18-06-07

Miles Davis - At Monterey 1963

Monterey Jazz Festival Launches New Record Label in Partnership With Concord Music Group in Celebration of MJF's 50th Year

Monterey Jazz Festival Records Debuts on July 31

With Five Never-Before-Heard Releases Culled From Historic Live Archives

First Releases Feature Recordings From Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, Shirley Horn and Grover Washington, Jr. MJFR Will Also Debut New Discs by Contemporary Groups And Special Events Projects, Recorded at the Festival

April 23, 2007; Monterey, California; In celebration of the 50th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival, Monterey Jazz Festival Records will make its debut with a remarkable series of historic, never-before- heard, live-at-Monterey releases. Not only does this mark the first time a festival has launched its own label, but the riches of its tape archives-more than 1600 tapes with more than 2000 hours of concerts in the vault-makes this ambitious endeavor a jazz bonanza.

The Monterey Jazz Festival, the pioneering West Coast-styled jazz party, inarguably holds the world record for the longest-running jazz affair, having been born in 1958 on the Monterey Fairgrounds, some 100 miles south of San Francisco. This year MJF turns 50, with its annual three-day gala (September 21-23) taking on special significance with a wealth of performances offered on nine stages spread throughout the festival's 20-acre grounds.

Monterey Jazz Festival Records is a stand-alone label in partnership with the Monterey Jazz Festival and Concord Music Group.  The profits realized by the festival will be re-invested into its ongoing internationally recognized jazz education programs. The MJFR imprint's first five unreleased recordings, to be released on July 31, capture the crème de la crème of the jazz heritage: Louis Armstrong (caught playing the very first night of the festival in 1958); Miles Davis (introducing to the West Coast his classic '60s quintet, Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter and Tony Williams, featuring saxophonist George Coleman in 1963); Thelonious Monk (his quartet augmented by bassist Steve Swallow and an expanded five-piece festival workshop in 1964); and two revered artists, Shirley Horn and Grover Washington Jr., both, respectively, playing their one and only sets at Monterey in 1994...(and on it goes...)

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17-06-07

Glenn Gould - Salzburg 1959

This afternoon at 16h00, France Musique will broadcast Glenn Goulds Salzburg 1959 recital which contains :

1.      Schoenberg: Suite, op. 25

2.      Bach, Johann Sebastian: Goldberg variations, BWV 988

3.      Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Piano sonata no. 10, K. 330

4.      Sweelinck, Jan Pieterszoon: Organ fantasy

This recital was once available on a Music & Arts CD 677 but i don't seem to find a copy of it. If it's still available please let me know. In the mean time i'll record it from the radio.

Here's a cover of the original cd :

Glenn Gould Salzburg

 

 

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15-06-07

Sonny Rollins

A news item from the All About Jazz website:

Sonny Rollins at Carnegie Hall 9/18: A Live Recording, with Trio

On the evening of November 29, 1957, tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins,
then 27 years old, took to the stage of Carnegie Hall for the first
time. Sharing the bill that night with Billie Holiday, Ray Charles,
and the Thelonious Monk Quartet featuring John Coltrane, Rollins
played three songs - "Moritat," "Sonnymoon for Two," and "Some
Enchanted Evening" - with bassist Wendell Marshall and drummer Kenny
Dennis.

Come September 18, 2007, Rollins will mark the 50th anniversary of
that milestone in his legendary career by revisiting the same
repertoire in the same trio format - with special guests Roy Haynes on
drums and Christian McBride on acoustic bass. Sonny's own Oleo
Productions will present the concert, which will also feature a set
with his working band of Clifton Anderson, Bobby Broom, Bob Cranshaw,
and Kimati Dinizulu.

"We're making a statement with this event," says Rollins. "First of
all, the concert is being produced in-house by the musicians, and
being recorded for my own label [Doxy]. It's also a validation of the
contemporaries that Roy and I played with, and an affirmation of the
music we've been involved with all our lives."

For a 25-year period beginning in the 1970s, Rollins's special- guest
concerts - usually held at Carnegie Hall but sometimes at Town Hall or
the Beacon Theater instead - were perennial highlights of the jazz
calendar. Among the musicians to appear as Sonny's guests were old
friends and young lions: Terence Blanchard, Dizzy Gillespie, Charles
Mingus, Branford Marsalis, Tony Williams, Jim Hall, Grover Washington
Jr., Roy Hargrove, Wynton Marsalis. The last such event took place at
the Beacon, where Sonny hosted Percy Heath, Walter Bishop Jr., Jackie
McLean, Gil Coggins, and Wallace Roney way back in November 1995.

That 12-year hiatus is now over. "Let's take it to the bridge," Roy
Haynes says of the September concert. "I can't wait!"

Tickets go on sale Monday, July 30, online at www.carnegiehall.org; by
phone (CarnegieCharge) at 212-247-7800; or at the box office at 57th
Street and 7th Avenue. The concert recording, to be released in spring
2008 by Doxy Records, will also include the 1957 trio material, a
20-minute tape recently made available to Rollins by the Library of
Congress.

Roy Haynes and Sonny Rollins had a number of opportunities to work
together early in the tenor saxophonist's career. (Haynes, 82,
remembers that the younger Rollins "used to come to my house, but I
didn't even know he played an instrument then.") Their first
professional encounter was also Rollins's first time in the recording
studio, on an April 1949 Babs Gonzales session. Soon to follow were
dates with Bud Powell in August 1949, Miles Davis in January 1951, and
Sonny's own debut as a leader in that same 1951 session. Haynes was
the drummer for Rollins's first Riverside recording, The Sound of
Sonny, in June 1957, and for a 1958 Newport Jazz Festival appearance
with bassist Henry Grimes. Their final meeting on record came in July
1958, for Sonny Rollins and the Big Brass (MGM).

"The great Roy Haynes," says Rollins, "one of the top drummers in jazz
history, has been my buddy and friend for many years - all the way
back to the Hill [Sugar Hill, in Harlem]. I am so lucky to have him
this night at Carnegie Hall."

Christian McBride, 35, was brought to the project on a recommendation
from Haynes, with whom he had toured and recorded on several
occasions. "When a musician is highly praised by all of his fellows,"
Rollins says, "it means something. I am looking forward to having this
opportunity to play with Christian."

Less than a week after the Carnegie Hall concert - on September 23 -
Sonny Rollins will perform at the Monterey Jazz Festival, which is
celebrating its own 50th anniversary. Sonny appeared at the very first
Monterey festival, in 1957.

Rollins, who (along with Steve Reich) received the Polar Music Prize
in Stockholm last month and gave a concert while there, will be
returning to Europe for a seven-city tour this fall. His itinerary for
the remainder of 2007 includes the following concerts, in addition to
Carnegie Hall and Monterey:

6/22 Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver, BC; 6/24 Jazzfest International,
Royal Theater, Victoria, BC; 7/14 Perugia (Italy) Jazz Festival; 7/27
Kiva Auditorium, Albuquerque, NM; 7/29 Lensic Performing Arts Center,
Santa Fe, NM; 8/11 Jazz in Marciac (France); 9/21 Schnitzer
Auditorium, Portland, OR; 10/13 Music Hall Center for the Performing
Arts, Detroit; 11/16 Palau de la Musica, Barcelona; 11/19 Teatro de la
Maestranza, Seville; 11/21 Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; 11/24
Barbican Theatre, London; 11/26 Concertgebouw, Amsterdam; 11/29 Opera
Rainier, Monte Carlo; 12/1 Salle Pleyel, Paris.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=14172

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14-06-07

The Velvet Underground - Evil Mothers

Since we moved i finally had a chance to have a look at my old cassettes and i found some Velvet Underground Bootleg LP called 'Evil Mothers'. Hm i gonna transfer that one to a cdr i guess one of these days. I found the original cover aert on the web and i just have to share this with you. Have a look :

Evil_Mothers-cover blog

 

Evil_Mothers-back blog

12-06-07

Jazz Icons DVD

The Jazz Icons DVD series is still ambitious. have a look at the new series of DVDS announced for september 2007 :

 

JAZZ ICONS: SARAH VAUGHAN LIVE IN 58 & 64 (64 Minutes)
Sweden 9/7/58
Sometimes I'm
Happy
Lover
Man

September In The
Rain
Mean To
Me

Tenderly

If This Isn't
Love

Personnel
Sarah Vaughan (Vocal)
Richard Davis (Bass)
Ronnell Bright (Piano)
Art Morgan (Drums)

Holland 6/7/58
Over The Rainbow
They All
Laughed

Lover
Man

Cherokee

Sometimes Im Happy

Personnel
Sarah Vaughan (Vocal)
Richard Davis (Bass)
Ronnell Bright (Piano)
Art Morgan (Drums)

Sweden 10/1/64
I Feel
Pretty

The More I See
You

Baubles, Bangles And
Beads
I Got
Rhythm

Misty

Honeysuckle
Rose

Maria

Won't You Come Home Bill
Bailey

Personnel
Sarah Vaughan (Vocal)
Buster Williams (Bass)
Kirk Stuart (Piano)
George Hughes (Drums)

JAZZ ICONS: CHARLES MINGUS LIVE IN 64 (90 Minutes)
Norway 4/12/64
So Long
Eric

Orange Was The Color Of Her Dress, Then Blue Silk
Ow!

They Cant Take That Away From Me
If I Should Lose
You
Buzzy

Take The A Train

Personnel
Charles Mingus Bass
Eric Dolphy - Alto Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet
Clifford Jordan Tenorsax
Johnny Coles Trumpet
Jaki Byard Piano
Dannie Richmond- Drums

Belgium 4/19/64
So Long
Eric

Peggy's Blue
Skylight

Meditations On Integration

Personnel
Charles Mingus Bass
Eric Dolphy - Alto Sax, Flute, Bass Clarinet
Clifford Jordan Tenorsax
Jaki Byard Piano
Dannie Richmond- Drums

JAZZ ICONS: JOHN COLTRANE LIVE IN 60, 61 & 65 (90 Minutes)
Germany 3/28/60
Autumn Leaves
Whats
New

Autumn In
NY

Hackensack

On Green Dolphin Street
Walkin

The
Theme

Personnel
John Coltrane (Tenor Sax)
Wynton Kelly (Piano)
Paul Chambers (Bass)
Jimmy Cobb (Drums)

Additional Personnel
on Hackensack
Oscar Peterson - Piano
on Moonlight In Vermont and Hackensack
Stan Getz Tenor Sax

Germany 11/24/61
My Favorite
Things

Ev'rytime We Say Goodbye
Impressions

Personnel
John Coltrane (Tenor and Soprano Sax)
Eric Dolphy (Alto Sax and Flute)
McCoy Tyner (Piano)
Reggie Workman (Bass)
Elvin Jones (Drums)

Belgium 8/1/65
Vigil

Naima

My Favorite
Things

Personnel
John Coltrane (Tenor Sax and Soprano Sax)
McCoy Tyner (Piano)
Jimmy Garrison (Bass)
Elvin Jones (Drums)

JAZZ ICONS: WES MONTGOMERY LIVE IN 65 (78 Minutes)
Holland 4/2/65
I Love
Blues

Nicas
Dream

The End Of A Love Affair

Personnel
Wes Montgomery (Guitar)
Pim Jacobs (Piano)
Ruud Jacobs (Bass)
Han Bennink (Drums)

Belgium 4/4/65
Impressions

Twisted
Blues

Here's That Rainy Day
Jingles

The Girl Next Door

Personnel
Wes Montgomery (Guitar)
Arthur Harper (Bass)
Harold Mabern (Piano)
Jimmy Lovelace (Drums)

England 5/7/65
Four On
Six

Full
House

Here's That Rainy Day
Twisted
Blues

West Coast Blues

Personnel
Wes Montgomery (Guitar)
Rick Laird (Bass)
Stan Tracey (Piano)
Jackie Dougan (Drums)

JAZZ ICONS: DEXTER GORDON LIVE IN 63 & 64 (69 Minutes)
Holland 7/29/64

A Night In Tunisia
Whats
New

Blues Walk

Personnel
Dexter Gordon (Tenor Sax)
George Gruntz (Piano)
Guy Pedersen (Bass)
Daniel Humair (Drums)

Switzerland 11/17/63
Second Balcony
Jump
Youve Changed

Personnel
Dexter Gordon (Tenor Sax)
Kenny Drew Piano
Gilbert "Bibi" Rovere - Bass
Art Taylor- Drums

Belgium 1/8/64
Lady
Bird

Body And Soul

Personnel
Dexter Gordon (Tenor Sax)
George Gruntz (Piano)
Guy Pedersen (Bass)
Daniel Humair (Drums)

JAZZ ICONS: DAVE BRUBECK LIVE IN 64 & 66 (67 Minutes)
Belgium 10/10/64
St. Louis
Blues
Koto
Song

Three To Get
Ready
In Your Own Sweet
Way
Take
Five

Personnel
Dave Brubeck Piano
Paul Desmond - Alto Sax
Eugene Wright Bass
Joe Morello- Drums

Germany 11/6/66
Take The A
Train

40
Days

I'm In A Dancing
Mood
Koto
Song

Take
Five

Personnel
Dave Brubeck Piano
Paul Desmond - Alto Sax
Eugene Wright Bass
Joe Morello- Drums

JAZZ ICONS: DUKE ELLINGTON LIVE IN 58 (65 Minutes)
Holland 11/2/58
Black And Tan
Fantasy
Creole Love
Call

The
Mooch

My Funny
Valentine

Kinda
Dukish

Rockin' In
Rhythm
Mr. Gentle And Mr.
Cool
All Of
Me

Things Ain't What They Used To
Be
Hi-Fi-Fo-Fum

Sophisticated
Lady

Don't Get Around Much
Anymore
Do Nothing Til You Hear From
Me
Don't You Know I
Care
In A Sentimental
Mood
Mood
Indigo

I'm Beginning To See The
Light
Caravan

I Got It Bad And That Ain't
Good
It Don't Mean A Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Solitude

I Let A Song Go Out Of My
Heart
Don't Get Around Much
Anymore
Diminuendo In Blue And Crescendo In
Blue

Personnel
Reeds:
Johnny Hodges (alto sax)
Russell Procope (alto sax, clarinet)
Paul Gonsalves (tenor sax)
Jimmy Hamilton (tenor sax, clarinet)
Harry Carney (baritone sax, clarinet, bass clarinet)

Trumpets:
Cat Anderson
Harold "Shorty" Baker
Ray Nance (trumpet, violin, vocal)
Clark Terry

Trombones:
Quentin Jackson
John Sanders (valve trombone)
Britt Woodman

rhythm section
Duke Ellington (piano)

Jimmy Woode (bass)

Sam Woodyard (drums)

Ozzie Bailey (vocal)

JAZZ ICONS BOX SET (Bonus Disc)
JOHN COLTRANE
Sweden 11/30/62
I Want To Talk About You

DEXTER GORDON
Norway 1964
I Want
More

DAVE BRUBECK
Finland 5/18/65
Unisphere

SARAH VAUGHAN
Sweden 10/30/67
The Shadow Of Your Smile
What Now My Love
I Had A
Ball

DIZZY GILLESPIE
Interview 1970

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04-06-07

Chet Baker

The New York Times june 3rd edition runs an article on Bruce Weber's "Let's Get Lost' film. It gets a second life and a three week showing in NYC. But when is that DVD finally available???

 

 

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29-05-07

Miles Davis - Another Jack Johnson

Miles Davis - Another Jack Johnson

So What SW-050

 

 

anotherjackjohnson

 

 

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