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THE JAZZ BEAT CAFE: featuring: Art Blakey/ The Jazz Messengers
April 16, 2016 08:32 PM PDT
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The Jazz Messengers is a 1956 album by the Jazz Messengers, released by Columbia Records. It was the last recording by the Jazz Messengers lineup featuring pianist Horace Silver.
In 1968 Columbia reissued the LP in their Jazz Odyssey Series with a new cover under the title Art Blakey with the Original Jazz Messengers. In 1997 the album was digitally remastered and released on CD, again with its original title and cover, featuring all the tracks from the original LP along with five additional tracks drawn from the same recording sessions but previously released only on foreign imports.
This is the track listing for the current Columbia CD release. Tracks 1-7 are from the original LP and in the same order. The adjacent tracks 8-10 and 12 were first released on Originally (Columbia CL 897, 1956). Track 11 was previously unreleased.

"Infra-Rae" (Hank Mobley) - 6:57
"Nica's Dream" (Horace Silver) - 11:51
"It's You or No One" (Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne) - 5:36
"Ecaroh" (Silver) - 6:02
"Carol's Interlude" (Mobley) - 5:36
"The End of a Love Affair" (E.C. Redding) - 6:43
"Hank's Symphony" (Mobley) - 4:37
"Weird-O" (Mobley) - 7:06
"Ill Wind" (Harold Arlen, Ted Koehler) - 2:52
"Late Show" (Mobley) - 7:09
"Deciphering the Message" (Mobley) - 6:29
"Carol's Interlude (alternate take)" (Mobley) - 6:13
PLUS: Angel eyes
A Night in Tunisia

Art Blakey, drums
Horace Silver, piano
Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone
Donald Byrd, trumpet
Doug Watkins, bass

THE JAZZ BEAT CAFE: featuring: Clifford Brown anthology
March 22, 2016 09:11 PM PDT
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Clifford Brown anthology The EmArcy Master, The Singers Sessions collects all of the tracks Brown recorded with vocalists Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, and Helen Merrill during one magical five-month period in 1954
Introduction
What Is This Thing Called Love
I've Got You Under My Skin
No More
Move
Darn That Dream
You Go To My Head
Medley 1: My Funny Valentine/Don't Worry 'Bout Me/Bess, You Is My Woman
Lover Come Back To Me
Medley 2: Alone Together/Summertime/Come Rain or Come Shine
Crazy He Calls me
There Is No Greater Love
I'll Remember April
Lullaby Of Birdland
April In Paris
He's My Guy
Jim
You're Not The Kind
Embraceable You
I'm Glad There Is You
September Song
It's Crazy
Don't Explain
You'd Be So Nice To Come Home To
What's New
Falling in Love with Love
Yesterdays
Born To Be Blue
'S Wonderful

Clifford Brown Primary Artist,Trumpet
Maynard Ferguson Trumpet
Herb Geller Alto Saxophone
Quincy Jones Conductor
Harold Land Tenor Saxophone
Herbie Mann Flute
Helen Merrill Vocals
Oscar Pettiford Bass,Cello
Max Roach Drums
Dinah Washington Vocals
Bobby Donaldson Drums
Danny Bank Flute,Baritone Saxophone
Joe Benjamin Bass
Keter Betts Bass
Clark Terry Trumpet
Ernie Wilkins Conductor
Barry Galbraith Guitar
Roy Haynes Drums
Milt Hinton Bass
Osie Johnson Drums
Jimmy Jones Piano
Junior Mance Piano
George Morrow Bass
Paul Quinichette Tenor Saxophone
Sarah Vaughan Vocals
Richie Powell Piano

THE JAZZ BEAT CAFE: featuring: This is jazz
April 06, 2016 06:49 PM PDT
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Bebop or bop is a style of jazz developed in the early to mid-1940s in the United States, which features songs characterized by a fast tempo, complex chord progressions with rapid chord changes and numerous changes of key, instrumental virtuosity, and improvisation based on a combination of harmonic structure, the use of scales and occasional references to the melody. It was developed in the early and mid-1940s. This style of jazz ultimately became synonymous with modern jazz, when both categories reached a certain final maturity in the 1960s.
Bebop developed as the younger generation of jazz musicians aimed to counter the popular, dance-oriented swing style with a new, non-danceable music that was more of a "musician's music" that demanded close listening. As bebop was no longer a dance music, it enabled the musicians to play at faster tempos. Bebop musicians explored advanced harmonies, complex syncopation, altered chords, extended chords, chord substitutions, asymmetrical phrasing, and intricate melodies. Bebop groups used rhythm sections in a way that expanded their role. Whereas the key ensemble of the Swing era was the huge Big Band, often supplemented by a string section, and playing heavily arranged tunes, the classic bebop group was the small combo that consisted of saxophone (alto or tenor), trumpet, piano, double bass and drums.

1
Be-Bop
6:17
Dizzy Gillespie
2
I've Got You Under My Skin
3:34
Charlie Parker
3
Cotton Tail
3:26
Ella Fitzgerald
4
I Get a Kick Out of You (Remastered)
2:50
Sonny Criss
5
The Inch Worm
6:12
John Coltrane Quartet
6
Broadway
6:46
Dexter Gordon
7
Groovin' High (Remastered)
6:22
Lou Donaldson
8
With a Song In My Heart (Remastered)
7:55
Sonny Clark
9
Ah! So
7:05
Horace Silver
10
Artistry Jumps
2:37
Stan Kenton
11
Speedball (Remastered)
5:30
Lee Morgan
12
Cherokee
3:40
Bud Powell
13
The Chase
2:46
Fats Navarro
14
Blue Lights (Remastered)
6:38
Clifford Jordan
15
I Remember You (Remastered)
7:29
Johnny Griffin
16
Tune Up
5:47
Sonny Rollins
Brownie Speaks
3:49
Clifford Brown
18
Cool Bunny
4:12
Art Pepper
19
I Got Rhythm
3:09
Sonny Stitt
20
Swingin' Kilts (Remastered)
8:48
Art Blakey

THE JAZZ BEAT CAFE: features Charles Mingus and The Bill Evens Trio
March 26, 2016 04:25 PM PDT
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Charles Mingus Jr.

Mingus Mingus Mingus is a 1964 album by jazz composer and bassist Charles Mingus. Mingus collaborated with arranger/orchestrator Bob Hammer to score the music for a large ensemble of brass and saxophones. "II B.S." – 4:48 "I X Love" – 7:41 "Celia" – 6:14 "Mood Indigo" (Duke Ellington/Barney Bigard) – 4:45 "Better Get Hit in Yo' Soul" – 6:30 "Theme for Lester Young" – 5:51 "Hora Decubitus" – 4:41 "Freedom" – 5:10 Bonus track Tracks #1 and 4-8, recorded on September 20, 1963: Eddie Preston - Trumpet Richard Williams - Trumpet Britt Woodman - Trombone Don Butterfield - Tuba Jerome Richardson - Soprano, baritone saxes, flute Dick Hafer - Tenor sax, clarinet, flute Booker Ervin - Tenor sax Eric Dolphy - Alto sax, flute, bass clarinet Jaki Byard - Piano Charles Mingus - Bass, (narration, #8) Walter Perkins - Drums Bob Hammer - Arranger and orchestrator Tracks #2 and 3, recorded on January 20, 1963: Rolf Ericson - Trumpet Richard Williams - Trumpet Quentin Jackson - Trombone Don Butterfield - Tuba Jerome Richardson - Soprano, baritone saxes, flute Dick Hafer - Tenor sax, flute, oboe Charlie Mariano - Alto sax Jaki Byard - Piano Jay Berliner - Guitar From the summer of 1966 pianist Bill Evans and bassist Eddie Gómez worked with an amazing series of drummers. Alphabetically they are Jack DeJohnette, John Dentz, Joe Hunt, Philly Joe Jones, Shelly Manne, Marty Morell, Alex Riel, and Arnie Wise. The musical chemistry between Evans, Gómez, and Morell was exceptional, and this trio stayed together from 1968 to 1974 1.Intro 2.Midnight Mood 3.Elsa 4.Sugar Plum 5.Morning Glory 6.A Sleepin' Bee 7.How My Heart Sings 8.Time Remembered 9.Beautiful Love 10.How My Heart Sings 11.Gloria's Step 12.Time Remembered 13.My Romance Personnel Bill Evans - piano Eddie Gomez - bass Marty Morell drums

THE JAZZ BEAT CAFE: featuring: Thelonious Monk's jazz septet. Monk's Music
April 01, 2016 10:55 PM PDT
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The first song "Abide With Me"—a hymn by W. H. Monk—is an austere rendition played only by the septet's horn section. The song "Ruby, My Dear" is performed only by Monk, Coleman Hawkins, Wilbur Ware, and Art Blakey. John Coltrane had joined Monk after playing with the Miles Davis Quintet, and Monk can be heard enthusiastically calling on him to take the first horn solo on the album in "Well, You Needn't" (though Coltrane's name does not appear on the front cover). All of the songs except one are original compositions by Thelonious Monk, but some had appeared on previous albums by Monk.
The two mixes of this album (stereo and mono) are notable in that they used entirely different setups of microphones, recording the same performances. The stereo mix was recorded using microphones at a greater distance from the band, and therefore has a distinctly different sound from the mono mix.

Thelonious Monk – piano
Ray Copeland – trumpet
Gigi Gryce – alto saxophone
Coleman Hawkins – tenor saxophone
John Coltrane – tenor saxophone
Wilbur Ware – double bass
Art Blakey – drums

1.
Abide with Me (feat. John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins & Art Blakey) — John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins
0:54

Well You Needn't (feat. John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins & Art Blakey) — John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins

3.
Ruby My Dear (feat. Coleman Hawkins & Art Blakey) — Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins
5:26
4.
Off Minor (feat. John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins & Art Blakey) — John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins
5:08
5.
Epistrophy (feat. John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins & Art Blakey) — John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins
10:45
6.
Crepuscule with Nellie (feat. John Coltrane, Coleman Hawkins & Art Blakey) — John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Thelonious Monk, Coleman Hawkins
4:40
7.
NuttyBonus Track
6:39
8.
Trinkle TinkleBonus Track
6:40
9.
Monk's MoodBonus Track
7:55
10.
Blues for TomorrowBonus Track
13:35
11.
Ruby My Dear (feat. John Coltrane)Bonus Track — John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk
6:20

ALTERATE TAKES
1
Ruby, My Dear
5:26
2
Trinkle, Tinkle
6:40
3
Off Minor (take 4)
5:15
4
Nutty
6:39
5
Epistrophy
3:10
6
Functional
9:43

THE JAZZ BEAT CAFE: Jazz All Stars Live: 1956 and 1957 FM Broadcasts
April 11, 2016 10:59 PM PDT
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1. Clifford Brown - Sweet Clifford
2. Clifford Brown - What's New?
3. Clifford Brown - Daahoud
4. Billie Holiday - Please Do not Talk About Me When I'm Gone
5. Steve Allen - Interview
6. Billie Holiday - I Do not Stand a Ghost of a Chance With You
7. Mister Kelley's - Good Morning Heartache
8. Mister Kelley's - You'd Better Go Now
9. Earl Bostic - Cracked Ice
10. Art Farmer - Serenata
11. Charles Mingus - Confirmation
12. Charles Mingus - Just Bohemia
13. Charles Mingus - What Is This Thing Called Love?
14. Anita O'Day - Pick Yourself Up
15. Anita O'Day - As Long As I Live
16. Anita O'Day - Boogie Blues
17. Joe Jones - Lover Man
18. Joe Jones - Fine and Dandy
19. Joe Jones - Bandstand Beat