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  1. Jimmy Ponder

    Ponder did a few sessions as a leader for Groove Merchant back in the 1970s. The best of them is 'Simba' Groove Merchant 526. Released in 1973 it features arrangements by Manny Albam. He played on some other Groove Merchant organ sessions back in those days. I have the LP but I do believe it was released a few years ago on CD. has several of his recordings but unfortunately Simba is not there.
  2. Bennie Wallace: Disorder at the Border

    I had the opportunity to hear Wallace and a nonet play Hawkins associated pieces a few years ago at the Jazz Standard. Bennie and the group sounded great with terrific arrangements. Only the second time I've seen him live, but I have his Blue Note's and a few others. I'll be picking this one up for sure. He's a really fine player with ideas that always surprise.
  3. Roswell Rudd & Yomo Toro- El Espiritu Jibaro

    It's available on The sound samples sound interesting. I'm a longtime fan of both these players so I'll be jumping on this one.
  4. Phil Woods

    Try Rites Of Swing done for Candid in the 1960s. All Woods composed for a large group. It's available on I know Musique Du Bois was already mentioned so let me just second that one. It's incredible. I don't know if you can find it (it was first out on the Muse label) but if you can jump on it. It dates from the early 1970s.
  5. I've got the Artist House LP. It's a treasure. Enjoy.
  6. "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it..." The Beatles stopped playing in public. Glenn Gould stopped playing in public. And for heavens sake; Ornette is 77 years old. Hasn't he earned the right to work as little as he choses and can afford? As for saying that he should play for free-He's not a volunteer musician. He's a professional and professionals get paid. How many workers do their jobs for free?
  7. Dexter Gordon on Tuff City

    No. I'll let you know if that changes. Glad you asked, though. I did a search for Dewey Redman, and found that eMusic now carries the Palmetto label! They've been carrying Palmetto for several years. Great label.
  8. Roswell Rudd with mongolian ensemble

    Thank you so very much for this link. I've only seen him twice. Once around 1970 in the basement of the old St. Peters church in NYC. Gato Barbieri was in the band but I can't recall the others. I also caught him a few years ago at Caramoor playing with Steve Lacey. That was absolutely magnificent.
  9. Lem Winchester

    Just a heartfelt thankyou for those Lonnie Johnson and Elmer Snowden recordings. They have given me countless hours of pleasure.
  10. Herbie Mann

    Man does that cover ever bring back memories. I was in college in those days and my girlfriend had that LP. It was one of the first jazz albums I ever listened to. I haven't heard it in over 35 years but I remember it as being beautiful. Thanks for the memories.
  11. T Bone Walker

    T-Bone Blues is a killer record. On of favorite blues lps in my collection. I'd love to be able to pick up the Bluesways. Are they available anywhere? Have the ever been reissued?
  12. Legends of Acid Jazz

    Funny, Pitts is the one I really don't get. I've got "These blues of mine" on LP and hardly ever play it. And when I do, I never feel that she's swinging. Only time I've heard her really swing is on Willis Jackson's LP "Star bag" - but Willis could make the brain dead swing. MG Trudy Pitts will be playing with Greg Osby at the Jazz Standard in NYC in January. Sounds interesting. Actually I think Osby is almost always interesting. I've never heard Pitts and I'm intrigued.
  13. James Brown dies

    I remember first hearing James Brown for the first time while I was in high school in the early to mid 1960s. The impact was overwhelming and when I saw him for the first time on television I was hooked forever. Live at The Apollo-I played it to death and wore out several copies. His bands were always magnificent. His impact on me had a lasting influence on my musical tastes to this day. RIP James Brown. I miss you already.

    This is one terrific recording. It was my into to Jordan and I think it's his best.
  15. morgana king

    I've got an LP from 1973 called 'New Beginnings' which was released one the Paramount label. Catalog number 6067. It has arrangements by Torrie Zito and Bob James. It features a large cast of top NYC studio players of the day. I don't think this has ever been released on CD but I'd say pick it up if you can. I don't have 'Taste of Honey' but as I recall it had a great cover photo. Love her voice.