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Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh // Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh (Atlantic 1217)

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Tune:  Topsy

Recorded:  14 June, 1955 in New York City Continue reading

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Soul Brothers // Milt Jackson & Ray Charles (Atlantic 1279)

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Tune:  How Long Blues

Recorded:  12 September, 1957 in New York City Continue reading

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The Swinger From Rio // Sergio Mendes feat. Art Farmer and Phil Woods (Atlantic SD 1434)

After unexpected travel, I am back at my computer.  And when I say unexpected, I mean exhausting, and when I’m exhausted, there’s nothing like bossa nova to aurally scratch my back and help me relax.  Out of the many jazz bossa nova albums out there, this relatively obscure title by one of those most unobscure (just made a new word.  Webster take notice) Brazilian musicians around hits the spot. Continue reading

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Collaboration // The Modern Jazz Quartet With Laurindo Almeida (Atlantic SD 1429)

If it’s cool jazz, but comes from the East Coast, is it still cool jazz?  The Modern Jazz Quartet sure played as cool and as relaxed as any West Coast group during the 1950’s, but somehow avoided the scathing criticism that most West Coast groups endured.  At any rate, Milt Jackson’s cooking vibes and John Lewis’ spare piano combined with the bass and drums to create a hugely popular sound.  Team them with an equally tasty guitarist and you have an interesting match-up. Continue reading

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