Max Roach & Anthony Braxton – Birth (1978)

Birth and Rebirth is an album by American jazz drummer Max Roach and saxophonist Anthony Braxton recorded in 1979 for the Italian Black Saint label. [source] “The music in this album is a result of our belief in a continuum that links the present with the past. Our spontaneous improvisations are true to those well defined principles basic to African American culture. Thank you for … Continue reading Max Roach & Anthony Braxton – Birth (1978)

Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

From the album Groove Alla Turca, recorded in Istanbul, Turkey in 1998. Salih Nazım Peker – Baglama [Saz] / Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Bass  / Ferdi Nadaz – Clarinet / Daryl Burge -Drums [Trap Drums] / Ben Schachter  – Flute, Saxophone [Alto & Tenor] / Ekrem Bağı – Goblet Drum [Darbuka] / Rick Iannacone – Guitar / Sahin Sert* Ney – Kanun / Arif Erdebil – Ney / Hüseyin … Continue reading Burhan Ocal & Jamaaladeen Tacuma – Two By Two (1998)

Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley and Steve Swallow – Stretching Out (1961)

Stretching Out is from the album Emphasis & Flight by Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley and Steve Swallow, recorded 7th and 23rd November, 1961 in Germany. At a time when the leading edge of mainstream jazz was pulling through modal jazz into hard bop, Jimmy Giuffre was headed in another direction. His early trios were simultaneously polite and experimental, an unusual combination that revealed both his cool roots and … Continue reading Jimmy Giuffre, Paul Bley and Steve Swallow – Stretching Out (1961)

Louis Armstrong- Skeleton in the closet (1936)

From the American musical comedy movie from 1936, Pennies from Heaven directed by Norman Z. McLeod. Teddy Buckner – Trumpet Fletcher Galloway – Trumpet Allen Durham – Trombone Arcima Taylor – Reeds Caughey Roberts – Clarinet, Alt saxophone Bumps Myers – Tenor Saxophone Ramon LaRue – Piano Wesley Prince – Acoustic Double Bass Lionel Hampton – Drums Continue reading Louis Armstrong- Skeleton in the closet (1936)

Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier – Annobon (1994 – 1995)

From the album Le Querrec: Carnet de Routes by the trio of Romano/Sclavis/Texier, recorded and mixed from 1994 to 1995 at Studio de la Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. This recording from the West African tours of the Romano/Sclavis/Texier trio in the early ’90s is one in a series of three. That this band played in Africa and was documented by photographer Guy LeQuerrec was … Continue reading Aldo Romano, Louis Sclavis, Henri Texier – Annobon (1994 – 1995)

Jeanne Lee – Yeh Come T’ Beh (1974)

Yeh Come T’ Beh is second track on the album Conspiracy by Jeanne Lee. Jeanne Lee (January 29, 1939 – October 25, 2000) was an American jazz singer, poet and composer. Best known for a wide range of vocal styles she mastered, Lee collaborated with numerous distinguished composers and performers who included Gunter Hampel, Ran Blake, Carla Bley, Anthony Braxton, Marion Brown, Mal Waldron, and … Continue reading Jeanne Lee – Yeh Come T’ Beh (1974)