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
Eric Dolphy – Alto sax
Ted Curson – Trumpet
Dannie Richmond – Drums




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.

Herb Geller – Alto Sax
Lorraine Geller – Piano
Leroy Vinegar – Bass
Eldridge Freeman – Drums










[inspired by Ronnie Rocket]

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 without a shadow of a doubt…..[source]

Kohsuke Mine – Tenor & Alto Sax / Hideo Miyata – Tenor Sax / Fumio Itabashi – Piano / Hideaki Mochizuki – Bass / Hiroshi Murakami – Drums











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 to fuse his love of older bop and blues players with the prevalent tendencies of the day. In this way, Jones was as adept at caressing a ballad as he was at shredding apart a fast one. [source]

Arthur Jones (1940 – 1998) was an American Free Jazz alto saxophonist known for his highly energetic but warm tones. Jones first played for several years in a Rock and Roll band. After discovering music by Ornette Coleman and Eric Dolphy, he started appearing on the New York scene, playing in Frank Wright’s group where he took part in the recording of the Your Prayer (1967) album. He then also worked with Jacques Coursil. In 1968 he was a member of Sunny Murray´s Acoustical Swing Unit, with which he went to Paris in 1969 and where he recorded two albums of Africanasia as leader with most of the musicians from the Art Ensemble of Chicago. He also made numerous other recordings for BYG Actuel, with Coursil, Archie Shepp, Sunny Murray or Burton Greene. [source]

Claude Delcloo – Drums
Arthur Jones – Alto Sax
Beb Guerin – Bass