Tag Archives: Jazz

The Gil Evans Orchestra: “La Nevada” (1961)

Leader: Gil Evans; Album: Out of the Cool; Producer: Creed Taylor; Genre: Jazz; Label: Impulse!; Recorded Date: November 18 & 30, December 10 & 15, 1960; Release Date: February 1961. Track Listing: (1) “La Nevada” (Gil Evans); (2) “Where Flamingos Fly” (Elthea … Continue reading

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Hank Mobley: “Uh Huh” – Workout (1962)

Workout is a jazz album by tenor saxophonist Hank Mobley on the Blue Note label; it was released in 1962. Scott Yanow at AllMusic calls the LP “one of 17 essential hard bop recordings.”

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Random Jazz: J.J. Johnson – “Blue Trombone” (1957)

Blue Trombone is a 1957 jazz album by J. J. Johnson in the hard bop genre. The LP features Tommy Flanagan (piano), Paul Chambers (bass); and drummer Max Roach (drums). The ’57 release was on Columbia Records in 1957 and … Continue reading

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Random Jazz: Grant Green – “Idle Moments,” title track (1963/1965)

Idle Moments is a 1963 jazz album, actually released in 1965, by guitarist Grant Green. It’s on the Blue Note label and features Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone); Bobby Hutcherson (vibes); Duke Pearson (piano); Bob Cranshaw (bass); and Al Harewood (drums). … Continue reading

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Random Jazz: Don Byron – “Lefty Teachers at Home” – Album: Ivey-Divey (2004)

You can find Don Byron’s website here. The particulars for the Ivey-Divey as listed at All*About*Jazz Track Listing: I Want to Be Happy; Somebody Loves Me; I Cover the Waterfront; I’ve Found a New Baby; Himm (For Our Lord and Kirk … Continue reading

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Benny Golson Quartet: “Three Little Words,” album: Horizon Ahead (2016)

With a release date of April 15, 2016, Horizon Ahead is something new from Benny Golson. Personnel on this one are Golson (tenor saxophone); Mike LeDonne (piano); Buster Williams (bass); and Carl Allen (drums). Track Listing: Don’t Get Around Much … Continue reading

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Random Jazz: Al Fairweather & Sandy Brown’s All Stars – “Yaknik” (1962)

The bio-blurb in my Penguin Guide to Jazz says this about Mr. Fairweather (1927-93): Born in Edinburgh, he co-led groups with his frequent partner Sandy Brown from the early ’50s and helped pioneer the development of the British mainstream sound. … Continue reading

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“Blues Number Two” – Hank Mobley (1957)

Jazz Message #2 , also called Hard Bop and The Jazz Message of Hank Mobley Volume 2,  was released in 1957 on the Savoy label. It was recorded on July 23 & November 7, 1956. Featured performers are Mobley (tenor sax); Donald … Continue reading

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