Tuesday, December 6, 2011

O.G.D. (aka Road Song) - Jimmy Smith & Wes Montgomery

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Heard on the album "Jimmy & Wes: The Dynamic Duo" released in 1966 under the Verve Label.

Personnel:

Jimmy Smith – Hammond organ
Wes Montgomery - guitar

Thursday, November 10, 2011

You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To - Chet Baker & Bill Evans

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Recording sessions including December 1958 as well as January and July 1959.

Personnel:
Chet Baker - Trumpet
Bill Evans - Piano
Herbie Mann - Flute
Pepper Adams - Baritone saxophone
Kenny Burrell - Guitar
Paul Chambers - Upright bass
Connie Kay -  Drums
Philly Joe Jones - Drums

Saturday, October 22, 2011

If I Should Lose You - Art Pepper & Chet Baker


Heard on the album, "The Route" recorded July 26, 1956 at the Forum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.

Personnel:
Chet Baker - trumpet
Art Pepper - alto sax
Pete Jolly - piano
Richie Kamuca - tenor sax
Stan Levey - drums
Leroy Vinnegar - bass

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Soul Jam - Booker T. & The MG's

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Heard on the album "And Now!" recorded and released in 1966. The third album released under the name of Booker T & The MG's, although the first featuring bassist Duck Dunn.

Personnel:
Steve Cropper -- guitar
Booker T. Jones -- organ, bass guitar, guitar, keyboards
Donald "Duck" Dunn -- electric bass
Al Jackson, Jr. -- drums

Friday, September 9, 2011

Love me or Leave me - Peggy Lee

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Heard on the album "Black Coffee" which was released in ten-inch format in 1953. Recorded in in April and May of the same year in New York City.

The music being originally composed by Walter Donaldson and the lyrics by Gus Kahn. The tune itself introduced in the Broadway play, Whoopee!, which opened in December 1928.

Personnel:
Peggy Lee - vocals
Pete Candoli - trumpet
Jimmy Rowles - piano
Max Wayne - bass
Ed Shaughnessy - drums

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Hit That Jive, Jack - Nat "King" Cole Trio

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Recorded in New York City on July 16, 1941

Personnel:
Nat King Cole - Piano / Vocals
Oscar Moore - Guitar / Vocals
Wesley Prince - Bass / Vocals

Watch "On the Sunny Side of the Street" by the Nat King Cole Trio

Friday, August 26, 2011

Amad (Alternate Take) - Duke Ellington and orchestra

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The Far East Suite is an album by Duke Ellington and his orchestra, recorded in New York City on 19 December to 21 December 1966. The nine compositions on the original album were all composed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn.

Personnel:
Cootie Williams — trumpet
William "Cat" Anderson — trumpet
Mercer Ellington — trumpet & flugelhorn
Herbie Jones — trumpet & flugelhorn
Lawrence Brown — trombone
Buster Cooper — trombone
Chuck Connors — trombone
Jimmy Hamilton — clarinet & tenor saxophone
Johnny Hodges — alto saxophone
Russell Procope — alto saxophone & clarinet
Paul Gonsalves — tenor saxophone
Harry Carney — baritone saxophone
Duke Ellington — piano
John Lamb — bass
Rufus Jones — drums

Friday, August 19, 2011

Jack V. Schwartz - Les McCann Ltd.

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Heard on the LP "But Not Really" released in 1965.

Personnel:
Les McCann - Piano
Victor Gaskin - Bass
Paul Humphrey - Drums

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Funhouse - Gerry Mulligan Quartet With Chet Baker

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Heard on the second disk of the two part "The Original Quartet with Chet Baker". Recorded in Los Angeles, California between 1952 and 1953.

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Gerry Mulligan - baritone saxophone, piano
Chet Baker - trumpet
Jimmy Rowles - piano
Red Mitchell, Joe Mondragon, Bob Whitlack, Carson Smith - bass
Chico Hamilton, Larry Bunker - drums

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Excerent! - Red Garland Quintet




Heard on the album "Red's Good Groove" recorded in 1962.

Red Garland - Piano
Blue Mitchell - Trumpet
Pepper Adams - Baritone Sax
Sam Jones - Bass
Philly Joe Jones - Drums

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Kathy's Waltz - The Dave Brubeck Quartet


Heard on The Dave Brubeck Quartet's well known signatures album "Time Out" recorded on June 25, July 1,  and August 18, 1959 at Columbia's 30th Street Studio in New York City.

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Dave Brubeck - piano
Paul Desmond - alto saxophone
Eugene Wright - double bass
Joe Morello - drums

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Just Squeeze Me (But Don't Tease Me) - Duke Ellington & Johnny Hodges

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Heard on Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges's album "Side by Side", recorded on August 1958 in Nola Studios, New York City and February 1959 in Columbia Studios, New York, released in 1959.

While released under both names, Hodges remains in the fore, as Ellington only appears on three of the album's tracks, while Billy Strayhorn sits in on the remaining.

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August 14, 1958 Session - Tracks 3 and 5 through 9
Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone
Roy Eldridge - trumpet
Lawrence Brown - trombone
Ben Webster - tenor saxophone
Billy Strayhorn - piano
Wendell Marshall - bass
Jo Jones - drums

February 20, 1959 Session - Tracks 1, 2, and 4
Duke Ellington - piano
Johnny Hodges - alto saxophone
Harry "Sweets" Edison - trumpet
Les Spann - flute, guitar
Al Hall - bass
Jo Jones - drums

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Ebony Samba (First Version) - Stan Getz & Luiz Bonfá

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Heard on the album "Jazz Samba Encore!", a bossa nova album by Stan Getz and Luiz Bonfá, recorded and released in 1963 on the Verve label.

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Stan Getz - Saxophone
Luiz Bonfá - Guitar
Maria Toledo - Vocals
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Guitar