Rooster_Ties

1 album - 1 artist --> AS A SIDEMAN

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OK, this thread is similar to the other "1 album - 1 artist, the essentials thread" thread.

EXCEPT, you only get to pick one example (one album) per artist, where that artist is serving as a sideman.

What are THE very best sideman dates for each artist???

This should generate interest in terms of sidemen who never lead dates (particularly drummers and/or bass players whose best recordings are not their own dates, or else they didn't lead any/many dates). And also some interesting choices for players who did lots and LOTS of sideman dates, in addition to the dates they lead themselves.

Also, since the specific sideman of the date that you're choosing it for isn't self-evident by just posting album covers -- be sure to mention the specific sideman for whom your choice applies.

PS: Just like the other thread, double albums are o.k. but NO box sets, mosaics etc.!

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Ron Carter on Miles Smiles, or anyone on Miles Smiles for that matter!

George Coleman on err......either My Funny Valentine or House Party where he's on alto. Help me decide that one.

Mal Waldron on Dolphy's first Five Spot disc; even with that piano he kills me on 'Bee Vamp'.

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Ronnie Matthews on Freddie Hubbard's Breaking Point, mainly for his comping and solo on Mirrors.

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Wynton Kelly, Roll Call

Pepper Adams, The Cooker

Miles Davis, Somethin' Else

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Miles Davis, Somethin' Else

Shouldn't that be Cannonball for Somethin' Else :P:w

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I'm going to go against the grain and say that Hank Jones makes Somethin' Else what it is.

Others:

Joe Henderson on Unity

Lee Morgan on The Sermon is gorgeous.

Arsenio Rodriguez on Palo Congo

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Roland Kirk on the Jaki Byard Experience!

:excited:  :tup  :tup  :tup

Also RRK on Roy Haynes' Out Of The Afternoon (which happens to be this weeks AOTW! :g )

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Jimmy Rowles in Zoot Sims's "If I'm Lucky".

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This thread makes my brain hurt.

Roland Kirk on the Jaki Byard Experience!

:excited:  :tup  :tup  :tup

Also RRK on Roy Haynes' Out Of The Afternoon (which happens to be this weeks AOTW! :g )

Yeah, that one!

How about Alan Dawson on anything?

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Steve Marcus - Larry Coryell's Offering

McCoy Tyner - Wayne Shorter's JuJu (controversial pick, I know!)

Chick Corea - Stan Getz's Sweet Rain

Joey DeFrancesco - Pat Martino's Live at Yoshi's

John Coltrane - Miles Davis's Relaxin (I haven't heard the new Monk at Carnegie Hall yet.)

Larry Coryell - Steve Marcus's Count's Rock Band

Jim Hall - Paul Desmond's Bossa Antigua

Paul Desmond - Dave Brubeck's Time Out

Chet Baker - Gerry Mulligan's first album on PJ

Scott LaFaro - Bill Evans' Sunday at the Village Vanguard

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How about Alan Dawson on anything?

:lol: Yep.

Ditto Shadow Wilson.

Joe Henderson on Song For My Father.

Vince Guaraldi on Stan Getz with Cal Tjader.

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Bobby Hutcherson on Andrew Hill's "Judgment!".

Bobby Hutcherson on Eric Dolphy's "Out to Lunch".

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How about Alan Dawson on anything?

Go ahead and start an "impeccable sideman" thread - Dawson (and Hank Jones) would be high on the list.

Joe Chambers on Wayne Shorter's Adam's Apple

Herbie Hancock on Roy Ayers' Daddy Bug

Roy Ayers on Herbie Mann's Windows Opened

Philly Joe Jones on Hank Mobley's No Room For Squares

Mel Lewis on Herbie Mann's Great Ideas of Western Mann

Thelonious Monk on Gigi Gryce's Nica's Tempo

Israel Crosby and Vernel Fournier on Ahmad Jamal's At The Pershing

Frankie Dunlop on Ray Crawford's Smooth Groove

Cándido Caméro on Introducing Kenny Burrell

John Lewis on Sonny Stitt's Stitt Plays Bird

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Man, this is going to require some serious thought...

Arthur Doyle on Milford's "Babi"

Alan Shorter on Archie Shepp's "Four for Trane"

Sonny Sharrock on Pharoah's "Tauhid"

Joe Henderson on Andrew Hill's "Black Fire"

Roy Haynes on Andrew Hill's "Black Fire"

John Gilmore on Paul Bley's "Turning Point"

Andrew Cyrille on Cecil Taylor's "Nuits de la Fondation Maeght"

Milford Graves on Sharrock's "Black Woman"

...

and of course Cecil Taylor on Gil Evans' "Into the Hot."

:D

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Roy Haynes on Andrew Hill's "Black Fire"

Excellent choice! :tup

Ed Thigpen on Cal Tjader's The Prophet

Wayne Shorter, Gary Bartz, Alice Coltrane, Ron Carter on McCoy Tyner's Extensions

Charlie Haden on Joe Henderson's The Elements

Bill Evans and Barry Galbraith on George Russell's Jazz Workshop

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Jan Hammer on Elvin Jones is On The Mountain

Frank Strazzeri on Cal Tjader's Last Night When We Were Young

Eddie Duran on Cal Tjader's San Francisco Moods

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Eric Dolphy on everything.

Pharoah on "Where is Brooklyn?" (Don Cherry)

Frank Lowe on "Brown Rice" (Cherry)

Billy Higgins on "The Shape of Jazz to Come" (Ornette)

Charles Tolliver on "Members, Don't Git Weary" (Max Roach)

Charnett Moffett on "Ask the Ages" (Sonny Sharrock)

Tyrone Washington on "The Jody Grind" (Horace Silver)

Richard Davis on "Out to Lunch" (Dolphy)... on everything, really

Elvin Jones on "Conflict!" (Jimmy Woods)

Bern Nix on "Lowe-down and Blue" (Frank Lowe)

Bobby Few on "Uhuru Na Umoja" (Frank Wright)

James Spaulding on "Solid" (Grant Green)

Andrew Cyrille on "New Africa" (Grachan Moncur III)

Grachan Moncur III on "Destination Out" (Jackie McLean)

Ray Brown on "Something Personal" (Jack Wilson)

Kenny Burrell on "Soul Samba" (Ike Quebec)

Not necessarily the best ones... just sideman spots that deserve some attention.

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Two artists - one album:

Wilbur Ware Sonny Rollins, A Night at the Village Vanguard

Elvin Jones Sonny Rollins, A Night at the Village Vanguard

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I'm going to go against the grain and say that Hank Jones makes Somethin' Else what it is.

Interesting thought! And indeed, it may be true, I think! I mean, the others were regulars of some sort, while Hank Jones was a bit odd man out, no?

Woody Shaw on Hank Mobley's "Thinking of Home" (just got it, Woody blew me away!)

Art Blakey on that Grant Green date with Sonny Clark (mainly because of "It Ain't Necessarily So")

Barney Wilen on Sacha Distel/John Lewis' "Afternoon in Paris"

Herbie Hancock on "Miles Smiles"

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Carlos Ward on Abdullah Ibrahim's "African Marketplace"

Stanley Turrentine on Kenny Burrell's "Midnight Blue"

Lester Young on any Basie side he's soloing on, '36-'39

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Barney Wilen on Sacha Distel/John Lewis' "Afternoon in Paris"

how about giving the Wilen credit to the Gil Cuppini album?

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Barney Wilen on Sacha Distel/John Lewis' "Afternoon in Paris"

how about giving the Wilen credit to the Gil Cuppini album?

I thought so, but he's smoking on the Lewis/Distel - a close call, though!

some others:

J.R. Monterose on René Thomas' "Guitar Groove"

Bill Evans on Mingus' "East Coasting"

Clarence Shaw on Mingus' "Tijuana Moods"

Doug Watkins (tough call!) maybe on "Introducing Lee Morgan"

John La Porta on "Mobley's Message"? (don't know that many of his appearances, but there he kills!)

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Dizzy Reece and Stanley Turrentine on Flight To Jordan.

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Charlie Mariano on Mingus' Black Saint and Sinner Lady

Frank Rosolino on Stan Kenton's New Concepts of Artistry in Rhythm

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