World Saxophone Quartet – Hymn For the Old Year (1977)

Hymn For the Old Year is the last track on the album Point of No Return. Point of No Return is the debut album by the jazz group the World Saxophone Quartet released on the Moers Music label in 1977. The album features a live performance by Hamiet Bluiett, Julius Hemphill, Oliver Lake and David Murray recorded in June 1977 at the 6th International New Jazz Festival in Moers. [source] Lineup: Hamiet Bluiett – Baritone … Continue reading World Saxophone Quartet – Hymn For the Old Year (1977)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Springtime Again (1979)

Springtime Again is from the album Sleeping Beauty  by  Sun Ra And His Arkestra. This is the great late-night Sun-Ra chillout album you never knew about. The band had been working in a more groove-oriented setting off and on for over a year, as evidenced by the albums Lanquidity and On Jupiter, with both featuring prominent electric bass and electric guitar. Sleeping Beauty picks up right where … Continue reading Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Springtime Again (1979)

Dizzy Gillespie Big Band – Cubano Be, Cubano Bop (1947)

Cubano Be, Cubano Bop, arranged by George Russell and recorded by the Dizzy Gillespie Big Band featuring Chano Pozo, New York, Dec. 22, 1947. Luciano Pozo González, better known as Chano Pozo (January 7, 1915 in Havanna – December 3, 1948 in New York City) was an Afro-Cuban jazz percussionist, singer, dancer and composer who played a major role in the founding of Latin Jazz. Though he died young of … Continue reading Dizzy Gillespie Big Band – Cubano Be, Cubano Bop (1947)

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Prelude To A Kiss (1957)

Prelude To A Kiss is from the album Ellington Indigos, recorded in 1957 and released on Columbia in 1958. Duke Ellington – Piano / Jimmy Woode – Bass / Sam Woodyard – Drums / Paul Gonsalves – Tenor Saxophone / Jimmy Hammilton – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone / Russell Procope – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone / Harry Carney – Baritone Saxophone / Johnny Hodges – Alto Saxophone / Rick Henderson – Alto Saxophone / John … Continue reading Duke Ellington and His Orchestra – Prelude To A Kiss (1957)