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On this day in jazz (December 30)

On this day in 1960, Coleman Hawkins and Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis recorded Night Hawk at Van Gelder Studios in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Joining the two tenors was a rhythm section consisting of Tommy Flanagan on piano, the great… 151 more words

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On this day in jazz (December 22)

On this day in 1965, Miles Davis was recorded live at the Plugged Nickel in Chicago, IL. The entire seven sets over the two nights of December 22 and 23rd were released as a box set “The Complete Live at the Plugged Nickel 1965″. 122 more words

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On this day in jazz (December 04)

On this day in 1964, guitarist Kenny Burrell began recording the studio album “Guitar Forms”. The album features arrangements by Gil Evans on five of the nine tracks; three blues songs without the larger group and one solo performance (“Prelude #2″). 168 more words

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CHECK THE RHIME

Wow, this is a heavy throwback. I have been compulsively nodding my head to this classic hip hop album from the 1990s, wondering how in the world I missed this gem back then. 546 more words

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Joe Henderson - Mode For Joe (1966)

Joe Henderson: tenor sax
Lee Morgan: trumpet
Curtis Fuller: trombone
Bobby Hutcherson: vibraphone
Cedar Walton: piano
Ron Carter: bass
Joe Chambers: drums

A Shade of Jade… 17 more words

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On this day in jazz (November 27)

On this day in 1973, Paul Desmond began recording the album “Skylark” at Rudy Van Gelder’s studio in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. Joining Paul on the album were guitarists… 145 more words

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On this day in jazz (November 24)

On this day in 1974, trumpeter Chet Baker and baritone saxophonist Gerry Mulligan reunited for a concert at Carnegie Hall. Joining the duo was a rhythm section of Bob James on pianos, Dave Samuels on vibes, Ron Carter on bass and Harvey Mason on drums. 129 more words

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