Sonny Clark Trio – Minor Meeting (1960)

Minor Meeting is from the album Sonny Clark Trio, released on Time Records in 1960.

Clark is inspired by his sidemen (bassist George Duvivier and drummer Max Roach) as he digs into a full set of his originals. None of the tunes became standards, but all are excellent. The music falls between classic bebop and hard bop, with Clark as usual displaying the influence of Bus Powell along with his own voice. His life was unfortunately quite brief, but Sonny Clark never recorded an unworthy record. This one is well worth picking up. [source]

Sonny Clark – Piano
George Duvivier – Bass
Max Roach – Drums




Serge Chaloff and Boots Mussulli – All I Do Is Dream of you (1954)

From the album Serge Chaloff and Boots Mussulli.

Boots Mussulli – Alto Saxophone
Serge Chaloff – Baritone Saxophone
Russ Freeman – Piano
Jimmy Woode – Bass
Buzzy Drootin – Drums


Don Cherry – Eternal Rhythm (1968) (full album)

Eternal Rhythm is a live jazz album composed by Don Cherry. It was recorded at the Berlin Jazz Festival in 1968. [source]

Tracks: A. Eternal Rhythm Part 1 (17:45) / B. Eternal Rhythm Part 2 (23:37)

Albert Mangelsdorff – Trombone
Eje Thelin – Trombone
Bernt Rosengren – Tenor Saxophone, Oboe, Clarinet, Flute
Sonny Sharrock – Guitar
Karl Berger – Vibraphone, Piano, Gender (Gamelan)
Joachim Kühn – Piano, Prepared Piano
Arild Andersen – Bass
Jacques Thollot – Drums, Saron (gamelan), Gong, Bells, Voice
Don Cherry  – Cornet, Gender and Saron (Gamelan), Bengali, Flute in A, Bamboo Flute in C, Metal Flute in B flat, Plastic Flute in C, Haitian Guard, Northern Bells, Voice



Armand J. Piron Band – Kiss Me Sweet (1923)

Armand John “A.J.” Piron (August 16, 1888 – February 17, 1943) was an American jazz violinist, band leader, and composer. In 1915, Piron and Williams together started the Piron and Williams Publishing Company, and in their first year of business published Piron’s composition, “I Wish That I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate”, which became his biggest hit. After touring briefly with W.C. Handy  in 1917, he started an orchestra under his own name, which soon included such notables as Lorenzo Tio and Steve Lewis. Piron’s New Orleans Orchestra quickly became the best paid African American band in New Orleans, for Piron landed regular jobs at both the Spanish Fort amusement park and the exclusive white New Orleans Country Club. [source]


Gil Evans – “Little Wing” (1986)

Recording from Gil Evans´ Concert in Jazzhouse Montmartre, Copenhagen 13. juli 1986.

Lew Soloff – Trumpet / Miles Evans – Trumpet / Shunzo Ono – Trumpet / David Taylor – Trombone / Tom Malone – Trombone / Chris Hunter – Alto Saxophone / John Surman – Barytone Saxophone /  Dave Bardien – French Horn / Delmar Brown – Keyboard / Gill Evans – Keyboard / Kenwood Dennard – Drums / Marilyn Mazur – Guest (Percussions) / Palle Mikkelborg – Guest (Trumpet)


[via Ronnie Rocket]

Hamiet Bluiett – Footprints (1983)

From the album Bearer of the Holy Flame by Hamiet Bluiett, recorded on July 25 in 1983 and released in 1984 on Black Fire.

Tracks on Bearer of the Holy Flame : Footprints / EBU / Song Song / Headless Blues / I´ll Close My Eyes / Gumbo (Vegetarian Style)

Hamiet Bluiett – Baritone Sax, Clarinet, Alto flute
John Hicks – Piano
Fred Hopkins – Bass
Marvin Smitty Smith – Drums
Chief Bey – African Drums, Percussion

Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Dancing in your Head (1984)

Dancing In Your Head is recorded in New York in 1984 and is from the album Renaissance Man by Jamaaladeen Tacuma.

Jamaaladeen Tacuma (born Rudy McDaniel, June 11, 1956) is an American free jazz bassist born in Hempstead, New York, perhaps best known for his albums as bandleader on the Gramavision label and for his work with Ornette Coleman  during the 1970s and 1980s (particularly in Coleman’s Prime Time band). The first three Prime Time recordings (Dancing in Your Head, Body Meta, and Of Human Feelings, all recorded in the late 1970s) feature Tacuma’s work on a Rickenbacker bass, a model popular among progressive rock musicians but rarely used on jazz recordings. He switched to a Steinberger bass in the 1980s, an instrument that helped him create his readily identifiable sound. [source]

Ornette Coleman – Alto Saxophone
Jamaaladeen Tacuma- Bass
Charles Ellerbe – Electric Guitar
Greg Mann – Electronics (Dmx), Drum Programming
Ron Howerton – Percussion, Percussion (electronic)