Ken Dryden

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  • Birthday 10/03/1954

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  1. Benny Golson

    I don't ever recall hearing Benny Golson in person unless it was at IAJE one year and I've forgotten. But I interviewed him for a Hot House article, he was very gracious and a fun subject. He is well represented in my collection.
  2. Jazz LPs For Sale

    This is the 2 LP reissue from Fantasy. I bought it new and it wasn't included.
  3. I AM INTERESTED IN THE 2 CHARLES MINGUS LPS ....condition and price please !

    1. Ken Dryden

      Ken Dryden

      Sorry I missed your message. Will follow up after dinner.

    2. Ken Dryden

      Ken Dryden

      Here's what I have;

      Mingus Music Written For Monterey 1965. Not Heard, Played in Its Entirety, Vols. 1 and 2:

      Bifold cover has cut corner on front half. Insert and 7" disc are included.

      LPs look Near Mint, but there is a small scratch on one side of the 7" disc that runs nearly straight from label toward the outer edge. I have not yet play tested it and forgot that it was included. 

      Limited edition #2505

      Mingus at Monterey was bought new and has some ringwear. The LPs look near mint, I probably played my Mingus LPs with Dolphy a lot more than this set over the decades. This is the version with the sky/lightning on the record labels.

      If either one of these is of interest, let me know and maybe we can figure out pricing.


  4. Jazz LPs For Sale

    I have culled the following LPs because they are duplicates that I already own on CD or in a boxed set. I've not had the time to grade or price them. If interested in any title, pm me and I will give the details and we can work out a price and shipping costs. US only... Clark Terry Quartet/Coleman Hawkins Sextet Eddie Costa: Memorial Concert Colpix CP 450 Zoot Sims/Willie Dennis/Phil Woods/Bill Crow/Mel Lewis Jazz Mission to Moscow Colpix SCP 433 Zoot Sims/Willie Dennis/Phil Woods/Bill Crow/Mel Lewis Jazz Mission to Moscow Ghent GS-5003 Al Haig/Duke Jordan/John Lewis/Sadik Hakim/Walter Bishop Jr.Tommy Flanagan/Jimmy Rowles: I Remember Bebop Columbia 35381 promo stamp, sticker on cover 2 LPs Gil Evans/Gary McFarland The Dedication Series Vol IX The Great Arrangers Impulse IA 9340-2 w/stamped MCA impulse! 2-4143 2 LPs Paul Quinichette/Bennie Green/Frank Foster/Joe Newman/Hank Jones/Kenny Clark, Eddie Jones: Jazz Studio 1 Jasmine JASM 1022 The Progressive Records All Star Tenor Sax Spectacular Progressive 7019 clipped corner w/Scott Hamilton/Flip Phillips/Bennie Wallace/Frank Sokolow Various artists Xanadu At Montreux Volume One (LP) (Xanadu Records) JX 6614 Various artists Xanadu At Montreux Volume Three (LP) (Xanadu Records) 164 Joe Albany Portrait of An Artist Elektra Musician 60161-1 promo stamp Toshiko Akiyoshi & Her International Jazz Sextet United Notions Metrojazz 3E 5001 Red Allen - Red Allen Plays King Oliver (LP, Album, Mono) (Verve Records) V-1025 Eubie Blake - Tricky Fingers (LP, Album) (Quicksilver Records) QS-9003 Ran Blake - Suffield Gothic (LP, Album) (Soul Note) SN 1077 Paul Bley - Tango Palace (LP) (Soul Note) SN 1090 Ruby Braff Adoration of the Melody Bethlehem BCP-6042 reissue Ray Brown Trio feat. Gene Harris Soular Energy Concord Jazz CJ-268 Reuben Brown Trio feat. Richie Cole Alto Madness Starburst Adelphi Jazz Line AD5001 The Fabulous Doc Cheatham featuring Dick Wellstood Parkwood 104 The Kenny Clarke-Franchy Boiland Big Band Ayn Ronnie Scott’s MPS/BASF 22 29728-4 2 LPs Jimmy Cleveland A Map of Jimmy Cleveland Mercury SR 60117 Al Cohn - Bill Perkins - Richie Kamuca - The Brothers! (LP, Album, RE) (RCA) PM 43240 Al Cohn The Jazz Workshop: Four Brass, One Tenor RCA (Fr.) PM 45164 Chick Corea & Friedrich Gulda - The Meeting (LP, Album) (Philips) 410 397-1 Larry Cornell & Michael Urbaniak A Quiet Day in Spring Steeplechase SCS 1187 Ted Curson & Co. - Ted Curson & Co. (LP, Album, RE) (India Navigation, India Navigation) Ted Dunbar Opening Remarks Xanadu 175 clipped corner Don Ellis - New Ideas (LP, Album, RE) (Prestige) PR 7607 Maynard Ferguson Six By Six Mainstream MR 372 reissue Maynard Ferguson Echoes of an Era: ’61/Si, Si M.F. Roulette RE 122 compilation @ Lps Maynard Ferguson Newport Suite Roulette Birdland series SR 51047 Maynard Ferguson ’64 Roulette Birdland Series R 52107 magic marker, ring wear Maynard Ferguson A Message From Newport Roulette Birdland SEries R-52012 Maynard Ferguson “Straightaway” Jazz Themes Roulette Birdland Series SR 52076 Bud Freeman Quintet The Real Bud Freeman 1984 Principally Jazz Productions PJP 01 Chico Freeman The Pied Piper Black-Hawk BKH 50801-1D Benny Golson Just Jazz! Audiofidelithy AFSD 6150 drill hole w/Bill Evans, Wayne Shorter, Freddie Hubbard, Curtis Fuller, Ron Carter, Eric Dolphy Paul Gonsalves/ Ray Nance Just a-Sittin’ And A-Rockin’ Black Lion BL-191 cut corner Benny Goodman Roll ‘Em, Volume 1 Columbia Jazz Masterpieces Columbia CJ 40588 promo stamp Benny Goodman Small Groups: 1941-1945 Columbia Jazz Masterpieces Columbia CJ 44437 promo stamp Benny Goodman - When Swing Was King (LP, Mono) (Sounds Great Records) SG 8004 Sir Roland Hanna - This Must Be Love Audiophile AP-157 Earl Hines At Home Denmark DS-212 (UK pressing) Earl Hines, Jimmy Rushing - Blues And Things Jazz Legacy 26, JL. 76 The Art Hodes Notebook Friar’s Inn Revisited Denmark DS-215 clipped corner Dick Hyman and “The Group” Sweet Sweet Soul Command RS 933 SD Hank Jones & Tommy Flanagan I’m All Smiles Verve/MPS 817 863-1 John Lewis & Svend Asmussen European Encounter Atlantic 7 90533-1 John Lewis (2) - The Garden Of Delight - Delaunay's Dilemma Emarcy/Mercury 834 478-1 Shelly Manne & His Men Jazz Gunn Atlantic SD 1487 Shelly Manne Plays Richard Rodgers, feat. Lew Tabackin, Mike Wofford, Chuck Domanico Discovery DS 783 Ellis Marsalis Syndrome ELM no # Warner Marsh All Music Nessa N-7 Warne Marsh - Ne Plus Ultra Revelation Records 12, REV-12 Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass Live in Digital Dark Orchid (gatefold) 602-12018 Rob McConnell & the Boss Brass Live in Digital Palo Alto Jazz PAJ 8079 Dave McKenna No Holds Barred Famous Door HL 122 Charles Mingus Mingus at Monterey JWS 001 & 002 2 LPs Charles Mingus Music Written For Monterey…But Not Heard JWS 0013 & JEWS 0014 2 LPs clipped corner Thelonious Monk Always Know Columbia JG 35720 2 LPs, water damage to top, peeling cover, promo LPs and radio sticker on cover Ralph Moore Round Trip Reservoir RSR 104 Charlie Parker The Very Best of Bird (Dial) Warner Bros. 2 WB 3198 2 LPs Oscar Peterson Trio With Respect to Nat Limelight (Japan) EXPR-1030 no obi Oscar Peterson Trio Canadiana Suite Limelight )Japan) EXPR-1027 no obi Oscar Peterson/Joe Pass/Ray Brown The Giants Pablo 2310-796 Oscar Peterson & Milt Jackson Two of the Few Pablo 231-881Oscar Peterson The History of an Artist Pablo 2625 702 2 LPs Oscar Peterson The History of an Artist Vol. 2 Pablo 2310-895 Oscar Peterson Digital at Montreux Pablo Live D2308224 Oscar Peterson/Joe Pass/Niels Pedersen The Paris Concert, Salle Pleyel, 1978 Pablo Live 2620 112 2 LPs Oscar Peterson/Louis Bellson/John Heard The London Concert - Royal Festival Hall, 1978 Pablo Live 2620 111 2 LPs Oscar Peterson Recital by Oscar Peterson Verve MGV 2044 sticker on back, stamp Oscar Peterson Trio at JATP Verve MGV 8368 tear from sticker removal, stamp on back Oscar Peterson Plays the Cole Porter Song Book Verve (Japan) UMJ3117 no obi, Ray Brown & Ed Thigpen Michel Petrucciani/Ron McClure Cold Blues Owl 142 Michel Petrucciani Oracle’s Destiny Owl OR 310 / OWL 302 Flip Phillips Flip in Florida Onyx ORI 214 André Previn / Herb Ellis / Shelly Manne / Ray Brown - 4 To Go! Columbia CS 8818 Sam Rivers Involution Blue Note BN-LA-453H2-3798 partial split seams Jimmy Rowles Paws that Refresh Choice CRS 1023 clipped corner Sackville All Stars (McShann/Tate/Galloway/D./ Thompson, T. Clarke) Saturday Night Function Sackville 3028 Noble Sissle & Eubie Blake’s Shuffle Along New Work NW 260 Stuff Smith/Stephane Grappelli Violins No End Pablo 2310-907 Sonny Stitt & the Giants Night Work Black Lion BL-307 clipped corner, sticker on cover Phil Sunkel’s Jazz Band Every Morning I Listen To…. Phil Sunkel’s Jazz Band ABC-Pararmount ABC-136 cheesecake cover Buddy Tate/Humphrey Lyttelton Kansas City Woman Black Lion BL-312 clipped corner, sticker on cover Art Tatum Song of the Vagabonds Black Lion (UK pressing w. glossy cover) BLP 30166 Art Tatum - Pieces Of Eight Smithsonian Collection R029 Billy Taylor Live at Storyville West 54 WLW 8008 sticker on cover Clark Terry & His Jolly Giants Vanguard VSD 79365 Clark Terry It’s What’s Happening’ - The Baritone Sound of Clark Terry impulse! A-9157/AS-9157 stereo Mel Torme - My Kind Of Music Verve V6-8440 Lennie Tristano Quintet With Warne Marsh And Billy Bauer - Live At Birdland 1949 Jazz Records JR-1 Cedar Walton Quintet Live Cedar’s Blues Red Record VPA 197 Kenny Werner Solo in Stuttgart SWR/Jazz Haus JAH-474 2 LPs Denny Zeitlin Trio Widnham Hill WH-0112 promo imprint
  5. It will be fun to compare them with the January 2 concert at Sankei Hall in Tokyo, issued in the US on Four Star Records.
  6. Chico Hamilton Centennial Celebration Broadcast

    Jim, that is indeed one of the strengths of Chico Hamilton's recordings. He got a unique sound and didn't feel the need to dominate the proceedings as some drummer-led groups were prone to do. It was fun rehearing some tracks that I hadn't heard in awhile and there were plenty of surprises of music that had faded from my mind.
  7. Chico Hamilton Centennial Celebration Broadcast

    It took me until hour 2 to get out of the 1950s for this show. I really enjoyed those groups, but Chico Hamilton kept evolving. Here is the link to the full playlist, though I am not sure that the link works: <iframe src="" width="100%" height="500" frameborder="0" seamless></iframe>
  8. Chico Hamilton Centennial Celebration Broadcast

    I've uploaded the show to, since our station doesn't offer podcasts of music shows. It can be found here: I am in the process of posting the playlist on the WUTC scheduling page, but I will post the link here when I get done.
  9. On Sunday, September 19, I will host a celebration of Chico Hamilton's recordings as a leader. It will range from 1953 to the last decade of his life. I interviewed Chico by phone twice in his later years for Hot House articles. Oddly enough, he was one of the first musicians I met at the only NEA Jazz Masters reception to which I was invited. I spent a lot of time walking the room and for the most part, taking casual photos of the musicians, rather than trying to get them to pose. Streaming at fro,m 3 to 5 EDT on Sunday, September 19.
  10. Streaming questions

    I will stick with my physical product. I still have plenty of space for now, though I may start thinning out some stuff within a few years if things get too crowded. I don't know that I want to have any more shelves built in this upstairs room, though an engineer assured me the beams would hold the estimated weight of the shelves I had built, the prefabs units that hold 9000+ more CDs, plus the furniture. I found Spotify rather annoying when I was trying to make recommendations for someone who used it.
  11. Albert Dailey.

    I have it but it has been awhile since I've heard it.
  12. When I first started collecting, I would buy Schwann catalogs occasionally and marvel at the many interesting looking LPs that weren't available in New Orleans. Then Peaches opened in an old A&P in Ft. Lauderdale and I suddenly found lots of LPs that I had only seen in small type in Schwann. I paid attention to the little diamond next to an LP in Schwann, as that meant that the item was being deleted by the label, so that often made it a priority to find. It was also a fun weekend trip to journey to Atlanta from Athens to visit the Peaches on Peachtree. As I ended up working in Atlanta after finishing my graduate degree in 1977, I continued to shop there until the chain folded in the 1980s, even meeting a young Rob Gibson (who would later be involved with Lincoln Center), home on summer break from his studies at UGA. Sadly the days of well-stocked record stores are a thing of the past in most cities.
  13. I didn't start acquiring jazz LPs until I was at Tulane, but I did a lot of reading of liner notes and explored the record store just off campus, which had a pretty good selection of in print jazz, lots of Prestige, Columbia, Blue Note, etc. I frequently experimented by buying albums by sidemen featured on records I bought, though I got into Eric Dolphy before John Coltrane and Charles Mingus, likely caused by my fascination with Zappa's "Eric Dolphy Memorial Barbecue." When I was in grad school at Georgia, a used LP store opened that had a lot of promos dumped by radio stations or journalists and I snapped up a number of the Milestone and Prestige twofers that way. I avoided the post-Alfred Lion Blue Note material which didn't interest me, along with most of the watered down stuff that made up CTI, with a few exceptions. I developed a strong distaste for the Fender Rhodes, which sounded wimpy compared to a grand piano, so I was in little danger of buying any Bob James. When I started broadcasting in 1987 and writing in 1988, I snapped up lots of CDs at special media prices to fill holes in my collection. Once I grew to like an artist, I tended to search out nearly everything he or she recorded, I probably have one of the more extensive collections of Jaki Byard. I've long tended to avoid greatest hits or anthologies (though I ended up writing liner notes for more than a few), preferring to buy music in its original setting, though I do seek out reissues and boxed sets with bonus tracks. Maybe I will find time to listen to it all...
  14. MLB 2021: it’s baseball season!

    I still have most of my baseball cards, though my Post and Jell-o cards are long gone. I am thinking of selling them.
  15. Post a pic

    I saw that game as well, Clemson’s running game was DOA but they kept it close with a stingy defense.