Ronnie Boykins – The Will Come, Is Now (1975)

The Will Come, Is Now is the title track of the free jazz album of same name by the bassist Ronnie Boykins, recorded in February 1975. Ronnie Boykins is best known for his work as bassist with Sun Ra (between 1958 and 1966), but the odd meters and horn arrangements in this 1975 septet session for ESP (the last release on the mythic free jazz label before … Continue reading Ronnie Boykins – The Will Come, Is Now (1975)

Max Roach – You Stepped Out Of A Dream (1958)

You Stepped Out Of A Dream is from  Deeds, Not Words, an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach featuring tracks recorded in 1958 and released on the Riverside label, same year. Words an music for You Stepped Out Of A Dream is originally created by Nacio Herb and Gus Kahn. Max Roach – Drums Brooker Little – Trumpet Ray Draper – Tuba George Coleman – Tenor … Continue reading Max Roach – You Stepped Out Of A Dream (1958)

Ray Draper Quintet – Terry Anne (1957)

The tunes on the date are a well-chosen mix of originals with a single standard thrown in as a nod to tradition. Draper’s potbellied horn is surprisingly agile on the changes, particularly on his own numbers “Jackie’s Dolly” and “Mimi’s Interlude.” Plump and viscous, it’s a sound that skates along the bedrock of the bass register while still managing to fire off quick salvos of … Continue reading Ray Draper Quintet – Terry Anne (1957)