Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Free For All (1964)

Incredibly high energy level. Free For All is composed by Wayne Shorter and appears on the album Free For All, recorded in Van Gelder Studio in February 1964. Yay! Shorter’s title track is one of the finest moments in the Jazz Messengers’ history. [source] Lineup: Art Blakey – drums / Cedar Walton – piano / Wayne Shorter – tenor saxophone / Freddie Hubbard – trumpet / … Continue reading Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Free For All (1964)

Paul Bley – Nothing Ever Was Anyway (1968)

Paul Bley – Piano Gary Peacock – Bass Billy Elgart – Drums Composed by Annette Peacock. Paul Bley – Mr. Joy (1968) Label: Limelight Catalog#: LS 86060 Format: Vinyl, LP Genre: Jazz Style: Free Jazz, Avantgarde Recorded 10th & 12th May, 1968 at Audio Recording Inc.; and 11th May, 1968 at a live concert at the University of Washington, Seattle. Continue reading Paul Bley – Nothing Ever Was Anyway (1968)