Miles Davis – Shhh / Peaceful (1969)

Shhh / Peaceful is side one on In a Silent Way, a studio album by Miles Davis, released July 30, 1969 on Columbia Records. The album was recorded on February 18, 1969 in New York. Incorporating elements of classical sonata form, Macero edited and arranged Davis’s recordings from the session to produce the album. In a Silent Way has been regarded by music writers as Davis’s first fusion recording, … Continue reading Miles Davis – Shhh / Peaceful (1969)

Dave Burrell – Echo (1969)

Echo is one of the two tracks on Dave Burrels album Echo, recorded August 13, 1969 in Paris, at Studio Saravah. Released on BYG Records, 1969. Track two is Peace. Burrell had been part of an all-star group led by Archie Shepp that played during the 1969 Pan-African Festival in Algiers. While there, French journalists from Paris were on hand and mentioned to Burrell the possibility recording in the city. Deciding on … Continue reading Dave Burrell – Echo (1969)

John Coltrane – Love (1965)

John Coltranes Love is from  his album First Meditations (for quartet), recorded September 2, 1965,  New Jersey. It was the last recording made by the classic John Coltrane Quartet; Later on the group were playing with additional musicians. Coltrane sticks here exclusively to tenor saxophone, passionately and lyrical. The album was released in 1977. The five movements: 1 – Love,   2 – Compassion,   3 – Joy,   4 – Consequences,   5 – … Continue reading John Coltrane – Love (1965)

Archie Shepp – Malcolm, Malcolm – Semper Malcolm (1965)

The spoken word  piece Malcolm, Malcolm – Semper Malcolm  is a tribute to Malcom X. It is the third track on Archie Shepp´s Fire Music, recorded on February 16 & March 9, 1965. Some of the most exciting jazz albums to listen to are those that try to strike a middle ground between the mainstream and the Avant-garde. One such example is Archie Shepp’s Fire Music : … Continue reading Archie Shepp – Malcolm, Malcolm – Semper Malcolm (1965)

Annie Ross – Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You (1959)

Energetic,  happy, nonchalant. Annie Ross sings Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You on her Album A Gasser ! , released on World Pacific Records in 1959. Annie Ross is a Scottish jazz singer, charnteuse and actress, born 25 July 1930. Most of this Album contains one of singer Annie Ross’ finest sessions away from the premiere jazz vocal group Lambert, Hendricks and Ross. She is joined by either Zoot Sims or (on two … Continue reading Annie Ross – Everything I’ve Got Belongs To You (1959)

Ornette Coleman Quartet – The Art of Love is Happiness (1987)

This liverecording of The Art of Love is Happiness played by Ornette Coleman Quartet is from The 1987 Hamburg Concert. The CD, released in 2011, contains a previously unreleased live performance by the original Ornette Coleman quartet, in a reunion concert that took place in Hamburg, Germany, the 29th of October 1987. The performance was taped nearly 30 years after the quartet’s first album, the wonderful The Shape Of … Continue reading Ornette Coleman Quartet – The Art of Love is Happiness (1987)

Ornette Coleman – String Quartet Of The Chamber Symphony Of Philadelphia – Space Flight (1967)

Space Flight is composed by Ornette Coleman and played by The String Quartet Of The Chamber Symphony Of Phildelphia. It is recorded live at Webster Hall, NYC on March 31, 1967 and is the last, third track on the album The Music Of Ornette Coleman: Form & Sounds. The String Quartet Of The Chamber Symphony Of Phildelphia: Willem Stokking – Cello Carlton Cooley – Viola Stuart Canin … Continue reading Ornette Coleman – String Quartet Of The Chamber Symphony Of Philadelphia – Space Flight (1967)