Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Quincy Jones Big Band - "Ai No Corrida"

Recorded in 1981 in Budokan, Japan, featuring Quincy Jones (conductor, arranger), Patti Austin and James Ingram (vocals), Peggy Lipton-Jones (backing vocals), Jerry Hey (lead trumpet), Jerome Richardson (saxophones), Pete Christlieb (saxophones), Greg Phillinganes (keyboards), Louis Johnson (bass), Carlos Rios (guitar), John "JR" Robinson (drums), and Ollie Brown (percussion).

Quincy Jones official site

Monday, June 29, 2015

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society - "Transit"

Recorded January 5, 2011 at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington DC, featuring Darcy James Argue (composer, conductor); David DeJesus, Rob Wilkerson, Sam Sadigursky, Mark Small, and Josh Sinton (winds); Seneca Black, Tom Goehring, Matt Holman, Nadje Noordhuis, and David Smith (trumpets); Noah Bless, Tim Sessions, Kevin Moehringer, and Jennifer Wharton; Sebastian Noelle (guitar); Red Wierenga (keyboards); Matt Clohesy (bass); and Jon Wikan (drums).

Darcy James Argue's Secret Society official site

Friday, June 26, 2015

Art Ensemble Of Chicago - "Funky AECO"

Recorded November 1, 1981 at the Jazz Showcase in Chicago, featuring Roscoe Mitchell (saxophones, clarinets), Joseph Jarman (saxophones, clarinets), Lester Bowie (trumpet), Malachi Favors (bass), and Famoudou Don Moye (drums, percussion).

Art Ensemble of Chicago official site

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Atomic Rooster - "Black Snake"

Recorded in 1972, featuring Vincent Crane (piano, organ), Chris Farlowe (vocals), Steve Bolton (guitar, vocals), and Ric Parnell (drums).

Atomic Rooster tribute site

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Don Cherry - Live in Paris

Recorded in 1979 at the Empire Theatre in Paris, France for the French TV program Chorus, featuring Don Cherry (pocket trumpet, dousangouni, piano, voice), David Torn (guitar), Bruce Yaw (bass), Marty Fogel (tenor sax, soprano sax, flute), and Trilok Gurtu (drums, percussion).

Don Cherry tribute site
Don Cherry Wikipedia page

Monday, June 22, 2015

George Coleman Quartet - "Inga"

Recorded in 1980 at Perugia Jazz Club in Perugia, Italy, featuring George Coleman (tenor sax), Hilton Ruiz (piano), Herbie Lewis (bass), and Billy Higgins (drums).

George Coleman official site

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Sun Ra Arkestra - Live in Copenhagen

Recorded June 4, 2014, featuring Marshall Allen (flute, alto saxophone, EVI, vocals), Danny Ray Thompson (flute, baritone sax), Knoel Scott (alto sax, percussion, vocals), Charles Davis (tenor sax), Shabaka Hutchings (tenor sax, bass clarinet), Cecil Brooks (trumpet), Vincent Chancey (French horn), Dave Davis (trombone), Tara Middleton (viola, vocals), David Hotep (guitar), Farid Baron (piano, synthesizer), Tyler Mitchell (bass), Wayne Anthony Smith Jr. (drums), and Stanley Morgan & Elson Nascimento (percussion).

Sun Ra Arkestra official site

Saturday, June 20, 2015

Otis Rush - Live in Switzerland

Recorded in 1986, featuring Otis Rush (guitar, vocals), Professor Eddie Lusk (keyboards), Anthony Palmer (guitar), Fred Barnes (bass), and Eddie Turner (drums).

Otis Rush official site

Friday, June 19, 2015

Roy Campbell's Akhenaten Ensemble
- Live at the Vision Festival

Recorded on June 13, 2013 during Vision Festival 18 at Roulette in Brooklyn, NYC, featuring Roy Campbell (trumpet, flugelhorn, flute, percussion), Jason Kao Hwang (violin), Bryan Carrott (vibraphone), Hilliard Greene (bass), and Michael Wimberly (drums).

Roy Campbell on Wikipedia

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Alphonse Mouzon - "Westward Reached"

Recorded in 1976 at Jazz Zur Nacht in Berlin, Germany, featuring Alphonse Mouzon (drums), Gary Bartz (alto sax), Stu Goldberg (keyboards), and Welton Gite (bass).

Alphonse Mouzon official site

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Eddie Vinson, Hank Crawford, David Newman & Friends
- Live in Nice

Recorded in 1978 in Nice, France, featuring Hank Crawford (alto sax), David "Fathead" Newman (tenor sax, flute), Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson (alto sax, vocals), Jimmy Rowles, George Wein (piano), Milt Hinton (bass), and Alan Dawson (drums).

David "Fathead" Newman official site
Hank Crawford at AllAboutJazz.com
Eddie "Cleanhead" Vinson on Wikipedia

Monday, June 15, 2015

Cecil Taylor Quartet - "Desperados"

Recorded March 4, 1999 at Spanish Hall in Prague, Czech Republic, featuring Cecil Taylor (piano, vocals), Harri Sjöström (soprano sax), Teppo Hauta-aho (bass), and Paul Lovens (drums, percussion).

Cecil Taylor official site

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Canned Heat & Clarence “Gatemouth” Brown
- Live at the Montreux Jazz Festival

Recorded in 1973, featuring Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown (guitar, violin, vocals), Bob Hite (vocals), Adolfo de la Parra (drums), Henry Vestine (guitar), Ed Beyer (keyboards), Richard Hite (bass), and James Shane (guitar).

Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown official site
Canned Heat official site

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Steve Coleman & Five Elements
- "Ascending Numeration"

Recorded in 2014 in Willisau, Switzerland, featuring Steve Coleman (alto saxophone, percussion), Sean Rickman (drums), Jonathan Finlayson (trumpet), and Anthony Tidd (bass).

Steve Coleman official site

Tuesday, June 09, 2015

Anthony Braxton - "Composition No. 19"

Recorded in October 2013 at the Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, TX, featuring 100 tuba players under the direction of James Fei, Stefan Sanders, Chris Prosser, and Ben Stonaker, conductors.

Anthony Braxton official site

Monday, June 08, 2015

Ry Cooder - "My Girl Josephine"

Recorded September 20, 2005 at "From the Big Apple to the Big Easy: The Concert for New Orleans" in New York City.

Ry Cooder on Wikipedia

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Oregon - "Beppo"

Recorded in 1993 in Stuttgart, Germany, featuring Ralph Towner (guitar, piano), Paul McCandless (reeds, oboe), Glen Moore (bass), and Trilok Gurtu (percussion).

Oregon official site
Ralph Towner official site

Saturday, June 06, 2015

Lonnie Liston Smith & Swindle - Live at Brownswood

Recorded for BoilerRoom.tv in 2014 in the garden at Brownswood, featuring Lonnie Liston Smith (keyboards), Swindle (keyboards, electronics), and Terri Walker (vocals).

Lonnie Liston Smith official site

Friday, June 05, 2015

George Adams Quartet - "Blues For Monet"

Recorded in 1991 at the Keystone Korner in Tokyo, featuring George Adams (tenor sax), Ray Gallon (piano), Santi DeBriano (bass), and Lewis Nash (drums).

George Adams on Wikipedia

Thursday, June 04, 2015

The Electric Flag - "Over-Lovin' You"

Recorded 1967 at the Monterey Pop Festival, featuring Mike Bloomfield (guitar), Nick Gravenites (vocals, tambourine), Buddy Miles (drums, vocals), Harvey Brooks (bass), Barry Goldberg (organ), Marcus Doubleday (trumpet), and Peter Strazza (tenor sax)..

Electric Flag on Wikipedia
Mike Bloomfield official site

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Gene Harris, Ray Brown & Grady Tate - "Night Train"

Recorded in 1985 at the Bern International Jazz Festival, featuring Gene Harris (piano), Ray Brown (bass) and Grady Tate (drums).

Gene Harris biography

Monday, June 01, 2015

Steps Ahead - Live at the Umbria Jazz Festival

Recorded in 1985, featuring Mike Mainieri (vibraphone, synthesizer), Michael Brecker (tenor sax, EWI), Chuck Loeb (guitar), Victor Bailey (bass), and Peter Erskine (drums).

Steps Ahead official site