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