McCoy Tyner – Passion Dance (full album) (1967)

The Real McCoy is the seventh album by jazz pianist McCoy Tyner and his first released on the Blue Note label. It was recorded on April 21, 1967 following Tyner’s departure from the John Coltrane Quartet and features performances by Tyner with Joe Henderson, Ron Carter and Elvin Jones. Producer Alfred Lion recalls the recording session as a “pure jazz session. There is absolutely no concession to commercialism, and there’s a deep, passionate love for the music embedded in each of the selections”  [source]

All compositions by  McCoy Tyner:

1. Passion Dance  (8:47),  2. Contemplation  (9:12),  3. Four by Five  (6:37),                                         4. Search for Peace  (6:32),  5. Blues on the Corner (5:58)

McCoy Tyner – Piano

Joe Henderson – Tenor saxophone

Ron Carter – Bass

Elvin Jones – Drums

 

 

 

 

 

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Hank Jones – I Remember You (1977)

 

I Remember You and Young No More is the first two tracks from the album I Remember You with Hank Jones.

Made for the French Black & Blue label and released in the U.S. on a Classic Jazz LP, this outing features pianist Hank Jones emphasizing the swing side of his flexible musical personality. Teamed up with bassist George Duvivier and drummer Oliver Jackson, Jones adds beauty and melodic ideas to such veteran numbers as “You Took Advantage of Me,” “Love Walked In,” “Like Someone In Love” and (easily the most recent tune) Bobby Timmons´ “Dat Dere.” A fine set that will be difficult to find. [source]

Tracks : 1. I Remember You / 2. Young No More / 3. Love Walked In / 4. Dat Dere /                      5. I’ll Be Around / 6. Like Someone In Love / 7. Theme For Jobim /                                                        8. You Took Advantage Of Me / 9. Let’s Fall In Love / 10. It’s The Talk Of The Town.

 
Line up : Hank Jones –  Piano / George Duvivier –  Bass / Oliver Jackson – drums.

 

Art Ensemble of Chicago – Brain for the Seine (1969)

Brain for the Seine is the last track on the album Message to Our Folks by  Art Ensemble of Chicago, recorded August 12, 1969 in Paris.

Message to Our Folks is a 1969 album by the Art Ensemble of Chicago recorded in Paris for the French BYG Actuel label. It features performances by Lester Bowie,  Joseph Jarman, Roscoe Mitchell and Malachi Favors Maghostut. [source]

All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell except as indicated

1. Old Time Religion (7:41) /  2. Dexterity (Parker) (4:05) / 3. Rock Out (8:36) /                                    4. A Brain For The Seine (Art Ensemble of Chicago) (20:17)

Lester Bowie – Trumpet, Percussion instruments

Malachi Favors Maghostut – Bass, Percussion instruments, Vocals

Joseph Jarman – Saxophones, Clarinets, Percussion instruments

Roscoe Mitchell – Saxophones, Clarinets, Flute, Percussion instruments

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[if you want to hear the piece in its full lenght you can buy it here]

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (Full Album) (1965)

Maiden Voyage is the fifth album led by jazz musician Herbie Hancock, and was recorded by Rudu Van Gelder on May 17, 1965 for Blue Note Records. It was issued as BLP 4195 and BST 84195. It is a concept album aimed at creating an oceanic atmosphere. Many of the song titles refer to marine biology or the sea, and the musicians develop the concept through their use of space and almost tidal dynamics. The album was presented with the Grammy Hall of Fame Award in 1999. According to Bob Blumenthal’s 1999 liner notes, “Blue Note logs indicate that an attempt had been made to record “Maiden Voyage”, “Little One” and “Dolphin Dance” six days earlier, with Hubbard on cornet and Stu Martin in place of Williams. Those performances were rejected at the time and have been lost in the ensuing years.” [source]

All compositions by Herbie Hancock:
Maiden Voyage (7:53)
The Eye of the Hurricane (5:57)
Little One (8:43)
Survival of the Fittest (9:59)
Dolphin Dance (9:16)

Personnel:
Herbie Hancock — Piano
Freddie Hubbard — Trumpet
George Coleman — Tenor saxophone
Ron Carter — Bass
Tony Williams — drums

 

Cecil McBee – Flying Out (1982)

Flying Out is the second track on the B-side on the album Flying Out by the jazz bassplayer Cecil McBee, released in 1982 on the label India Navigation.

This is a rather unusual chamber jazz album that finds bassist Cecil McBee interacting with violinist John Blake, cellist David Eyges, cornetist Olu Dara, and drummer Billy Hart. Variety is gained by McBee switching to piano on “Truth — A Path to Peace,” while “Into a Fantasy” is a classical-oriented string trio with violin, cello, and bass and “Blues on the Bottom” is a more conventional blues. The advanced music and the blending of the unusual colors works quite well. [source]

All compositions by Cecil McBee.
First Impression / Truth – A Path To Peace / Into A Fantasy / Flying Out /Blues On The Bottom

John Blake – Violin
Olu Dara – Cornet
David Eyges – Cello
Billy Hart – Drums
Cecil McBee – Bass, Piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[buy the album here]

Cecil McBee – Into A Fantasy (1982)

Into A Fantasy is the first track on the B-side on the album Flying Out by the jazz bassplayer Cecil McBee, released in 1982 on the label India Navigation.

This is a rather unusual chamber jazz album that finds bassist Cecil McBee interacting with violinist John Blake, cellist David Eyges, cornetist Olu Dara, and drummer Billy Hart. Variety is gained by McBee switching to piano on “Truth — A Path to Peace,” while “Into a Fantasy” is a classical-oriented string trio with violin, cello, and bass and “Blues on the Bottom” is a more conventional blues. The advanced music and the blending of the unusual colors works quite well. [source]

All compositions by Cecil McBee.
First Impression / Truth – A Path To Peace / Into A Fantasy / Flying Out /Blues On The Bottom

John Blake – Violin
Olu Dara – Cornet
David Eyges – Cello
Billy Hart – Drums
Cecil McBee – Bass, Piano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

[buy the album here]

Steve Lacy – Inside My Head (2003)

Inside My Head with lyrics by Robert Creeley is the third track on Steve Lacys album The Holy la, released in 2003 on Freelance Label.

This fine trio CD takes its name from something held sacred by musicians: “la,” the pitch to which all instruments are almost always tuned. During the course of these nine tracks, soprano saxophonist Steve Lacy and his associates also prove that they can do just anything they want with any variations of “la” and the other degrees of the scale most famously celebrated by Rodgers and Hammerstein in the song “Do-Re-Mi.”

Also present on two tracks is Lacy’s wife, vocalist Irene Aebi. Although often treated by Lacy’s fans as a Yoko Ono to his John Lennon, she’s more of a distinctive stylist and her voice meshes with Lacy’s horn much appropriately than Ono’s voice ever did with her husband’s. [source]

Tracks: 1. Shuffle Boil  / 2. The Holy La  / 3. Inside My Head  / 4. Blue Jay  /                                          5. Flakes  / 6. The Wane  / 7. Clich

Personnel:                                                                                                                                                         Steve Lacy- Soprano Saxophone / Jean-Jacques Avenel – Bass and Sanza /                             John Betsch – Drums / Irene Aebi – Voice