Archive for the ‘Jazz’ Category

Muskrat Ramble

February 4, 2018

“Muskrat Ramble,”  atributed to Kid Ory , performed by Louis Armstrong (trumpet), Edmond Hall (clarinet), and possibly Barrett Deems (drums), Marty Napoleon (piano), and Arvell Shaw (bass) on the Timex Jazz Show, 1958. The tune had been recorded by Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five in 1926.

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Grand Central

October 6, 2017

“Grand Central,” by the Tomasz Stańko Quintet, 2010. Official music video created by Katarzyna Kijek & Przemysław Adamski using 1 km of yarn, four flashlights, and a lamp. The yarn was shaken, illuminated in different ways, and shot in stop motion.

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Night Lights

October 1, 2017

“Night Lights,” by Gerry Mulligan, 1963.

Gerry Mulligan (piano, baritone sax), Art Farmer (trumpet, flugelhorn), Bob Brookmeyer (trombone), Jim Hall (guitar), Bill Crow (bass), Dave Bailey (drums).

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C Jam Blues

July 30, 2017

“C Jam Blues,” written by Duke Ellington (possibly with Barney Bigard), performed by the Oscar Peterson Trio in Denmark, 1964.

Oscar Peterson (piano), Ray Brown (bass), Ed Thigpen (drums).

More:

“C Jam Blues (1942),” Chris Tyle, JazzStandards.com

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Hackensack

June 25, 2017

“Hackensack,” composed by Thelonious Monk, performed by saxophone giants John Coltrane and Stan Getz with Oscar Peterson (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), and Jimmy Cobb (drums). Germany, 1960.

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Equinox

December 4, 2016

“Equinox,” written by John Coltrane, recorded in 1960. Released on Coltrane’s Sound in 1964.

John Coltrane (tenor sax), McCoy Tyner (piano), Steve Davis (bass), Elvin Jones (drums).

Official John Coltrane website.

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Blue Train

November 20, 2016

“Blue Train,” by John Coltrane, 1957.

John Coltrane (tenor sax), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Curtis Fuller (trombone), Kenny Drew (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums).

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Cool Eyes

October 30, 2016

“Cool Eyes” by the Horace Silver Quintet, recorded live in Hilversum for a KRO TV broadcast in 1959.

Horace Silver (piano), Blue Mitchell (trumpet), Junior Cook (tenor sax), Gene Taylor (bass), and Louis Hayes (drums).

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Moanin’

October 29, 2016

“Moanin,'” written by Bobby Timmons, performed by Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. Art Blakey (drums), Lee Morgan (trumpet), Benny Golson (tenor sax), Bobby Timmons (piano), and Jymie Merritt (bass).

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Work Song

October 23, 2016

“Work Song,” written and performed by Charles Mingus (bass) with George Barrow (sax), Mal Waldron (piano), Eddie Bert (trombone), and Willie Jones (drums). Recorded at New York’s Café Bohemia in 1955.

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