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Blue Note 75 for 75: Dizzy Reece's Blues In Trinity (1958)

Our sixtieth feature for Blue Note 75 for 75 is hands-down one of my all-time favorite jazz albums: Dizzy Reece’s Blues In Trinity. Dig that fat title track: 409 more words

Jazz

On this day in jazz (September 01)

On this day in 1957, pianist Sonny Clark recorded Sonny’s Crib at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Hackensack, NJ. John Coltrane tenor sax, Donald Byrd played trumpet, Curtis Fuller was on trombone, and the rhythm section was rounded out by… 121 more words

Jazz

Herbie Hancock - You Bet Your Love (Columbia)

Herbie Hancock, who first got himself in the circuit along with Donald Byrd before joining the Miles Davis Quintet, has never ceased redefining music, and more specifically his own discipline, as far as a Jazz rhythm section is concerned… 121 more words

Classics

It's A Good Saturday For A Jazz Festival

I have another various artists full LP titled Jazz Festival but please don’t confuse this album with that one! Totally different artists on here!

Jazz Festival… 54 more words

Most Importantly - The Vinyl

Donald Byrd, Vol 2 (Blue Note 1958-67)

Comparative to the rest of his peers during this key period in jazz, Donald Byrd’s output is fairly non-essential. At his best, he reaches a level of quality on par with the hard bop community but he never really shines above it in any unique way. 583 more words

60s

Electric / Eclectic

At the the end of the sixties many jazz musicians wanted to become rock stars. Miles Davis with “Bitches Brew” and “Live-Evil” was one of the first to embrace the use of electronic instruments. 115 more words

Jazz