Eric Dolphy – Something Sweet, Something Tender (1964)

Second track on the album Out to Lunch by Eric Dolphy. Much has been written about Dolphy’s odd time signatures, wide-interval leaps, and flirtations with atonality. And those preoccupations reach their peak on Out to Lunch, which is less rooted in bop tradition than anything Dolphy had ever done.  [source] Eric Dolphy – flute, alto saxophone / Freddie Hubbard – trumpet / Bobby Hutcherson – … Continue reading Eric Dolphy – Something Sweet, Something Tender (1964)

Art Blakey – What Is This Thing Called Love? (1959)

“What Is This Thing Called Love?” is the last track at the album Drums around the Corner by Art Blakey.  It is a  strictly electrifying duet between bassist Paul Chambers and drummer Art Blakey, composed by Cole Porter. It is together with the second last track, “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” (also a duet between Blakey and Porter), recorded at the Rudy Gelder Studio in Hackensack, … Continue reading Art Blakey – What Is This Thing Called Love? (1959)

Brother Jack Mcduff – The Vibrator (1969)

Down Home Style is an exceptionally unique album for Jack McDuff, one that was recorded in Memphis, with a lineup and a feel that’s quite different from other Blue Note sessions of the time! There’s a lot of electricity bubbling in the record and although McDuff normally never worked with a bassist on earlier sessions, this one features a unnamed player who really lays out … Continue reading Brother Jack Mcduff – The Vibrator (1969)

Clifford Brown – Wail Bait (1956)

Memorial Album is an album by American jazz trumpeter Clifford Brown composed of tracks recorded at two sessions in 1953 and originally released as a 12 inch LP on the Blue Note label in 1956 as a 12 inch LP. Apart from a few obscure recordings the album represents the first tracks recorded under Brown’s leadership. The CD reissue added alternate takes of tunes originally … Continue reading Clifford Brown – Wail Bait (1956)