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)

Pete La Roca – Basra (full album) (1965)

Basra is the debut album by American drummer Pete La Roca, recorded in 1965 and released on the Blue Note label. [source] All compositions by Pete La Roca except as indicated “Malaguena” (Ernesto Lecuona) – 9:01 “Candu” – 6:45 “Tears Come from Heaven” – 5:00 “Basra” – 9:58 “Lazy Afternoon” (John La Touche, Jerome Moross) – 5:31 “Eiderdown” (Steve Swallow) – 4:28 Pete La Roca – drums Joe Henderson – tenor … Continue reading Pete La Roca – Basra (full album) (1965)

George Russell – Ezz-thetics (1961)

George Russell’s own composition “Ezz-thetic” It can be found on 1961’s “Ezz-thetics”. The producer for the “Ezz-thetics” sessions was Orrin Keepnews and the band was: George Russell – piano, arranger Don Ellis – trumpet Dave Baker – trombone Eric Dolphy – alto sax and bass clarinet (tracks 2,4, and 6 only) Steve Swallow – bass Joe Hunt – drums [via Curtis Wenzel in St. Paul, … Continue reading George Russell – Ezz-thetics (1961)