Happy born day to Charles Mingus.
Like always with birthdays am a little late…
Charles Mingus - Flamingo
From Tijuana Moods (1962, RCA)
- Charles Mingus, b
- Shafi Hadi (as Curtis Porter), as
- Jimmy Knepper, trombone
- Clarence Shaw, tr
- Bill Trigila, p
- Dannie Richmond, dr
- Frankie Dunlop, perc
Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers - The Egyptian
From Indestructible (Recorded 1964, Released 65, Blue Note)
- Art Blakey, dr
- Lee Morgan ,tr
- Curtis Fuller, tromb
- Wayne Shorter, ts
- Cedar Walton, p
- Reggie Workman, b
Miles and Bill and the question: Who wrote what on Kind of Blue?
Clifford Jordan & the Magic Triangle - Scorpio
From Firm Roots (1975)
- Clifford Jordan, ts
- Sam Jones, b
- Billy Higgins, dr
- Cedar Walton, p
Jimmy Smith, The Cat [Verve] 1964
If you know someone who says they don’t get Jimmy Smith, just play them this album. It is consummate Hammond B3 playing with the added vibrancy of Lalo Schifrin’s arrangements for big band. “Basin Street Blues” eschews 1960s’ sophistication, while the appropriately super cool “Delon’s Blues” is dedicated to the French actor Alain Delon, who Smith had befriended while on tour in Europe in 1963. Reviewers upon both the album’s release and since have been somewhat patronizing in accusing Smith of being ‘too commercial’, as though this is some kind of crime and if he were a real jazz artist he would avoid such a thing.This is a joyful, fabulous album that probably got more people listening to jazz than many of its contemporaries
Charlie Haden - War Orphans
From Liberation Music Orchestra (1969, Impulse)
Charlie as a ‘leader’. Rather well done!
Featuring among others Gato Barbieri on cl & ts and Don Cherry on fl & cornet.
John Coltrane & Tadd Dameron - Soultrane
From Mating Call (1957)
- Tadd Dameron, p
- John Coltrane, ts
- John Simmons, b
- Philly Joe Jones, dr
Tadd Dameron in the front; In the back we got Mary Lou Williams and Dizzy Gillespie as far as I can see.
Thelonious Monk upon arrival for a performance at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, February 14 1964 (photos by Jac de Nijs)