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 … Continue reading McCoy Tyner – Passion Dance (full album) (1967)

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 … Continue reading Hank Jones – I Remember You (1977)

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

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 … Continue reading Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (Full Album) (1965)

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 — … Continue reading Cecil McBee – Flying Out (1982)

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 … Continue reading Cecil McBee – Into A Fantasy (1982)

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 … Continue reading Steve Lacy – Inside My Head (2003)