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Thelonious Monk trio, 1952, 1954.
Characteristic Monk in Stockholm 1961
Monk in Stockholm 1961, photo by Robert Parent.

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 name of 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!

"Resnick poured a vodka and took it over to his chair; found the track he'd been hearing, off and on all day, inside his head. Ten, eleven single notes,
seemingly unconnected, fingers jabbed down against the keys, till suddenly, the steady rhythm of the bass, swish of brushes against the snare and the
vibraphone takes over, finding a line, a melody where none had existed before. July second, nineteen-forty-eight, New York. 'Evidence'."

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. John
     Coltrane considered Little the only trumpet player who
     could really play the kind of thing Coltrane had in mind.

     Discography:     Booker Little, 1938-1961

     Play on YouTube:  The many sides of Max Roach, w. Booker Little

 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).


Parker, Powell, Curly Russell and the powerhouse 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 like "I Remember Clifford", remembering Clifford Brown, who died in a car accident
together with Bud's younger brother Richie. Prokofiev went to New York to listen to Bud Powell.


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 (Digital-to-Analog Converter) to
your stereo amplifier and good loudspeakers or earphones. 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


Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition including Chico Freeman
(bcl), John Purcell (fl; as (in the coda)), Peter Warren (b) and
Jack DeJohnette (piano, drums) playing John Coltrane's India
live. This concert introduced me to the then new generation of
jazz musicians. A few years later, on June 10, 1982, I had the
pleasure to see Special Edition on the Montmartre scene in
Copenhagen with David Murray replacing Chico Freeman.
Talking to John Purcell in the intermission I realised that they
would make a concert on the following week in Barcelona ...

Which happened to be on the same week that I had booked my
family on a hotel at the Costa Brava. The day after that concert
I bought a newspaper with the review: "Jack DeJohnette offered a
night of excellent jazz". Chico Freeman returned to Montmartre in
May 31, 1984, with his own group including Mark Thompson on
piano, Cecil McBee on bass and the sparsely recorded drummer
Freddie Waits. A performance by this Chico Freeman quartet.
      Jack DeJohnette, my photo  Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition

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