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Blindfold Test #163: Reveal

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1. Song Title:   Green Night and Orange Bright

Artist:   Tom Talbert.

Album:   Bix Duke Fats

Label:     Modern Concepts

Year of Release:  1956

Composer:   Tom Talbert

Arranger:     Tom Talbert

Conductor:   Tom Talbert

 

Alto Sax (solo):    Herb Geller

Alto Sax and flute:  Joe Soldo

Tenor Sax and Clarinet:  Aaron Sachs

Baritone Sax and Bass Clarinet:  Danny Bank

Trumpet:  Joe Wilder

Trombone:  Eddie Bert

French Horn:  Jim Buffington

Guitar:  Barry Galbraith

Piano:  Claude Williamson

Bass:   Oscar Pettiford

Drums:  Osie Johnson

 

This is the only Tom Talbert composition on the album. All of the other songs are composed by Bix, Duke or Fats.

 

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Song Title: Avalon

Artist:  Harry “Sweets” Edison

Album:  Edison’s Lights

Label:    Pablo

Year of Release:  1976

Composer:  Jolson/De Sylva/Rose

Producer:  Norman Granz

 

Trumpet:  Harry “Sweets” Edison

Tenor Sax:  Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis

Piano:  Count Basie

Bass:  John Heard

Drums:  Jimmie Smith

 

I think that this track is a little bit surprising. It is a later example of Count Basie loosening up and playing without his usual restraint. When I saw him live in the mid to late 1970s, he never soloed like this.

 

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Song Title:  Limehouse Blues

Artist:     Phil Woods and Lew Tabackin

Album:  Phil Woods/Lew Tabackin

Label:    Omnisound

Year of Release:  1981

Composer:   Furber/Braham

Producer:  Bill Goodwin

 

Alto Sax:  Phil Woods

Tenor Sax:  Lew Tabackin

Piano:  Jimmy Rowles

Bass:  Michael Moore

Drums:  Bill Goodwin

 

 

 

 

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Song Title:  Tanjah

Artist:   Randy Weston

Album:   Tanjah

Label:     Polydor

Year of Release:   1974

Composer:   Randy Weston

Arranger and Conductor:  Melba Liston

Producer:     Randy Weston

 

Piano:  Randy Weston

Oud, Arabic Narration: Ahmed Abdul-Malik  (Soloist)

Alto Sax, Piccolo:  Norris Turney

Tenor Sax, Flute:   Billy Harper (Soloist)

Tenor Sax, Soprano Sax, Clarinet:  Budd Johnson

Baritone Sax, Bass Clarinet, Flute:  Danny Bank

Trumpets, Flugelhorns: Ray Copeland, Jon Faddis, Ernie Royal

Trombone:  Al Grey

Bass Trombone:  Jack Jeffers

French Horn:  Julius Watkins

Bass:  Ron Carter

Drums: Rudy Collins

Conga, Kakabar:  Azzedin Weston  (Soloist)

Conga, Spanish Narration:  Candido Camero:  (Soloist)

Timbales, Marimba: Omar Clay

Ashiko Drum: Taiwo Yusve Divall

Percussion:  Earl Williams

 

 

 

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Song Title:  Hello Little Girl

Artist:   Duke Ellington

Album:   Ellington Jazz Party

Label:     Columbia

Year of Release:  1959

Composer:  Duke Ellington

 

Piano:  Jimmy Jones

Trumpet Soloist:  Dizzy Gillespie

Vocal:  Jimmy Rushing

Trumpets: Ray Nance, Clark Terry, Cat Anderson, Shorty Baker, Andres Ford

Trombones:  Britt Woodman, Quentin Jackson, John Sanders

Saxophones:  Johnny Hodges, Russell Procope, Paul Gonsalves, Jimmy Hamilton,

Harry Carney

Bass:  Jimmy Woode

Drums:  Sam Woodyard

 

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Song Title: Most Gentlemen Don’t Like Love

Artist:  Betty Carter

Album:  Now It’s My Turn

Label:    Roulette

Year of Release:   1976

Composer:  Cole Porter

 

Vocal:  Betty Carter

Piano:  John Hicks

Bass:    Walter Booker

Drums:  Eddie Moore

 

I saw Betty Carter with John Hicks live, in the mid to late 1970s. They were great live. Then the next time I saw her live, she had Mulgrew Miller on piano.

 

 

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Song Title:  Boy Meets Horn

Artist:   Duke Ellington

Album:  The Duke Ellington Carnegie Hall Concerts: January 1943

Label:    Prestige

Year of Release:   1977

Composer:   Duke Ellington/Rex Stewart

Piano: Duke Ellington

Cornet: Rex Stewart (Soloist)

Trumpets:  Ray Nance, Shorty Baker, Wallace Jones

Trombones: Lawrence Brown, Joe Nanton , Juan Tizol

Saxophones: Johnny Hodges, Otto Hardwicke, Ben Webster,

Chauncy Haughton, Harry Carney

Guitar:  Fred Guy

Bass: Junior Raglin

Drums: Sonny Greer

I have wondered if Lester Bowie was familiar with this track, or with Rex Stewart’s playing in general.

 

 

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Song Title: Django’s Castle (All Mine Almost)

Artist:  Phil Woods

Album:  The Phil Woods Six “Live” From the Showboat

Label:     RCA

Year of Release:   1977

Composer:  Django Reinhardt

Arranger:    Harry Leahey

Recorded live at the Showboat Lounge, Silver Springs, Maryland, November, 1976.

 

Alto Sax:  Phil Woods

Guitar:      Harry Leahey

Piano:       Mike Melillo

Bass:         Steve Gilmore

Drums:      Bill Goodwin

Percussion:  Alyrio Lima

 

I saw Phil Woods live many times from the late 1970s into the 1990s, and he was never a disappointment. He was always a great live performer in those years, whenever I saw him. This entire 2 LP live album is excellent, in my humble opinion.

 

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Song Title:  Very Early

Artist:   John McLaughlin

Album:  Belo Horizonte

Label:    Warner Brothers

Year of Release:  1981

Composer:  Bill Evans

 

Guitar:  John McLaughlin

 

I think that for John McLaughlin, this is uncharacteristically concise and simply beautiful.

 

 

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Song Title:  Open Beauty

Artist:          Don Ellis

Album:        Electric Bath

Label:          Columbia

Year of Release:   1967

Composer: Don Ellis

 

Alto Saxophone, Flute, Soprano Saxophone – Joe Roccisano, Ruben Leon

Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet – Ron Starr

Tenor Saxophone, Flute, Piccolo Flute, Clarinet – Ira Schulman

Baritone Saxophone, Flute, Bass Clarinet – John Magruder

Trumpet – Don Ellis, Alan Weight, Bob Harmon, Ed Warren, Glenn Stuart

Trombone – Dave Sanchez, Ron Myers, Terry Woodson

Piano, Clavinet, Electric Piano [Fender] – Mike Lang

Bass – Dave Parlato, Frank De La Rosa

Bass, Sitar – Ray Neapolitan

Drums – Steve Bohannon

Congas, Bongos – Chino Valdes

Timbales, Vibraphone, Percussion [Miscellaneous] – Mark Stevens  

Percussion [Miscellaneous] – Alan Estes

This was such an unusual sound in 1967, and it does not seem like it really influenced the later fusion music all that much. This era of Don Ellis seems unique to me.

 

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Song Title:  A.I.R. (All India Radio)

Artist:   Carla Bley

Album:  Escalator Over The Hill

Label:    JCOA

Year of Release:  1971

Composer:  Carla Bley

 

Desert Band of Musicians:

Trumpet:  Don Cherry

Violin:     Leroy Jenkins

Cello:      Calo Scott

Clarinet: Souren Baronian

Acoustic Guitar:  Sam Brown

Organ:  Carla Bley

Bass: Ron McClure

Drums:  Paul Motian

 

 

 

 

 

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Song Title:   Rawalpindi Blues

Artist:   Carla Bley

Album:  Escalator Over The Hill

Label:    JCOA

Year of Release:  1971

Composer:  Carla Bley

Lyrics:  Paul Haines

 

Jack’s Traveling Band:

Guitar:  John McLaughlin

Bass, Vocal:  Jack Bruce

Organ:  Carla Bley

Drums:  Paul Motian

 

Desert Band and Sand Shepherd:

Trumpet, Vocal:  Don Cherry

Violin:   Leroy Jenkins

Cello:  Calo Scott

Clarinet: Souren Baronian

Acoustic Guitar:  Sam Brown

Organ:  Carla Bley

Bass: Ron McClure

Drums:  Paul Motian

 

NOTE:  Tracks 11 and 12 make up all of Side 5 of the original vinyl LP issue of “Escalator Over The Hill.” We have discussed these tracks at some length in the Discussion for this Blindfold Test.

 

 

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Song Title:  H-46M…B-BW4 (as titled on the original vinyl release, with a diagram in the title)

Opus 40(0)  (as titled on the Mosaic box set reissue)

Artist:   Anthony Braxton

Album:   The Montreux/Berlin Concerts, reissued on Mosaic’s The Complete Arista Recordings of Anthony Braxton

Label:   Arista

Year of Release:  1977

Composer:  Anthony Braxton

Recorded at the Montreux Jazz Festival, July 20, 1975

 

Alto Sax:  Anthony Braxton

Trumpet:  Kenny Wheeler

Bass:  Dave Holland

Drums, Percussion, Gongs:  Barry Altschul

 

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Song Title:  Fusion

Artist:    Teo Macero

Album:   Teo Macero Conducts the London Philharmonic Orchestra Featuring the Lounge Lizards-Fusion

Label:     Europa

Year of Release:  1984

Recorded:  1982

Composer:   Teo Macero

Composition Year:  1954

Conductor:   Teo Macero

 

Orchestra:  The London Philharmonic Orchestra

Guitar:   Ryo Kawasaki

Alto Sax:  John Lurie

Trombone:  Peter Zummo

Piano:  Evan Lurie

Bass:  Tony Garnier

Drums:  Douglas Bowne

 

In the CD liner notes, the following appears:

 

FUSION was originally performed at Columbia University, New York City, on April 23, 1956. Howard Shanet conducted the Columbia University Orchestra and a Jazz quintet.

 

It was later performed at Carnegie Hall, on January 11, 1958. Leonard Bernstein conducted the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and a Jazz quintet featuring Art Farmer, John La Porta, Don Butterfield, Wendell Marshall, and Ed Shaughnessy.”

 

Edited by CardinalJazzFan

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Great Blindfold Test!

I like how you took some chances with longer tracks and some avant garde music. Your choices all seemed compelling to me.

Once again I am embarrassed, because I have the 'Bix Duke Fats" album but did not recognize Track 1.

Track 14 is quite a stunning recording. I have some Lounge Lizards albums but they never made as much of an impact on me, as this Track 14 does. I wonder if there are more Teo Macero albums with music like this.

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Shame on me!  New record--missed three albums IN MY COLLECTION!!!  And, additionally, the ultimate sin, *I* missed John Hicks!  THAT'S MY GUY!!!

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2 hours ago, tkeith said:

Shame on me!  New record--missed three albums IN MY COLLECTION!!!  And, additionally, the ultimate sin, *I* missed John Hicks!  THAT'S MY GUY!!!

What are the three albums in your collection which you missed?

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Dammit! I got that Teo record. I got a lot of Teo records, actually, records of Teo, Teo not producer, Teo. Some are many better than one might expect!

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13 hours ago, JSngry said:

Dammit! I got that Teo record. I got a lot of Teo records, actually, records of Teo, Teo not producer, Teo. Some are many better than one might expect!

Based on this track, I would be quite interested in any recommendations you may have for additional Teo albums.

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About 10 years ago, CD Baby was doing what looked like a big dump of Teo Records inventory. I think I bought all they had and liked most of them to varying degrees. None actually sucked. That's the best I can offer w/o being home. Stylistically, they're all over the place and some won't really appeal to "jazz fans". But oh well.

Yeah here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Search/dGVvIG1hY2Vybw%3d%3d/0

Looks like mostly downloads now, maybe. But most all off the ones with the generic purple covers can be fun, and The Black Knight is really interesting: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/teomacero17

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4 hours ago, JSngry said:

About 10 years ago, CD Baby was doing what looked like a big dump of Teo Records inventory. I think I bought all they had and liked most of them to varying degrees. None actually sucked. That's the best I can offer w/o being home. Stylistically, they're all over the place and some won't really appeal to "jazz fans". But oh well.

Yeah here: https://store.cdbaby.com/Search/dGVvIG1hY2Vybw%3d%3d/0

Looks like mostly downloads now, maybe. But most all off the ones with the generic purple covers can be fun, and The Black Knight is really interesting: https://store.cdbaby.com/cd/teomacero17

Thanks, Jim!

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