Monthly Archives: September 2011

Playlist – 9/26/11

Joe Henderson “Pedro’s Time” from Our Thing (classic Blue Note mid-60s session). Henderson’s tenor sax always tough but tuneful. Charlie Hunter “Let’s Get Medieval” from Ready-Set-Shango (1999, Blue Note). 8-string guitar, sounding like Hammond B-3 organ. Nana Vascancelos and Antonello … Continue reading

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Playlist – 9/19/11

The Bad Plus “Tom Sawyer” from Prog (2008). I hate “standards” like “I’ll Remember April” which jazz musicians seem to feel compelled to keep playing even though the show tunes are long forgotten. But covering a classic rock “standard” — … Continue reading

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Playlist – 9/12/11

Herbie Hancock “Hang Up Your Hangups” from 1975 Columbia LP “Man-Child” Thelonious Monk, “Bemsha Swing” from Brilliant Corners (1956). Maybe Monk’s best small group record with Sonny Rollins and Max Roach. Max found tympani drums in the studio and plays … Continue reading

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Playlist – 9/5/11

Jeff Beck “Blue Wind” from Wired (1976) with Jan Hammer on sythesizer and drums. Cal Tjader “Cubano Chant” from Latin Concert (1958) wth Mongo Santamaria on congas. Also Vince Guaraldi (who did music for the Peanuts TV specials) on piano. … Continue reading

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Playlist – 8/29/11

Chico Hamilton “El Toro” (1962) from Passin’ Thru with Gabor Szabo and Charles Lloyd. Love this group with Szabo guitar in it. Steve Lacy “Virgin Jungle”, Ellington song from 1989 LP “The Door”. Soprano sax player Lacy an acquired taste, … Continue reading

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Playlist – 8/22/11

(with Dan “TrumpetDude”) sitting in. Bennie Wallace “All NIght Dance” with Stevie Ray Vaughn guitar and Dr. John piano. Maynard Ferguson “La Fiesta”. Chick Corea song by trumpet legend (Dan). Don Pullen/George Adams Quartet – “Mr. Smoothie”. John Zorn “Tahah” … Continue reading

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Playlist – 8/1/11

Roland Prince “Iron Band Dance” (1976 LP). Guitarist from Caribbean island of Antiga. Like the steel drums on this track. Never heard much from him again, but his debut is a nice jazz guitar album. 11th House with Larry Coryell … Continue reading

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