Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet – Aggression (1961)

Aggression is recorded July 16, 1961. It appears on the second of three sets that document the Eric Dolphy / Booker Little quintet’s playing at the Five Spot At the Five Spot volumes one and two is a pair of jazz albums documenting one night (16 July 1961) from the end of Eric Dolphy and Booker Little’s two-week residency at the Five Spot in New York. This was the only night … Continue reading Eric Dolphy/Booker Little quintet – Aggression (1961)

Charles Mingus – Love Chant (1956)

Pithecanthropus Erectus is a 1956 album by jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus. Mingus noted that this was the first album where he taught arrangements to his musicians by ear in lieu of writing everything down. [source] Tracks on Pithecanthropus Erectus: 1. Pithecanthropus Erectus – 10:36 / 2. A Foggy Day – 7:50 (George Gershwin) / 3. Profile of Jackie” – 3:11 / 4. Love Chant – 14:59 Line up: … Continue reading Charles Mingus – Love Chant (1956)

Billie Holliday / Ray Ellis & His Orchestra – I’m a Fool To Want You (1958)

First track on the album Lady In Satin by Billie Holliday and Ray Ellis & His Orchestra , recorded 19–21 February 1958, released on Columbia same year. This is the most controversial of all Billie Holiday records. Lady Day herself said that this session (which finds her accompanied by Ray Ellis´ string orchestra) was her personal favorite, and many listeners have found her emotional versions of such songs as “I’m … Continue reading Billie Holliday / Ray Ellis & His Orchestra – I’m a Fool To Want You (1958)

Mal Waldron with Eric Dolphy – Warm Canto (1961)

Recorded 27 June 1961. From the album The Quest. The Quest is an album by American jazz pianist Mal Waldron recorded in 1961 and released on the New Jazz label. Some reissues of the album appear under Eric Dolphy´s name. [source] Joe Benjamin – Bass Ron Carter – Cello Eric Dolphy – Clarinet, Alto Saxophone Charlie Persip – Drums Mal Waldron – Piano     Continue reading Mal Waldron with Eric Dolphy – Warm Canto (1961)

Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron – I Only Have Eyes For You (2002)

I Only Have Eyes For You is from the album Left Alone Revisited: A Tribute to Billie Holiday by Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron,  recorded Februar 7 & 8 in 2002 at La Muse en Circuit, Paris, and released on Enja Records in 2002. Mal Waldron´s first tribute to Billie Holiday, titled Left Alone, was recorded in 1959, mere months before the singer’s death. He returned to … Continue reading Archie Shepp & Mal Waldron – I Only Have Eyes For You (2002)