Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by savv, Jan 28, 2006.
Weather Report - Black Market
Tord Gustavsen Trio
Jackie McLean -- Jackie's Bag
Jackie McLean, Donald Byrd, Sonny Clark, Paul Chambers, Philly Joe Jones, Blue Mitchell, Tina Brooks, Kenny Drew, Art Taylor
Elvin! - Elvin Jones
West Side Story Suite ~ Joe Policastro Trio
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Brubeck Time
Brubeck Time is a jazz album by The Dave Brubeck Quartet, a rare studio recording from that period of the band, when it was recording mostly live albums. It was recorded in the fall of 1954, and originally released in 1955 under the Columbia label as CL 622
The album features one of the earlier Quartet lineups, with Bob Bates on bass and Joe Dodge on drums. Although now not as famous as some of the band's other albums, in retrospect it has a lot of depth, and those interested in jazz will find it "certainly worth acquiring".
John Coltrane - The Believer
The Dave Brubeck Quartet - Jazz Impressions of Japan
S.M.V. / Stanley Clarke / Marcus Miller / Victor Wooten
Release Date August 12, 2008
Hannibal Studios, Santa Monica, CA
House Of Blues Studios, Encino, CA
LeGonks West, Los Angeles, CA
Threshold Sound + Vision, Santa Monica, CA
Topanga Studios, Topanga Canyon, CA
VixMix, Nashville, TN
Westlake Audio, Hollywood, CA
Oh, you know I will.
A quality recording.
Harold Mabern - Right on Time
I'm a fan of The Bad Plus and its (soon to depart) pianist Ethan Iverson, who also happens to be a respected music historian/writer. His recent article in The New Yorker, "Think Of Thelonious Monk," was published, partly, to commemorate Monk's 100th birthday. It's definitely worth a read.
Iverson wrote a related article on the process of considering Monk. It's also a fascinating piece. In it, he identifies his favorite Monk albums and performances across the five label-related periods (Blue Note, Prestige, Riverside, Columbia, and Black Lion). Here's what he has to say about the Ellington session for Riverside:
"Apparently the first two discs of 'covers' were (Producer Orrin) Keepnews’s idea, and bless him for it. Monk plays Ellington must be about the first and still one of the best examples of a concept album. The gait between Monk, Pettiford, and Clarke is spectacular. Monk’s touch is more delicate than usual here, and Clarke whispers along on brushes. Each track is beautiful in its own way, I’m always struck by something new. During my most recent listen I could not believe the first wildly abstract phrases of 'Black and Tan Fantasy.'”
Thelonious Monk Plays Duke Ellington
Recorded (Van Gelder studio) 1955
Released (Riverside LP) 1956
Remastered (OJC/Riverside CD) 1987
Thelonious Monk (piano)
Oscar Pettiford (bass)
Kenny Clarke (drums)
Miles Davis -- E.S.P.
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