Brubeck a la Mode // Dave Brubeck (Fantasy Original Jazz Classics OJC-200)

Continuing with my habit of profiling Brubeck albums that are less-known, here's another rather obscure album that Brubeck appeared on.  Literally. The Music Tune:  One For The Kids Recorded:  May and June 1960 Personnel: Bill Smith-  Clarinet Dave Brubeck-  Piano Eugene Wright-  Bass Joe Morello-  Drums If Paul Desmond isn't on hand, and another horn [...]

Lee Konitz With Warne Marsh // Lee Konitz & Warne Marsh (Atlantic 1217)

The Music Tune:  Topsy Recorded:  14 June, 1955 in New York City Personnel: Lee Konitz-  Alto Sax Warne Marsh-  Tenor Sax Billy Bauer-  Guitar Oscar Pettiford-  Bass Kenny Clarke-  Drums Yet again, the song I happened to profile happens to be one that identify with on spiritual level.  It was unplanned and unintentional.  This track [...]

Soul Brothers // Milt Jackson & Ray Charles (Atlantic 1279)

The Music Tune:  How Long Blues Recorded:  12 September, 1957 in New York City Personnel: Milt Jackson-  Vibraharp, piano Ray Charles-  Piano, alto sax Billy Mitchell-  Tenor Sax Skeeter Best-  Guitar Oscar Pettiford-  Bass Connie Kay-  Drums As the start of classes and all the stress and sleepless nights that go with it draws near, [...]

Priceless Editions // Dave Brubeck (Columbia 4-PE 12)

The Music Tune:  Don't Worry 'Bout Me Recorded:  Early (March?) 1954; location dubious Personnel: Paul Desmond-  Alto Sax Dave Brubeck-  Piano Bob Bates-  Bass Joe Dodge-  Drums Another Brubeck rarity and oddity, with a mysterious background to match.  This 7" 45rpm contains just one performance, a live recording of the Brubeck quartet playing 'Don't Worry [...]

The Tokyo Blues // Horace Silver (Blue Note ST-84110)

The Music Tune:  Too Much Sake Recorded:  14 July, 1962 in New Jersey Personnel: Blue Mitchell-  Trumpet Junior Cook-  Tenor Sax Horace Silver-  Piano Gene Taylor-  Bass John Harris Jr.-  Drums Look out world- here's my first post featuring a Blue Note album!  An original (ish) at that?  That's right, and it was within my [...]