Ahmed Abdullah – Life’s Force (1979)

Life’s Force is composed by Ahmed Abdullah and is the last track on his album by same name. It is recorded in New York City and was released in 1979. The short-lived About Time label started off with this stimulating release from trumpeter Ahmed Abdullah. Abdullah, who has an appealing tone and an adventurous style, heads a sextet also including the french horn of Vincent Chancey, … Continue reading Ahmed Abdullah – Life’s Force (1979)

Matthew Shipp – Cohesion (2002)

Cohesion is the third track on the CD Equilibrium by the american pianist Matthew Shipp. Equilibrium is a more complex extension of Shipp´s last album for the label, the stunning Nu Bop. Here, employing the talents of bassist William Parker, drummer Gerald Cleaver, vibraphonist Khan Jamal, and electronics and programming whiz FLAM, Shipp moves to extend the reach of all of his previous musical excursions by putting them … Continue reading Matthew Shipp – Cohesion (2002)

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)

Bobby Hutcherson – Inner Glow (1975)

Inner Glow is an album by American jazz vibraphonist Bobby Hutcherson recorded in 1975 and originally released on the Japanese Blue Note label. While never issued in the U.S. the tracks were included on the Mosaic Records box set Mosaic Select 26: Bobby Hutcherson released in 2007. [source] Tracks: Boodaa / Cowboy Bob / Searchin’ the Trane / Inner Glow / Roses Poses   Oscar Brashear – Trumpet Thurman Green – Trombone Harold Land – Tenor … Continue reading Bobby Hutcherson – Inner Glow (1975)

Wayne Shorter – Wind (1970)

Wind is the first track on Wayne Shorters Odyssey of Isaka, recorded at the A&R Studios, New York City on August 26, 1970. Odyssey of Iska is a 1971 album by American jazz composer and saxophonist Wayne Shorter, released on Blue Note Records. The Allmusic review by Scott Yanow states “On the verge of joining Weather Report (referred to in the liner notes as ‘Weather Forecast’), it is not surprising … Continue reading Wayne Shorter – Wind (1970)

Harold Land Quintet – Stylin’ (1968)

An unrecognized classic. The Peace-Maker is one of the high-points of the Hutcherson-Land collaboration. Until recently, it wasn’t even available on CD. But it was re-issued in Japan. It’s worth paying the high-cost import price for this disc. It’s wonderful. [Source] Personnel: Harold Land (ts, fl); Bobby Hutcherson (vib); Joe Sample (p); Buster Williams (b); Donald Bailey (d, harm). Recording Date & Location: 11 Dec … Continue reading Harold Land Quintet – Stylin’ (1968)