Sidney Bechet – I’ve Found A New Baby (1932)

“I´ve Found A New Baby” is recorded in New York, September 15, 1932.

This style of music, with its interweaving counterpoint lines, was already old-fashioned by the time of this 1932 session, but Bechet and company were not ready to become museum pieces. [source]

Line up:

Sidney Bechet (soprano sax), Tommy Ladnier (trumpet), Teddy Nixon (trombone),               Henry “Hank” Duncan (piano), Wilson Myers (bass), Morris Morland (drums).


Louis Armstrong – (What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue (1955)

(What Did I Do To Be So) Black And Blue is the second last track on the album Satch Plays Fats: A Tribute To Immortal Fats Waller By Louis Armstrong And His All-Stars, released in 1955 on Columbia.

Arvell Shaw – String Bass
Barney Bigard – Clarinet
Barrett Deems – Drums
Billy Kyle – Piano
Trummy Young – Trombone
Louis Armstrong – Trumpet, Vocals


Gary Bartz – Music Is My Sanctuary (1977)

Music is My Sanctuary is the first track on the C-side of Gary Bartz´double album  I´ve Known Rivers And Other Bodies, released on Prestige Records in 1973.

The line up on I´ve Known Rivers And Other Bodies:

Stafford James –  Acoustic and Electric Bass
Hubert Eaves – Acoustic and Electric Piano
Gary Bartz – Alto and Soprano Saxophone, Vocals
Howard King – Drums


Charles Mingus – Original Faubus Fables (1960)

Original Faubus Fables is the second track on Charles Mingus presents Charles Mingus, recorded and released on Candid in 1960.

“Fables of Faubus” is a song composed by jazz bassist and composer Charles Mingus. One of Mingus’ most explicitly political works,the song was written as a direct protest against Arkansas governor Orval E. Faubus, who in 1957 sent out the National Guard to prevent the integration of Little Rock Central High School by nine African American teenagers. The song was first recorded for Mingus’ 1959 album, Mingus Ah Um. Columbia refused to allow the lyrics to the song to be included, and so the song was recorded as an instrumental on the album. It was not until October 20, 1960 that the song was recorded with lyrics, for the album Charles Mingus presents Charles Mingus, which was released on the more independent Candid label. Due to contractual issues with Columbia, the song could not be released as “Fables of Faubus”, and so the Candid version was titled “Original Faubus Fables”.[source]

Eric Dolphy – Alto Saxophone, Bass Clarinet
Charles Mingus – Bass
Dannie Richmond – Drums
Ted Curson – Trumpet


Reggie Workman – Conversation (1977)

Conversation (written by Sonelius Smith) is the B-side on the album  Conversation by Reggie Workman First , recorded at Sound Ideas Studios, New York City. N.Y. December 19, 1977, and released on Denon in 1979.

Reggie Workman has long been one of the most technically gifted of all bassists, a brilliant player whose versatile style fits into both hard bop and very avant-garde settings. He played piano, tuba, and euphonium early on but settled on bass in the mid-’50s. [source]

Reggie Workman – bass
Cecil Bridgewater – trumpet
Slide Hampton – trombone
George Adams – tenor saxaphone
Albert Dailey – piano
Michael Carvin – drums
Lawrence Killian – percussion


Pete La Roca – Basra (full album) (1965)

Basra is the debut album by American drummer Pete La Roca, recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. [source]
All compositions by Pete La Roca except as indicated
  1. “Malaguena” (Ernesto Lecuona) – 9:01
  2. “Candu” – 6:45
  3. “Tears Come from Heaven” – 5:00
  4. “Basra” – 9:58
  5. “Lazy Afternoon” (John La Touche, Jerome Moross) – 5:31
  6. “Eiderdown” (Steve Swallow) – 4:28
Pete La Roca – drums
Joe Henderson – tenor saxophone
Steve Kuhn – piano
Steve Swallow – bass