World Saxophone Quartet – Hymn For the Old Year (1977)

Hymn For the Old Year is the last track on the album Point of No Return. Point of No Return is the debut album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet released on the Moers Music label in 1977. The album features a live performance by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray recorded in June 1977 at the 6th International New Jazz Festival in Moers. [source] Lineup: Hamiet Bluiett – Baritone … Continue reading World Saxophone Quartet – Hymn For the Old Year (1977)

Gil Evans – “Little Wing” (1986)

Recording from Gil Evans´ Concert in Jazzhouse Montmartre, Copenhagen 13. juli 1986. Lew Soloff – Trumpet / Miles Evans – Trumpet / Shunzo Ono – Trumpet / David Taylor – Trombone / Tom Malone – Trombone / Chris Hunter – Alto Saxophone / John Surman – Barytone Saxophone /  Dave Bardien – French Horn / Delmar Brown – Keyboard / Gill Evans – Keyboard / Kenwood … Continue reading Gil Evans – “Little Wing” (1986)

Hamiet Bluiett – Footprints (1983)

From the album Bearer of the Holy Flame by Hamiet Bluiett, recorded on July 25 in 1983 and released in 1984 on Black Fire. Tracks on Bearer of the Holy Flame : Footprints / EBU / Song Song / Headless Blues / I´ll Close My Eyes / Gumbo (Vegetarian Style) Hamiet Bluiett – Baritone Sax, Clarinet, Alto flute John Hicks – Piano Fred Hopkins – Bass Marvin Smitty Smith – Drums … Continue reading Hamiet Bluiett – Footprints (1983)

Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (1970)

From the album Drivers. Drives is an album by American organist Lonnie Smith recorded in 1970 and released on the Blue Note label. [source] All compositions by Lonnie Smith except as indicated:                                                                         … Continue reading Lonnie Smith – Spinning Wheel (1970)

Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams – It’s A Beautiful Evening (1961)

It’s A Beautiful Evening is the last track on side A on the album Out Of This World by Donald Byrd and Pepper Adams Quintet. The album was recorded and released in 1961 and according to the liner notes, this album was Herbie Hancock’s first recorded performance . It’s A Beautiful Evening is composed by Dorothy Wayne and Raymond Rasch. This set of sides recorded with the then-fledgling Donald Byrd/Pepper Adams quintet … Continue reading Donald Byrd & Pepper Adams – It’s A Beautiful Evening (1961)