August 21, 2014
Chano Pozo & Art Blakey

Chano Pozo & Art Blakey

August 21, 2014

Charlie Parker & Dizzy Gillespie - An Oscar For Treadwell
From Bird And Diz (1950, Verve MG C-512)

  • Charlie Parker, as
  • Dizzy Gillespie, tr
  • Thelonious Monk, p
  • Curley Russell, b
  • Buddy Rich, dr

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August 20, 2014

Horace Silver - The Natives Are Restless Tonight
From Song For My Father (1964, Blue Note BST 84185)

A fantasy inspiring tune by Horace Silver, the former Jazz Messenger and Lester Young side men who died around two months ago. No mistaking… the tenor sax of Joe Henderson.

  • Horace Silver, p
  • Joe Henderson, ts
  • Carmell Jones, tr
  • Teddy Smith, b
  • Roger Humphries, dr

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August 19, 2014

Any thoughts about Lady Gaga making a jazz album with Tony Bennett?

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August 18, 2014
Lady Day and the Hawk

Lady Day and the Hawk

August 18, 2014
See what I came along making the Bird post…

See what I came along making the Bird post…

August 18, 2014

Charlie Parker - Scrapple From the Apple
From Bird At The Royal Roost (1949, Savoy ZDS 4413)

A great version of Scrapple From the Apple! The theme is fun and after it there’s an incredible solo by Bird waiting for us who’ll take us on a flight in unseen tempos. Sad the only version of this exact take that was made on January 15 1949 for the Savoy label in New York’s famous Royal Roost is in poor state sound-wise. Still… I totally dig it.

  • Charlie Parker, as
  • Kenny Dorham, tr
  • Al Haig, piano
  • Tommy Potter, b
  • Joe Harris, dr

Note: As you may know it’s really hard to get proper information about Bird’s records regarding personnel, dates, location, labels etc.. To give you information as trustworthy as possible I use the Charlie Parker Discography Project as source: Link to the session index (Extensive version); Link to the album index (Extensive version). Links open in new window.

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August 18, 2014

classicbluenotes:

Fate Marable’s New Orleans Band on the S. S. Capitol, 1920

The musicians pictured, left to right: Henry Kimball, Fate Marable, Boyd Atkins, Johnny St. Cyr, David Jones, Norman Mason, Louis Armstrong, Norman Brashear, and Warren “Baby” Dodds

(Quelle: jazz.tulane.edu, via istolechetbakerstrumpet)

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August 17, 2014

August 17, 2014

Thelonious Monk - In Walked Bud
From Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers With Thelonious Monk (Recorded 1957, released 1958, Atlantic SD 1278)

A Monk classic that was already featured on his early master-work Genius of Modern Music, Volume One (Blue Note 5002).
Blakey is to me the perfect drummer for Monk. How he adapts Monk’s style when soloing is great. The two jazz giants made an excellent collaboration here and the personnel of the Jazz Messengers at that time fits well to Monk’s playing. Next to In Walked Bud the album contains new versions of various other Monk classics like for example his well-known blues Blue Monk, I Mean You or the extraordinary Rhythm-A-Ning.

  • Thelonious Monk, p
  • Art Blakey, dr
  • Johnny Griffin, ts
  • Bill Hardman, tr
  • Spanky DeBrest, b

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August 16, 2014

August 16, 2014

Oscar Pettiford - Blue Brothers
From Blue Brothers (Recorded 1960, released 1973, Black Lion 2460-189)

The enormously important bassist teamed up with an European ensemble. Results you can hear on the album Blue Brothers or in a different release version on the album Montmartre Blues (Black Lion Records). The whole record has a certain special sound that comes especially from the haunting vibes of Louis Hjulmand. Though the album is recorded in a sextet formation it is reduced in Blue Brothers and Two Little Pearls. We’ve got a duet of bass and vibes here.

  • Oscar Pettiford, b
  • Louis Hjulmand, vib

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Cover of the Montmarte Blues release version. Blue Brothers version cover in the video.

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