From the movie JAZZ FESTIVAL, Vol. 2 – Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, recorded 9 January 1962.
Ray Nance – Trumpet / Shorty Baker – Trumpet / Cat Anderson – Trumpet / Bill Berry – Trumpet / Ed Mullens – Trumpet / Lawrence Brown – Trombone / Leon Cox – Trombone / Chuck Connors – Trombone / Russell Procope – Alt Saxophone / Johnny Hodges – Alt Saxophone / Paul Gonsalves – Tenor Saxophone / Jimmy Hamilton – Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone / Harry Carney – Bars / Duke Ellington – Piano / Aaron Bell – Bass / Sam Woodyard – Drums
This duo is the title track on the album Streams of Consciousness by Abdullah Ibrahim and Max Roach.
Abdullah Ibrahim, then known as Dollar Brand, went into the studio with Max Roach on September 20, 1977. In his brief but all-encompassing notes, Roach says that there were no rehearsals and no plans as to what they were going to record. Sure, it is said that they were friends, and shared social and cultural backgrounds. Those are good points of reference but there has to be something more: a perspicacity, a feel, anticipation and vision that have to course through the blood and in the mind. Roach and Ibrahim are in the swell of the tide. Now that this recording is available once more, listen to two articulate imaginaries as they take you on their completely improvised journey, savor the experience and acknowledge, as well, the good sense that activated the re-release of the music.
The sum of the four tunes, witness the names given them, make up the breathtaking whole. The title tune runs just over 21 minutes, every one of which is a dynamic of exploration. Ibrahim sets up the mood in a virtuosic panoply of rich euphonic piano chording that Roach reinvents with a shifting timbral pulse. [source]
Tracks: Streams of Consciousness / Inception / Acclamation / Consanguinity
Personnel: Max Roach – Drums / Abdullah Ibrahim – Piano
[Dedicated to Ronnie Rocket, as thanks for the confidence]
Recorded May 10, 1951, Columbia recording session, New York City. Columbia 39670.
Nelson Williams, Andres Meringuito, Cat Anderson, Harold Baker (t) / Ray Nance (t,vl,v) / Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, Juan Tizol (tb) / Jimmy Hamilton (cl,ts) / Russell Procope (cl,as) / Willie Smith (as) / Paul Gonsalves (ts) / Harry Carney (cl,as,bar) / Duke Ellington (p,tk) / Wendell Marshall (sb) / Louis Bellson (d)
From the album Air by Cecil Taylor , recorded 12th October 1960 NYC.
Air is an album by Cecil Taylor recorded for the Candid label in October 1960. The album features performances by Taylor with Archie Shepp, Buell Neidlinger,Denis Charles and Sunny Murray on alternate takes of material released on The World of Cecil Taylor (1960). The allmusic review by Brian Olewnick states “One can only imagine what the reaction of the average jazz fan was in 1960 when this session was recorded. This is a wonderful document from early in Taylor’s career, when he was midway between modernist approaches to standard material and his own radical experiments that would come to full fruition a few years hence… A classic recording that belongs in anyone’s collection” [source]
Cecil Taylor – Piano
Archie Shepp – Tenor Saxophone
Buell Neidlinger – Bass
Dennis Charles - Drums (Sunny Murray – Drums on Number One, take 1)