domingo, 20 de fevereiro de 2011

Wanted - Bill Crow

Bill Crow - From Birdland to Broadway


Does anyone have a link for this disk ?

quinta-feira, 17 de fevereiro de 2011

Dennis Stock

William Orval 'Bill' Crow, New York, 1958 Dennis Stock 11.jpg

William Orval 'Bill' Crow, New York, 1958
photo by Dennis Stock

Bill Crow - From Birdland to Broadway: Scenes from a Jazz Life

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Bill Crow - From Birdland to Broadway: Scenes from a Jazz Life
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA | 1993-09-09 | ISBN: 0195085507 | PDF | 288 pages | 14.51 MB

In the 1950s, New York City's Birdland was the center of the world of modern jazz--and a revelation to Bill Crow, a wet-behind-the-ears twenty-two-year-old from Washington State. Located on Broadway between 52nd and 53rd streets, the club named for the incomparable Charlie "Bird" Parker boasted lifesize photo murals of modern jazzmen like Dizzy Gillespie, Lennie Tristano, and, of course, Bird himself, looming large against jet black walls. Exotic live birds perched in cages behind the bar. The midget master of ceremonies, 3'9" Pee Wee Marquette, dressed in a zoot suit and loud tie, smoked huge cigars and screeched mispronounced introductions into the microphone. And the jazz-struck young Crow would park in the bleachers till 4 am, blissfully enveloped by the heady music of Bird, Bud Powell, Max Roach, and a host of other jazz giants.
From Birdland to Broadway is an enthralling insider's account of four decades of a life in jazz. Bill Crow, journeyman bass player, superb storyteller, and author of the successful Jazz Anecdotes, here narrates many moving and delightful tales of the pioneers of modern jazz he played with and was befriended by. We find Dizzy Gillespie, with whom Crow, because of prior commitments, regretfully declined steady work, dancing at the Royal Roost, Stan Getz sadly teetering on the brink of losing himself to drugs, and Harry Belafonte (known then as "the Cinderella Gentleman") running a lunch counter in New York's Sheridan Square between music dates. And we also witness many of the highlights of Crow's career, such as in 1955 when the Marian McPartland Trio (with Crow on bass) was named "Small Group of the Year" by Metronome; Crow playing with the Gerry Mulligan Quartet at venues like Storyville in Boston and Harlem's Apollo Theater (where they appeared with Dinah Washington); and the tour of the Soviet Union with Benny Goodman, a journey that might have been a high point of Crow's travels abroad but was marred by Goodman's legendary mistreatment of his band.
Moving beyond jazz clubs to the Broadway concert pit and a variety of studio gigs in the '60s, Crow encounters actors such as Yul Brynner and pop-rock acts like Simon and Garfunkel. From the great to the near-great, from Billie Holiday to Judy Holliday, Bill Crow's wealth of personal anecdotes takes the reader from Birdland, to the Half Note, to the Playboy Club, to the footlights of Broadway. This revealing book is a marvelous portrait of the jazz world, told by someone who's been there.

Daily Chop - Builders for Bass

sexta-feira, 11 de fevereiro de 2011

Barre Phillips - Journal Violone II (1980)

Barre Phillips - Journal Violone II (1980)
EAC Rip | FLAC, Image + CUE Sheet + LOG | 197 MB
MP3 CBR 320 kbps 44100 Stereo | 95 MB
ECM 1149 | Complete Artwork
Barre Phillips bass
John Surman soprano and baritone saxophones, bass clarinet, synthesizer
Aina Kemanis voice

Part I­ - VI

Recorded June 1979
ECM 1149

Download from RS
320 kbps // FLAC

Download from ES
320 kbps
FLAC : Pt1 - Pt2

Barre Phillips, Three Day Moon (1978)

Jazz | Ape+Cue > 1780 Mb | MP3 320k > 101 Mb
Label: ECM 1123 | pt: 42:11 | Front | 1979

1. A-i-a
2. Ms. P.
3. La Folle
4. Brd
5. Ingul-Buz
6. S. C. & W.

Barre Phillips - bass
Terje Rypdal - guitar, guitar synthesizer, organ
Dieter Feichtner - synthesizer
Trilok Gurtu - tabla, percussion

ECM 1123, 1978

: Barre Phillips | Three Day Moon :

Long out of print, this is from the briefly available Japanese CD edition which is now impossible to find and currently selling for silly money.

Thanks to Art Simon : POST MILES

terça-feira, 1 de fevereiro de 2011

Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie Burke 1955

flac, with complete artwork


1 Sextette (Mulligan) 2:56
2 Golden Touch (Jones) 2:33
3 Cable Car (Clark, Pettiford) 2:20
4 Trictrotism (Pettiford) 2:42
5 Edge of Love (Ables, Baker, Goode) 2:24
6 Oscar Rides Again (Pettiford) 2:33

7 The Continental (Conrad, Magidson) 2:51
8 For All We Know (Coots, Lewis) 2:17
9 Yesterdays (Harbach, Kern) 3:15
10 Imagination (Burke, VanHeusen) 2:42
11 Time Out (Burke, Burke) 2:41
12 Softly, As in a Morning Sunrise (Hammerstein, Romberg) 1:24
13 On the Alamo (Jones, Kahn) 4:02
14 Honeysuckle Rose (Razaf, Waller) 2:20

Oscar Pettiford - b & cel
Charlie Rouse - ts
Julius Watkins - fr hrn
Duke Jordan - p
Ron Jefferson - dr

Vinnie Burke - b
Ronnie Odrich - cl
Don Burns - acc
Joe Cinderella - g

Rec. 1955

Oscar Pettiford & Vinnie Burke

Victor Wooten - Palmystery (2008)

01. 2 Timers
02. Cambo
03. I Saw God
04. The Lesson
05. Left, Right, & Center
06. Sifu
07. Miss U
08. Flex
09. The Gospel
10. Song For My Father
11. Happy Song
12. Us 2

.: Palmystery :.