sábado, 13 de agosto de 2011

Ron Carter - Uptown Conversation 1969

Recorded at A & R Recording Studios, New York on Oct 6 & 7, 1969.

Ron Carter (bass); Hubert Laws (flute); Herbie Hancock (piano); Billy Cobham, Grady Tate (drums).

1. Uptown Conversation
2. Ten Strings
3. Half A Row
4. R.J.
5. Little Waltz
6. Einbahnstrasse
7. Doom
8. Einbahnstrasse (alt. tk.)
9. Doom (alt. tk.)


quarta-feira, 10 de agosto de 2011

Douglas Watkins

(March 2, 1934 – February 5, 1962)

Influential Jazz bassist, while he lived only to the age of 27, Doug Watkins appeared on well over 350 LP's and released only two albums as leader.
Watkins died in an automobile accident on February 5, 1962, while traveling from Arizona to San Francisco to meet drummer Philly Joe Jones for a gig. He fell asleep at the wheel and was hit head-on by an oncoming truck. The other occupants of the car, pianist Sir Roland Hanna and trumpeter Bill Hardman, survived the crash.

1956 : Watkins at Large
▪ 1960 : Soulnik

Doug Watkins - Watkins At Large (1956)


Doug Watkins - bass
Donald Byrd - trumpet
Duke Jordan - piano
Art Taylor - drums
Hank Mobley - tenor sax (1-4)
Kenny Burrell - guitar (1-4)

Track Listings
1. Return to Paradise (Dimitri Tiomkin)
2. Phinupi (Kenny Burrell)
3. Phil T. McNasty's Blues
4. More of the Same (Thad Jones)
5. Panonica (Duke Jordan)

Recorded: Dec. 8, 1956


Thanks to Freedom Records

segunda-feira, 8 de agosto de 2011

Eddie Costa & Vinnie Burke 1956


Eddie Costa - piano & vibraphone Vinnie Burke - bass Nick Stabulas - drums

1. Fascinating Rhythm (Gershwin, Gershwin) 2:57
2. Unison Blues (Burke) 5:23
3. Sweet and Lovely (Arnheim, Daniels, Tobias) 3:17
4. Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love) (Porter) 4:21
5. Yesterdays (Kern, Harbach) 3:46
6. Pile Driver (Costa) 5:08
7. It Could Happen to You (Burke, VanHeusen) 6:38
8. Get Happy (Arlen, Koehler) 4:13
9. Jeepers Creepers (Warre, Mercer) 2:32

Recorded in New York City ; September 29, 1956


PW : melanchthon

Thanks to Melanchthon

A spare and sweet little set from the team of Eddie Costa and Vinnie Burke – one of the best of the east coast chamber jazz groups of the mid 50s! The pair's trio has Eddie on piano and vibes, Vinnie on bass, and Nick Stabulas on drums – all working together to craft light, rhythmic versions of tunes that really change them up rhythmically – working in the most playful mode of the time to freely create over the top of familiar numbers that include "Fascinating Rhythm", "It Could Happen To You", "Sweet & Lovely", "Yesterdays", and "Let's Do It". The set also features two nice originals – "Unison Blues" and "Pile Driver".
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domingo, 7 de agosto de 2011

The Vinnie Burke All Stars 1956

cover photo by Alan Fountaine, LP10
ABC-Paramount ABC 139

Vinnie Burke (bs) Urbie Green (tb) Al Cohn (ts) Jimmy Raney (g) Joe Puma (g) Eddie Costa (p) Joe Morello (ds)

Side One
I'm Getting Sentimental Over You
Lulu's Back In Town
You Don't Know What Love Is

Side Two
Unison Blues
Blue Jeans
Strike Up The Band


Thanks to lafaro