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Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tommy Flanagan 3 – Montreux '77 {LP - Pablo Live}
























Bass – Keter Betts
Drums – Bobby Durham
Piano – Tommy Flanagan


Side A:
A1. Barbados 10:11
A2. Medley: Some Other Spring / Easy Living 8:31

Side B:
B1. Medley: Star Crossed Lovers / Jump For Joy 6:58
B2. Woody'n You 5:42
B3. Blue Bossa 8:09


Recorded July 13th 1977 in Montreux.

Saturday, December 24, 2016

Al Foster Quartet - Love, Peace and Jazz!























Al Foster (Drums)
Kevin Hays (Piano)
Deuglas Weiss (Bass)
Eli Degibri (Tenor sax, Soprano sax)


1. The Chief  10:35
2. ESP  11:35
3. Blue In Green 14:14
4. Peter's Mood  10:51
5. Brandyn  13:44
6. Fungii Mama  8:27


Recorded: April 27-28,2007, NY, Live At The Village Vanguard.

Friday, December 23, 2016

Gary Bartz - Soprano Stories (2005)
























Gary Bartz - Saxophones
James King - Bass
Greg Bandy - Drums
George Cables - Piano
John Hicks - Piano


1. Soprano Story
2. When Your Lover Has Gone
3. The Touch Of Your Lips
4. Coming Back
5. I Get Along Without You Very Well
6. I Wish I Knew
7. Smile
8. Concierto De Aranjuez/My Ship
9. Nobody Else But Me

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Odean Pope & The Saxophone Choir - The Saxophone Shop (1985)

























01. The Saxophone Shop  
02. Heavenly  
03. Cis  
04. Almost Like Me - Part II
05. Prince La Sha
06. Muntu Chant  
07. Doug's Prelude  
08. Elixir

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Saturday, December 17, 2016

John Coltrane – John Coltrane Plays For Lovers {LP - Prestige 7426}
























John Coltrane: tenor sax (all tracks)

A1. Violets For Your Furs  6:13
Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Al Heath*
Piano – Red Garland

A2. I Love You  5:20
Bass – Earl May
Drums – Art Taylor

A3. Time After Time  7:42
Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Jimmy Cobb
Piano – Red Garland


Side B:
B1. You Leave Me Breathless  7:17
Bass – Paul Chambers
Drums – Art Taylor
Piano – Red Garland

B2. On A Misty Night  6:18
Bass – John Simmons
Drums – Philly Joe Jones*
Piano – Tadd Dameron

B3. Like Someone In Love  4:50
Bass – Earl May
Drums – Art Taylor



Friday, December 16, 2016

Jimmy Witherspoon – Blue Spoon (1964) {LP- Prestige 7327 }
























Vocals – Jimmy Witherspoon
Piano – Gildo Mahones
Guitar – Kenny Burrell
Bass – Eddie Kahn
Drums – Roy Haynes


Side A:
A1. I Wonder   2:15
A2. It's A Low Down Dirty Shame  2:30
A3. Nobody Knows You When You're Down And Out  2:15
A4. Back To New Orleans   2:00
A5. It's All In The Game  2:50

Side B:
B1. Blues In The Morning  5:00
B2. I'll Never Be Free    4:05
B3. Once There Lived A Fool  2:25
B4. For Old Time's Sake   2:15
B5. The Time Has Come     2:40

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Billy Drummond Quintet - Native Colours (1991)

























Billy Drummond (Drums)
Steve Wilson (Alto-sax)
Steve Nelson (Vibres)
Renee Rosnes (Piano)
Ray Drummond (Bass)


1. 8/4 Beat (Bobby Hutcherson)
2. Native Colours (Renee Rosnes)
3. San Francisco Holiday - Worry Later (Thelonious Monk)
4. Waltz For Sweetie (Walter Bishop Jr.)
5. One For Walton (Renee Rosnes)
6. Lexicon (Renee Rosnes)
7. Ruby My Dear (Thelonious Monk)
8. Yesterday's Gardenias (Robertson / Cogane / Mysels)
9. Happy House (Ornette Coleman)


Recorded March 15, 1991 in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, USA by Rudy Van Gelder.

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Stefano Maltese Open Music Orchestra - Open Letter To Mingus (1998)




Alberto Mandarini (tp, flgh),
Lauro Rossi, Sebi Tramontana (trnes),
Stefano Maltese (alto, bass cl, arr),
Eugenio Colombo (soprano, alto, fl, bass fl),
Carlo Actis Dato (bar sax, bass cl),
Umberto Petrin (p),
Giovanni Maier (bass),
Antonio Moncada (drums),
Gioconda Cilio (voice).


01. Pithecanthropus Erectus
02. Pow-Pow Mingus
03. Peggy's Blues Skylight
04. The Blue Meets The Moon
05. Celia
06. The Wings Of The Night
07. Duke Ellington's Sound Of Love
08. Love Call  
09. Wednesday Night Prayer Meeting
10. A Stormy Night
11. Eclipse

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Saturday, December 10, 2016

Walter Bishop Jr. - Valley Land (1974)

























Walter Bishop Jr. - Piano
Sam Jones - Bass
Billy Hart - Drums


A1. Invitation {Bronislau Kaper} (8:35)
A2. Lush Life {Billy Strayhorn} (3:47)
A3. Sam's Blues {Sam Jones} (5:38)
B1. You Stepped Out Of A Dream {Nacio Herb Brown} (4:15)
B2. Valley Land {Walter Bishop Jr.} (5:41)
B3. Killer Joe {Benny Golson} (4:54)
B4. Make Someone Happy {Jule Styne} (4:28)


Recorded 30th December, 1974.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Jimmy Heath Quartet - You've Changed (1991)

























Jimmy Heath (soprano-sax, tenor-sax)
Tony Purrone (guitar)
Ben Brown (bass)
Albert 'Tootie' Heath (drums)


1. Soul Eyes [8:11]
2. Sleeves [9:19]
3. Bluesville [7:12]
4. You've Changed [8:16]
5. Basic Birks [7:27]
6. Last Night When We Were Young [7:10]
7. Sassy Samba [6:35]
8. Prince Albert [8:07]


Recorded: August 1991, Copenhagen, Denmark.