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  1. Mulligan Concert Band Mosaic

    brownie: another question on Mulligan CJB: do you know where I could find the RTF-set (I think it's 2 CDs) that is mentioned every now and then Mulligan is discussed? And another one you might be interested: TCB ( issued a disc called "Concert Jazz Big Band Zurich 1960" which is quite nice: SWISS RADIO DAYS JAZZ SERIES VOL. 12 Gerry Mulligan bs/leader Conte Candoli tp, Nick Travis tp, Don Ferrara tp, Zoot Sims ts, Bob Donovan as, Gene Quill cl/as, Jim Reider ts, Gene Allan cl/bs, Bob Brookmeyer v-tb, Willi Dennis tb, Alan Raph b-tb, Buddy Clark b, Mel Lewis dr TCB 02122 ubu (by the way, if you check this "Swiss Radio Days" series: the Jones-Lewis disc is a stunner!)
  2. New Gerry Mulligan Live

    Jim, thanks for this spot-on analysis! For those who haven't seen yet: in the Mosaic section I posted what Mosaic has mailed me about the contents of the upcoming Mulligan-select. This then would be one of my first recommendations for Mulligan. The quartet with Baker made some more great sides (besides those on Pacific) for Prestige (available on an OJCCD) and GNP (also on CD together with the great Mulligan "Modern Sounds" tentet session, which was I believe originally made for Capitol), then one of my favorites is the disc which added Lee Konitz to the quartet Then the line-ups with Bob Brookmeyer: there are 2 Volumes of "Pleyel Concerts" on Vogue, the two live "California Concert" sessions on Blue Note (adding Zoot Sims and John Eardley on some tracks) and the "Storyville" disc (also on Blue Note). Then there are the encounters: the VME 2CD with Ben Webster is great. The Getz/Mulligan nice, and I like the two recordings with Paul Desmond quite a bit, too (they made one in the fifties for Verve with Mulligan billed as leader and a few years later they made one under Desmond's name for RCA, both of which should be available on CD). (Then I wait for the much-praised Mulligan/Hodges disc to be reissued, never heard it but read much in favor of it on the old board) ubu (By the way, Jazzmoose, keeping' my fingers crossed for your son-in-law. I don't post over in politics but I read the thread yesterday.)
  3. Mulligan Concert Band Mosaic

    This is what I got from Mosaic (sent them a mail yesterday asking about the contents of the Mulligan set) So there IS some unreleased stuff included. And it seem they're able to pack it on 4 CDs because they might for a change put more than 60 minutes on each CD... Anyway, it's great news, of course. ubu DISC ONE #1-8 Gerry Mulligan The Concert Jazz Band V6-8388 #9-12 unissued bonus tracks from same sessions DISC TWO Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band On Tour: Guest Soloist Zoot Sims V6-8438 with three unissued bonus track DISC THREE #1-6 Gerry Mulligan And The Concert Jazz Band At The Village Vanguard V6-8396 #7-12 Gerry Mulligan Presents A Concert In Jazz V6-8415 DISC FOUR #1-8 Gerry Mulligan '63 The Concert Jazz Band V6-8515 #9-12 unissued bonus tracks from same sessions
  4. Duke Jordan

    If you dig Richard Williams you might want his "New Horn in Town". I think (but am not sure), this is his sole date as a leader, it was done in 1960 for Candid with Leo Wright, Richard Wyands, Reggie Workman and Bobby Thomas. A very good record, indeed! Other than that, he made some apperances with Mingus (Mingus Dynasty, Columbia 59) and Oliver Nelson/Eric Dolphy ("Screaming The Blues", Prestige '60), Slide Hampton (Exodus, recently reissued in the "Jazz in Paris" series), Max Roach ("It's Time", Impulse '62) and Booker Ervin ("The In Between", Blue Note 68). ubu
  5. Jack Sheldon

    Yeah, "Tangents in Jazz" is wonderful stuff! Just gave it a spin a few days ago. Love it! (anybody knows more about the drummer on this date? can't recall his name right now) ubu
  6. Tenor Battles

    one more for Lovano and Redman on "Tenor Legacy". I like that one a lot. ubu
  7. Lucky Thompson

    Sorry, Chuck! I messed up this one, having both Jazz in Paris volumes as well as the two Vogues. Anyway, just wanted possible buyers to be aware of this, because a few months ago I happiliy walked out a record store with the Xanadu in my bag and I payed some 25US$ for it, so in the end I resumed being that happy about it... ubu
  8. Favorite Trumpet Quartet Albums

    The Warm Sound is on a Koch CD. Sounding alright to these ears (who like good sound, but do care much more for the music, in general) How about the recent Concord reissue of Art Farmer's two quartet albums with Fred Hersch? They're quite nice, too. The disc is called "Artistry". Then any of the early Farmer quartets on Atlantic (Sing Me Softly of the Blues, To Sweden With Love, At the Half Note and Interaction) as well as the Art and Perception (originally on Argo or Chess). (Some of these have been mentioned) ubu
  9. Discographies online

    being a student, therefore not able to get those nice black books... therefore constantly using online discos ubu
  10. Tenor Battles

    One I love and which has not yet been mentioned, maybe because it's not a "battle" of any sorts but rather some very friendly sparring, is "Coleman Hawkins encounters Ben Webster" (on Verve), backed by Peterson, Ellis, Brown, Stoller. They don't do any fast numbers, no fours or heated trades, but what they do is trying to sound the meanest, purr the loveliest... great great great! And Peterson does not disturbe (I like him a loooot more as accompanying player than anything else...) Bean also is on a nice RCA Victor session with Sonny Rollins. A nice one, too! Then there's Webster's "And Associates" (Verve) with Bean and Budd Johnson. Beautiful one, too. And of course get "Blowing Session"... And maybe you like Mobley/Coltrane/Cohn/Sims all in one? Then "Tenor Conclave" (OJCCD) is the one to get. The Lateef/Von Freeman disc ("Tenors", too, as the one with Shepp) is a good one. There's one more with Ricky Ford which I don't know. Ford is on a Muse LP (on CD by Camden, parts on 32jazz' "Best of the Rest"), of Sonny Stitt (with the great Barry Harris), as is Jimmy Heath (on the same Camden and 32jazz issues). Stitt also did a nice one with Paul Gonsalves (Salt & Pepper, Impulse). that's the ones which come to my mind immediately. have fun! ubu
  11. Favorite Trumpet Quartet Albums

    thanks, Soul Stream! Hope it will be reissued some time... how could I possibly forget Stanko! I love him! Saw him live with the quartet that was on his last ECM issue "Soul of Things" great music, great CD (it was discussed on the BNBB some time ago)! Then there is another quartet (though not the p/b/d line up) which I do like: Dave Douglas' Charms of the Night Sky (with accordion, violin & bass, Klucevesek, Feldman, Cohen). Then anything Chet Baker did with Russ Freeman (the live recordings are on 3 Blue Note CDs, nice; the best would be the one with Leroy Vinnegar and Shelly Manne, "Freeman/Baker - Quartet" or something similar, done in 1956) ubu
  12. Top five favourite living jazz pianists

    Randy Weston Abdullah Ibrahim Cecil Taylor Andrew Hill Keith Jarrett (but then, what about Paul Bley, McCoy Tyner, Jason Moran, Jessica Williams, ... there are so many out there!)
  13. Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh

    Get Warne Marsh's "Music for Prancing" with the wonderful Ronnie Ball on piano. Great quartet date. try this link: then get the Mosaic. I think that was my very first and I fell in love with it, Tristano & Marsh (whom I hadn't known before) and Mosaic in general. Lee reqs: - Motion (3CD issue in the Verve Elite Edition series), stunning trio sessions, maybe the best of Lee there is. - Subconscious Lee (OJCCD), feat. Tristano, Marsh and some very early Konitz, nice addition/prelude to the mosaic - Sound of Surprise (BMG France), with Abercrombie, Marc Johnson, Joey Baron and the great Ted Brown - Konitz meets Mulligan (Pacific/EMI CD), Lee sitting in with the Mulligan/Baker trio - Live at the Half Note (Verve 2CD), with Warne Marsh, Bill Evans, Jimmy Garrison, Paul Motian just some, of course! ubu
  14. Frank Strozier

    I got Haynes' "Cymbalism" and the Milestone twofer by Strozier "A Long Night" (which also includes on a single CD "March of the Siamese Children" - what title!) and gave them a spin. Quite like what I heard! Nice sound. (And Spike Lee's pop playing) ubu
  15. chet baker sings

    All good recommendations! Two more: Peace (Enja) and: Strollin' (Enja) The latter includes one track with singing: But not for me. I absolutely love that one! Peace has no singing. Very beatiful, introspective record. ubu
  16. Lucky Thompson

    One comment on the Paris sessions: the Xanadu disc (Brown Rose) doubles material which is available in the Jazz in Paris series (at better price and maybe also in better sound) Great sessions. My favorites are Tricotism and Lucky Strikes. And the Walkin' session with Miles. Love his sound! ubu
  17. Sonny Red

    I like Sonny's playing on the Byrd sessions (I think there are 4, right? I got Blackjack, the recent RVG and Mustang ). Then Out of the Blue: Nice cover! And on the Conoisseur issue there are several worthwile additional tracks. And a nice co-lead album with Cliff Jordan was included on a recent Prestige CD (together with another Clifford date). Can't recall the title, is it Images? (or was this the title of the original Jordan/Red issue?) Both were Jazzland LPs. Godd stuff! ubu
  18. Favorite Trumpet Quartet Albums

    The one that comes to my mind first is Johnny Coles, The Warm Sound. Wonderful! Then Candy by Lee Morgan. How is Dizzy Reece's Soundin' Off? It's the only one of his Blue Note I don't have. In the recent Conoisseur Byrd/Watkins set, there are some nice quartet tracks. And then there are some quartet tracks on the four Miles Davis Quintet Prestige albums that are very nice. ubu
  19. Free Jazz Recommendations

    Another one for Chuck's AEC box. Then with Cecil Taylor you could also check out one of his solo discs, as for instance the great recent issue of his Willisau 2000 concert (on Intakt). My Name Is Albert Ayler: a wonderful session including a great take on Gershwin's Summertime and some free playing, with a not free at all scandinavian rhythm section (who not always are up to the game). This could be a good start, somehow standing between free and more mainstream (but Ayler sounds somehow a little uncomfortable on a Charlie Parker tune). Great recommendations all! Maybe you could look for Don Cherry's "Complete Communion" (a recent Conoisseur), then return to Ornette. ubu
  20. Illinois Jacquet Mosaic Box

    More thumbs up for Illinois! One of those sets Mosaic does the best: collected from the most obscure record labels, it includes also (4 titles only, no alternates) a big band session feat. Fats Navarro and some Tadd Dameron arrangements as well as loads of wonderful jump (or whatever you may call it) music and many wonderful ballads. For me, this set (I bought it without knowing anything about Jacquet) was a real surprise. Get it while you can! ubu
  21. Hank Jones

    the duets with John Lewis are on CD, an Atlantic Original Sound reissue. (i love them) ubu