October 29, 2014

George Duke - The Primal George Duke (= The George Duke Quartet Presented by the Jazz Workshop 1966 of San Francisco)


A1. The Second Time Around (J. van Heusen - S. Cahn) (5:21)
A2. The Night Has A Thousand Eyes (J. Brainin - B. Bernier) (7:36)
A3. Days Of Wine And Roses (H. Mancini - J. Mercer) (5:55)
B1. Jeannine (D. Pearson - N. Shilkret) (4:29)
B2. Little Girl Blue (R. Rodgers - L. Hart) (7:06)
B3. Secret Love (S. Fain - P. F. Webster) (7:26)

Davis L. Simmons (bass trumpet)
George Duke (piano)
John W. Heard (bass)
George R. Walker (drums)

Recorded at the Golden Gate Studio, San Francisco, Ca., January 1966.

Review by Scott Yanow...
This LP is a real collector's item. Just barely 20 at the time, pianist George Duke made his recording debut with a straight-ahead quartet also including the obscure bass trumpeter David Simmons, bassist John Heard and drummer George Walker. This was one of Duke's very few all-standards sets, and he proved to be a fine hard bop/soul-jazz pianist; unfortunately, that phase would not last long. Highlights include "The Night Has a Thousand Eyes," "Jeannine" and "Secret Love." But by the time the pianist recorded his second date as a leader three years later, this particular George Duke would be history.

MPS Records 5C 064-61170; MPS (G) SB15074; MPS 15074; MPS Records CRM 617; MPS Records 68.233; MPS Records 06025 2759297; MPS Records JS-077; SABA SB 15 074 ST; SABA SB 15074

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October 11, 2014

Nat King Cole & Lester Young Quintet - The Historical Jazz Session


1. Indiana (J. F. Hanley - B. MacDonald) (5:58)
2. I Can't Get Started (V. Duke - I. Gershwin) (4:54)
Lester Young (tenor saxophone)
Nat King Cole (piano)
Red Callender (bass)
Note: An unknown drummer was dubbed in for track 1.
Tracks 1, 2 recorded in New York City or Los Angeles, July 15, 1942.

3. Jumpin' at Meaners (Jumpin' at Mesner's) (L. Young) (4:48)

Vic Dickenson (trombone)
Lester Young (tenor saxophone)
Dodo Marmarosa (piano)
Red Callender (bass)
Henry Tucker (drums)
Track 3 recorded in Los Angeles, cca. December 20, 1945.

4. S.M. Blues (L. Young) (4:15)

Shorty McConnell (trumpet)
Lester Young (tenor saxophone)
Fred Lacey (guitar)
Argonne Thornton (piano)
Rodney Richardson (bass)
Lyndell Marshall (drums)
Track 4 recorded in Chicago, IL., cca. October 1946.

5. Jammin' with Lester (L. Young) (3:02)

Howard McGhee (trumpet)
Vic Dickenson (trombone)
Lester Young (tenor saxophone)
Willie Smith (alto saxophone)
Wesley Jones (piano)
Curtis Counce (bass)
Johnny Otis (drums)
Track 5 recorded in Los Angeles, cca. January 18, 1946.

Musidisc (F) CV-938


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October 6, 2014

Gerry Mulligan - Gerry Mulligan with Dave Brubeck Quartet: Live in New Orleans, 1968


1. Out Of The Way (Of The People) (D. Brubeck) (8:06)
2. These Foolish Things (J. Strachey - H. Link) (9:56)
3. Jumpin' Beans (G. Mulligan) (6:51)
4. St. Louis Blues (W.C. Handy) (5:44)
5. Get Out Of Town (Before It's Too Late My Love) (G. Mulligan) (9:05)

Gerry Mulligan (baritone saxophone)
Dave Brubeck (piano 1-4), Hampton Hawes (piano 5)
Jack Six (bass 1-4), Harry Franklin (bass 5)
Alan Dawson (drums 1-4), Michael Carvin (drums 5)

Tracks 1-4 recorded live at the New Orleans Jazz Festival, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 17, 1968.
Track 5 recorded live at the Pescara Jazz Festival, Pescara, Italy, July 17, 1971.

Notes:
1) The covers of Oxford (It) OX/3024 and CD DRIVE 3510 indicates Gene Wright (bass) and Joe Morello (drums)
2) The covers of CD DRIVE 3510 and Jazz Hour CD JHR 73572 indicate that Paul Desmond participates, which is wrong.
3) "Get Out Of Town", is from a 1971 live recording and listed erroneously as by Brubeck.

Album titles:
“DAVE BRUBECK - THESE FOOLISH THINGS” (CD DRIVE 3510)
“A JAZZ HOUR WITH THE DAVE BRUBECK QUARTET” (Jazz Hour CD JHR 73572)
”GERRY MULLIGAN QUARTET - THE SHADOW OF YOUR SMILE; THE FABULOUS PESCARA JAM SESSION” (Moon (It) MLP 003-1; Philology (It) W96-2)

Oxford (It) OX/3024; CD DRIVE 3510; Jazz Hour CD JHR 73572; Philology (It) W96-2

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The Dave Brubeck Quartet ‎- 25th Anniversary Reunion (25th Anniversary Reunion Jazz Heritage)


A1. St. Louis Blues (W. C. Handy) (8:59)
A2. Three To Get Ready And Four To Go (D. Brubeck) (6:07)
A3. African Times Suite (E. Wright ) (7:58)
A3a. 1st Movement: African Time
A3b. 2nd Movement: African Breeze
A3c. 3rd Movement: African Dance
B1. Salute To Stephen Foster (D. Brubeck) (6:14)
B2. Take Five (P. Desmond) (9:43)
B3. Don't Worry 'Bout Me (T. Koehler - R. Bloom) (6:43)

Paul Desmond (alto saxophone)
Dave Brubeck (piano)
Eugene Wright (double bass)
Joe Morello (drums A1-B2), Danny Brubeck (drums B3)

Track A1-B2 recorded at Interlochen Arts Academy, Interlochen, MI, March 10, 1976.
Track B3 recorded at Scottish Rite Auditorium, Fort Wayne, IN, March 12, 1976.

PGP RTB LP 4364; Horizon Records & Tapes SP-714; Horizon Records & Tapes 28239 IT; Horizon Records & Tapes L 36174; Horizon Records & Tapes LP-4364; A&M Records SP-714; A&M Records 396 998-2; A&M Records CS-714; Festival Records (NZ) Ltd. L 36174; King Records GP 3514

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October 3, 2014

Steve White - Jazz in Hollywood Series


1. The Perfect Mate (S. White) (3:10)
2. The Funk Dispenser (S. White) (2:53)
3. Freeway (S. White) (5:41)
4. Ain't Misbehavin' (T. F. Waller - H Brooks - A Razaf) (4:42)
5. How Deep Is The Ocean? (I. Berlin) (4:02)
6. She Was All Wet (S. White) (3:49)
7. Red And White Blew (Take 1 Incomplete) (J. Rowles) (2:39)
8. Red And White Blew (Take 2) (J. Rowles) (3:08)
9. Easy Does It (Take 1) (C. Basie - B. Russell) (5:58)
10. Easy Does It (Take 2) (C. Basie - B. Russell) (3:26)
11. Nocturnal Salesman (S. White) (6:37)

Steve White (tenor saxophone, vocal)
Herbie Harper (trombone 9-11)
Jimmy Rowles (piano)
Roy Harte (drums)

Recorded (probably) at Western Recorders, Hollywood, CA, 1954.

Nocturne Records OJCCD-1891-2

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Sofia Orchestra - Pithecanthropus Robustus (Bulgarian)


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