Mark Stryker

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  1. Gerald Wilson: "Dissonance in Blues" (1947)

    Tha Ah, thanks for this, and thanks to all who weighed in. MS
  2. Gerald Wilson: "Dissonance in Blues" (1947)

    Hey, thanks. Saved me a mistake in the book. I had it "Artists" up until this moment.
  3. Gerald Wilson: "Dissonance in Blues" (1947)

    Hey -- very helpful. Much obliged.
  4. Can anybody shed some light on who the bass player is on Gerald Wilson's 1947 masterpiece "Dissonance in Blues"? My "Sounds of Swing" LP lists the bassist here as Robert Budd, but as near as I can figure, there was never any bassist by that name. Tom Lord Discography says its Red Callender, which makes sense from a time/place perspective, but Lord is by no means infallible. So If anyone has another source -- perhaps the personnel on a Chronological Classics? -- or any other helpful conjecture, I'd be grateful.
  5. Count Basie -Super Chief

    I own "Super Chief," the four-volume Lester Young Story on CBS two-record sets, the French CBS Basie series, the Mosaic Box and the CBS CD box. I can't seem to get rid of any of them. Not that I really want to, but I'm at the point in my life where I am shedding duplicates in favor of acquiring stuff I don't have in any form. But I can't seem to part with any of these. I guess I win, but it kinda feels like I'm losing.
  6. Count Basie -Super Chief

    "Super Chief" included six tracks never previously released on LP -- "Shout and Feel It," "Where Shall I Go," "I Ain't Got Nobody," "Goin to Chicago Blues," "Who?" "Upright Organ Blues." I just checked recently and didn't see those tracks duplicated on the French CBS series and they are not on the more recent CD box. Am I overlooking them?
  7. White Leaders on Blue Note

    Gang: Kenn Cox was black. All of the members of the Contemporary Jazz Quintet in Detroit were black, except drummer Danny Spencer.
  8. White Leaders on Blue Note

    Thanks guys. Appreciate it. If any others come to mind, please chime in.
  9. White Leaders on Blue Note

    Who are the white musicians who recorded as leaders for Blue Note in its pre-1980s revival era? I can think of Art Hodes, Sheila Jordan, Jutta Hipp, Gil Melle, J.R. Monterose. Any others I'm forgetting?
  10. Solo guitar

    I think the font is Peignot rendered in bold.
  11. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    Great recording. I own a LOT of Steve Lacy, but this is one that I go back to over and over.
  12. So, What Are You Listening To NOW?

    The key change in Byrd's trumpet playing in this period came about because he was studying in 1958-60 with two of the great classical teachers of the era at the Manhattan School of Music, William Vacchiano and the elder Joe Alessi. I don't know the specifics in terms of trumpet technique, but that's why his sound picked up so much strength, roundness and warmth within the brassy sheen. His chops would start to deteriorate soon after -- a long slide and a story for another time. But at Byrd's peak, 1958-61, he had one of the great trumpet sounds. This is amazing.
  13. Gang, I'm downsizing and am selling the following Mosaic box sets. All are on CD in pristine, like-new condition. All prices include US shipping. The Complete Peggy Lee & June Christy Capitol Transcription Series, Five discs. $100 The Complete Kid Ory Verve Sessions. Eight discs. $125 The Complete Pacific Jazz Joe Pass Quartet Sessions. Five discs. $100 The Pacific Jazz Bud Shank Studio Sessions. Five discs. $175
  14. Charlie Parker Boston 1952

    Thanks for the clarification. Was going from memory and and forgot there where two different dates represented.
  15. Charlie Parker Boston 1952

    Dropping in to add a quick footnote to the Boston date. The trumpet player with Bird here, Herbie Williams, eventually made his way to Detroit, where he made a living during the '60s as a Motown session cat. He led some sessions for Motown's jazz subsidiary Workshop that were supposed to yield an LP that in the end was never released. In later years he taught in schools in Detroit and was an important mentor for some musicians, particularly bassist Rodney Whitaker when he was in high school.