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Good Jazz Albums from 1979?

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It's a UK product, a 12" 45.  No indication that it's an extended mix,

Happy to see that I'm not the only one who danced to it...only I danced alone, because...that's just the way I dance.

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Hank Jones toured Japan in 1979. As far as I know, this is the only time Hank worked with George Duvivier and Shelly Manne.
There was one live album (originally titled Live in Japan) at the time, and now there is another album of the remaining recordings, both of which are very good. I think they are more imaginative than the famous Great Jazz Trio with Tony Williams and Ron Carter.

 

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6 hours ago, JSngry said:

It's a UK product, a 12" 45.  No indication that it's an extended mix,

Happy to see that I'm not the only one who danced to it...only I danced alone, because...that's just the way I dance.

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Oh wow... the comments here  talk a bout "Robbie Vincent" playing this when it first came out. I have no idea who Robbie Vincent is/was, but apparently a very popular/inluential UK DJ who aimed at a dancing crowd. So that explains the UK 12" single for the discos!

All we got over here was ansgst-y prematurely dead white critics moaning about "Sonny ain't what he used to be", and over there people be DANCING to this record.

It's true what they say, right? That dancing keeps you young?

Sonny's younger than I'll ever be.

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20 minutes ago, JSngry said:

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Sonny's younger than I'll ever be.

OT, but in recent years I've been deeply impressed by various interviews that portray Sonny's "spiritual" (for lack of a better word) side.

May sound trite, but IMO he's a truly inspirational figure.

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5 hours ago, mhatta said:

Hank Jones toured Japan in 1979. As far as I know, this is the only time Hank worked with George Duvivier and Shelly Manne.
There was one live album (originally titled Live in Japan) at the time, and now there is another album of the remaining recordings, both of which are very good. I think they are more imaginative than the famous Great Jazz Trio with Tony Williams and Ron Carter.

 

Agreed to both music and comparison with the Great Jazz Trio ....

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Good stuff recorded (not necessarily released) in 1979:

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown

Daniel Humair; François Jeanneau; Henri Texier - Hjt

Woody Shaw - Live Volume One

George Lewis - Homage to Charles Parker

Jan Akkerman; Joachim Kühn - Live

Joe Henderson - Relaxin' at Camarillo

Daniel Humair - Triple Hip Trip

Misha Mengelberg; Han Bennink; Peter Brötzmann - Three Points and a Mountain

Barry Altschul - For Stu

Andrew Cyrille; Jeanne Lee; Jimmy Lyons - Nuba

Hans Koller; Attila Zoller; Roland Hanna - Trinity

Mingus Dynasty - Chair in the Sky

Stéphane Grappelli; Joe Pass; Niels-Henning Ørsted Pedersen - Tivoli Gardens, Copenhagen, Denmark

Jim Hall; Bob Brookmeyer - live at the north sea jazz festival 1979

Don Cherry; Dewey Redman; Charlie Haden; Ed Blackwell - Old and New Dreams

John Carter - Variations On Selected Themes For Jazz Quintet

Abdullah Ibrahim; Johnny Dyani - Echoes from Africa

Max Roach; Archie Shepp - The Long March

Max Roach - Pictures In A Frame

Max Roach - M'Boom

Fred Anderson - The Missing Link

John McNeil - The Glass Room

Nigel Coombes; Steve Beresford - White String's Attached

AMM III – It Had Been An Ordinary Enough Day In Pueblo, Colorado

Manfred Schoof – Horizons

Not too bad, as far as I am concerned. 

 

On 9/3/2021 at 3:44 AM, HutchFan said:

These were all recorded in '79.  Not necessarily released in '79.

Jordi Sabatés – Solos de piano, Duets amb Santi Arisa (RCA Spain/Picap, 1979)

Enjoyed this one a lot (read abut it on your blog). 

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I remember buying this one that year on CBS, with its late appearance by Eddie Jefferson - and enjoying it.

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For me though, the release year was dominated by those Blue Note/UA ‘Jazz File’ releases.

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On 9/3/2021 at 8:31 PM, T.D. said:

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I don't have this one, but I have lots of Sun Ra from all periods extending into the 80s.  I wasn't thinking about Sun Ra in this context, because I don't really consider him "jazz."

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7 hours ago, Teasing the Korean said:

I don't have this one, but I have lots of Sun Ra from all periods extending into the 80s.  I wasn't thinking about Sun Ra in this context, because I don't really consider him "jazz."

It's pretty good Ra, style a lot like Lanquidity with more vocals.

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9 minutes ago, T.D. said:

It's pretty good Ra, style a lot like Lanquidity with more vocals.

Thank you.  Is it part of the Irwin Chusid reissue series?

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10 minutes ago, Teasing the Korean said:

Thank you.  Is it part of the Irwin Chusid reissue series?

I have it on CD as part of "Art Yard in a Box".

There's a more recent digital version with extra tracks on Bandcamp. Seems to be part of the Chusid reissue series, since credits end with

"Special thanks to Peter Dennett/Art Yard Records, Michael D. Anderson/Sun Ra Music Archive, and Chris Reisman
Produced for digital release by Irwin Chusid
Issued under license from Sun Ra LLC".

https://sunramusic.bandcamp.com/album/sleeping-beauty-expanded

 

 

 

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Recorded in 1979.  Some duplication with what has already been listed...

Ahmed Abdullah                    Life’s Force

Muhal Richard Abrams          Spihumonesty

Air                                           Air Lore

Fred Anderson                        Dark Day + Live In Verona

                                                The Missing Link

Billy Bang                              Distinction Without A Difference

                                                Duo

                                                Sweet Space

Anthony Braxton                    Solo (Milano), Vols, 1 and 2

                                                Performance 9/1/79

                                                With Robert Schumann String Quartet

                                                Seven Compositions 1978 (seems to have been recorded in 1979)

Dave Burrell                           Winward Passages (1979)

John Carter                             Variations

                                                Suite of Early American Folkpieces for Solo Clarinet

                                                Tandem 2

Jerome Cooper                       For the People

Andrew Cyrille                       Nuba

Anthony Davis                        Hidden Voices

Jack DeJohnette                      Special Edition

                                                In Europe

Chico Freeman                       No Time Left

Beaver Harris                         Live at Nyon

                                                360 Aeutopia

                                                Safe

                                                Beautiful Africa

                                                Negcaumongus

Jay Hoggard                            Days Like These

Joseph Jarman                         The Magic Triangle

                                                Black Paladins

Oliver Lake                             Zaki

George Lewis                         Homage to Charles Parker

                                                Jila - Save ! Mon. - The Imaginary Suite

M’Boom                                 M’Boom (Columbia)

Joe McPhee                            Old Eyes and Mysteries

Roscoe Mitchell                     Sketches From Bamboo

Jameel Moondoc                    Evening of the Blue Men

David Murray                         Sweet Lovely

Sunny Murray                         Aigu-Grave

                                                Live at Moers Festival

                                                African Magic

James Newton                        Portraits

Old and New Dreams             Old and New Dreams (ECM)

Don Pullen                              Magic Triangle (w/ Joseph Jarman, Don Moye)

Don Pullen/George Adams    All That Funk

                                               Don’t Lose Control

                                                More Funk

Sam Rivers                             Contrasts

Max Roach/Archie Shepp      The Long March, Parts 1 and 2

Max Roach/Anthony Braxton One In Two – Two In One

Max Roach/Cecil Taylor        Historic Concerts

Woody Shaw                          For Sure!

Archie Shepp                          Live at the Totem, Vols. 1 and 2

                                                Bird Fire

                                                Tray of Silver

                                                Attica Blues Big Band Live at the Palais des Glaces

Leo Smith                               Solo Music: Akhreanvention

                                                Spirit Catcher

                                                Budding of A Rose

                                                Touch the Earth

Horace Tapscott                     Live at I.U.C.C. (Pan-Afrikan Peoples Arkestra)

                                                Lighthouse, Vols. 1 and 2

Henry Threadgill                    X-75 Volume 1

McCoy Tyner                         Horizon

Mal Waldron                          Mingus Lives

                                                Jazzbuhne Berlin '79

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On 3.9.2021 at 5:09 PM, JSngry said:

And then to remove all doubt, there's that live version on one of the Road Shows records...

But I didn't mind the studio version, tbh. I have never seen Sonny actually "pandering"...trying things with less than full certainty, yes, but never in a cynical way.

Besides, "Harlem Boys" is one of the highlights of that record, just an awesome track (caused me to get a speeding ticket and almost a trip to jail, but that's another story for another time/audience), and that's actually....danceable!

Yes, and in 1979 I saw Sonny Rollins live with the quartet with Mark Soskin, Jerome Harris and Al Foster. And on the same festival was scheduled Larry Coryell. So I had to have that album when it came out, as a reflection about the live performances I attended (both Rollins and Coryell). And even if some of the albums of that time got also negative press, now that I look back and so many of those geniusses are gone, I often listen to the albums that came out when they lived and when I saw them performing. 
It was the time when we all waited for new albums of our favourites coming out, Hubbard, Henderson, Dexter, Woody Shaw, VSOP Quintet, Art Blakey, and we always were very quick to buy those albums....

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On 9/4/2021 at 2:24 AM, Д.Д. said:

Good stuff recorded (not necessarily released) in 1979:

Arthur Blythe - Lenox Avenue Breakdown

Andrew Cyrille; Jeanne Lee; Jimmy Lyons - Nuba

Don Cherry; Dewey Redman; Charlie Haden; Ed Blackwell - Old and New Dreams 

The Blythe is a classic, one of the best jazz albums of the last 50 years.

I like the other two a lot too.  The version of “Lonely Woman” on the O&ND is amazing - a case of the ECM sound used for good not evil

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On 4.9.2021 at 11:38 AM, sidewinder said:

 

I remember buying this one that year on CBS, with its late appearance by Eddie Jefferson - and enjoying it.

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For me though, the release year was dominated by those Blue Note/UA ‘Jazz File’ releases.

I think, in Viena it was in the record shops early 1980. We saw Dexter in March 80 at "Viena Jazz Fruehling" and the next day hurried to "Radio Kratz" and asked for new Dexter albums and he handed me this one, together with Manhattan Symphony. I bought them both. Yes, those two tunes with Eddie Jefferson "Dexter Dig´s In" and "Papermoon". It´s interesting that "Dig´s In" is played in G here (original version D-flat), and "Papermoon" is in D-flat) ! 
I don´t like "Ruby My Dear" so much. Monk´s music doesn´t really fit to Dexter, that´s my opinion. 

Great cover photo ! I would have liked to know where it was made. Looks like a palace from the 18´th century. It always reminded me of the famous Schonbrunn in Viena, only 15 minutes to walk from my house. Others have to travel thousands of miles to visit it 

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27 minutes ago, Gheorghe said:

Great cover photo ! I would have liked to know where it was made. Looks like a palace from the 18´th century. It always reminded me of the famous Schonbrunn in Viena, only 15 minutes to walk from my house. Others have to travel thousands of miles to visit it 

Funny .... my former place was also very near to Schönbrunn .... and the Gordon pic possibly @ France .... ?

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3 hours ago, soulpope said:

Funny .... my former place was also very near to Schönbrunn .... and the Gordon pic possibly @ France .... ?

my place is in 1130. Hi let´s go to Schonbrunn and ask  if Dexter was there :lol:

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31 minutes ago, Gheorghe said:

my place is in 1130. Hi let´s go to Schonbrunn and ask  if Dexter was there :lol:

:D ....

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1 hour ago, clifford_thornton said:

 

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❤❤❤ !!!

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I was just revisiting & blasting Harper's "Live in Europe" on Soul Note last night... great record indeed.

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Good list Clifford. have or have had all of those except the Curson, Lacy, and Pilz; the latter two are on the ol' wantlist but the Lacy esp. is a ridiculous pull. 

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I don´t know if those two were mentioned.

It seems that the big Festival "Velden 1979" was mostly Milestone stars like Rollins (latest album Don´t Ask" from 1979), Ron Carter (latest album Parade from 1979, Joe Henderson (latest album "Relaxin at Camarillo" ).

And the finale was Woody Herman. Here´s the album he made in 1979 with the same personnel I saw, but with great guest stars....)

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On 9/7/2021 at 8:49 AM, clifford_thornton said:

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Some of my favorite Tapscott.  highly recommended!!!!!!

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All three recorded in 1979. All strongly recommended:

- Tete Montoliu - Al Palau (Edigsa) - 2 LP, one piano solo and one in trio format 

- Tete Montoliu - Live At The Keystone Korner (Timeless) - power trio with Herbie Lewis and Billy Higgins

- Tete Montoliu - Luch In L.A. (feat. Chick Corea) (Contemporary)

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