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Wayne Shorter - Night Dreamer

Lee Morgan - Search For The New Land

Grant Green - Street Of Dreams

Jack Wilson - Something Personal

Kenny Burrell - Midnight Blue

Brother Jack McDuff - Moon Rappin'

Horace Silver & JJ Johnson - The Cape Verdean Blues

Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe

Art Blakey - The Big Beat

Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

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after looking at the over-rated thread it seems I like that genre best. :g

Sam Rivers - "Phewwsha Schwing Song"

Sonny Clark - "Cool Struttin'" (complete)

Horace Silver - "Finger Poppin'"

Hank Mobley - "WorkOut"

Jackie McLean - "Jackie's Bag"

Sonny Clark - "My Conception"

Art Blakey - "Mosaic"

Bobby Hutcherson - "Happenings"

Big John Patton - "Got A Good Thing Goin'" (and I'm taking that for the cover, too!)

Monk - "Genius" complete TOCJ 66119-20

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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:

Me three! I'd even call folks up to my studio space here an make them sit for it.

But I just really want to hear the next few minutes that rolled on despite the knob fade. Is it just me?

Edited by Man with the Golden Arm

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Complete Blue Note Monk material

Complete Herbie Nichols Material

Complete Art Hodes Material

CAN'T go to a desert island without those.

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Hey, if we all go the the SAME island it takes some pressure off the selection process :)

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I'll edit this as I ponder some more, but some definites:

Lee Morgan - Delightfulee

Hank Mobley - Workout

Curtis Fuller - Bone & Bari

More to come . . . .

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Hey, if we all go the the SAME island it takes some pressure off the selection process :)

:g well, don't forget we're collectors

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Off the Top

Art Blakey at Birdland Vol. 1

Wayne Shorter - Speak No Evil

John Coltrane - Blue Train

Hank Mobley - Roll Call

Andrew Hill - Point of Departure

Jackie McLean - Jacknife

Herbie Hancock - Maiden Voyage

Sonny Rollins - Newk's Time

McCoy Tyner - The Real McCoy

Thelonious Monk Vol. 1

Edited by John Tapscott

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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

Good to see that someone included an Ike Q recording on their list.

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for starters... (i.e. what i'm listening to this week)

jimmy smith : the sermon

thad jones : the magnificent thad jones

grant green : idle moments

joe henderson : mode for joe

paul chambers : bass on top

sonny clark : sonny's crib

horace parlan : headin' south

dexter gordon : one flight up

lou donaldson : swing and soul

hank mobley : hank

stanley turrentine : jubilee shout

herbie hancock : the prisoner

hank mobley : a caddy for daddy

-e-

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OK, I'll give it a shot...

Sonny Clark - Leapin & Lopin

Jackie McLean - Destination Out

Ike Quebec - Heavy Soul

Tina Brooks - Minor Move

Dizzy Reece - Blues in Trinity

Cecil Taylor - Conquistador

Bud Powell - Volume 1

Andrew Hill - Black Fire

Horace Parlan - Up & Down

Jordan/Gilmore - Blowing In from Chicago

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Tina Brooks---True Blue

Walter Davis, Jr.---Davis Cup

Hank Mobley---Workout

Horace Silver---Finger Poppin'

Joe Henderson---Mode For Joe

Duke Jordan---Flight To Jordan

Grant Green---Idle Moments

Sonny Clark---Cool Struttin'

Bobby Hutcherson---Kicker

Andrew Hill---Judgement!

Jeeze, ten selections sure ain't much. :(

No Destination Out, no Royal Flush, no Go! or Ready For Freddie or Etcetera or Black Fire or Solid or Minor Move or Midnight Blue or Stylings of Silver or Roll Call or J.R. Monterose or Monk or Blakey... This is sick.

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No Herbie Nichols? What was I thinking?

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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:

Me three! I'd even call folks up to my studio space here an make them sit for it.

But I just really want to hear the next few minutes that rolled on despite the knob fade. Is it just me?

Me four!!! I went apeshit the first time I heard it, just hitting "repeat" over and over again. Sonny sounds like he's about to pound the keys right through to the floor!

Man, I shoulda put Nigeria on my list; but what to take off?

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that's already ten, and they include ... no Silver (Stylings? no idea which I'd pick there... maybe Song for My Father?)...

take Cape Verdean

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for starters... (i.e. what i'm listening to this week)

jimmy smith : the sermon

thad jones : the magnificent thad jones

grant green : idle moments

joe henderson : mode for joe

paul chambers : bass on top

sonny clark : sonny's crib

horace parlan : headin' south

dexter gordon : one flight up

lou donaldson : swing and soul

hank mobley : hank

stanley turrentine : jubilee shout

herbie hancock : the prisoner

hank mobley : a caddy for daddy

-e-

No fair submitting 13. A big part of the experience here is the challenge of cutting the list to 10!

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d'oh!

i missed the part restricting the list to 10...

hence;

jimmy smith : the sermon

grant green : idle moments

joe henderson : mode for joe

paul chambers : bass on top

sonny clark : sonny's crib

horace parlan : headin' south

dexter gordon : one flight up

stanley turrentine : jubilee shout

herbie hancock : the prisoner

hank mobley : a caddy for daddy

incomplete and dashed off, but there it is...

-e-

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Unity

Cape Verdean Blues

Mode For Joe

Schizophrenia

Free For All :)

Speak Like A Child

Roll Call

Somethin' Else

Amazing Bud Powell, Vol. 1

Prayer Meetin'

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In alphabetical order

Lou Donaldson – Alligator bogaloo

Grant Green – Remembering

Grant Green – Nigeria

Fred Jackson – Hootin’ ‘n tootin’

John Patton – The way I feel

Freddie Roach – All that’s good

Jimmy Smith – At the organ vol 1 (the one with “Summertime”)

Lonnie Smith – Live at Club Mozambique

Don Wilkerson – Elder Don

Don Wilkerson – Shoutin’

So, I’ve had to sacrifice

Stanley Turrentine – Rough & tumble

Kenny Burrell – Midnight blue

Hank Mobley – Thinking of home

Ike Quebec – Heavy soul

Baby Face Willette – Stop & listen

Sonny Clark trio

All of which are near misses.

And then all the other Greens, Pattons, Donaldsons, Lonnies, Stanleys etc etc

This is all only possible on the basis that I'll be able to take 10 Prestiges, 10 Chesses, 10 Riversides, 10 Pac Jazzes, 10 Atlantics and 10 Muses. I could certainly live on a desert island with 70 albums :D

MG

Hm, only 10 Prestiges will be hard. Can I have 50?

Edited by The Magnificent Goldberg

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Nice to see LOTS of Andrew Hill and Larry Young dates on quite a number of these lists.

I suspect if we ran the same poll in other circles (AAJ or JC), such would not be the case.

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roosterre, no tyrone washington???

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roosterre, no tyrone washington???

Yeah, yeah, I thought about it (really, I did!!) -- and I very nearly included "Natural Essense". But frankly, at this point, I've listened to that album so much already, I probably wouldn't need to have a copy with me to remember.

I did almost include "The Jody Grind" specifically for some Tyrone, but I already had some Woody Shaw in there (on both my Hill choices), so I didn't need "Jody" for that.

I also thought about including Larry Young's "Contrasts", but I already had Mothership on my list.

Damn, I just checked -- and except for otherwise unreleased material (the Trainwreck, and a Jackie McLean date), those are the only three available BN dates with Tyrone. I knew there wasn't much, but I'd forgotten just how little there was.

(I also didn't want to have a list that was like 3 or 4 Hills, and 2 or 3 Youngs.)

This would be a lot easier if the limit was 20 -- I'll sure say that!!!

Edited by Rooster_Ties

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After the traffic dies down, I will tally up the votes and present the overall list of Blue Note Desert Island Discs.

I would also be extremely interested in which albums LOSE - ie the ones that only get 1 vote. (Several of mine, I expect :) )

MG

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mine are

Lee Morgan - search for the new land

Bud Powell - the amazing Vol 1

Larry Young - Unity

Sam Rivers - Fuchsia Swing Song

Clifford Jordan & John Gilmore - Blowing In From Chicago

Pete La Roca - Basra

Don Cherry - Where is brooklyn

Andrew Hill - Andrew!!!

Jackie McLean- Let Freedom Ring

Wayne Shorter - Adams Apple

(today anyway)

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If we ran the poll at JC, nobody would bother to answer.

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