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)

Gil Evans – Where Flamingos Fly (1960)

From the albun Out of the Cool. Out of the Cool is a jazz album by The Gil Evans Orchestra, recorded in 1960 and released on the Impulse! label the following year. The album was one of Impulse!’s first four albums, released together, and featured a gatefold design and high production values. [source] Gil Evans – piano / Johnny Coles – trumpet / Phil Sunkel … Continue reading Gil Evans – Where Flamingos Fly (1960)

Gigi Gryce – The Rat Race Blues (1960)

Titletrack on the album The Rat Race Blues by Gigi Gryce Featuring Richard Williams, recorded June 7th 1960. The next to last album before Gigi Gryce permanently dropped out of jazz. The group swings its way through two of Gryce’s lesser-known originals and three then-recent obscurities. Interesting and generally fresh straight-ahead jazz. [source] Lineup: Gigi Gryce – Alto Saxophone / Richard Williams – Trumpet / Richard Wyands – Piano / … Continue reading Gigi Gryce – The Rat Race Blues (1960)

The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)

from the album “Something Blue” by Paul Horn, recorded march 1960. Years before Paul Horn became famous for his pioneering new age and mood music albums, he was an adventurous bop-based improviser trying to create an alternative to the hard bop music of the era. [source] Paul Horn – Saxophone, Flute Emil Richards – Vibes Jimmy Bond – Bass Paul Moer – Piano Billy Higgins – … Continue reading The Paul Horn Quintet – Mr. Bond (1960)