50th anniversaries of Blue Note recording sessions from June 1969 this week: (1) Stanley Turrentine with McCoy Tyner & Billy Cobham; (2) pianist Jack Wilson's trio; (3) Big John Patton; (4) Andrew Hill with a string quartet; (5) Brother Jack McDuff's 'Down Home Style'; (6) Donald Byrd's 'Fancy Free.' Sessions (1) & (3) were never released in their entirety as actual LPs, but as melds with other recording dates on LP/CD many years after the recording dates & session (4) was never formally released by BN. The Turrentine & Byrd sessions are bona fide classics. Bonus tracks: BN-10 (boogie woogie piano from Pete Johnson) & one side of an Erroll Garner 78 from 1944!
Thanks to our top listeners of the week in: Athens (Greece), Strasbourg (France), Necochea (Argentina), Chicago & Baton Rouge (US) and Willesden (UK).
R.I.P. Leon Redbone (Aug 26, 1949May 30, 2019)
Stanley Turrentine "Stan's Shuffle" from Easy Walker (Blue Note) 00:00
Stanley Turrentine "Intermission Walk" from Easy Walker (Blue Note) 06:53
Stanley Turrentine "Wave" from Easy Walker (Blue Note) 14:32
Jack Wilson "Scarborough Fair" from Song For My Daughter (Blue Note) 22:40
Pete Johnson "Barrelhouse Breakdown" from 78 rpm single (Blue Note) 28:48
Pete Johnson "Kansas City Farewell" from 78rpm single (Blue Note) 33:32
John Patton "Sweet Pea" from Accent On The Blues (Blue Note) 37:57
John Patton "Dragon Slayer" from Memphis To New York Spirit (Blue Note) 44:11
John Patton "Cissy Strut" from Memphis To New York Spirit (Record Label) 50:49
Donald Byrd "Fancy Free" from Fancy Free (Blue Note) 57:40
Donald Byrd "The Uptowner" from Fancy Free (Blue Note) 1:10:20
Andrew Hill "Monkash" from Andrew HillMosaic Select (Mosaic) 1:20:05
Andrew Hill "Mahogany" from Andrew HillMosaic Select (Mosaic) 1:26:37
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