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Ron Carter: Antonin Dvorak: New World Symphony

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"My record of import is one I heard in 1962 when I heard the melody played by Yusef Lateef on oboe. I later found out the record he made on this disc was called “Goin' Home" which is one of the movements from a Dvorak Symphony. So I went out and bought the disc--that would have ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Benny Golson: Dizzy Gillespie Sextet with Dexter Gordon: Blue 'n' Boogie

Read "Benny Golson: Dizzy Gillespie Sextet with Dexter Gordon: Blue 'n' Boogie" reviewed by William Ellis

Well--I've been around for a long time, and during the time when I got started there were no such things as albums so there were no covers! This was the time of the 78 recording with three minute at tops for each recording so whatever the person was going to present they had to present it ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Jon Faddis: Dizzy Gillespie & Roy Eldridge, Soul Mates

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Jon Faddis: Wigan Arena, July, 2014 Dizzy Gillespie and Roy Eldridge Soul Mates (Verve, 1954) “I remember getting this as a present from my sister on my 11th birthday and I just remember how excited I was. I listened to that record thousands of times. It wasn't my first Dizzy ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Joe Lovano: Miles Davis - 'Round About Midnight

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Joe Lovano: Birdland, NYC, 21st September 2014 “Well, I would have to say Miles Davis, 'Round About Midnight (Columbia, 1957). I grew up listening to this recording as a kid and the poetic expression -the ensemble playing between John Coltrane and Miles Davis, Red Garland, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones just captured my ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Sheila Jordan: Charlie Parker, Now's The Time

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Sheila Jordan: At home, New York City, 11th February 2014 “This is the first jazz recording I ever heard, it's not even bebop! It's a rebopper! Charlie Parker's Reboppers. “There's a whole story behind this record. Charlie Parker alto, Miles Davis, trumpet, Curley Russell, bass and who's on piano? ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Jack Bruce: L'ascension, Olivier Messiaen

Read "Jack Bruce:  L'ascension, Olivier Messiaen" reviewed by William Ellis

"It's called L'ascension by Olivier Messiaen who was a French composer I have loved for most of my life. Why I love his compositions is he shows that music has always existed. Humans only stole it. We borrowed it -but it's in nature. It holds the universe together, ask any skylark or ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Kenny Burrell: Duke Ellington, The Great Paris Concert

Read "Kenny Burrell: Duke Ellington, The Great Paris Concert" reviewed by William Ellis

Kenny Burrell: University of California, Los Angeles, 7th May 2013 The record the maestro recorded in Paris in 1963; there are many great things on this recording. One that I particularly like--it's one of my favorite pieces in all of Ellingtonia and all music--is “Tone Parallel To Harlem," known as “Harlem Suite." ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Orbert Davis: Clifford Brown with Strings

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Orbert Davis: Symphony Centre, Buntrock Hall, Chicago. 15th May, 2013 This is Clifford Brown with Strings (EmArcy, 1955). I was a teenager when I first heard this incredible album--the depth is in its subtleties--and Clifford is so perfect with the string writing of Neal Hefti. It's a true blending of classical and jazz.

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Jimmy Heath: Charlie Parker with Strings

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Jimmy Heath: Langston Hughes Library, Flushing, New York, 30th April 2013 It was impossible to make a choice! This is Charlie Parker with Strings (Mercury Records, 1950)--a compilation of all the Charlie Parker with Strings--not just the one studio performance; there's some live performances. Someone at The Charlie Parker organisation that used ...

ARTICLE: ONE LP

Annie Ross: Billie Holiday, Lady in Satin

Read "Annie Ross: Billie Holiday, Lady in Satin" reviewed by William Ellis

She was my hero, she was my mentor, she was my idol. I got to know her very very well and I was very proud that I did, because she was a real buddy of mine. I think there's a whole life in this voice for her to sing the songs that she sings; ...


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