September 13, 2014

Juni 13, 2014

Thelonious Monk - Monk’s Mood
From Genius Of Modern Music, Volume One (Recorded 1947, released 1951 on Blue Note BLP 1510 / BLP 5002)

Oh, that’s a sad one! Deeply bluesy and heart-breaking. Genius Of Modern Music is an historic jazz recording since it features the first recording of Well You Needn’t and as far as I know the second version of ‘Round Midnight played by Monk recorded ever. 

  • Thelonious Monk, p
  • George Taitt, tr
  • Sahib Shihab, as
  • Bob Paige, b
  • Art Blakey, dr


Mai 24, 2014

Dexter Gordon - I Was Doing All Right
From Doin’ Allright (1961, Blue Note BST 84077)

  • Dexter Gordon, ts
  • Freddie Hubbard, tr
  • Horace Parlan, p
  • George Tucker, b
  • Al Harewood, dr


(Quelle: lascens, via jazzrelatedstuff)

Mai 20, 2014

Charlie Parker - Dancing on the Ceiling
From Charlie Parker At Storyville (Recorded 1953, released 1985, Blue Note CDP 85108)

I like these recordings very much! They feature good versions of Bird classics like Ornithology or Now’s the Time and also Groovin’ High one of Dizzy Gillespie’s all-time classics.
We’ve got Dancing On the Ceiling a moderately popular musical piece by Richard Rodgers from the thirties. The soloist besides Parker is Herb Pomeroy who is rather unknown but I got to admit that I like his playing sometimes more than Miles’ who teamed up with Bird later as you all know. Also I’m excited about this cool rhythm group with Kenny Clarke and Jimmy Woode…

  • Charlie Parker, as
  • Herb Pomeroy, tr
  • Sir Charles Thompson, p
  • Jimmy Woode, b
  • Kenny Clarke, dr


Mai 19, 2014
I’m not into Gil Mellé so far. So this is rather because of the cover art and a memo to myself to listen…

I’m not into Gil Mellé so far. So this is rather because of the cover art and a memo to myself to listen…

(Quelle: encyclopediedujazz)

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Mai 18, 2014

Dexter Gordon - Scrapple From the Apple
From Our Man In Paris (1963, Blue Note BST 84146)

The Charlie Parker tune Scrapple From the Apple. This recording was made in Paris as you can maybe guess from the album title. They play famous standards like A Night In Tunisia or Stairway To The Stars. The Rudy Van Gelder remaster also includes Gershwin’s Our Love Is Here To Stay. Besides bop greats Bud and Klook it features Pierre Michelot who is the native Parisian bass player Powell and Clarke played with as The Three Bosses in the french capital several times. And yeah, he does a good job! 

  • Dexter Gordon, ts
  • Kenny Clarke, dr
  • Bud Powell, p
  • Pierre Michelot, b


(Quelle: thephantomofthesymphony, via jazzrelatedstuff)

Mai 15, 2014

Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers: At the Café Bohemia
Blue Note 1507/1508, Recorded on November 23, 1955

I already shared this several times but I don’t mind. I hope you don’t mind, too. These recordings simply have this fetching 50’s jazz club atmosphere. Oh, because it is fetching music and from the 50’s and captured live from one of New York’s most legendary jazz clubs… No surprise therefore. Bop is truly alive all over the two vinyls. Irrespective if Bebop or Hard Bop, both meet here perfectly thanks to a personnel of brilliant soloists and a rhythm group that is grooving hard and at the same time loose and smooth. Overall The Jazz Messengers are here (like on the most records) an assembling of future legends making moving and energetic music at it’s best! 

  • Art Blakey, dr
  • Hank Mobley, ts
  • Kenny Dorham, tr
  • Horace Silver, p
  • Doug Watkins, b

Mai 14, 2014


Bud Powell

Mai 12, 2014

As you all know Blue Note did not only have the best producers (Rudy Van Gelder) the best session photographers (Francis Wolff) or the best head (Alfred Lion). They had the best album art, what is of course also due to the above-mentioned Francis Wolff! To make it short: Yeah! Another round of Blue Note Records Cover Art this time featuring…

  • Urbie Green Urbie Green Sextet; 5036
  • Gil Melle Patterns in Jazz; 1517
  • Sonny Clark Sonny Clark Trio; 1579
  • Kenny Burrell Blue Lights; Blue Note Number unknown (Made by Andy Warhol)

April 30, 2014

Bud Powell - Dance of the Infidels (Alternate Take)
From The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume One (Recorded 1949, from reissue 1989, Blue Note)

  • Bud Powell. p
  • Tommy Potter, b
  • Roy Haynes, dr
  • Fats Navarro, tr
  • Sonny Rollins, ts

April 14, 2014

John Coltrane - Blue Train
From Blue Train (1957, Blue Note)

An all time jazz community favourite, always worth sharing once again. Why not? A paramount album and Coltrane is simply playing everything possbile out of his horn in his solo. Fuller is blowing his soul out and the groove is so very earthy and cool. Bad times for followers who aren’t into Coltrane these days. But man, they rather get into it!

  • John Coltrane, ts
  • Curtis Fuller, trombone
  • Lee Morgan, tr
  • Kenny Drew, p
  • Paul Chambers, b
  • Philly Joe Jones, dr

April 6, 2014

Lee Morgan - Hasaan’s Dream
From Lee Morgan Vol. 3 (Blue Note, 1957)

Very cool!

  • Lee Morgan ,tr
  • Benny Golson, ts
  • Gigi Gryce, as & fl
  • Wynton Kelly, p
  • Paul Chambers, b
  • Charlie Persip, dr

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