Duke Ellington & His Orchestra – Satin Doll (1962)

From the movie JAZZ FESTIVAL, Vol. 2 – Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, recorded 9 January 1962.

Ray Nance – Trumpet / Shorty Baker – Trumpet / Cat Anderson – Trumpet / Bill Berry – Trumpet / Ed Mullens – Trumpet / Lawrence Brown – Trombone / Leon Cox – Trombone / Chuck Connors – Trombone  / Russell Procope – Alt Saxophone / Johnny Hodges – Alt Saxophone / Paul Gonsalves – Tenor Saxophone  / Jimmy Hamilton – Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone / Harry Carney – Bars / Duke Ellington – Piano / Aaron Bell – Bass / Sam Woodyard – Drums

 

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Booker Little – Moods In Free Time (1961)

Moods In Free Time is from the album Out Front by Booker Little, recorded in New York, spring 1961, and first released on Candid ame year.

Booker Little was the first trumpet soloist to emerge in jazz after the death of Clifford Brown to have his own sound. His tragically brief life (he died at age 23 later in 1961) cut short what would have certainly been a major career. Little, on this sextet date with multi-reedist Eric Dolphy, trombonist Julian Priester, and drummer Max Roach, shows that his playing was really beyond bebop. His seven now-obscure originals (several of which deserve to be revived) are challenging for the soloists and there are many strong moments during these consistently challenging and satisfying performances. [source]

Booker Little – Trumpet
Eric Dolphy – Alt Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet
Ron Carter – Bass
Julian Priester – Trombone
Max Roach – Drums, Vibraphone
Don Friedman – Piano

 

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