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Wardell GrayWardell Gray Memorial Album Vol 1 (Prestige Records)

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Wardell Gray - Tenor Saxophone, with: 
— Al Haig - Piano; Tommy Potter - Bass; Roy Haynes - Drums (NYC, 1949), and
— Frank Morgan - Alto Saxophone; Teddy Charles - Vibes; Sonny Clark - Piano; Dick Nivison - Bass; Larry Marable - Drums (Teddy Charles's West Coasters, LA, 1953)
 

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what about Tiny Parham: the remasters comming from Timeless

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More Newport at home this morning:

Toshiko and Leon Sash at Newport

Lambert, Hendricks, Bavan '63.

 

David Weiss' vaults at work:

Everybody likes Hampton Hawes

Chet Baker - The Italian Sessions (bluebird)

anthony williams - spring

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Jaki Byard - On the Spot! (Prestige)
Helluva record -- and nobody seems to talk about it much. When I first heard it, I said to myself, "O.K. I need to hear everything from Jaki Byard."

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Mike Reed's People, Places & Things – About Us (482 Music)
— Greg Ward (alto saxophone), Tim Haldeman (tenor saxophone), Jason Roebke (bass), Mike Reed (drums) with David Boykin (tenor saxophone), Jeb Bishop (trombone), Jeff Parker (guitar)

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1 hour ago, HutchFan said:

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Jaki Byard - On the Spot! (Prestige)
Helluva record -- and nobody seems to talk about it much. When I first heard it, I said to myself, "O.K. I need to hear everything from Jaki Byard."

For me the best track here being the Trio track with George Tucker + Alan Dawson titled "Spanish Tinge", which was obviously a leftover from this live gig .... :

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It is a pity, that this Trio was not awarded a studio session ....

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1 hour ago, soulpope said:

For me the best track here being the Trio track with George Tucker + Alan Dawson titled "Spanish Tinge", which was obviously a leftover from this live gig .... :

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It is a pity, that this Trio was not awarded a studio session ....

"Spanish Tinge" is wonderful, for sure.  But I also LOVE the quartet tracks with Jimmy Owens, Paul Chambers, and Billy Higgins. 

I especially dig the interplay between Owens and Byard. I wish they could have recorded more together. 

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A fine album recorded at Birdland in 1992.  The closing tracks, "Sofrito", is terrific.

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Louis Hayes Sextet - Blue Lou (SteepleChase, 1993).  Eddie Allen - trumpet; Gerald Hayes - alto sax; Javon Jackson - tenor sax; Ronnie Mathews - piano; Clint Houston - bass; Louis Hayes - drums.

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Darrell Grant Quintet - The New Bop (Criss Cross jazz, 1995).  Scott Wendholt - trumpet; Seamus Blake - tenor, soprano sax; Darrell Grant - piano; Calvin Jones - bass; Brian Blade - drums.

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More Jaki Byard:

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This CD intermingles tracks from two different LPs: Solo Piano and Jaki Byard with Strings.  Usually I don't like it when reissuers "shuffle the deck" like that, but -- IMHO -- it works beautifully here.  Then again, my first exposure to this music was on this CD. I imagine if I knew the music from the original LPs, I'd be disappointed that it was resequenced.  ...In any case, this is some magnificent music.  

By the way, the cuts with strings aren't like the Charlie Parker with Strings record. In this case, "strings" refers to George Benson's guitar, Ray Nance's violin, and Richard Davis' & Ron Carter's basses.

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Today's listening

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New Japanese reissue.
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Along with Jaki Byard, here's another musician who's on my Mount Rushmore of jazz pianists:

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Sir Roland Hanna - Time for the Dancers (Progressive)
with George Mraz & Richard Pratt

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Sharing the love for Jaki Byard expressed here.

My 'opening' for the evening is:

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1970, at the Centre culturel américain in Paris

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Joe Lovano Us Five – Cross Culture (Blue Note Records)
— Joe Lovano – tenor and G mezzo-soprano saxophone, aulochrome, tárogató, oborom drum, gongs, shakers, puddle drums; James Weidman – piano; Esperanza Spalding – bass or Peter Slavov – bass; Otis Brown III – drums; Francisco Mela – drums, balafon, whistle; plus Lionel Loueke – guitar

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On 7/15/2017 at 8:05 AM, papsrus said:

Jeff Crompton Trio -- "Magic Word"

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Sits right in that free bop sweet spot. Excellent. Jeffcrom and his bandmates hit a home run.  Review here.

Just saw this. Thank you.

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