Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Coleman Hawkins & Harry "Sweets" Edison
- "Centerpiece"



Recorded October 2, 1964 at Wembley Town Hall in London, England, featuring Coleman Hawkins (tenor sax), Harry "Sweets" Edison (trumpet), Sir Charles Thompson (piano), Jimmy Woode (bass), and "Papa" Jo Jones (drums).

Coleman Hawkins biography

Monday, April 28, 2014

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Carla Bley Big Band - Live at Jazz à Vienne



Recorded in 2006, featuring Carla Bley (piano); Andy Sheppard, Wolfgang Puschnig, Roger Jannotta, Christophe Panzani, and Julian Arguelles (saxophones); Lew Soloff, Earl Gardner, Ernie Hammes, and Gianpaolo Casati (trumpets); Gary Valente, Gigi Grata, Giuseppe Clamosa, and Richard Henry (trombones); Steve Swallow (bass); and Billy Drummond (drums).

Carla Bley official site

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Ray Bryant - "In A Mellow Tone"



Recorded at the Keystone Korner Tokyo, featuring Ray Bryant (piano), Jimmy Rowser (bass), and Winard Harper (drums).

Ray Bryant at the Hard Bop Homepage

Monday, April 21, 2014

If - "Fibonacci's Number"



Featuring Dick Morrisey (saxophone, flute), Terry Smith (guitar), J.W. Hodgkinson (vocals), Dave Quincey (saxophone), Dave Greenslade (keyboards), Cliff Davies (drums), and Dave Wintour (bass).

If tribute site

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sons of Champlin - "Saved By The Grace Of Your Love"



Recorded in 1975 at Winterland in San Francisco, CA, featuring Bill Champlin (lead vocals, keyboards), Terry Haggerty (guitar), Geoff Palmer (keyboards), Dave Schallock (bass), James Preston (drums), Phil Wood (trumpet), Michael Andreas (saxophone) and Steve Frediani (saxophone).

Sons of Champlin official site
Bill Champlin official site

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Supersax - "Star Eyes"



Recorded in October 1979 for KCET at the Pilgrimage Theatre in Los Angeles, featuring Jay Migliori and Ray Reed (tenor saxes), Med Flory and Lanny Morgan (alto saxes), Jack Nimitz (baritone sax), Conte Candoli (trumpet), Lou Levy (piano), Monty Budwig (bass), and John Dentz (drums).

Supersax tribute site

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Little Feat - "Day At The Dog Races"



Recorded in 1977 for the German TV program Rockpalast, featuring Bill Payne (keyboards), Paul Barrere (guitar), Kenny Gradney (bass), Richie Hayward (drums), and Sam Clayton (congas, percussion).

Little Feat official site

Monday, April 14, 2014

Gil Evans Orchestra - Live in Barcelona



Recorded ca. 1970s in Barcelona, Spain, featuring Gil Evans (electric piano); Jon Faddis and Lew Soloff (trumpets); George Adams (tenor sax); John Clark (French horn); Gil Goldstein (synthesizers); Mike Richmond (bass); and Sue Evans (drums).

Gil Evans official site

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Max Roach - "Giant Steps"



Recorded July 16, 1984 at Friedrichstadtpalast in East Berlin, East Germany, for the DDR1 program Jazzbühne, featuring Max Roach (drums), Cecil Bridgewater (trumpet), Odean Pope (tenor sax), and Tyrone Brown (bass).

Max Roach Wikipedia page

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Preservation Hall Jazz Band - "Tell Me Your Dreams"



Recorded in 1973, featuring Percy Humphrey (trumpet), Jim Robinson (trombone), Willie Humphrey (clarinet), Sing Miller (piano), Allan Jaffe (tuba), and Cie Frazier (drums).

Preservation Hall Jazz Band official site

Friday, April 11, 2014

Gato Barbieri - Live at the Latin Quarter



Recorded in 2001, featuring Gato Barbieri (tenor sax), Frank Colon (percussion), Mario Rodriguez (bass), Robbie Gonzalez (drums), and Marc Soskin (piano).

Gato Barbieri official site

Wednesday, April 09, 2014

Traffic - "Gimme Some Lovin'"



Recorded in August 1994 at the Woodstock Festival in Saugerties, NY, featuring Steve Winwood (keyboards, guitar, vocals), Jim Capaldi (percussion, vocals), Rosko Gee (bass), Randall Bramblett (flute, saxophones), Mike McEvoy (keyboards, guitar, viola), and Walfredo Reyes Jr. (drums, percussion).

Steve Winwood official site
Traffic fan site

Sunday, April 06, 2014

Don Cherry & Nu - "Lito"



Recorded in 1994 at at the Jazzfestival Viersen, Germany, featuring Don Cherry (trumpet, flute, keyboard, melodica, donso'n gouni, percussion, vocals), Carlos Ward (saxophones, flute, percussion), Mark Helias (bass), Hamid Drake (drums, percussion).

Don Cherry tribute site
Don Cherry Wikipedia page

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Art Blakey/Tony Williams Group - "Virginia"



Recorded in August, 1972 in Chateauvallon, France, featuring Jeremy Steig (flute), George Cables (piano, electric piano), Stanley Clarke (bass), Art Blakey (drums, voice), Tony Williams (drums), Ray Mantilla (timbales, congas, bongos), and Buck Clarke (gong, bells, congas, African drums).

Art Blakey official site