The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)

from the album “Something Blue” by Paul Horn, recorded march 1960. Years before Paul Horn became famous for his pioneering new age and mood music albums, he was an adventurous bop-based improviser trying to create an alternative to the hard bop music of the era. [source] Paul Horn – Saxophone, Flute Emil Richards – Vibes Jimmy Bond – Bass Paul Moer – Piano Billy Higgins – … Continue reading The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)

Ray Nance with Duke Ellington – Just Squeeze Me (1941)

“Just Squeeze Me (But Please Don’t Tease Me)” is a 1941 popular song composed by Duke Ellington, with lyrics by Lee Gaines. The song has been recorded numerous times by a number of artists in the years since, having become a jazz standard. [source]   Continue reading Ray Nance with Duke Ellington – Just Squeeze Me (1941)

Larry Young – Beyond All Limits (1965)

Beyond All Limits perfomed by Larry Young released on the album Unity in 1966. Unity is an album by jazz organist Larry Young, released on the Blue Note label. While not free jazz, the album features innovative experimentation. The title was chosen by Young because “although everybody on the date was very much an individualist, they were all in the same frame of mood. It was evident … Continue reading Larry Young – Beyond All Limits (1965)

Ravi Coltrane – Spirit Fiction (2012)

The three first tracks Roads Cross, Klepto and Spirit Fiction from the album Spirit Fiction by Ravi Coltrane, is recorded in 2012. Despite the metaphysical suggestion in Spirit Fiction´s title, this is Ravi Coltranes most cerebral, process-oriented recording to date. This does not mean, however, that his debut offering for Blue Note Records is dry or academic. There is an abundance of emotion and sensual detail, most of it expressed gently, with … Continue reading Ravi Coltrane – Spirit Fiction (2012)

Arthur Blythe – Carespin’ With Mamie (1980)

From the album Illusions by Arthur Blythe, recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York , 1980. It is surprising how artistically productive altoist Arthur Blythe was during his period on Columbia. Despite the hype and Columbia’s reputation for pressuring artists to play mass-appeal music, Blythe´s recordings for that label are inventive and creative. For this, his third Columbia release, Blythe uses two different groups: an “in the tradition” … Continue reading Arthur Blythe – Carespin’ With Mamie (1980)