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Albert Ayler – New York Eye And Ear Control

Released January 1, 1965. It isn’t strictly an Albert Ayler album but a very interesting collaborative freely improvised soundtrack project for Michael Snow’s film of the same name. Recorded in July 1964 by Albert Ayler, Don Cherry, Roswell Rudd, John Tchicai, Gary Peacock and Sunny Murray. Liner notes, photos and more… digitally remastered from the original tapes. Michael Snow, the Toronto based film maker and … Continue reading Albert Ayler – New York Eye And Ear Control

Lonnie Smith – Turning Point (1969)

50 years ago Dr. Lonnie Smith recorded his album “Turning Point” at Van Gelder Studio in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Lonnie Smith, organ Lee Morgan, trumpet Bennie Maupin, tenor saxophone Julian Priester, trombone Melvin Sparks, guitar Leo Morris, drums Continue reading Lonnie Smith – Turning Point (1969)

Duke Ellington – La Plus Belle Africaine (1967)

Soul Call is a 1967 live album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, recorded live at the Juan-les-Pins/Antibes Jazz Festival on the Côte d’Azur. Ella Fitzgerald appeared with Ellington and his band at the same festival, and a more complete version of Ellington’s appearance at the festival is documented on the 1998 album Ella and Duke at the Cote D’Azur. View this post on Instagram … Continue reading Duke Ellington – La Plus Belle Africaine (1967)

Miles Davis Quintet – Walkin (1965)

Walkin Appears on “The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965” (Columbia Legacy 1995). It is originally written by R. Carpenter. Played live at the Plugged Nickel, First Set December 23, 1965 by: Miles Davis – Trumpet / Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone / Herbie Hancock – Piano / Ron Carter – Bass / Tony Williams – Drums. Research for a Wayne Shorter biography revealed that … Continue reading Miles Davis Quintet – Walkin (1965)