Miles Davis – My Ship (1957)

Evans combined the ten pieces that make up the album into a suite, each flowing into the next without interruption; the only exception to this rule was on the title track since it was placed last on side A (this has been corrected on the CD versions). Davis is the only soloist on Miles Ahead, which features a large ensemble consisting of sixteen woodwind and … Continue reading Miles Davis – My Ship (1957)

Don Rendell & Ian Carr – Black Marigolds (1968)

Don Rendell Ian Carr from 1968 accompanied by Michael Garrick – Piano; Dave Green – Bass; Trevor Tomkins – Drums. An essential piece of British jazz – end of story. [source] Dave Green –  Bass Trevor Tomkins – Drums Michael Garrick – Piano Don Rendell – Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute Ian Carr – Trumpet, Flugelhorn   Continue reading Don Rendell & Ian Carr – Black Marigolds (1968)

Bill Dixon Orchestra – Nightfall Pieces I & II (1967)

Nightfall Pieces I & II is track 2 and 4 on the album Intents And Purposes by The Bill Dixon Orchestra. Intents And Purposes has long been revered as Bill Dixon’s singular masterpiece.  Since his decisive involvement in 1964’s October Revolution in Jazz and lengthy tenure at Bennington College in Vermont (1968-1995), Dixon has been renowned for his skills as an organizer and an educator rather than his pioneering … Continue reading Bill Dixon Orchestra – Nightfall Pieces I & II (1967)

The Bill Dixon Orchestra – Voices (1967)

From the album Intents and Purposes by  Bill Dixon, recorded Jan. 17, 1967 in New York City Since his decisive involvement in 1964’s October Revolution in Jazz and lengthy tenure at Bennington College in Vermont (1968-1995), Dixon has been renowned for his skills as an organizer and an educator rather than his pioneering advancements as an instrumentalist and composer. As a former student of painting as … Continue reading The Bill Dixon Orchestra – Voices (1967)

Roscoe Mitchell / Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Sound (1966)

Originally the album Sound by Roscoe Mitchell only had three tracks. The album was recorded at Sound Studios, Inc. August , 1966. Sound, Roscoe Mitchell’s debut as a leader, was an early free jazz landmark and an enormously groundbreaking album in many respects. Historically, it marked the very first time that members of Chicago’s seminal AACM community appeared on record; it also showcased the early chemistry between future … Continue reading Roscoe Mitchell / Roscoe Mitchell Sextet – Sound (1966)

Alan Shorter – Orgasm (1968)

Orgasm is the last track on the album Orgasm by Alan Shorter. Recorded and realeased on Verve Records in 1968. Alan Shorter (May 29, 1932–1987) was a free jazz trumpet and flugelhorn player, and the older brother of composer and saxophone player Wayne Shorter. In the mid-1960s Alan moved to Europe, leading his own avant-garde gigs in Geneva and Paris. His style of free jazz sometimes proved to be … Continue reading Alan Shorter – Orgasm (1968)