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)

The Jazz Corps Feat. Roland Kirk – Le Blessing (1966)

Le Blessing  is from the album The Jazz Corps with compositions by Tommy Peltier, recorded October 11 and 12 1966. Tommy Peltier – Trumpet, Flugelhorn Fred Rodriguez – Tenor, Alto Saxophone, Flute Lynn Blessing – Vibraphone Bill Plummer – Acoustic Bass Maurice Miller – Drums Roland Kirk – Tenor & Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Manzello, Stritch   Continue reading The Jazz Corps Feat. Roland Kirk – Le Blessing (1966)

Eric Dolphy – Something Sweet, Something Tender (1964)

Second track on the album Out to Lunch by Eric Dolphy. Much has been written about Dolphy’s odd time signatures, wide-interval leaps, and flirtations with atonality. And those preoccupations reach their peak on Out to Lunch, which is less rooted in bop tradition than anything Dolphy had ever done.  [source] Eric Dolphy – flute, alto saxophone / Freddie Hubbard – trumpet / Bobby Hutcherson – … Continue reading Eric Dolphy – Something Sweet, Something Tender (1964)

Operation Rhino – Improvisation 2 (1976)

From the album Fête De Politique Hebdo Lyon 76 by Opération Rhino,  recorded in Paris on the 12th of May and at la Fête De Politique Hebdo in Lyon on the 16th of May, 1976. Claude Bernard – Alto Saxophone Philippe Pochan – Cello Jacques Berrocal – Cornet, Trombone, Tibetan Oboe Dominique Christian – Double Bass Harald Kenietzo – Double Bass Pierre Bastien – Double Bass Gilbert Artman – Drums Mallot Vallois – Electric Guitar … Continue reading Operation Rhino – Improvisation 2 (1976)

Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Springtime Again (1979)

Springtime Again is from the album Sleeping Beauty  by  Sun Ra And His Arkestra. This is the great late-night Sun-Ra chillout album you never knew about. The band had been working in a more groove-oriented setting off and on for over a year, as evidenced by the albums Lanquidity and On Jupiter, with both featuring prominent electric bass and electric guitar. Sleeping Beauty picks up right where … Continue reading Sun Ra And His Arkestra – Springtime Again (1979)

Booker Little – Moods In Free Time (1961)

Moods In Free Time is from the album Out Front by Booker Little, recorded in New York, spring 1961, and first released on Candid ame year. Booker Little was the first trumpet soloist to emerge in jazz after the death of Clifford Brown to have his own sound. His tragically brief life (he died at age 23 later in 1961) cut short what would have certainly been a major career. … Continue reading Booker Little – Moods In Free Time (1961)

Bill Dixon & Exlploding Star Orchestra – Constellations For Innerlight Projections (For Bill Dixon) (2007)

A live-in-the-studio recording documenting the material debuted at a 2007 Chicago gig by free jazz legend Bill Dixon and fellow trumpeter Rob Mazurek´s current group the Exploding Star Orchestra, this set consists of Dixon´s two-part “Entrances” and Mazurek´s “Constellations for Innerlight Projections (For Bill Dixon).” [source] Matthew Lux – Bass Matt Bauder – Clarinet, Saxophone Josh Berman – Cornet Jason Ajemian – Double Bass John Herndon – Drums Mike Reed – Drums, Timpani Nicole … Continue reading Bill Dixon & Exlploding Star Orchestra – Constellations For Innerlight Projections (For Bill Dixon) (2007)