Lee Morgan. The Sidewinder. US 1963.

Lee Morgan. The Sidewinder. US 1963. On returning to New York in 1963, Morgan recorded The Sidewinder (1963), which became his greatest commercial success. The title track cracked the pop charts in 1964, and served as the background theme for Chrysler television commercials during the World Series. The tune was used without Morgan's or Blue... Continue Reading →


Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz. Diz and Getz. California. 1955.

Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Getz. Diz and Getz. California 1955. Gillespie was at the peak of his powers throughout the 1950s and still the pacesetter among trumpeters. This double LP matches him with Stan Getz, the Oscar Peterson Trio, and drummer Max Roach for its first half. Getz, although identified with the “cool” school, thrived on... Continue Reading →

Gil Evans. The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix. New York 1974.

Gil Evans. The Gil Evans Orchestra Plays the Music of Jimi Hendrix. New York 1974. In 1966 , while Evans was somewhat depressed about the commercial and logistical difficulties, his wife suggested that he listen to the guitarist Jimi Hendrix. Evans developed a particular interest in the work of the rock guitarist. Working in the... Continue Reading →

Benny Goodman. Modern Jazz. US 1964.

Benny Goodman. Modern Jazz. US 1964. Benny Goodman and His Orchestra Piano: Tommy Todd Tenor Sax: Herbie Haymer, Stan Getz Alto Sax: Gus Bivona, Heinie Beau Baritone Sax: Chuck Gentry Trombone: Hoyt Bohannon, Lou McGarity, Tommy Pederson Trumpet: Frank Beach, George Seaberg, Irving Goodman, John Best Guitar: Al Hendrickson Bass: Harry Babasin Drums: Don Lamond... Continue Reading →

Don Cherry. Henry Grimes. New Jersey 1965.

Photo Info: Don Cherry. Henry Grimes. New Jersey 1965. Album: Don Cherry. Complete. New Jersey. 1965.  Don Cherry Quartet: Don Cherry: cornet Leandro “Gato” Barbieri: tenor saxophone Henry Grimes: bass Edward Blackwell: drums Complete Communion is a 1966 album by American jazz composer Don Cherry, his first release on Blue Note Records. Each side of... Continue Reading →

Elvin Jones and The classic John Coltrane Quartet. 1962.

Elvin Jones and The classic John Coltrane Quartet. 1962. Album: John Coltrane. Coltrane Plays the Blues. N.Y. 1962.  John Coltrane Quartet •John Coltrane — soprano, tenor saxophone •McCoy Tyner — piano •Steve Davis — bass •Elvin Jones — drums In 1960, Jones joined the classic John Coltrane Quartet, which also included bassist Jimmy Garrison and... Continue Reading →

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