Current Vinyl Playlist VOL 6
This is the sixth installment on my new regular entry on this mess of a blog.
I'm still working hard on catching up...
Pulled out some jazz records and wanted to showcase a few of them.
From upper left:
1) John Coltrane - A Love Supreme
IMO, this is where you start if you do not know jazz. This is the best example of modal jazz and one of the most important and highly regarded jazz recordings ever.
All recorded in one session in December 9th, 1964.
Here's "Part II - Resolution"
2) Earl "Father" Hines - Blue Note #5 12" 78
Recorded and released in 1939, this is a fine example of early Blue Note recordings before WW2. Here's side B - "Reminiscing At Blue Note". My records sounds MUCH cleaner than this video.
3) Duke Ellington - Ellington Uptown
Found this gem in a thrift store in Coos Bay, OR. Great stuff at the end of big band era. The creation of the Long Playing record gave Duke Ellington a palette to compose wonderful extended pieces like The Harlem Suite without the constraint of the short length of a 78rpm side - about 5 minutes max.
4) Dirty Art Club - Gardens
Not jazz, but has the same kind of mentality. Psych-Hop that expresses a bunch of cool moods in one record.
Here's a YouTube of the whole thing.
5) Stan Getz & Charlie Byrd - Jazz Samba
The titles speaks for itself. This kicked off America's Bossa Nova craze in the early 1960's. Here's Desafinado.
6) Hugh Masekela - Masekela
This was recorded in late 1968 by the great South African jazz trumpeter. One of my personal favorite albums.
"Gold" was released as a single, did not feature his trumpet, but you can really feel the African vibe to his music.
I have MANY more to review.
See you next time!