Bill Evans – I Love You (1956)

“I believe in things that are developed through hard work. I always like people who have developed long and hard, especially through introspection and a lot of dedication. I think what they arrive at is usually a much deeper and more beautiful thing than the person who seems to have that ability and fluidity from the beginning. I say this because it’s a good message … Continue reading Bill Evans – I Love You (1956)

Art Pepper Quartet – Blues Out (1956)

Blues Out is recorded December 28, 1956 and is track 5 on the CDalbum  Modern art by Art Pepper Quartet from 1988. This 1988 reissue is slightly altered from the original Omega release. It has five cuts added from Omega sessions. [source] Lineup: Art Pepper – Alto Saxophone Ben Tucker – Bass Chuck Flores – Drums Russ Freemann – Piano   Continue reading Art Pepper Quartet – Blues Out (1956)

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)

Art Tatum & Ben Webster – My One And Only Love (1956)

 My One And Only Love is track number 7 on the album Art Tatum – Ben Webster: The Album. The only album-length collaboration between pianist Art Tatum and tenor saxophonist Ben Webster (accompanied by a rhythm section of Red Callender, bass, and Bill Douglass, drums) was this September 11, 1956, session under the auspices of Norman Granz’s Verve Records label. (It was also Tatum’s last recording session before … Continue reading Art Tatum & Ben Webster – My One And Only Love (1956)