Barbara And Crenshaw Follies (David Murray) 12:20


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This post is a rip of a CD reissue of two LPs collecting together the music performed by a Murray led quartet at a Manhattan club on New Year's eve in 1977. You can almost smell the seafood in the club's name! It re-unites the rhythm section of Hopkins and Wilson from Murray's earlier India Navigation recording from eighteen months before, and adds Lester Bowie.

Bowie is the link between the three most powerful groupings of musicians who came together in New York in the late 1970s to transform the established free jazz movement into the new music scene. Bowie had been active in both St Lois and Chicago in the collectives that became BAG and AACM respectively, and here in New York he is one of the earliest to play with musicians, who like Murray had come from LA. Inspired by the Black Arts movement and the idea of musical collectives they had nurtured these ideas in major black communities in the US, but ultimately moved to new York, often after sojourns in Europe.

Bob Cummins was one of those jazz lovers and small-scale entrepreneurs who captured much of the vibrant energy of the scene on his India Navigation label in the 1970s. He seemed to earn his living as a lawyer, and spent it on recording live performances in the lofts and small venues, and then releasing the recordings. He died in September 2000, but small bursts of CD reissues seem to appear from time to time. Not sure why and how, but I'm always glad of the opportunity to listen to more. This one seems to be out of print as far as I can tell. It was certainly hard to find a copy when it was first re-released.

I haven't got the original vinyl LPs, but the CD liner notes say there's nearly seven minutes taken off 'Santa Barbara And Crenshaw Follies', and by my calculations there's possibly over two minutes less on 'For Walter Norris' if the timings on LP and CD can be believed (they can't usually). The CD notes also talk about an unreleased track. many of these tracks were staples of Murray's repertoire, and you get the usual personal dedications, rich textures and sometimes inspired themes. I'm very fond of this recording. I hope you enjoy it too.

Chet Baker & Lee Konitz In Concert 1974

Chet Baker & Lee Konitz - In Concert

India Navigation IN 1052 - Released: 1974

Live Recording at "Ornette's Club", Woodstock, NY, April, 1974


Chet BakerTrumpet, Lee Konitz Alto Saxophone,Michael Moore Bass,Beaver Harris
 Drums

1. Airegin (Sonny Rollins)
2. Au Privave (Charlie Parker)

3. Body And Soul (Oscar Micheaux)

4. Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell)

5. Walkin'


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