Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus – Stormy Weather (1960)

At this time Mingus was working regularly with a piano-less quartet featuring Eric Dolphy, Ted Curson and Dannie Richmond, as heard on the Charles Mingus Presents Charles Mingus album also recorded in November 1960. The Mingus album features one track, “Stormy Weather”, recorded by the same quartet, plus two tracks recorded by a larger group featuring piano and additional horns. [source] Charles Mingus – Bass … Continue reading Eric Dolphy and Charles Mingus – Stormy Weather (1960)

Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Ornithology (1980)

From the duet album Looking At Bird by Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen, recorded February 7, 1980. Ornithology is originally Written by Benny Harris. Archie Shepp pays tribute to Bird not by copying him, but by being creative and playing Parker´s repertoire in his own sound. Recommended. [source] Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen -Bass / Archie Shepp – Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone Continue reading Archie Shepp & Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen – Ornithology (1980)

Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

From the album Groove Alla Turca, recorded in Istanbul, Turkey in 1998. Salih Nazım Peker – Baglama [Saz] / Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Bass  / Ferdi Nadaz – Clarinet / Daryl Burge -Drums [Trap Drums] / Ben Schachter  – Flute, Saxophone [Alto & Tenor] / Ekrem Bağı – Goblet Drum [Darbuka] / Rick Iannacone – Guitar / Sahin Sert* Ney – Kanun / Arif Erdebil – Ney / Hüseyin … Continue reading Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

Charles Mingus – Love Chant (1956)

Pithecanthropus Erectus is a 1956 album by jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus. Mingus noted that this was the first album where he taught arrangements to his musicians by ear in lieu of writing everything down. [source] Tracks on Pithecanthropus Erectus: 1. Pithecanthropus Erectus – 10:36 / 2. A Foggy Day – 7:50 (George Gershwin) / 3. Profile of Jackie” – 3:11 / 4. Love Chant – 14:59 Line up: … Continue reading Charles Mingus – Love Chant (1956)

Ray Brown – Something In Common (1977)

From the album Something for Lester  by Ray Brown, recorded at Contemporary’s Studio, Los Angeles, California in 1977. This excellent trio session forms a sort of transition between bassist Ray Brown´s work with the Oscar Trio and his own small-group sessions of the ’80s and ’90s. With pianist Cedar Walton and drummer Elvin Jones, Brown explores seven strong melodies (four standards, two by Walton, and the bassist’s “Slippery”) in … Continue reading Ray Brown – Something In Common (1977)

Gene Krupa – Blues Of Israel (1935)

Israel Crosby (January 19, 1919 – August 11, 1962) was an African-American jazz double-bassist born in Chicago, Illinois, best known as member of the Ahmad Jamal trio from 1957 to 1962. A close contemporary of Jimmy Blanton, Crosby is less considered as a pioneer, but his interactive playing in Jamal’s trio and that of George Shearing shows how easily and fluently he displayed a modern … Continue reading Gene Krupa – Blues Of Israel (1935)