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)

Charlie Parker and Miles Davis – Embraceable You (1947)

This version of the composition Embraceable You original with music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin is recorded at WOR Studios, NYC, Tuesday October 28, 1947. Personnel: Charlie Parker – Alto Sax Miles Davis – Trumpet Irving “Duke” Jordan – Piano Tommy Potter – Bass Max Roach – Drums Continue reading Charlie Parker and Miles Davis – Embraceable You (1947)

Herb Geller – Love Is Like A Turtle (1955)

Recorded in Los Angeles, California,  August 24, 1955. From the album Herb Geller Plays. Herb Geller was an American jazz saxophonist, composer and arranger, born in Los Angeles, California. He was prominent among the musicians who created the west-coast jazz style in California. Later he relocated to Europe and established himself in his adopted home city of Hamburg as both a teacher and a performer. Personnel: Herb Geller – Alto Sax … Continue reading Herb Geller – Love Is Like A Turtle (1955)

Kohsuke Mine Quintet – Expectation (1973)

From the album Daguri by Kohsuke Mine Quintet. An absolute monster of a session from Kohsuke Mine and his quintet who are on fire from the furious opener “Thirsty” through to the closing modal whirlwind “Spin Drift”.Although all 5 cuts are penned by K.Mine “Expectation” has echoes of  what Itabashi was to record some years later as “Watarase”. The very finest in Japanese jazz and … Continue reading Kohsuke Mine Quintet – Expectation (1973)

Arthur Jones – B.T. (1969)

B.T. is from the album Scorpio, with 4 tracks  composed by Arthur Jones, recorded in Paris, August 1969, released in 1971 on BYG Records. Arthur Jones had one of the warmer and more romantic styles in “energy music,” making this, his debut as a leader, a highly enjoyable set. While the late-’60s avant-garde jazz scene is typically associated with heated and furious solo flights, Jones managed … Continue reading Arthur Jones – B.T. (1969)