Chick Corea Elektric Band – Elektric City (1986)

The Chick Corea Elektric Band is an album by jazz fusion keyboard player Chick Corea, released in 1986. It is the eponymous debut album of the Chick Corea Elektric Band, which at that time also featured drummer Dave Weckl, bass player John Patitucci and guitarists Scott Henderson and Carlos Rios. This album can be described as “jazz-rock”, though it is much closer to traditional jazz … Continue reading Chick Corea Elektric Band – Elektric City (1986)

Roland Kirk – I Talk With The Spirits (1964)

I Talk with the Spirits is a 1964 album by Roland Kirk. On this album, Kirk only plays flutes, and no saxophone or other instruments. It is notable as being the first appearance of the song “Serenade to a Cuckoo”, later covered by Jethro Tull. It was released on CD but is now out of print. It is currently available as digital download on iTunes … Continue reading Roland Kirk – I Talk With The Spirits (1964)

John Coltrane – Hank Mobley – Johnny Griffin Septet – Smoke Stack (1957)

Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 6, 1957. Personnel: Lee Morgan – Trumpet John Coltrane, Johnny Griffin, Hank Mobley – Tenor Sax Wynton Kelly – Piano Paul Chambers – Bass Art Blakey – Drums This “Blowing Session” was the only time tenor saxophonists Johnny Griffin and John Coltrane would play together on record. Initially Coltrane wasn’t scheduled to be on this date, but Griffin … Continue reading John Coltrane – Hank Mobley – Johnny Griffin Septet – Smoke Stack (1957)