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10 hours ago, EKE BBB said:

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All the recent Tubby Hayes listening going on here influenced me to seek out my meager collection of his recordings, so I listened to --

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Disc 4 of 4, which includes the Return Visit album along with the All Night Long soundtrack album.

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Having recently discovered Katz's collaborations with Helen Merrill, I just stumbled across this Beehive LP with him in the sole-leader role. With Frank Wess, Jimmy Knepper and that rhythm section?  Um, yes please!

One note: Is it just me or does Katz look menacing on the cover, almost like he's channeling his inner Grand Moff Tarkin?

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44 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

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Having recently discovered Katz's collaborations with Helen Merrill, I just stumbled across this Beehive LP with him in the sole-leader role. With Frank Wess, Jimmy Knepper and that rhythm section?  Um, yes please!

One note: Is it just me or does Katz look menacing on the cover, almost like he's channeling his inner Grand Moff Tarkin?

You would love the Bee Hive Mosaic! 

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22 minutes ago, Justin V said:

You would love the Bee Hive Mosaic! 

Yeah, I suppose you're right. Plus, it'd be really nice to have it all in digital format for on-the-go listening.

OTOH, I already had quite a few Bee Hive LPs. And, since many people unloaded their vinyl after the Mosaic set came out, the LPs that I didn't own have been easier to find and even cheaper than before. (For example, I only paid $2.50 for In High Profile.)

In the end, that's why I passed on the Mosaic set. Given all the other stuff on my radar, the $$$-to-value ratio didn't quite work for me.

But part of me still pines for it... 😋

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First stage in my summer trip through the entire recorded output of one of my heroes, Sonny Rollins:

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Good idea for a Musical journey. I must admit I don´t have the Babs Gonzales though I alway wanted to hear how sounded those legendary "Three Bips and a Bop" with Tadd Dameron.

About Sonny Rollins: My God, time flies: I saw him in Velden 1979, and now this is 40 years ago ! And in 1979 Sonny still was in his late 40´s but looked even younger. The band as I remember was Mark Soskin, Jerome Harris and Al Foster, a very very fine unit that lasted for quite some time.

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48 minutes ago, EKE BBB said:

First stage in my summer trip through the entire recorded output of one of my heroes, Sonny Rollins:

Second stage: J.J. Johnson Quintet (11 May, 1949) and J.J. Johnson's Boppers with Sonny and Kenny Dorham (26 May, 1949):

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32 minutes ago, Gheorghe said:

Good idea for a Musical journey. I must admit I don´t have the Babs Gonzales though I alway wanted to hear how sounded those legendary "Three Bips and a Bop" with Tadd Dameron.

I am only listening to those tracks with Sonny, but you have either the Classics CD or the digital copy on Spotify. Enjoy the re-bop thing! :) 

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33 minutes ago, EKE BBB said:

Second stage: J.J. Johnson Quintet (11 May, 1949) and J.J. Johnson's Boppers with Sonny and Kenny Dorham (26 May, 1949):

Now heading to Bud Powell's Modernists session from 9 August 1949. Tracks "Bouncing With Bud", "Wail", "Dance Of The Infidels" and "52nd St. Theme" from:

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Now the 1951 sessions, led by either Miles Davis or Sonny, and scattered across the following discs:

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Skipped: the 1951 Birdland broadcasts.

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Movin' on to the 1953 sessions: Miles Davis Sextet, Sonny Rollins with the MJQ and Thelonious Monk Quintet, contained in the following discs:

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One of my favorite movies. 

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1954 comes next.

Three tracks from:

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(reissued on 'Early Art')

Plus four from:

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(reissued on 'Bag's Groove')

Four from:

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(reissued in 'Movin' Out')

And finally three from:

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(reissued on 'TM and SR')

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Earlier:

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So much humor and joyousness in this music. These are not things that people might normally associate with Braxton. But it's there!

 

 

10 hours ago, EKE BBB said:

First stage in my summer trip through the entire recorded output of one of my heroes, Sonny Rollins.

Great idea for a trip!  :tup 

 

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Gerry Mulligan "Gerry Mulligan Quartet" (Expanded) 20 bit Toshiba Japan LP facsimile cd.

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Sentimental fave ....

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