Sunday, June 26, 2005

Miles Davis Quintet - Kind Of Blue



Miles Davis (trumpet)
Julian "Cannonball" Adderly (alto sax)
John Coltrane (tenor sax)
Bill Evans (piano)
Paul Chambers (bass)
James Cobb (drums)

(Wynton Kelly replaces Bill Evans on piano on “Freddie Freeloader”; Julian Addderly does not play on ‘Blue In Green”)

Recorded 3rd February and 22nd April 1959 in New York City

Availability: CD, iTunes


Sunday, June 19, 2005

Thelonious Monk - Live At The It Club

Columbia Legacy

Thelonious Monk (piano)
Charlie Rouse (tenor sax)
Larry Gales (bass)
Ben Riley (drums)

Recorded live at the “It” Club, Los Angeles CA, on October 31st and November 1st 1964.

Availability; CD, iTunes

Disc 1: Blue Monk; Well, You Needn’t; ‘Round Midnight; Rhythm-a-Ning; Blues Five Spot; Beshma Swing; Evidence; Nutty; Epistrophy (Theme).
Disc 2: Straight,

Saturday, June 11, 2005

Bobby Hutcherson- The Kicker

Blue Note Personnel:Joe Henderson (tenor sax)Bobby Hutcherson (vibes)Grant Green (guitar, tracks 4 - 6)Duke Pearson (piano)Bob Cranshaw (bass)Al Harewood (drums)Recorded on December 29th, 1963 Tracks:If Ever I Would Leave You; Mirrors; For Duke P; The Kicker; Step Lightly; Bedouin Review:Led by another of the sixties' undervalued players, Bobby Hutcherson, whose subtle and swinging vibe

Lee Morgan - The Sidewinder

Blue Note

Lee Morgan (trumpet)
Joe Henderson (tenor sax)
Barry Harris (piano)
Bob Cranshaw (bass)
Billy Higgins (drums)

Recorded on December 21st, 1963

Availability: CD, MP3 download, iTunes

The Sidewinder; Totem Pole; Gary's Notebook; Boy, What a Night; Hocus Pocus

Simply one of the best jazz albums every released. There is a balance and economy about the five