When you get up in the morning, you must have a song - Ray Charles

Monday, October 31, 2011

Bud Powell - Radio Broadcasts Summer 1953

Just wanted to get one last one in before the end of the month. I've had this ready to go for awhile. Wasn't really sure how much interest there would be in this. Enjoy...

Here's one I found as I was cleaning out some old cassettes. The sound quality isn't that great, but i suspect it wasn't on the original source as I was using a Nakamichi deck at the time I would have grabbed this. I probably grabbed this from a late night radio show. The fact that the sound is muffled is probably why the cassette languished in a box all these many years. Despite that I found myself enjoying the music once I decided to give it a quick listen before converting or trashing. I'm thinking that may even be Mingus on bass and then, what the hell that has to be Bird on a couple of tracks. So yeah, we're keeping it and even sharing it here.

*While researching before posting I see now that ESP was offering digital dls of this but physical product. What's this world coming to? Also their track listings appear to be different than what I have on tape. I'll try to do my best to reconcile the two, as I sometimes have problems recognizing even the most common songs, or rather recognizing the titles of such. They also supplied all the info as I had nothing but a cassette in a plastic case.

Bud Powell 
1953 Summer Broadcasts

1. I've Got You Under My Skin
2. Autumn In New York
3. I Want To Be Happy
4. Moose The Mooche
5. Cheryl
6. Budo
7. My Heart Stood Still
8. Dance Of The Infidels
9. Dance Of The Infidels

Bud Powell - piano
Charles Mingus - bass
Art Taylor - drums
add Bird (as) and Candido (cgs) to tracks 3 & 4

recorded at Birdland
1-5 - 5/30/53
6-8 - 6/20/53
9 - 7/11/53


Sunday, October 23, 2011

Jorge Lopez Ruiz - Bronca Buenos Aries

This came as a recommendation from an acquaintance. I am often suspect of recommendations, more often than not they turn out to be mediocre lps that someone has a personal affinity towards. Not that I don't have many lps in my collection that would easily fall into that category.
 This on the other hand caught me off guard. I was fully expecting a decent '70's brazilian record. I had no idea how cool this thing was gonna be. It easily slides from quiet ensemble passages to Tranesque sax workouts to full modern big band arrangements. Never a misstep

From the liner notes.".recorded and composed in B.A. by Argentinian bassist Jorge Lopes Ruiz in 1971. Based on the writings of Jose tcherkaski and the "El Cordobazo" uprising,"

Bronca Buenos Aries

1. La Cuidad Vacia
2. Relatos
3. Amor Buenos Aries
4. Bronca Buenos Aries

Horacio  "Chivo" Borraro - tenor sax
Fernando  Gelbard - Pianos and flute
Jorge Lopez Ruiz - bass
Carlos "Poncho" Lapouble - drums

Santiago Giacobbe - hammond
Alfredo Remus - electric bass
Enrique "Zurdo" Roizner - drums

the choir and orchestra appear are all locals.

recorded at Estudios  Ion; Buenos Aries; 1971

this is a cd reissue and not the real thing...wmcd-0082

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Pharaoh Sanders - Live At The East

I had actually forgotten how much I enjoy this record, until I was reminded recently that I owed someone a copy.
Around the time this was recorded, Sanders could easily venture off into free form territory or he could hold the course with more spiritual sounding stuff that was no less interesting. I love the way this gently slides between both.

Sanders assembled an odd and definitely smoking line up for this outing. From what I have read, this was not actually recorded at the East, but the audience was brought to the studio albeit still for a live recording

Most certainly this is a copy I got from someone's fine blog at one time, because my vinyl is not this clean and the second track is split on the lp. So I debt of gratitude is owed to whoever was kind enough to put an immaculate copy out there.

Pharaoh Sanders
Live At The East

1. Healing Song
2. Lumkili Pts 1 & 2
3. Memories of J. W. Coltrane

Pharaoh Sanders - tenor
Marvin Hannibal Peterson - trumpet
Carlos Garnett - flute
Harold Vick - tenor
Joe Bonner - piano
Cecil McBee, Stanley Clarke - bass
Billy Hart, Norman Connors - drums
Lawrence Killian - percussion

Prestige AS 9227

recorded NYC 1971

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

A Taste Of The Best From World Pacific

Hell, I wanna post this record almost as much for the cover as the music. Everything about this record is just about its period. I can see this spinning on the Hi-fi at my bachelor pad, except I'm not that old and was never that cool. Prepared for the industry the year I was born, I wonder which of us has held up better? The competition may have been tougher if they had mined Pacific's vaults a bit more, but I realize that was not the intention.
There is nothing unreleased on here as far as I know although there a bit of stuff you won't find easily.
On the bright side..."all the selections were chosen for broad appeal and brevity..."
"All necessary information to facilitate and stimulate frequent play is included in the chart below."

The Major Names In Modern Music - On World Pacific

1. Let's Face The Music and Dance
2.The Folks Who love On The Hill
3. Siren Song
4. Smoke gets In Your Eyes
5. Put Away Your Dreams
6. 'Round About Midnight
7. In A Mellowtone
8. Lullaby Of The Leaves
9. Dance of The Siamese Children
10. Rhymes Have I
11. Disc Jockey Jump
12. Jersey Bounce
13. It Don't Mean A Thing
14. The Preacher
15. Don't Be That Way
16. That Old Feeling
17. Look For The Silver Lining
18. September In The Rain
19. Guitar For Sale
20. Raga Mishra Piloo

1. David Allen w/ Bill Holman Orch.
2. David Allen w/ Johnny Mandel Orch.
3. Pat Healy w/ Fred Katz  Orch.
4. Bud Shank w/ Len Mercer Orch.
5. Bud Shank - Bob Cooper Orch.
6. Gil Evans and his Orch.
7. Chico Hamilton Quintet
8. Chico Hamilton Trio
9. The Mastersounds
10. The Mastersounds
11. Gerry Mulligan and the Sax Section
12. Gerry Mulligan Quartet
13. Annie Ross w/ Gerry Mulligan Quartet
14. Gerry Mulligan w/ Vinnie Burke Strings
15. Bob Brookmeyer - Jimmy Guiffre Quintet
16. Chet Baker Quartet
17. Chet Baker - Bill Perkins Quintet
18. Harry Edison Quartet
19. Shorty Petterstein!
20. Ravi Shankar w/ Charur Lal

World Pacific ST 779