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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Joe Diorio - Italy

Joseph Louis Diorio, 6 August 1936, Waterbury, Connecticut, USA. Following in the footsteps of an uncle, Diorio took up the guitar, studying formally in the early 50s at a local music school. He worked for a while with local bands but in the early 60s he ventured into New York City where he quickly established a reputation. He played with many bop musicians, such as Eddie Harris, Sonny Stitt and Ira Sullivan. He also played in mainstream groups fronted by noted jazzmen including Conte Candoli and Stan Getz. From the 60s to the 80s he worked in various centres, including Florida, where he played on television and radio and also taught at the University of Miami. He also played in the Netherlands, France, Brazil and Australia, and recorded as a leader for the Spitball label during the 70s. Among musicians with who he has recorded are guitarists Mick Goodrick and John Pisano, Anita O'Day and Sullivan. In addition to performing and teaching, Diorio has also written text books, including the praised 21st Century Intervallic Designs, and is a painter and sculptor. Gradually, as the century ended, he was gaining a much deserved audience.
© 2007 SVP

Source : http://www.svpproductions.com/jd.html

Joe Diorio
Italy

Tracks

1 Italy (Diorio)  3:30
2 Dolphin Dance (Hancock)  2:58
3 Stella by Starlight (Young)  3:39
4 'Round Midnight (Monk, Williams)  5:04
5 Journey to Peace (Diorio)  2:02
6 Blue in Green (Davis)  3:09
7 Moment's Notice (Coltrane)  3:39
8 Peace (Silver)  2:56
9 Well, You Needn't (Monk)  2:35

*

Joe Diorio - g

Recorded at the MGI Records Studio, Munich, Germany ; April 1989

Art Farmer feat. Jim Hall at the Half-Note

After the Jazztet that he co-led with tenor-saxophonist Benny Golson broke up, flugelhornist Art Farmer led a pianoless quartet during 1963-64 with guitarist Jim Hall. For this reissue in the Atlantic Jazzlore series, Farmer and Hall are joined by bassist Steve Swallow and drummer Walter Perkins. Their repertoire is a bit surprising since four of the five songs were veteran swing standards ; all but Miles Davis's obscure "Swing Spring." Hall (who has "I'm Gettin' Sentimental over You" as his feature) was a perfect musical partner for Farmer since both musicians have mellow sounds and thoughtful improvising styles that are more complex than expected. This [2012] reissue is well worth picking up. The group only lasted long enough to make three records, all of which are out-of-print.
Scott Yanow 

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=10:jzftxqugldae

Art Farmer Quartet
featuring

Jim Hall
Live at the Half Note

Tracks

1 Stompin' at the Savoy (Goodman, Razaf, Sampson, Webb)  12:27
2 Swing Spring (Davis)  5:51
3 What's New ? (Burke, Haggart)  4:24
4 I Want to Be Happy (Caesar, Youmans)  9:41
5 I'm Getting Sentimental over You (Bassman, Washington)  5:03

*

Personnel
Art Farmer - tp
Jim Hall - g
Steve Swallow - b
Walter Perkins - dr

Recorded live at the Half-Note, New York ; December 5, 6 & 7, 1963

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Oscar Pettiford & Barry Galbraith

Oscar Pettiford and his bass appeared on the scene at the tail-end of the swing period, and were influential in the early days of bop and have since been heard with Duke Ellington, Woody Herman and innumerable small groups, all of which have benefited rhythmically from Pettiford’s unusually polished musicianship. The Septette’s drummer, Osie Johnson, is generally considered one of the three or four top men on his instrument for small group work. He has been with Earl Hines and Tony Scott and has played on and written arrangements for a long series of recording dates.
Six of the twelve tunes played by the Septette are the creations of Manny Albam. His neatly organized and melodically catchy arrangement of “Never Never Land” gives each of the solo aspirants a chance to be heard — Costa on vibes, McKusick on clarinet, and Mann on flute, while Green offers the expansive but tender side of his trombone nature. Both “Like Listen” and “Since When” have an insistently swinging beat, the first featuring a strongly expressed piano solo by Costa who retums to vibes for another well developed solo on “Since When”. The latter number also gives Urbie Green a chance to trot out his big, rough tone. “Rapid transit” is the only selection that is not given a really suitable dance tempo. But the Septette can be granted one chance to take off as it does here behind Eddie Costa’s occasionally fantastic and frequently awesome piano solo. a “Flute cocktail” provides a similar showcase, at a more modest tempo, for Herbie Mann’s flute, while “At bat for K.C.” is a bow in the direction of Kansas City’s Count Basie, spelled out in the opening measures. McKusick takes one of his typical jabbing alto solos on this one and some of Urbie Green’s humour leaps through at the end of his trombone solo. Albam’s final original contribution is “Thou Svelt”, for which he has written an unusual and rather weird opening with flute and clarinet blending over the stringed instruments. The curtain raiser, “King Porter Stomp”, is a lightly rolling modern version of Jelly Roll Morton’s classic piano solo which is most familiar nowadays as a swinging big band vehicle for Benny Goodman’s band. For “Love of my Life”, Albam has done some tight ensemble writing which the Septette plays with a gentle bounce that is slightly reminiscent of John Kirby’s little band. “Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans ?”, a number introduced in a film by Louis Armstrong, is given a very different feeling with Herbie Mann’s flute leading the ensemble instead of an Armstrongian trumpet. “My Shining Hour” gives Barry Galbraith one of his rare chances to come to the front of the group, both in a single string solo and chording the melody over the riffing ensemble. The tempo picks up again for the finale, “There Will Never Be Another You”, which features McKusick’s alto and Green’s high-noting trombone.
For the ear, the Septette’s treatment is always suave. For the toe, it’s tappable. Head to toe, it’s a complete treatment. Try it on you feet.
John S. Wilson, from the booklet

Oscar Pettiford
The Manhattan Jazz Septette
Barry Galbraith
Guitar and the Wind

Tracks

1 King Porter Stomp (Morton)  2:46
2 Never Never Land (Codmen, Green, Styne)  2:59
3 Like Listen (Albam)  2:51
4 Since When (Albam)  2:54
5 Love Of My Live (Mercer, Shaw)  2:25
6 Rapid Transit (Albam)  2:34
7 Flute Cocktail (Albam)  3:23
8 At Bat For K.C. (Albam)  3:41
9 Do You Know What It Means To Miss New Orleans ? (Alter, DeLange)  3:15
10 My Shining Hour (Arlen, Mercer)  3:10
11 Thou Svelt (Albam)  3:17
12 There'll Never Be Another You (Warren, Gordon)  2:13
13 Bull Market (Byers)  2:47
14 Portrait Of Jennie (Burdge, Robinson)  3:12
15 Judy's Jaunt (Cohn)  2:31
16 Nina Never Knew (Drake, Alter)  2:51
17 Walking (Down) (Carpenter)  3:15
18 A Gal In Calico (Robin, Schwartz)  3:13
19 I Like To Recognize The Tune (Rodgers, Hart)  2:59
20 Any Place I Hang My Hat (Arlen, Mercer)  3:10
21 Love Is For The Very Young (Raskin)  2:51
22 Holiday (Cohn)  2:54
23 Ya' Gotta Have Rhythm (Johnson)  3:14
24 What Am I Here For ? (Ellington)  2:36


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Personnel
[# 1-12]
Oscar Pettiford - THE MANHATTAN JAZZ SEPTETTE
Urbie Green - tb
Hal McKusick - as
Herbie Mann - fl & ts
Eddie Costa - p & vb
Barry Galbraith - g
Oscar Pettiford - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Manny Albam - arr
Recorded in New York City ; June 7, 1956.
[# 13-24]
Barry Galbraith - GUITAR AND THE WIND
Urbie Green - tb
Bobby Jaspar - fl & ts
Eddie Costa - p
Barry Galbraith - g
Milt Hinton - b
Osie Johnson - dr
Billy Byers & Al Cohn - arr
Recorded in New York City ; January 16, 21 & 28, 1958

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Django Reinhardt 1949 (2)-1950 (1) - Intégrale, vol. 18

I'll never be the same... It was time to part. And this was a particularly crucial parting as Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli were never to play together again, at least on disc or on the radio. Perhaps they still had the odd musical get together for nostalgia's sake, but if this were the case, it must have been on the sly. Of course, if the jaws of death hadn't snapped up Django so early, indeed it is now fifty years back, if Django had enjoyed the same longevity as Stéphane, the chances are high that they would have teamed up again before the public, the mikes or on a TV set. In 1952, however, the guitarist was not ready for reconciliation. Or was it in 1951 (the violonist always muddled his dates) when Stéphane returned from London expressly to ask his ex-accomplice if he would care to join him in an extensive US tour ? As the story goes, Django refused categorically and showed him the dorr ! This was their ultimate encounter, Stéphane Grappelli's last recollection of Django Reinhardt...
Adapted by Laure WRIGHT from the French text of Daniel NEVERS
© FRÉMEAUX & ASSOCIES, 2003

Django Reinhardt
I'll Never Be The Same
The Complete Django Reinhardt, vol. 18
(1949-1950)

Tracks

Cd. 1

DJANGO REINHARDT & STÉPHANE GRAPPELLI
(Rome Sessions - 1949)
1 Just a Gigolo (Caesar, Casucci)  3:28
2 El Manisero (Peanuts-Vendor) (Simons)  3:55
3 Troublant Boléro (Reinhardt)  3:38
4 Rosetta (Hines, Woods)  2:58
5 Blue Skies (Berlin)  4:08
6 It might as Well be Spring (Rodger, Hammerstein II)  4:02
7 Blue Lou (Sampson)  3:12
8 I’ll Never be the Same (Malneck, Signorelli)  4:03
9 Brazil (Barroso)  2:52
10 What a Difference a Day Made (Grover, Adams)  3:34
11 Pigalle (Ulmer, Roger)  2:44

“THIS PARIS”
(Maurice Chevalier Radio Show - 1949)
12 Annonce / Night and Day (Porter) / désannonce  5:10

DJANGO REINHARDT & Son Quintette
(Radio - 1949)
13 Nuages (Reinhardt)  4:06
14 Black Night (diminishing) (Reinhardt)  4:06
15 Danse norvégienne n°2 (Grieg - arr. Reinhardt) 2:46
16 Micro (mike) (Reinhardt)  2:31
17 Dream of You (Lunceford, Oliver, Moran)  2:39
18 Place de Brouckère (Reinhardt)  3:13
19 Manoir de mes Rêves (Reinhardt)  3:30
20 C Jam Blues  2:34

*

Cd. 2

DJANGO REINHARDT & LE QUINTETTE DU HOT CLUB DE FRANCE
(Rome Sessions - 1950)
1 Anniversary Song (Ivanovici, Jolson, Chaplin)  4:20
2 Stormy Weather (Arlen, Koehler)  4:09
3 Two Russian Melodies (Trad.)  4:09
4 Jerzey bounce (Wright, Plater, Mills)  4:02
5 Dinette (dinah) (Akst - arr. Reinhardt)  2:56
6 Sophisticated Lady (Ellington, Parrish, Mills)  4:02
7 Micro (mike) (Reinhardt)  2:37
8 Dream of You (Lunceford, Oliver, Moran)  2:55
9 Nuages (Reinhardt)  4:02
10 The darktown Strutters’ ball (Brooks)  2:47
11 Danse norvégienne n°2 (Grieg - arr. Reinhardt)  3:07
12 A-tisket A-tasket (Feldman, Fitzgerald)  3:03
13 Manoir de mes rêves (Reinhardt)  3:17
14 Place de Bouckère (Reinhardt)  2:53
15 September song (Weill, Anderson)  2:53
16 Royal garden blues (Williams)  2:36
17 Saint Louis blues (Handy)  4:03
18 Sweet Georgia Brown (Pinkard, Bernie, Casey)  3:51
19 Minor swing (Reinhardt, Grappelli)  2:23
20 Double scotch (double whisky) (Reinhardt)  2:51


*

Personnel
Featuring Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli, Aurelio de Carolis, Gianni Safred, Carlo Pecori, Maurice Chevalier, André Ekyan, François Vermeille, Jean Bouchety, Ralph Schécroun, Roger Paraboschi, etc...

Recorded between January 1949 & April and/or May 1950

(See the complete artwork)

Jazz From America On Disques Vogue [Part. III]

At that time, a common feature of record shops (which were legion in the fifties) was the stacks of small advertising catalogues at the end of the counter. On such catalogue, with its elongated and colourful note encapsulating the name of "Vogue productions", was especially eye-catching. It showcased the label's new releases, and was a lifeline for jazz aficionados unsettled by the technological upheavals of the time.
Indeed, the French jazz-lovers' bible, Jazz Hot, had recently published the following notice at the end of its "Records" section :

Good news for the lucky owners of a multi-speed record player : the first 33-rpm microgroove long-playing jazz records have finally arrived in France. This daring innovation is brought to you by Jazz-Disques, which sells its prized vinylite disks in France sheathed in the label's characteristic sleeves.

Wave goodbye to the 78 rpm and its limited playing time, and say hello to long plays ! Hugues Panassié was nonetheless somewhat circumpsect as regards this revolution, warning readers of the October 1952 edition of Bulletin du Hot Club de France. "Beware the 33 rpm !". But this did little to diminish the enthusiasm of jazz fans for the wondrous new gift from Vogue, a branch of Jazz-Disques — a label that burst onto the record scene in January 1949 with Bechet/Spanier Big Four's Lazy River and That's a Plenty in its "Jazz Sélection" series.
The label's three trailblazer albums (Sidney Becht/Claude Luther, Dizzy Gillespie with Strings, Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) were released in June 1951, with a further twenty titles following suit just a few months later.
The vinyl disks were encased in stiff cardboard sleeves opening at the top, which did not go unnoticed :

Of all the French labels, it is unquestionably Jazz-Disques that has made the greatest efforts in this new field. The presentation of its records rivals the designs of the top American artists (no common feat), revealing in particular the talent of Pierre Merlin, already known to us as the cornet player in Luther's first band. There are some true gems, infused with plenty of humour, such as this drawing of Stan Getz playong the tenor sax whilst nonchalantly reclining on a daybed, as cool as could be.
                                                                                           [September 1951 edition of Jazz Hot]

As early as with LD 002, Dizzy Gillespie with Strings, the style became a trademark. The Vogue sleeves stood out on the French market thanks to their graphic designs. The label's main competitor, Blue Star, had initially contented themselves with simply adapting their 78 rpm packaging...
Alain Tercinet, from the booklet (translation by Pamela Barnby)

Jazz From America
On
Disques Vogue
[part. III]

Tracks

Cd. 11

1 Every Time I Feel The Spirit (Malone)  2:39
2 Sign Of The Judgment (Steele)  3:00
3 The World Prayer (Farber, Flora, Kanter)  3:02
4 Every Day And Every Hour (trad.)  4:04
5 I'll Go (Wells)  3:10
6 God's Got His Eyes On You (Bledsoe)  2:46
7 Jesus, Jesus (Bernard, Singer, Steele)  2:27
8 Calvary (Corbin)  3:02
9 The Day Is Passed And Gone (Malone)  3:03
10 On The Battlefield (Malone)  3:05
11 He Never Left Me Alone (Malone)  2:54
12 Blessed Are The Dead (Malone)  3:11
13 Lord Jesus [Pt. 1 & 2] (Carr)  6:47
14 Moaning Blues (Hooker)  3:00
15 Stomp Boogie (Hooker)  3:10

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[# 1-4] The Spirit of Memphis Quartet
Willmer Broadnax, Robert Reed - tnr
Jethroe Bledsoe, Silas Steele, James Darling - bar
Earl Malone - b
Recorded in Cincinnati, Ohio ; May 5, 1951
[# 5-6]
Same as above, except
James Keele - b, replaces Malone
Recorded same place as above ; December 9, 1950
[# 7, 9-12]
Same as [# 1-4]
Recorded same place as above ; December 12, 1949
[# 8]
Same as above
Recorded same place as above ; May 10, 1950
[# 13]
Same as above, except
Fred Howard - bar, is added
Bledsoe & Darling are out
[# 14]
John Lee Hooker - vc & g
Recorded in Detroit, Michigan ; August 1949
[# 15] Texas Slim [John Lee Hooker]
John Lee Hooker - vc & g
Recorded same place as above ; December 1, 1948

*


Cd. 12

1 Bloodshot Eyes (Hensley, Hank)  2:42
2 Luscious Woman (Glover, Nathan)  2:51
3 Teardrops From My Eyes (Toombs)  2:48
4 Oh Babe ! (Kabak, Prima)  2:51
5 Mr. Blues Is Coming To Town (Glover, Nix)  3:00
6 Here Comes The Night (Glover)  2:35
7 Just Like Two Drops Of Water (Greene)  2:35
8 Good Rockin' Tonight (Brown)  2:47
9 Slim Gaillard S Boogie (Gaillard)  2:45
10 Voot Orenee (Gaillard)  3:05
11 I'm A Hi-Ballin Daddy (Bradshaw, Jones, Nathan)  1:59
12 Brad's Blues (Bradshaw, Robinson)  2:59
13 Ring-A-Ding-Doo (Thompson)  2:55
14 Ramblin Blues (Darnell, Otis)  2:32
15 That S What You Re Doing To Me (Marks, Ward)  2:24
16 Have Mercy Baby (Ward)  2:23
17 Flamingo (Anderson, Grouya)  2:41
18 Sleep (Burtnett, Liebig, Geibel)  3:10
19 I M Getting Sentimental Over You (Bassman, Washington)  2:54
20 Moonglow (DeLange, Hudson, Mills)  2:40
21 Ain't Misbehavin (Brooks, Razaf, Waller)  2:27
22 Linger Awhile (Owens, Rose, Whiteman)  3:07
23 Lover Come Back To Me (Romberg, Hammerstein II)  2:26
24 Seven Steps (Bostic)  2:38

*

Featuring [collective personnel]
Little Esther, Al Casey, Donald Johnson, Ben Webster, Wilbur Campbell, Jimmy Cobb, Slim Gaillard, Wynonie Harris, Jimmy Robinson, Earl Warren, George Washington, Pete Lewis, Billy Ward, John Coltrane, Pinky Williams, Joe Lamont, Ike Isaacs, Specs Wright, Gene Redd, Joe Knight, Tiny Bradshaw, Earl Bostic, etc.

Recorded in different locations ; between October, 1945 & April 7, 1952

*


Cd. 13

1 Mamie's Blues (Morton)  2:46
2 Michigan Water Blues (Williams)  3:05
3 Buddy Bolden's Blues (Morton)  2:48
4 Winin' Boy Blues (Morton)  2:57
5 Don't You Leave Me Here (Morton)  2:52
6 Original Rag (Joplin)  2:50
7 The Naked Dance (Morton)  2:53
8 The Crave (Morton)  3:06
9 Mister Joe (Morton)  2:51
10 King Porter Stomp (Morton)  2:53
11 Sweet Substitute ()  2:54
12 Panama (Tyers)  2:31
13 Good Old New York (Morton)  2:45
14 Big Lip Blues (Morton)  3:12
15 Dirty, Dirty, Dirty (Morton)  2:52
16 Swinging The Elks (Morton)  2:53
17 Get The Bucket (Morton)  2:52
18 Shake It (Morton)  2:51
19 Mama's Got A Baby (Morton)  2:40
20 My Home Is In A Southern Town (Morton)  2:46
21 Why ? (Morton, Werac)  2:51
22 If You Knew (Morton, Werac)  2:51

*

[# 1-10]
Jelly Roll Morton - p & vcl [# 1-5]
Recorded at Reves Studios, New York City ; December 14, 1939 [# 4, 6, 8 & 10] ; December 16, 1939 [# 1, 3, 5 & 7] ; & December 18, 1939 [# 2]
[# 11-14]
Henry "Red" Allen - ts
Joe Britton - tb
Albert Nicholas - cl
Eddie Williams - as
Jelly Roll Morton - p & vcl [# 11, 13 & 14]
Wellman Braud - b
Zutty Singleton - dr
Recorded same place as above ; January 4, 1940
[# 15, 16, 19 & 20]
Same as above, except
Claude John - tb, replaces Britton
Recorded same place as above ; January 30, 1940
[# 17, 18, 21 & 22]
Same as above, except
Claude John - tb, is out
Recorded same place as above ; January 23, 1940

*


Cd. 14

1 Somebody Loves Me (DeSylva, Gershwin, MacDonald)  3:20
2 Crazy Chris (Brubeck, Desmond)  3:22
3 A Foggy Day (Gershwin, Gershwin)  3:09
4 Lyon's Busy (Brubeck)  3:15
5 Mam'selle (Gordo, Goulding)  2:50
6 Me And My Shadow (Dreyer, Jolson, Rose)  2:29
7 At A Perfume Counter (Burke, Leslie)  2:54
8 Frenesi (Dominguez, Whitcup)  2:36
9 This Can T Be Love (Hart, Rodgers)  4:08
10 Look For The Silver Lining (DeSylva, Kern)  3:44
11 My Romance (Hart, Rodgers)  2:38
12 Just One Of Those Things (Porter)  3:14
13 Star Dust (Carmichael, Parish)  3:03
14 Lulu's Back In Town (Dubin, Warren)  2:22
15 Alice In Wonderland (Hilliard, Fain)  3:36
16 All The Things You Are (Hammerstein, Kern)  3:20
17 I May Be Wrong (Ruskin, Sullivan)  2:51
18 My Heart Stood Still (Hart, Rodgers)  3:24
19 Let's Fall In Love (Hammerstein, Kern)  7:17

*

[# 1-4]
Paul Desmond - as
Dave Brubeck - p
Fred Dutton - b & bssn [# 1 & 3]
Herb Barman - dr
Recorded in San Francisco, California ; August 1951
[# 5-8]
Same as above, except
Wyatt Ruther - b, replaces Dutton
Recorded same place as above ; November 1951
[# 9-10]
Same as above
Recorded at the Surf, Los Angeles, California ; October 1952
[# 11]
Dave Brubeck - p
Recorded in San Francisco, California ; September 1952
[# 12-17]
Same as [# 9-10], except
Lloyd Davis - dr, replaces Baman
Recorded same place as above ; September 1952
[# 18]
Dave Brubeck - p
Recorded at Bill Bates home studio, Los Angeles, California ; December 1953
[# 19]
Same as [# 12-17], except
Ron Crotty - b, replaces Ruther
Recorded at the Surf, Los Angeles, California ; February 153

*


Cd. 15

1 Dear Old Stockholm (trad.)  4:13
2 Woody 'n' You (Gillespie)  3:25
3 Yesterdays (Kern, Harbach)  3:45
4 Chance It (Pettiford)  3:03
5 Donna (McLan)  3:14
6 How Deep Is The Ocean (Berlin)  4:41
7 Tempus Fugit (Powell)  3:50
8 Enigma (Johnson)  3:23
9 Ray's Idea (Fuller, Brown)  3:44
10 Kelo (Johnson)  3:18
11 I Waited For You (Fuller, Gillespie)  3:30
12 C.T.A (Heath)  3:33
13 Bouncing With Bud (Fuller, Powell)  3:03
14 Wail (Powell)  3:05
15 52nd Street Theme (Monk)  2:49
16 Dance Of The Infidels (Powell)  2:53
17 Humph (Monk)  2:54
18 Misterioso (Monk)  3:22
19 'Round Midnight (Hanigen, Monk, Williams)  3:12
20 Well, You Needn't (Monk)  2:59

*

[# 1-6] Miles Davis Sextet
Miles Davis - tp
J.J. Johnson -tb
Jackie McLean - as
Gil Coggins - p
Oscar Pettiford - b
Kenny Clarke - dr
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; May 9, 1952
[# 7-12] Miles Davis Sextet
Miles Davis - tp
J.J. Johnson -tb
Jimmy Heath - ts
Gil Cogins - p
Percy Heath - b
Art Blakey - dr
Recorded same place as above ; April 20, 1953
[# 13-16] Bud Powell's Modernists
Fats Navarro - tp
Sonny Rollins - ts
Bud Powell - p
Tommy Potter - b
Roy Haynes - dr
Recorded same place as above ; August 9, 1949
[# 17] Thelonious Monk Sextet
Idrees Sulieman - tp
Dany Quebec West - as
Billy Smith - ts
Thelonious Monk - p
Gene Ramey - b
Art Blakey - d
Recorded same place as above ; October 15, 1947
[# 18] Thelonious Monk Quartet
Milt Jackson - vb
Thelonious Monk - p
John Simmons - b
Shadow Wilson - dr
Recorded at Apex Studios, New York City ; Juky 2, 1948
[# 19] Thelonious Monk Quintet
Thelonious Monk - p
Sahib Shihab - as
George Taitt - tp
Bob Paige - b
Art Blakey - dr
Recorded at WOR Studios, New York City ; November 21, 1947
[# 20] Thelonious Monk Trio
Thelonious Monk - p
Gene Ramey - b
Art Blakey - dr
Recorded same place as above ; October 24, 1947

Thelonious Monk - The Complete London Sessions

This attractive box houses three previously released Black Lion CDs recorded at pianist/composer Thelonious Monk's final sessions as a leader ; only a few dates with the Giants of Jazz were left in the future for Monk, who would soon retire altogether. Heard in unaccompanied piano solos and in a trio with bassist Al McKibbon and drummer Art Blakey, Monk is in surprisingly exuberant form, still very much at the peak of his powers. Although most of this music was last available in a "complete" Mosaic LP box set, there are actually three additional alternate takes included in the very enjoyable and somewhat definitive set. Highlights include "Little Rootie Tootie," "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland," "Blue Sphere," "Criss Cross," "The Man I Love" and "Evidence," but all 29 selections are well worth hearing. This is essential music for all serious Thelonious Monk collections ; the solo performances in particular are quite memorable.
Scott Yanow

Source : http://www.allmusic.com/album/the-complete-london-collection-mw0000184702

Thelonious Monk
The Complete London
Sessions

Tracks

Cd. 1

1 Trinkle, Tinkle [take 3] (Monk)  7:23
2 Crepuscule With Nellie [take 2] (Monk)  2:22
3 Darn That Dream (DeLange, Van Heusen)  5:52
4 Little Rootie Tootie (Monk)  4:08
5 Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland (Friedman, Whitson)  3:18
6 Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin, Gershwin)  5:17
7 My Melancholy Baby (Burnett, Norton)  5:08
8 Jackie-Ing (Monk)  3:30
9 Lover Man (Davis, Ramirez, Sherman)  7:12
10 Blue Sphere (Monk)  2:23

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Cd. 2

1 Evidence [take 2] (Monk)  5:21
2 Misterioso (Monk)  6:23
3 Crepuscule With Nellie [take 4] (Monk)  2:20
4 I Mean You (Hawkins, Monk)  7:49
5 Criss-Cross (Monk)  3:39
6 Ruby, My Dear (Monk)  6:09
7 Nutty [take 2] (Monk)  4:45
8 Hackensack [take 2] (Monk)  7:55

*


Cd. 3

1 Trinkle, Tinkle [take 2] (Monk)  5:54
2 The Man I Love (Gershwin,Gershwin)  5:14
3 Something in Blue (Monk)  6:38
4 Introspection [take 1] (Monk)  1:10
5 Trinkle, Tinkle [take 1] (Monk)  5:47
6 Crepuscule With Nellie [take 1] (Monk)  2:17
7 Nutty [take 1] (Monk)  3:07
8 Introspection [take 3] (Monk)  3:07
9 Hackensack [take 1] (Monk)  9:07
10 Evidence [take 1] (Monk)  7:15
11 Chordially (Improvisation) (Monk)  9:39

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Personnel
Thelonious Monk - p
Al McKibbon - b
Art Blakey - dr

Recorded at Chappell Studios, London ; November 15, 1971

See also
https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/thelonious-monk-black-lion-sessions-1971-vinyl-shoot-out/

Chico Hamilton Quintet in HI FI

One of Chico's earliest albums for Pacific Jazz — a set of tightly arranged tracks with a cool chamber feel to them — featuring a lineup that includes Buddy Collette on reeds, Fred Katz on cello, Jim Hall on guitar, and Carson Smith on bass. Collette, Katz, and Hall are at the height of their powers here — a bit restricted, perhaps, but in the way that Hamilton was using to craft some of the more creative sounds of the 50s LA jazz scene — perfectly shaped and formed throughout ! Just about every band member contributed a song and an arrangement to the album — and titles include "The Ghost", "Chrissie", "Jonalah", "Sleepy Slept Here", "Drums West", "The Squimp", and "Sleep".
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Source : http://www.dustygroove.com/item.php?id=h7g5ncn2zj

Chico Hamilton
Quintet
In Hi Fi

Tracks

1 Jonalah (Smith)  2:19
2 Chrissie (Hall)  3:53
3 The Wind (Freeman)  3:37
4 Gone Lover (When Your Love Has Gone) (Swan)  3:51
5 The Ghost (Collette)  5:09
6 Sleepy Slept Here (Santa Monica) (Collette)  4:14
7 Takin' a Chance on Love (Duke, Fetter, Latouch)  4:13
8 The Squimp (Katz)  1:52
9 Topsy (Battle, Durham)  4:51
10 Drums West (Hamilton)  4:19
11 Sleep (Burtnett, Geibel)  2:28

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Personnel
Buddy Collette - as, ts cl & fl
Fred Katz - cel
Jim Hall - g
Chico Hamilton - dr

Recorded November 11, 1955 [# 10] ; January 4, 1956 [# 1-5] ; & February 10 & 13, 1956 [# 6-9 & 11]