Record Scores – Nov/Dec 2013

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Bennie Maupin

The Jewel In The Lotus
1974 – ECM

zony

Wayne Horvitz & Zony Mash
Cold Spell
1997 – Knitting Factory Works
(CD)

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Houston Person

Goodness!
1969 – Prestige

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Grant Green
Carryin’ On
1970 – Blue Note

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DJ Cam

No. 1
1997 – Shadow Records
2x 10″ Vinyl

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Lou Donaldson

Fried Buzzard
1967 – Cadet

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Jean-Marc Padovani Septet
Out – “Tribute To Eric Dolphy”
2003 – Deux Z
(CD)

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Miles Davis Quartet

“A Night In Tunisia”
1955 – Prestige
7″ Vinyl

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Joe Henderson

In Japan
1973 – Milestone

Record Scores – 8.10.13

I finally got my hands on a copy of the Blow Up Soundtrack by Herbie Hancock.  This record has been a favorite of mine for years but I’ve never had it on vinyl.  It also features a song by The Yardbirds, “Stroll On”, which was a rewrite of “Train Kept A Rollin”.  The lineup for the Herbie stuff is incredible:

Herbie Hancock – piano, melodica
Freddie Hubbard – trumpet
Joe Newman – trumpet
Phil Woods – alto sax
Joe Henderson – tenor sax
Jimmy Smith – organ (possibly Paul Griffin: organ)
Jim Hall – guitar
Ron Carter – bass
Jack DeJohnette – drums

These are some of the other highlights.  I haven’t listened to the Chet Baker LP on CTI yet but my expectations are LOW, even with Ron Carter and Jack DeJohnette.  But for a buck, I had to pick it up.

This is the scene from the 1966 film Blow Up that features the Yardbirds song.  This scene (and entire film) are so weird and great.  I love how everybody in the audience is just standing there staring at the band like it is some interpretive dance performance or something.  I dare you not to want to dance to this song!

Stranger Convention – “Black Narcissus” (Joe Henderson)

Stranger Convention is a new (ish ?) jazz quintet playing around Pittsburgh.  They play cool shit like Joe Jenderson‘s “Black Narcissus” and a Radiohead tune.  I just found out about them last night while perusing the upcoming schedule at James Street.  They are playing there on 8/11 by the way.  I look forward to checking out one of their shows as soon as possible. Good stuff.  I dig it.

Record Scores – 2.13.13

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I picked up a few records at the thrift store yesterday on my lunch break.  Some people like to eat lunch on their lunch break, but I’d prefer looking for records.  Most days I end up looking through all the bullshit typical thrift store garbage.  But, once in a while, I have a day like this, and it makes all those other days worth it.  I definitely would not consider this an incredible day, but for the price, I found some nice things for sure.

So far, I’ve only been able to listen to a couple of these.  But, hands down, the best thing in the whole lot is For Those Who Chant by Luis Gasca from 1971.  I’ve never seen this before before but the cover is cool, it has Joe Henderson on tenor sax, Carlos Santana on guitar, and it was recorded in 1971. This LP is pretty incredible all around.  Here’s a video of the first track on side B, “Spanish Gypsy”.

 

The Gil Scott Heron & Brian Jackson 1980 LP is exactly as expected, late 70’s funky disco.  But, that’s all I’ve gotten to so far.  The Bud Powell should be cool and the live Mongo Santamaria stuff has potential.  There are also a few that are not pictured here like some Bossa Nova comps, Freddie Hubbard, and Otis Redding among others.