Oktober 1, 2014

Eric Dolphy - Hot House
From Berlin Concerts (1961, enja 3007-2)

Eric Dolphy playing one of the very be-bop hymns: Hot House by Tadd Dameron in a nineteen minutes long version.
He is in best shape musically and blows out all the typical Dolphy-style phrases. This LP recorded in Berlin in 1961 where he died three years later gives an excellent insight in what makes Dolphy’s playing so significant.   
Can you discover the little quote from Charlie Parker’s ‘Chasing the Bird’?

  • Eric Dolphy, as
  • Benny Bailey, tr
  • Pepsi Auer, p
  • George Joyner, b
  • Buster Smith, dr

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Oktober 1, 2014

Thelonious Monk on Prestige (as leader): Thelonious Monk Trio (7027); Monk (7053); Thelonious Monk And Sonny Rollins (7075)

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September 30, 2014
blankstaresatthelake:

On this day, June 17th in 1967, John Coltrane died at the of 40 from liver cancer at a hospital on Long Island. His death took many in the musical community by surprise as Coltrane kept his health condition private. Miles Davis said that “Coltrane’s death shocked everyone, took everyone by surprise. I knew he hadn’t looked too good. But I didn’t know he was that sick or even sick at all.” Coltrane’s funeral service was opened by the Albert Ayler Quartet and closed by the Ornette Coleman Quartet.

blankstaresatthelake:

On this day, June 17th in 1967, John Coltrane died at the of 40 from liver cancer at a hospital on Long Island.

His death took many in the musical community by surprise as Coltrane kept his health condition private. Miles Davis said that “Coltrane’s death shocked everyone, took everyone by surprise. I knew he hadn’t looked too good. But I didn’t know he was that sick or even sick at all.”

Coltrane’s funeral service was opened by the Albert Ayler Quartet and closed by the Ornette Coleman Quartet.

(Quelle: moretransistorssmashed, via onedownoneup)

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September 30, 2014

September 29, 2014

(Quelle: oldshowbiz, via istolechetbakerstrumpet)

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September 29, 2014

Thelonious Monk - Reflections
From Thelonious Monk Trio (1954, Prestige LP7027)

Today I’m in Monk mood (listened to Monk’s Music the whole day when not practicing) and this is a true Monk original. The Thelonious Monk Trio sessions were Thelonious’ first studio appearances after his great great Genius Of Modern Music recordings for Blue Note.

  • Thelonious Monk, p
  • Gerry Mapp, b
  • Max Roach, dr

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September 29, 2014

1958. An appearance with Nat King Cole, Gene Krupa, Ben Webster, Patti Page and more mashing up Lullaby of Birdland, Blue Skies and Love Me Or Leave Me. 

(Quelle: creepingirrelevance, via istolechetbakerstrumpet)

September 29, 2014

September 29, 2014

James P. Johnson - Harlem Choc’late Babies On Parade
From Early Harlem Piano (Recorded July 1926, London Jazz Archive Series AL 35II [reference version])

Listen to this… it’s a proof: James P. Johnson is one of today’s most underrated pianists since he was one of the best in early Harlem Stride style of playing piano. His pieces like “Charleston” were touchstones for every following pianist.

  • James P. Johnson, solo p

Excuse the cover photo quality there aren’t better pictures available of this exact version.

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September 28, 2014

Art Blakey Quintet - Wee Dot
From A Night At Birdland Vol. 2 (1954, Blue Note 5038)

A powerful take from the legendary Birdland gigs by Art Blakey and his Quintet from the all famous Birdland club located near the 52nd Street in New York. This was music was made before Art Blakey played with his band as Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers.

  • Art Blakey, dr
  • Clifford Brown, tr
  • Lou Donaldson, as
  • Curly Russell, b
  • Horace Silver, p

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September 28, 2014
Learn more about this rare recording…

Learn more about this rare recording…

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Abgelegt unter: jazz norman granz 
September 28, 2014

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