Sonny Rollins - The Surrey With the Fringe On Top From Newk’s Time (Released 1958, recorded 1957, Blue Note BST 84001)
The great Sonny ‘Newk’ Rollins in an extraordinary interpretation of the very classic standard Surrey With the Fringe On Top that was played by a lot of famous jazz man. In this version we hear Rollins in a duet with Philly Joe Jones.
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
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