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vote for your Blue Note Desert Island Discs

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To do penance for my last Topic and to pay tribute to the Late, at one time Great Tower Records, we can do Blue Note Desert Island Discs. Here's the rules. You can vote one time. You can pick up to 10 Blue Note Albums (not artists) which you would want if you were stuck on a desert island and could only have 10 of them. Any multi-album sets count as the number of albums contained in the set. So the 4 CD Jackie McLean Mosaic, which contains six albums, would be a vote for each of those six albums and would take up six of your ten eligible slots. After the traffic dies down, I will tally up the votes and present the overall list of Blue Note Desert Island Discs. Then we can do the same with other labels. If no one else posts their lists, then my ten titles (when I post them) win!

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Eric Dolphy, Out to Lunch

Jimmy Smith, Back at the Chicken Shack

Larry Young, Unity

Andrew Hill, Point of Departure

Jackie McLean, Let Freedom Ring

Wayne Shorter, Et Cetera

Grant Green, Idle Moments

Horace Silver, Blowin' the Blues Away

Thelonious Monk, Genius of Modern Music vol. 2

Herbie Nichols BN box set, disc 1

Edited by Guy

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Dang! This isn't an easy task. I can't argue with Guy's picks, but here's mine:

Art Blakey, A Night at Birdland, Volume 1

Ornette Coleman, At the Golden Circle, Volume 1

Don Cherry, Complete Communion

Herbie Hancock, Empyrean Isles

Andrew Hill, Black Fire

Andrew Hill, Point of Departure

Jackie McLean, Let Freedom Ring

Lee Morgan, The Procrastinator

Cecil Taylor, Conquistador!

Larry Young, Unity

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Art Blakey-FREE FOR ALL

Jack Wilson-EASTERLY WINDS

John Patton-GOT A GOOD THING GOIN'

Lee Morgan-THE GIGOLO

Hank Mobley-SOUL STATION

Freddie Hubbard-HUB TONES

Wayne Shorter-SPEAK NO EVIL

Horace Silver-IN PURSUIT OF THE 27TH MAN

Jackie McLean-CONSEQUENCE

Sonny Rollins-VOLUME 2

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Andrew Hill - Black Fire

Art Blakey - Witch Doctor

Joe Henderson - Our Thing

Tina Brooks - Minor Move

Grant Green - Born To Be Blue

Hank Mobley - No Room For Squares

Big John Patton - Let 'Em Roll

Jimmy Smith - Back At The Chicken Shack

Larry Young - Contrasts

Sonny Rollins - Night At The Village Vanguard

Very hard to just pick ten ...

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Well, here's my working list -- which I may edit in the coming days -- in alpha order...

Don Cherry - Complete Communion

Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe -- nah, make that Inner Urge

Andrew Hill - Passing Ships

Andrew Hill - the last disc of the Hill BN Select (the one with Woody Shaw, Sam Rivers, etc...)

Hank Mobley - Third Season

Lee Morgan - Infinity

John Patton - Boogaloo

Sam Rivers - Fuscha Swing Song (or maybe Contours instead? :unsure: )

Wayne Shorter - Etcetera

Larry Young - Mothership

I may regret a few of these choices (or, rather, a few things that I didn't pick), but that's certainly 10 solid dates that I could live with for quite a while. (And DAMN, this really is hard to limit this to just 10.)

Edited by Rooster_Ties

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Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe

Pulled this one at the last second ... great record!

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rollin with leo

let me tell you bout it

true blue

wayfaring stranger

a slice of the top

one step beyond

quebec/hardee mosaic set (3 discs)

hipnosis

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Art Blakey - Moanin'

Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris

Lou Donaldson - Lush Life

Clifford Brown - Memorial Album

Grant Green - Nigeria

Joe Henderson - Page One

Hank Mobley - Soul Station

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon

Stanley Turrentine - Z.T.'s Blues

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time

Could be subject to change in about 5 minutes... ^_^

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tough call, I am not sure at all, but just going on impulse, I'd say:

- Monk Genius Vol. 1 & 2

- Bud Vol. 1 & 2

- Ornette @ Golden Circle Vol. 1 & 2

- Andrew Hill "Point of Departure"

- Eric Dolphy "Out to Lunch"

- Cannonball Adderley "Something Else"

- Hank Mobley "Soul Station"

that's already ten, and they include no Jackie Mac (probably Let Freedom Ring, or Destination Out), no Mogie (Procrastinator), Blakey (Free For All or Moanin'), no Silver (Stylings? no idea which I'd pick there... maybe Song for My Father?), JOS (Back at the Chicken Shack!!!), no Larry Young (Unity), no "Idle Moments", no "Stick Up!", no "Unit Structures" (HELLYEAH! Pity RVG wasn't able to record that one decently)... and no Bechet, Edmond Hall, James P., no Art Hodes, no Tina Brooks, no Joe Henderson (Page One?), no K.D. (Whistle Stop), no Dexter (Our Man in Paris), no Herbie Hancock (Inventions & Dimensions). Not easy, indeed!

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Very hard. Some of the first that come to mind are

Monk (everything) (counts as 2.5 discs)

Grant Green: Nigeria (counts as 0.5 discs) :P

Bud Powell volume 1

Kenny Dorham: Whistle Stop

Sonny Clark: Soul Struttin' (despite the fact that it was a consensus overrated pick on the other thread)

Art Blakey: Moanin'

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers

Kenny Burrell: Midnight Blue

Elmo Hope Trio

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Only 10? Well, let's give it a try...

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Kenny Dorham - Una Mas

Hank Mobley - Soul Station

Lou Donaldson - Blues Walk

Lee Morgan - Lee-Way

Art Blakey - Moanin'

Grant Green - Idle Moments

Larry Young - Unity

Harold Vick - Steppin' Out

Donald Byrd - Live At The Half Note Cafe

Wait...how could I forget Jackie McLean...and Horace Silver...and Dexter...and....

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Sonny Clark Trio is another one... not sure what I'd throw out to have that one in, but it's terrific! I think I like it best from all of Sonny's great BN albums.

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Art Blakey - Moanin'

Dexter Gordon - Our Man In Paris

Lou Donaldson - Lush Life

Clifford Brown - Memorial Album

Grant Green - Nigeria

Joe Henderson - Page One

Hank Mobley - Soul Station

Jimmy Smith - The Sermon

Stanley Turrentine - Z.T.'s Blues

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time

Could be subject to change in about 5 minutes... ^_^

Funny you include Z.T.'s Blues - that's one for the overrated thread, in my opinion... since people over there are just listing what they can't "connect" with, that would definitely be one where that's the case for me...

Is Nigeria the one with Blakey going apeshit during Clarke's solo on "It Ain't Necessarily" so? That tune is soooo feghing great, it overshadows the whole 2CD set with these Green/Clark sessions for me.

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I guess I'll take a shot at it:

John Coltrane - "Blue Train"

Sonny Rollins - "A Night at the VV"

Wayne Shorter - "Speak No Evil"

Art Blakey - "Free for All"

Lee Morgan - "The Gigolo"

Larry Young - "Unity"

Andrew Hill - "Point of Departure"

Herbie Hancock - "Maiden Voyage"

Jackie McLean - "Right Now"

McCoy Tyner - "The Real McCoy"

Edit: REALLY wish I could have had one more slot for "Go"

Edited by sal

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Too many that had to be left out!

In alphabetic order:

Cannonball Adderley Somethin' Else

Art Blakey A Night at Birdland, vol. 1

Eric Dolphy Out to Lunch

Kenny Dorham Afro-Cuban

Jackie McLean Let Freedom Ring

Herbie Nichols Trio

The Amazing Bud Powell, vol. 1

Sonny Rollins, A Night at the Village Vanguard

Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers

Cecil Taylor Conquistador

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Sonny Clark Trio is another one... not sure what I'd throw out to have that one in, but it's terrific! I think I like it best from all of Sonny's great BN albums.

YES! That would have probably been the next one on my list, and as much for Philly Joe as for Sonny Clark.

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REALLY wish I could have had one more slot for "Go"

That's what I found also, just one more slot!

Amyways, here's mine:

Art Blakey - Mosaic (strongest writing on a Blue Note Blakey disc, and amazing playing)

Donald Byrd - Free Form (for the title track, maybe the most magic of all Blue Note cuts for me)

Freddie Hubbard - Ready For Freddie (see, Jim, I really will take it to the grave with me)

Jackie McLean - One Step Beyond (New Thing never sounded any fresher than here)

Jackie McLean - Jacknife (again for one track, the amazing "On The Nile")

Lee Morgan - The Gigolo (for the second side, "You Go To My Head" and title track)

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time (my favorite Rollins album, period.)

Wayne Shorter - Ju-Ju (tough to pick one Shorter, but this one's consistently wonderful)

McCoy Tyner - Expansions

McCoy Tyner - Extensions (Couldn't leave either off - today meeting tomorrow at the cusp of the 70's)

It hurt me to not include 'Empyrian Isles' ( for "Oliloqui Valley"), 'Speak No Evil' (for "Infant Eyes"), 'Lee Morgan' (for "Capra Black"), 'Coalition' (for "Simone") and others, but 10 is 10, and I'm the guy who wrote the rules here. I was also tempted to include James Newton 'Romance in Revolution' from the "new" Blue Note, but wasn't willing to drop any of my chosen 10 to do so.

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Mc Lean : Right Now

Coltrane : Blue train

Mobley : Soul Station

Dorham : @ the Bohemia

Shorter : Juju

Eric Dolphy : Out to Lunch

Young : Unity

La Roca : Basra

Mobley : Dippin

Donald B : Free Form.

I stop here before i change my mind....

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Three Sounds, Moods

Stanley Turrentine, Blue Hour

John Coltrane, Blue Train

Hank Mobley, Soul Station

Jackie McLean, Bluesnik

Dexter Gordon, Doin Allright

Ike Quebec, Blue & Sentimental

Art Blakey, Moanin'

Donald Byrd, Royal Flush

Lou Donaldson, The Natural Soul

It was pretty easy picking until I got to number 10 and realized that I didn't have a Grant Green, a Lee Morgan, a Wayne Shorter. So I picked a Lou Donaldson instead. :P

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Is Nigeria the one with Blakey going apeshit during Clarke's solo on "It Ain't Necessarily" so? That tune is soooo feghing great, it overshadows the whole 2CD set with these Green/Clark sessions for me.

That's the one. "Apeshit" is an appropriate description! Dead on in your assessment of that set; this track makes it worth the cost of the set alone. :tup

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Wayne Shorter - Adam's Apple

Thelonious Monk - Genius Vol. 1 & 2

Kenny Burrell - Introducing

Hank Mobley - Soul Station

Bobby Hutcherson - Total Eclipse

Julius Watkins Sextet

Horace Silver - Quintet (the two 10" sessions)

Cannonball Adderley - Somethin' Else

McCoy Tyner - Extensions

p.s. had to make a change after reading the others' lists and thinking it over!

Edited by mikeweil

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Is Nigeria the one with Blakey going apeshit during Clarke's solo on "It Ain't Necessarily" so? That tune is soooo feghing great, it overshadows the whole 2CD set with these Green/Clark sessions for me.

That's the one. "Apeshit" is an appropriate description! Dead on in your assessment of that set; this track makes it worth the cost of the set alone. :tup

I can still remember the first days after I got that set.... I kept playing that tune again and again, cranking up the volume! :party:

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Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe

Pulled this one at the last second ... great record!

Great record, and the one I've always professed to be my all-time favorite Joe Henderson date.

BUT, I think I'm gonna update my list above, and change it to include INNER URGE instead.

Those first three tunes -- Inner Urge, Isotope, and El Barrio -- are completely off the hook, some of THE best Joe on record.

Damn, this really needs to be a "top-20" list.

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Art Blakey ~ Moanin

Eric Dolphy ~ Out To Lunch

Dexter Gordon ~ Our Man In Paris

Johnny Griffin ~ A Blowin’ Session

Herbie Hancock ~ Succotash

Bobby Hutcherson ~ Happenings

Jackie McLean ~ Let Freedom Ring

Thelonious Monk ~ Genius of Modern Music Vol.1

Horace Silver ~ Song for My Father

Julius Watkins Sextet

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