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)

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)

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)

Don Pullen – New beginnings (1988)

New Beginnings is from the album New beginnings by Don Pullen, recorded in New York City on December 12, 1988 and released on Blue Note in 1989. Don Pullen (December 25, 1941 – April 22, 1995) was an American jazzpianist and organist. Pullen developed a strikingly individual style throughout his career. He composed masterworks ranging from blues to bebop and modern jazz. The great variety of his body of work … Continue reading Don Pullen – New beginnings (1988)

Grachan MONCUR III – Evolution (full album) (1963)

 Evolution is the debut album by American trombonist Graham Moncur III recorded in 1963 and released on the Blue Note label. [source] All compositions by Grachan Moncur III :                                                                                 … Continue reading Grachan MONCUR III – Evolution (full album) (1963)

Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (Full Album) (1965)

Maiden Voyage is the fifth album led by jazz musician Herbie Hancock, and was recorded by Rudu Van Gelder on May 17, 1965 for Blue Note Records. It was issued as BLP 4195 and BST 84195. It is a concept album aimed at creating an oceanic atmosphere. Many of the song titles refer to marine biology or the sea, and the musicians develop the concept through their use of … Continue reading Herbie Hancock – Maiden Voyage (Full Album) (1965)