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Jazz Primer

Great, but obscure albums to purchase

By Published: December 9, 2004
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Date: 30-Aug-1999 10:00:12
From: dan patten ( dpatten@mtt.ca )
obscure albums: 1/sonny stitt/jack mcduff/gene ammons-soul summit-prestige 2/art pepper/zoot sims-art'n'zoot-pablo 3/philly joe jones-mo'jo'-blacklion 4/jimmy smith-sum serious blues-milestone 5/eddie lockjaw davis-swingin till the girls come home or all of me-both steeplechase 6/ben webster-stormy weather-blacklion 7/coleman hawkins/milt jackson-bean bags-koch 8/oscar peterson/buddy defranco-hark-ojc 9/zoot sims/joe newman-locking horns-freshsound


Date: 05-Sep-1999 02:23:54
From: LUKE ( shredguy@hotmail.com )
"Sunscreams"- Mick Goodrick Quartet "None Too Soon"- Allan Holdsworth "So Near So Far"- Joe Henderson "Alive"- Chick Corea Akoustic Band "Extensions"- Dave Holland Quartet "Lunar Crush"- Fiuczynski/Medeski "Solstice"- Ralph Towner "Live"- Frank Gambale "After The Rain"- John Mclaughlin


Date: 14-Oct-1999 17:33:49
From: MikeJ
I hesitate to call any of my recommendations "obscure," but I'm not sure that any of the following have appeared above:

JACKIE MCLEAN: "Let Freedom Ring" If it were possible to wear out the laser on a cd player, this cd would do it. I rank it in the top 5 hardbob recordings ever made. It is THAT good.

SONNY CLARk: "Leapin' and Lopin'"

HANK MOBLEY: "Third Season" Sonny Geenwich's guitar is a hidden gem

JOE HENDERSON: "Mode for Joe" and "In n' Out"

There are lots more, but I thought I'd start with these. Not to be redundant, repetitive, tautological, and say the same thing twice, but you will never regret buying "Let Freedom Ring"!




Date: 20-Oct-1999 16:21:26
From: Kristopher Bell ( kris@spie.org )
Sonny Stitt— Endgame Brilliance Art Farmer— Blame it on My Youth Mingus— Cumbia and Jazz Fusion


Date: 24-Oct-1999 09:53:17
From: Simone
LUCKY THOMPSON & MARTIAL SOLAL: "Lucky in Paris"

STEVE LACY AND MAL WALDRON: "Communique"

CHUCK WAYNE & ZOOT SIMS: "Tasty Pudding"

RANDY KLEIN & HARVIE SWARTZ: "Love Notes from the Bass"

JIMMY RANEY & HAL OVERTON: "A"


Date: 24-Oct-1999 11:41:57
From: Cecil
Two of the great big band albums since the swing era are:

GEORGE RUSSELL: "Jazz in the Space Age" which are Russell compositions featuring a 1960s line-up with the pianists Bill Evans and Paul Bley as the featured soloists!! Other notables include Bob Brookmeyer, Milt Hinton, Charlie Persip, Bary Galbraith, Frank Rehak, Hal McKusick etc. etc.

MUHAL RICHARD ABRAMS ORCHESTRA: "Blu Blu Blu" this is simply one of the best big band albums released in the 1990s with Jack Walrath, Lindsey Horner, Warren Smith, Thurman Barker etc. etc.


Date: 27-Oct-1999 01:33:04
From: Phil Kelly ( lonearrngr@nas.com )
Speaking of Geo. Russell:

1. NEW YORK NEW YORK w/ Coltrane, Bill Evans, and a hell of a band ..

2. Gerry Mulligan CONCERT JAZZ BAND—w/ Russell's AA ABOUT ROSIE

Both great record


Date: 28-Oct-1999 20:05:51
From: Brian Rajski ( Brian.Rajski@m.cc.utah.edu )
1: Wayne Shorter—Etc. just as good as "speak no evil," dark and beautiful 2: Andrew Hill—Point of Departure terrific group performance by a unique composer


Date: 02-Nov-1999 01:13:59
From: gareth
Don Pullen-Ode to life Chick Corea and Orgin-change JOe Lovano-tenor Legacy


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