Hampton Hawes – Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (1958)


Recorded March 17, 1958 at Contemporary Studio in Los Angeles. A young Scott LaFaro in the land of giants. Great solos by Land and Hawes and Scotty gets 8 bars.


Hampton Hawes (p)
Harold Land (ts)
Scott LaFaro (b)
Frank Butler (dm)


Slim Gaillard And His Orchestra feat. Charlie Parker – Slim’s Jam (1945)

Recorded: probably Hollywood, California, December 29, 1945

Dizzy Gillespie – Trumpet
Charlie Parker – Alto Sax
Jack McVea – Tenor Sax
Dodo Marmarosa – Piano
Slim Gaillard – Guitar, Vocals
Bam Brown – Bass
Zutty Singleton – Drums

Duke Jordan – Flight to Denmark (1973)


Flight to Denmark is an album led pianist Duke Jordan recorded in 1973 and released on the Danish SteepleChase label. In his review for AllMusic, Michael G. Nastos said ” This is Duke Jordan at his most magnificent, with the ever-able Vinding and expert Thigpen playing their professional roles perfectly, producing perhaps the second best effort (next to Flight to Jordan from 13 years hence) from the famed bop pianist”.