01 Wee Wee (Allen's Alley) 02 Move 03 Spontaneous Combustion 04 Haitian Fight Song 05 Summertime 06 Nostalgia In Times Square 07 My Search 08 Group Dancers 09 Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk 10 Better Get Hit In Yo' Soul
1. Take the "A" Train (3:34) - Billy Strayhorn 2. Prayer For Passive Resistance (3:49) Charles Mingus 3. Eclipse (3:45) Charles Mingus 4. Mingus Fingus No. 2 (3:22) Charles Mingus 5. Weird Nightmare (3:35) Charles Mingus 6. Do Nothin' till You Hear From Me (3:33) Bob Russell , Duke Ellington 7. Bemoanable Lady (4:32) Charles Mingus 8. Half-Mast Inhibition Charles (8:12) Mingus
Recorded at Plaza Sound, New York on May 24 & 25, 1960.
Charles Mingus (bass); Gunther Schuller (conductor); Lorraine Cusson (vocals); Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet); John LaPorta (alto saxophone, clarinet); Yusef Lateef, Joe Farrell (tenor saxophone, flute); Booker Ervin, Bill Barron (tenor saxophone); Danny Bank (baritone saxophone); Marcus Belgrave, Ted Curson, Clark Terry, Hobart Dotson, Richard Williams (trumpet); Slide Hampton, Jimmy Knepper, Eddie Bert, Charles Greenlee (trombone); Don Butterfield (tuba); Robert DiDomenica (flute); Harry Schulman (oboe); Charles McCracken (cello); Paul Bley, Roland Hanna (piano); Dannie Richmond (drums); Max Roach, Sticks Evans, George Scott (percussion)
"Pre-Bird" was released in 1961 on the Emarcy label. Then it was reissued in 1965 on the Limelight label as "Mingus Revisted" All the info
1. Invocation (A Prophecy) 2:06 2. Bisso Baba (Always Together) 4:48 3. Suninga (When Will I Ever See You?) 3:59 4. Ekwa Mwato (Affirmation of the Spirit) 4:58 5. Sweet Mary (Everyone Has a Choice) 4:24 6. Reverence (The Story of a Miracle) 4:37 7. Te Misea (A Scream to Save the Planet) 5:21 8. Muntula Moto (The Benediction of a Long Life) 4:05 9. Laka Mba (Plea for Forgiveness With the Pride of Lions) 4:48 10. Ngad'a Ndutu (Widow's Dance/Celebration of a New Life) 4:13 11. Esoka (Trust Your Heart) 1:44 12. Mbanga Kumba (Two Cities, One Train) 2:51
John Francis Anthony Pastorius III December 1, 1951 - September 21, 1987
1951 : December 1: Bassist/composer Jaco Pastorius born in Norristown, PA. 1981 : December 1: Bassist/composer Jaco Pastorius records "The Birthday Concert." 1987 : Bassist Jaco Pastorius dies on September 21 from injuries suffered when he is severely beaten by a bar bouncer in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
01 - Making Woopee (5:23) 02 - In Your Own Sweet Way (5:00) 03 - Onilosor (4:09) 04 - Come Rain Or Come Shine (5:32) 05 - Collard Greens And Black-Eyed Peas (3:28) 06 - Could Have Danced All Night (3:26) 07 - Yesterdays (4:28) 08 - Blues (4:03) 09 - Someone To Watch Over Me (2:47) 10 - Goodbye (4:02) Time: ~39 min
Pat Moran (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Johnny Whited (dr)
If you are familiar with the name Pat Moran, you know your Chicago mainstream jazz from the late '50s. A wonderful stylist molded in the musical post-bop-to-cool visage of a Red Garland, Wynton Kelly, or Bill Evans, Ms. Moran played spirited standard fare, and on this CD interpretations of Dave Brubeck's "In Your Own Sweet Way," Oscar Pettiford's "Collard Greens and Black-Eyed Peas," and the simple "Blues," all of which advance well beyond mere cocktail lounge background music. This reissue, originally from the Audio Fidelity label releases This Is Pat Moran and Beverly Kelly Sings, features Moran's bright piano on American popular songs for four of the eight tracks with her trio, including the vaunted bassist Scott LaFaro. Two years after these sessions, LaFaro would join the trio of Bill Evans, and was killed in a car accident two years after that in the summer of 1961. Also included in the instrumental fare is an obscure Frank Rosolino composition, "Onilosor," which perfectly showcases LaFaro's tight, innovative bass wizardry. Bev Kelly, a skilled singer in the Anita O'Day tradition, has at it for another ten songs and sounds great, and Moran ends the affair with two solo piano performances. A precious bit of history from that great and enduring year in jazz, 1957, this extra-special document should make all listeners wish they had heard more of Moran and Kelly, not to mention the immortal Scott LaFaro, who reflected on this date as one of his most memorable and enjoyable. ~ Michael G. Nastos, AMG
MP3.320.LP-Rip. Covers: front & back : 96.2 MB incl. 3% rec.
Strata-East LP, 1980
1 keep me in mind 2 biskit 3 john coltrane 4 horace silver 5 monica 6 veronica 7 house of the rising sun
bill lee, richard davis, ron carter, lisle atkinson, michael fleming, milt hinton, sam jones, sonny brown, george coleman, harold mabern directed by bill lee performing excepts from "baby sweets" a narrative folk jazz opera by bill lee and sonny brown
well, first things first: here's a guest post so stellar that it was sent to me by two different readers, froz1 and tavanadaniel. i wanna thank you guys both, this is great music, from the magical strata-east.
this was recorded on two dates in 1975 and 1979, and marks one of the last records issued by Strata-East in its golden age. last, but not least. with the label's commitment to creative challenges, here's a band where a bunch of bass players step out in front for some deep deep sounds, plucking and bowing and slapping their way to a really unusual but really awesome record. you'll be reminded that for all its funk credentials, the bass is just big brother to the cello. it's the brainchild of bill lee, who seems to have understood harmony in a really profound way. as for standout tracks there's a terrific version of "john coltrane" also found back on clifford jordan's "glass bead games."
don't forget to browse through the strata-east fan club; there's a few links there you won't find anywhere else and a whole lot of great music.