Saturday, March 22, 2008

Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie

Blue Note

Recording date: August 21st 1961 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs

RVG Remaster: March 9th 2004


Freddie Hubbbard (trumpet)
Bernard McKinney (euphonium)
Wayne Shorter (tenor sax)
McCoy Tyner(piano)
Art Davis (bass)
Elvin Jones (drums)


Arietis, Weaver of Dreams, Marie Antoinette, Birdlike, Crisis. (Alternate takes of Arietis and Marie

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Wayne Shorter - The Soothsayer

Blue NoteRecording date: March 4th 1965 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood CliffsRe-release date (RVG remaster): March 25th 2008Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes If back in 1965 Blue Note's Alfred Lion may have had a moment's thought that "The Soothsayer" was going to be another money-spinner like Lee Morgan's "The Sidewinder", one listen would have told him that the music on this album was

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Milt Jackson and Wes Montgomery - Bags Meets Wes!


Release date: December 18th 1961

Re-release date (Keepnews Edition): March 4th 2008

Availabilty: CD, MP3 download, iTunes

Backed by an excellent rhythm section (Wynton Kelly on piano, Sam Jones on bass and Philly Joe Jones on drums), this 1961 session sparkles with straight ahead, blues based jazz at its best. The cool approach favoured in Milt Jackson's vibe playing (he

Joe Locke Quartet - Sticks and Strings

Jazz EyesRelease date: October 23rd 2007Availability: CD, MP3 Download, iTunesYou could be forgiven for thinking that vibes player Joe Locke had gone for a "Bird With Strings" approach but the good news is that the 'strings' in question are guitar from Jonathan Kreisberg and bass from Jay Anderson with added drums from Joe La Barbera – a tight quartet with not a symphonic instrument in sight.The

Sunday, March 2, 2008

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