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.

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

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.

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

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.

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