Nat King Cole – When I Fall in Love (1964)

The performance of When I Fall in Love is from The Jack Benny Program in 1964. It’s not difficult to hear why with his jazz leanings, his blues undertones and a voice as smooth as silk he appealed to just about everyone…Black or White. He was dubbed the Sepia Sinatra in the 1940s because he was the only challenger to Frank’s role as America’s premier singer. [source]     … Continue reading Nat King Cole – When I Fall in Love (1964)

Old and New Dreams – New Dream (1980)

From the album Playing by Old and New Dreams. Concert Recording, June 1980, Theater am Kornmarkt, Bregenz (Austria). Old and New Dreams was a jazz group that was active from 1976 to 1987. The group was composed of tenor saxophone player Dewey Redman (doubling on musette), bassist Charlie Haden, cornet player Don Cherry and drummer Ed Blackwell.[1] All of the members were former sidemen of free … Continue reading Old and New Dreams – New Dream (1980)

Cecil Taylor – Choral Of Voice (1973)

Recorded on May 29, 1973 at Iino Hall, Tokyo, Japan. From the album Solo by Cecil Taylor. “I discovered very early that it wasn’t quite enough for me to imitate people.”      Cecil Taylor Cecil Taylor – Piano Listen to the first four tracks of Solo (Choral Of Voice (Elesion), Lono, Asapk In Ame, Indent (1/2 Of First Layer) :   Continue reading Cecil Taylor – Choral Of Voice (1973)

Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti, Charlie Haden – Cego Aderaldo (1981)

From the album Magico: Carta De Amor. Magico: Carta de Amor is a musical treasure trove that features three players from three continents working in near-symbiotic dialogue, offering music that showcases compositional and improvisational mastery, yet transcends the limitations of genre classification. [source] Charlie Haden – Double Bass Jan Garbarek – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone Egberto Gismonti – Guitars, Piano   Continue reading Jan Garbarek, Egberto Gismonti, Charlie Haden – Cego Aderaldo (1981)

Joe McPhee – Cosmic Love (1970)

Recorded in Poughkeepsie, NY, 1970.  Joe McPhee (born November 3, 1939)[1] is an American jazz multi-instrumentalist born in Miami, Florida, a player of tenor, alto, and soprano saxophone, the trumpet, flugelhorn and valve trombone. [source] “In 1968, the same year that Anthony Braxton made his first solo LP “For Alto”, Joe McPhee began a series of home recordings, assisted by his friend and future producer … Continue reading Joe McPhee – Cosmic Love (1970)

Thelonious Monk Quartet – Round Midnight (1966)

Recorded in Norway 1966, from dvd “LIVE in ’66”. Thelonious Monk – piano Charlie Rouse – tenor saxophone Larry Gales – bass Ben Riley – drums “Where’s jazz going? I don’t know? Maybe it’s going to hell. You can’t make anything go anywhere. It just happens.” – Thelonious Monk from performance of unknown place and date :   Continue reading Thelonious Monk Quartet – Round Midnight (1966)