Dexter Gordon - Night Ballads - Montreal 1977
Posted 14 February 2012 - 06:03 PM
Recorded live at The Rising Sun in Montreal, November 9-12, 1977. Featuring the great saxophonist Dexter Gordon, pianist George Cables, bassist Rufus Reid and drummer Eddie Gladden. Tracks: Lover Man, You've Changed, Old Folks, Polka Dots And Moonbeams, LTD. Total running time: 78:47.
Posted 15 February 2012 - 08:54 AM
Glad I clicked to reply to Chuck's post and found the image source. I had tried searching by "Hank Mobley" + "Newark 1953" and got zip on the interwebs and was really getting frustrated. But here are the details, such as they are, from cityhallrecords.com:
(2-CD set) To his early musical associates, Hank Mobley was considered a guru with a singular focus on music. This live recording, made at the popular Newark, NJ club, The Picadilly, precedes the 25 albums he recorded for Blue Note Records.The club had a motto, "If You Click at the Pic, You'll Click With The World." On this Monday night, everybody was clicking and Mobley clearly demonstrated that he was ready to launch his impressive musical career.
Release date: April 17 2012.
Two discs of live Hank in 1953. Holy bleeping Christ! April can't get here soon enough.
Chuck, do you have any inside info on sidemen or sound quality?
Posted 15 February 2012 - 05:01 PM
He departed (Gayten) in 1951 and joined the house band at a Newark nightclub, where he played with pianist Walter Davis, Jr. and backed some of the era's top jazz stars.
Might Walter Davis be the pianist on this date? Roach hired them both after playing with the band, and that was all in the same time-frame. Seems as likely as anyone ...
Posted 16 February 2012 - 08:56 PM
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