Oscar Peterson & Count Basie - Exactly Like You
From Satch And Josh (1974, Pablo 2310 722)
(Oh guys I’m happy to be back finally. After being away for rehearsals and stuff my computer broke but now it’s working again.)
I return with a smooth sound for the end of the day. Two real greats meet to have a ball! A usually the music of Oscar Peterson who meets with legendary Count Basie here is full of puns and smiles… Minded the one in the end? The production here is work of Oscar’s standard man Norman Granz.
- Count Basie, p
- Oscar Peterson, p
- Freddie Green, git
- Ray Brown, b
- Louie Bellson, dr
"After Billie Holiday’s funeral service, there was such a quietness over these musicians, such a multitude of them there, and we just stood around like in awe and we filed out of the church and stood on the corners for a few minutes until everybody got out and we just quietly just stepped away into the crowd. It was not the usual thing of musicians going to a bar…having a nice drink or a type of New Orleans festivity. It was just dead quiet and sadness."
RIP Billie Holiday (April 7, 1915 - July 17, 1959)
Charlie Parker - Constellation
From The Savoy Recordings / The Immortal Charlie Parker (session held in April 1948, example release: Doxy DOK218)
If you woke today hating yourself because you slept till 1pm, like me, this is the right thing to get you up. If you’re a sadist you’re also gonna be happy about the young Miles being tortured by Bird’s frantic tempos.
- Charlie Parker, as
- Miles Davis, tr
- John Lewis, p
- Curley Russell, b
- Max Roach, dr
Bud Powell - Hallelujah
From Jazz At Massey Hall (1953, Debut Records DB-124)
Hard to write only Bud Powell as artist. As you all know on the “Jazz At Massey Hall” LP Bud plays together with Roach and Mingus. Hallelujah is one of the six tunes (including now famous takes of Lullaby of Birdland and Cherokee) that are performed in the trio.
The catalog number given before is of the 1956 re-release since the album was originally released in form of two 10” (DLP-2/DLP-4).
- Bud Powell, p
- Charles Mingus, b
- Max Roach, dr
Ornette Coleman - Sadness
From In Europe Volume 1 (Recorded 1965 in Croydon England, released 1972 on Polydor/Black Saint)
The album contains unusual views on Coleman’s work like the 25 minute long "Sounds and Forms for Wind Quintet" that goes into the field of modern classical music.
- Ornette Coleman, as, tr, violin
- David Izenzon, b
- Charles Moffett, dr
On “Sounds and Forms” plays the “Virtuoso Ensemble” of:
- Edward Walker, fl
- Derek Wickens, ob
- Sidney Fell, cl
- Cecil James, bassoon
- John Burden, horn
Cover of the 2008 re-release since there was no proper version of the original cover to find in the internet.
Sadly this time it seems to be true. Horace Silver died yesterday in the age of 85. Rest In Peace.