Coleman Hawkins and his All-Star “Jam” Band – Honeysuckle Rose (1937)

  This version of Honeysuckle Rose, original written by Fats Waller and here arranged By Bennie Carter, is side A on the 78´vinyl from 1937 with Coleman Hawkins and his All-Star “Jam” Band recorded in Paris. Coleman Hawkins  –  Tenor saxophone Bennie Carter – Alto saxes Django Reinhardt – Guitar Stephane Grappelly – Piano D’Hellemmes – Bass Tommy Benford – Drums André Ekyan – Alto saxophone … Continue reading Coleman Hawkins and his All-Star “Jam” Band – Honeysuckle Rose (1937)

Abdul Wadud – Oasis (1977)

  Oasis is the first track on the solo album By Myself by Abdul Wadud, released on Bisharra in 1977. An outstanding cellist, Abdul Wadud has concentrated solely on the instrument since the age of nine, and never decided to double on bass. His plucking and bowed solos have been featured in jazz and symphonic/classical settings, and Wadud´s  easily the finest cellist to emerge from the ’60s and … Continue reading Abdul Wadud – Oasis (1977)

Arthur Blythe – Bush Baby (1980)

Bush Baby by Arthur Blythe is from his album Illussions, recorded in april and may in New York in 1980 and released later same year. Illussions is Jazz saxophonist Arthur Blythe´s third album for the Columbia label recorded in New York City in 1980. [source] All compositions by Arthur Blythe: 1. Bush Baby  (6:28) / 2. Miss Nancy  (7:24) /                   … Continue reading Arthur Blythe – Bush Baby (1980)

Julius Hemphill – Dogon A.D. (1972)

Dogon A.D. is an album by saxophonist Julius Hempill released on in 1972, originally on Hemphill’s own Mbari Records, and later on the Freedom label in 1977. The album was recorded in St. Louis, Missouri in February 1972. One track recorded at the same recording session, “The Hard Blues,” was eventually released in 1975 on Hemphill’s album Coon Bid´ness. It was reissued on CD in 2011 using the Arista reissue … Continue reading Julius Hemphill – Dogon A.D. (1972)

Albert Ayler – Angels (1966)

Angels is the second track on the side B on the album Spirits Rejoice by Albert Ayler, recorded and released in 1965. Recorded live at New York’s Judson Hall in 1965, Spirits Rejoice is one of Albert Ayler´s wildest, noisiest albums, partly because it’s one of the very few that teams him with another saxophonist, altoist Charles Tyler. It’s also one of the earliest recordings to feature Ayler´s brother … Continue reading Albert Ayler – Angels (1966)

John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (1964) (full album)

A Love Supreme is a studio album recorded by John Coltrane´s quartet in December 1964 and released by Impulse! Records in February 1965. It is generally considered to be among Coltrane’s greatest works, as it melded the hard bop sensibilities of his early career with the free jazz style he adopted later. The quartet recorded the album in one session on December 9, 1964, at the Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New … Continue reading John Coltrane – A Love Supreme (1964) (full album)

Duke Ellington – Dancers In Love (1953)

“Dancers in Love” (also known as “Stomp for Beginners” and “Naivete”) was composed and debuted as a piano solo by Duke Ellington during a April, 1944 Carnegie Hall concert which saluted Fats Waller, who had died suddenly from pneumonia while on tour in December, 1943. Before the end of the year, the song was incorporated into “The Perfume Suite,” which made its debut during the … Continue reading Duke Ellington – Dancers In Love (1953)