From the album Something for Lester by Ray Brown, recorded at Contemporary’s Studio, Los Angeles, California in 1977.
This excellent trio session forms a sort of transition between bassist Ray Brown´s work with the Oscar Trio and his own small-group sessions of the ’80s and ’90s. With pianist Cedar Walton and drummer Elvin Jones, Brown explores seven strong melodies (four standards, two by Walton, and the bassist’s “Slippery”) in typically swinging and bluish fashion. [source]
Ray Brown – Double Bass / Cedar Walton – Piano / Elvin Jones – Drums
Freedom Jazz Dance, written by Eddie Harris, is the second track on the B-side of the album Miles Smiles by Miles Davis Quintet.
Miles Smiles is an album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released in January 1967 on Columbia Records. It was recorded by Davis and his second quintet at Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City on October 24 and October 25, 1966. It is the second of five albums recorded by Davis’s second great quintet, which featured saxophonist Wayne Shorter, pianist Herbie Hancock, bassist Ron Carter, and drummer Tony Williams. [source]
Miles Davis – Trumpet
Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Hancock – Piano
Ron Carter – Double Bass
Tony Williams – Drums
A live-in-the-studio recording documenting the material debuted at a 2007 Chicago gig by free jazz legend Bill Dixon and fellow trumpeter Rob Mazurek´s current group the Exploding Star Orchestra, this set consists of Dixon´s two-part “Entrances” and Mazurek´s ”Constellations for Innerlight Projections (For Bill Dixon).” [source]
Matthew Lux - Bass
Matt Bauder - Clarinet, Saxophone
Josh Berman – Cornet
Jason Ajemian - Double Bass
John Herndon - Drums
Mike Reed - Drums, Timpani
Nicole Mitchell - Flute, Voice
Jeff Parker - Guitar
Jim Baker - Piano
Rob Mazurek - Cornet
Jeb Bishop - Trombone
Bill Dixon - Trumpet
Jason Adasiewicz - Vibraphone, Bells [Tubular]
Damon Locks - Voice
Carta de Amor is the first track on the album Magico: Carta de Amor by Jan Garbarek, recorded live in 1981 and released November 6, 2012.
Magico: Carta de Amor is a double-disc recorded live in 1981 in Munich which has been sitting in ECM’s vaults until now. The recording features a seasoned band in full command of a shared musical language developed after an extended period touring together. It contrasts sharply with the work they issued as individual players during this era: Garbarek´s Eventyr in 1980 and Paths and Prints in 1981, Gismonti´s Frevo (1980), and Sanfona and En Familia (1981), and Haden´s collaborations with Old and New Dreams, Ornette Coleman and Pat Metheny. The material here features five iconic Gismonti compositions — yet only “Palhaço” appears on this trio’s studio albums.
Magico: Carta de Amor is a musical treasure trove that features three players from three continents working in near-symbiotic dialogue, offering music that showcases compositional and improvisational mastery, yet transcends the limitations of genre classification. [source]
Charlie Haden – Double Bass
Jan Garbarek – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone
Egberto Gismonti – Guitars, Piano