Oktober 10, 2014

Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges - Wabash Blues
From Back to Back: Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges Play the Blues (1959, Verve MG VS-6055)

That’s the fascinating thing about the Blues: Such a simple form and it gives endless ways of interpretation. Can you stand this greatness? From the groovy introduction with Hodges screaming sax and the great damped picking by guitarist Leslie Spann I could instantly “Yeah” the whole tune long.

  • Duke Ellington, p
  • Johnny Hodges, as
  • Harry Edison, tr
  • Leslie Spann, git
  • All Hall, b
  • Jo Jones, dr


Oktober 10, 2014

Miles Davis - Blues by Five
From Cookin’ With the Miles Davis Quintet (Recorded 1956, released 1957, Prestige PRLP 7094)

I’m getting into the day with a trip through the four famous Miles Davis Quintet records (chronologically Cookin’, Relaxin’, Workin’, Steamin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet). This one is another from Cookin’: Blues by Fie is one of the most extincting explorations of the blues in jazz music.It reminds us again how good the Miles Davis Quintet in fact is. Miles grooves incredibly with his horn, Coltrane is out of this world, Garland’s job should be a orientation  for every jazz pianist, Philly Joe Jones plays us the greatest fours and Paul Chambers plays simply perfectly.

  • Miles Davis, tr
  • John Coltrane, ts
  • Red Garland, p
  • Philly Joe Jones, dr
  • Paul Chambers, b


September 28, 2014

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Abgelegt unter: louis armstrong jazz blues 
September 16, 2014

Johnny Dodds - Perdido Street Blues
Originally from Johnny Dodds And the New Orleans Wanderers (Recorded 1926)

As you know… to get proper information about such early jazz recordings is pretty hard so excuse any ambiguity or mistakes.
The Perdido Street Blues was written by Louis Armstrong in whose legendary band The Hot Five Dodds was clarinetist. His recordings also feature other members of Satchmo’s band like Johnny St. Cyr on Banjo, Kid Ory on trombone and Louis’ later wife Lilian Hardin (later Lil Hardin Armstrong). 
Johnny’s intonation in the intro really got to make every man’s heart blue!

  • Johnny Dodds, clarinet
  • George Mitchell, cornet
  • Kid Ory, trombone
  • Joe Walker, as
  • Lillian Hardin, p
  • Johnny St. Cyr, banjo


Juni 11, 2014

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Abgelegt unter: muddy waters blues 
Juni 2, 2014

Howlin’ Wolf - Evil
From The Howlin’ Wolf Album (rec.1968, released 69 on Cadet Concept)

Howlin’ Wolf in his psychedelic mood.


Juni 2, 2014

Mississippi Fred McDowell - Fred’s Worried Life Blues

Oh, that’s something of a true and touching Blues! Dig it so deeply…


Electric version from the Gaslight in 1971 here:

(Quelle: mudwerks, via jazzrelatedstuff)

Mai 29, 2014

Bud Powell - Dry Soul
From Time Waits: The Amazing Bud Powell, Volume 4 (1958, Blue Note BLP 1598)

Got the Blues.

  • Bud Powell. p
  • Sam Jones, b
  • Philly Joe Jones, dr


(Quelle: noesjazzmeandering)

Mai 14, 2014

Jack Owens & Bud Spires - I Been Moanin’

True Blues!

Mai 14, 2014

Billie Holiday - But Beautiful
From Lady In Satin (1958, Columbia)

One of her undoubted classics!


Mai 13, 2014

Nina Simone plays the folk song The Ballad of Hollis Brown. Extremely emotional!

Mai 7, 2014

Coleman Hawkins - Bird of Prey Blues
From Grain Of Seed (2012 internet maintains…)

Simply good music. :)

Since the album seems to be with archive recordings or something like that I can’t find any trustworthy information about the personnel. Forgive me…

(Quelle: alivesoul, via jazzrelatedstuff)

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Abgelegt unter: coleman hawkins jazz blues 
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