Thelonious Monk trio, 1952, 1954:      PAN-AM 9152239
Discographies:      Thelonious Monk, 1917-1982      European Monk Website.

The trio LP is a "180 gram, newly remastered, audiophile" Sept. 15, 2014 re-release of Prestige-7027 with 2 extra tunes from 1954 (Nutty and Work).
The front is kept from the 10" Barclay LP, but 2 discrepancies. In the session from Oct. 15, 1952 (Little Rootie Tootie + 3), the drummer is wrongly
changed from Art Blakey to Max Roach. Intentionally or by mistake? On the back side Art Blakey is listed, as in the original liner notes by Ira Gitler.
Moreover, Bemsha Swing is misprinted as Bemesha Swing. Correct on the back side. But no complaints, though, regarding the musical quality!

Özlem  Özgür Photo of Özlem Özgür from the "Özünü Ara" record with her dedication,
approximately translated: "To my big brother Lars with love and respect."
Signed by Özlem, who plays her baglama/saz (sort of bouzoki) and sings
songs out of the Turkish folk music treasure from as far back as the 13:th
century. Discography and video:    Özlem Özgür
Carnegie Hall 1947 Discography:    Dizzy Gillespie Live at Carnegie Hall 1947.

          Max Roach - drums, Booker Little - trumpet, George Coleman -
     tenor sax, Ray Draper - tuba, Art Davis - bass. From the 1959 TV
     broadcast Look Up and Live: The Delinquent, the Hipster, and
     the Square
produced by the National Council of Churches. Also
     including a depiction of a beat poetry reading. The tune played
     is Booker Little's Minor Mode Blues. Max Roach's legacy -
     papers etc., material for a regrettably never edited book, is now
     to be seen at the Library of Congress, Washington D.C.

Discography:       Booker Little, 1938-1961     His Life and Music.


 As videos on YouTube tend to disappear from time to time due to copyright
 infringements, I prefer to list some other special discographies/biographies here:

    Eric Dolphy, 1928-1964

    John Coltrane, 1926-1967

    Albert Ayler, 1936-1970

    Abbey Lincoln, 1930-2010


Everest FS-214 Prestige 7304 Bethlehem BCP-6034
Oberon 5100 'My Name is Albert Ayler', Freedom 511016 Enja 4060
Fantasy 6140                  Penguin Books 1975                        
Discography:     Charles Mingus, 1922-1979

This concert by the Charles Mingus sextet is from Town Hall, NYC, April 1964, though the record cover of
this French release erroneously says it to be recorded at Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis.

The above Charlie Parker LP is a compilation from 4 different sessions by Archive of Folk Music, Jazz Series.
This release from 1959 (indicated by the liner notes) contains 5 tunes from May 1950 featuring 'Fats' Navarro
and 'Bud' Powell, later released on Columbia in 1977 as part of One Night In Birdland. The Archive record
has a considerably better sound, as many tunes are transcribed from worn 78's by splicing, editing and adjusting.
As many as 500 splices may have been made in a single recording. Other Parker record covers (Swedish text).

          or: 

Parker, Powell, Curly Russell and Art Blakey in Monk's 'Round Midnite. Navarro out. The microphone
seems to be moved from Bird to Bud after Bud's started soloing. Bud could be magical, especially in ballads.

          or: 

Bud Powell, Curly Russell and Art Taylor in Bud's Un Poco Loco and Oblivion live at Birdland, NY, 1953.
Beware of the very weak sound. Connect your computer through a DAC to your stereo amplifier and good
loudspeakers. Then turn up the sound volume to a decent level.

Before the LP's came the EP's (therefore in some cases more original recording sources):

CLEF EP-320, Cover art by David Stone Martin Monk solo 1954 in Paris, Jazz Selection JEP 4531 Max Roach and Clifford Brown, Jazz Selection JEP 4521 Count Basie 1958, Roulette REP-1016, Blue Vinyl



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