Miles Davis Quintet – Walkin (1965)

Walkin Appears on “The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965” (Columbia Legacy 1995). It is originally written by R. Carpenter. Played live at the Plugged Nickel, First Set December 23, 1965 by: Miles Davis – Trumpet / Wayne Shorter – Tenor Saxophone / Herbie Hancock – Piano / Ron Carter – Bass / Tony Williams – Drums. Research for a Wayne Shorter biography revealed that … Continue reading Miles Davis Quintet – Walkin (1965)

Gil Evans – Where Flamingos Fly (1960)

From the albun Out of the Cool. Out of the Cool is a jazz album by The Gil Evans Orchestra, recorded in 1960 and released on the Impulse! label the following year. The album was one of Impulse!’s first four albums, released together, and featured a gatefold design and high production values. [source] Gil Evans – piano / Johnny Coles – trumpet / Phil Sunkel … Continue reading Gil Evans – Where Flamingos Fly (1960)

Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven (1963)

Title Track on the album Seven Steps to Heaven by Miles Davis. It’s easy to pigeonhole this ’63 Miles Davis recording as a “transition” period between his classic quintets, but one thing is quite clear: Miles was always in transition. Each Davis band was going through a musical or personnel metamorphosis, so we might as well simply take the music on its own terms and forget … Continue reading Miles Davis – Seven Steps to Heaven (1963)

Jaki Byard – Here To Hear (1962)

From the album Hi-Fly by Jaki Byard. What makes this session special, is his original “Here to Hear.” His multi-influenced compositional style matched by his versatile technique is explored at length. There are certain pieces that can never be interpreted by anyone else but the composer, and that is the case here, for it would be virtually impossible, and futile, to try and duplicate the individual … Continue reading Jaki Byard – Here To Hear (1962)

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)

Miles Davis Quintet – Freedom Jazz Dance (1966)

Freedom Jazz Dance, written by Eddie Harris, is the second track on the B-side of the album Miles Smiles  by Miles Davis Quintet. Miles Smiles is an album by jazz musician Miles Davis, released in January 1967 on Columbia Records. It was recorded by Davis and his second quintet at Columbia 30th Street Studio in New York City on October 24 and October 25, 1966. It is the second of five … Continue reading Miles Davis Quintet – Freedom Jazz Dance (1966)