Rec. 1965, Ra had been making albums for his own label Saturn for a decade by the time this one slipped out via ESP-Disk, but this was the first to make a wide impact due not only to the unprecedented nature of the music (some tracks sound closer to Tibetan Buddhist music than anything being played in the America at the time) but also to the fact that ESP-Disk, a tiny label making a big noise at the time, actually got distributed outside of Chicago and New York and even made a splash internationally. Garbarek combines the intensity of Albert Ayler and the economy of Dexter Gordon but reinscribes them with Nordic folkloric allusions, to produce, in producer Manfred Eicher’s words “an alternative to the American approach to jazz,” an approach he champions to this day. All that plus Joao’s wife Astrud as a last minute show stealer and you have a classic on your hands. But perhaps Kind of Blue is better measured by the sum of the constituent parts. This is surely one of Monk’s most conventionally beautiful melodies, and it is often interpreted by singers with lyrics by Bernie Hanighen. I feel the ranking of a musical masterpiece is one that should be open to constant rethink, even if the status remains the same in the end. Why? To say this is one of the finest jazz vocal albums ever made is limiting; it numbers among the great contemporary jazz albums. Put that all together and the unusual time signatures that mark this album out tend to pale in significance while the music remains convincing. The sheer wildness of Ayler’s sound, execution and ideas (hysterical trilling way above the normal range of the saxophone combined with body-blow honks and sonic booms from its very depths) was unprecedented, as was the frenetic free-rhythm accompaniment from Peacock and Murray. Rec. November 2, 2018 | by Rebeca Mauleón . (KS), Feature Ten of the best Louis Armstrong albums, Dolphy (f, as, b cl), Freddie Hubbard (t), Bobby Hutcherson (vb), Richard Davis (b) and Tony Williams (d). Take a peek inside the latest issue of Songlines magazine. That one record – it’s not even six degrees of separation – is maybe two degrees of separation from every great jazz record.”. report; all 26 comments. “Name me some music where you don’t hear echoes of it,” Herbie Hancock challenges. 1999, It was not as if the Esbjörn Svensson Trio came out of nowhere. What would he have done next? Loading; Dexter Gordon-Live At Carnegie Hall. By using our website and our services, you agree to our use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy. Ervin’s contributions, for instance, ‘Fables Of Faubus’‚ and the gospelised opener ‘Better Git It In Your Soul’, are a definition of “hot”, while Knepper on the deliberately old-fashioned ‘Jelly Roll’‚ makes it satirical and serious at the same time. Billie Holiday’s 1944 recording was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 2015. Rec. John Handy and Booker Ervin, both on tenor, play the 12-bar melody in unison first, then again an octave apart before Handy solos, making use of some distinctive flutter-tonguing. Rec. Rec. There’s no smouldering crater in the case of Kind of Blue, Miles’ melancholy, modal-jazz masterwork. That she has more or less continued on that path suggests it works for her on every level. It’s also important to stress Brubeck’s commitment to collective invention within his group: still an unusual thing in jazz in 1959. This is a classic jazz ballad that everyone needs to know. Its sophisticated lyrics, also by Strayhorn, are a weary lament on failed romance and tiresome nightlife, while its harmony moves through various key centres and contains multiple chromatic shifts. Nothing could be the same again. “I hear it everywhere – it becomes hard to separate the modality that exists in rock ’n’ roll, some of it could be directly from Kind of Blue.”. (KS), Review The Dave Brubeck Quartet – Time Out (50th Anniversary Legacy Edition) ★★★★★, Herbie Hancock (ky), Bennie Maupin (saxes, fl, b cl), Paul Jackson (b), Harvey Mason (d) and Bill Summers (perc). ‘Blue in Green’ is generally credited to Miles Davis, although there has long been speculation that this jazz ballad was actually composed by Bill Evans: according to the pianist, when he asked Miles for a share of the royalties the trumpeter wrote him a cheque for $25! (KS). A Wynton Kelly piano solo – largely chordal – follows the saxophonist’s interpretation of the head. The 1960s was a decade when that orthodoxy was reversed, with Charlie Haden’s debut album at the decade’s end being one of the most explicit endorsements of leftist sentiments to be found in the entire jazz world. 1964, Hill’s is of course a multi-faced talent – a brilliant pianist and improviser, he is also one of jazz’s outstanding composer-arrangers. His tenor saxophone is accompanied by some of the finest names in 1960s jazz: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet), Herbie Hancock (piano), Ron Carter (double bass) and Elvin Jones (drums). Features Song Lyrics for Charlie Parker's Best of Jazz Ballads album. (KLG), John McLaughlin (g), John Surman (bs, ss), Brian Odges (b) and Tony Oxley (d). Even more creative is the work of soloists such as Jackson, Byard and the amazing Mariano (later of ECM and all points east), and the unaccompanied flamenco guitar part apparently written note-for-note by Mingus himself. Here, Taylor, Lyons and Murray race pell-mell into music without metric boundaries, throwing open a Pandora’s box of possibilities that would be investigated intensely by every jazz avant-gardist worldwide for the next 20 years. freedrowninglessons Joined Aug 2007 Saturday Oct 20, 2007, 04:20 AM GMT [Post1182883] Lady in Satin by Billie Holiday Her voice is pretty depressing. 1976, Sometimes, when listening to Weather Report at their best and this is one of their very best, it’s worth pinching yourself as a reminder that at their heart, this band comprised one of jazz’s most basic jazz configurations. (KS), Betty Carter (v), John Hicks (p), Curtis Lundy (b) and Kenny Washington (d). From their perspective, a whole series of trajectories are visible – in Evan Parker’s case the use of live electronics and increasing reliance on soprano leading eventually to the Electro-Acoustic Ensemble. Find album release information for Best of Jazz Ballads [EMI] - Various Artists on AllMusic (SN), Roland Kirk (f, mzo, stritch, ts), Jaki Byard (p), Richard Davis (b) and Elvin Jones (d). A relatively static melody floats on top of harmony that is ‘non-functional’ or ‘modal’; i.e., moving between chords that imply various tonalities or chord scales, and with less of a focus on traditional tonic-dominant relationships. Yet they all end up as impeccable, burning New York-style jazz of the highest order and press the green light for other artists to follow suit. Mingus’s most famous album was recorded in May 1959, two months after Lester Young had died. As such, it offered a completely fresh pool of delights to fish in. (KS), Stan Tracey (p), Bobby Wellins (ts), Jeff Clyne (b) and Jackie Dougan (d). I looked at it anew and came to enjoy its mood-setting atmosphere. Undiluted precedent-breaking music from Parker, aided and abetted by the best and most sympathetic colleagues of the day. The 100 Jazz Albums That Shook The World Monday, August 10, 2020 Not just another “greatest jazz albums” list of favourite recordings and biggest sellers but a fully annotated look at the albums that actually changed jazz, changed lives and brought the … Jazzfuel is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon. This CD collation of the earliest sides under his leadership, made for tiny labels such as Guild and Musicraft, will have your jaw sagging in amazement as he consistently delivers ideas that top even those of Parker. One day a mate whose musical taste I trusted implicitly yanked a worn copy of Miles’ LP out of my father’s collection – which I avoided as a matter of principle and teenage independence. Whilst many Great American Songbook standards have a verse, they are usually omitted by jazz musicians. Modern version of Embraceable You: Joe Lovano Nonet – 52nd Street Themes. (BP), Wayne Shorter (ts), Freddie Hubbard (t), Herbie Hancock (p), Ron Carter (b) and Elvin Jones (d). Rec. Every track on this album is a classic and his songs ‘West Coast Blues’ and ‘Four on Six’ have become part of the jazz canon. Love Scenes was a trio album and presaged her massive with-orchestra crossover, but it contains all the essential Krall ingredients and is a thorough convincing artistic manifesto. 1962-64, A key recording that more than any other defined the Nordic Tone in jazz, a Scandinavian kind of blues that places intensity, tone, space and meaning ahead of virtuosic athleticism. Dulwich Road, Rec. 1961, For almost all his career Nelson was a hugely talented journeyman musician who did everything well and not a great deal memorably. Historically, these have often been romantic ‘torch songs’ drawn from the Great American Songbook – songs that were originally written as show tunes or pop songs in the 1920s or ’30s, but have now become classic jazz standards. Holding it out to me, he declared it a classic. Not only were the three trio members individually at their peaks on that particular Village Vanguard Sunday, but they interacted with quietly fierce invention as never before, certainly not on record. (KS), Count Basie (p), Thad Jones, Joe Newman, Wendell Culley, Snooky Young (t), Benny Powell, Henry Coker, Al Grey (tb), Marshall Royal (as, cl), Frank Wess (as, ts), Frank Foster, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis (ts), Charlie Fowlkes (bar s), Freddie Green (g), Eddie Jones (b), Sonny Payne (d) and Neal Hefti (arr). 1926-28, As with Sidney Bechet, it’s devilishly hard to find a single compilation of Morton that covers all the essentials. Rec. Modern version of Goodbye Porkpie Hat: Juhász Gábor Trió – TRIO. Livraison gratuite (voir cond.). The 1960s was a decade when British jazz emerged with a strong identity with classic albums from the likes of Mike Westbrook, Michael Garrick, Don Rendell-Ian Carr Quintet and Mike Gibbs to name but a few. 1960, Wes Montgomery simply played differently from all the others. The song is primarily in a minor key (it is usually performed in C minor, at least by instrumentalists), but a four bar ‘tag’ at the end of the final ‘A’ section resolves to the relative major. Rec. 1964. 1973, It may have been jazz-rock after Bitches Brew, but after Head Hunters jazz-funk was the flavour de jour. Rec. Whether you come from Ellington or from Coltrane or from blues-bands, there’s stuff from this almost continuous suite to captivate you. Modern version of Stardust: Wynton Marsalis – Hot House Flowers. He expected his musicians to adhere to such views and accept whatever discipline he imposed. Was he ready! The relationship between the bass note and the moving chords above creates tension and release. Within this admirably packaged 4-CD set from 2000 (easily the best collective incarnation of this music on disc) Armstrong’s accompanying groups expand to meet his conception as the years go by while Louis himself keeps making that big picture bigger. Figuring in the Top 40, an unprecedented achievement for a British jazz album, it went silver, helping to trigger the 1980s jazz boom. Best of Lounge Jazz - The Ballads | New York Jazz Lounge. The 100 jazz albums that shook the world was conceived and compiled by Jon Newey and Keith Shadwick with contributions from Stuart Nicholson, Brian Priestley, Duncan Heining, Kevin Le Gendre, Charles Alexander, and Tom Barlow. It marks a shift away from the creation of powerful, huge sonic edifices or of nature-imitating shapes and textures for a journey, with only a little exaggeration, into the DNA of sound itself. Rec. For each one, we’ve suggested a classic version, as well as a more modern rendition, to check out…. Rec. Here he captured the hyperactivity of the burgeoning Internet age and the brash self-assertion of the hip-hop generation. Rec. (KS), Feature Sonny Rollins: Albums That Shook The World, Hill (p), Kenny Dorham (t), Eric Dolphy (f, as, bcl), Joe Henderson (ts, f), Richard Davis (b) and Tony Williams (d). We and our partners use cookies to personalize your experience, to show you ads based on your interests, and for measurement and analytics purposes. (BP), Feature Thelonious Monk: essential recordings, Rollins (ts), Tommy Flanagan (p), Doug Watkins (b) and Max Roach (d). Here he showed how much could be achieved within the basic jazz quartet format. Today, there it is on Hollywood soundtracks, an incontestable signifier of hip. The saxophonist’s meditative pose against a hazy burnt orange sun posits Karma as a healing sound for love children alarmed by the bomb, the bullet and the ballot. An absolute and indisputable joy. Rec. The Kings of Dixieland. Today, the music remains testingly difficult, the hell-hot fire and chaos from Trane’s supporting musicians a clear indication of the times it was made in, yet it’s a titanic date that changed jazz forever. Indeed, pianist and American Songbook expert Bill Charlap says, “the verse has Bix [Beiderbecke] all over it, but the chorus is like Louis [Armstrong]. A long series of intensely rhythmical improvisations that became hypnotic and endlessly repeatable on turntables throughout the world, the album became a runaway bestseller by word of mouth, rapidly escaping the confines of the jazz listeners’ community and spreading into the living rooms of people who never ever listened to, let alone owned, another jazz album. Écoutez Trombone Jazz Show: Best Instrumental Bossa Songs, Swing Jazz and Ballads par Jazz Music Collection sur Deezer. Apart from ‘Infant Eyes’, the tunes, which are all composed by the bandleader, are themed around magic and folklore. A 1947 Charlie Parker version is considered one of his finest, although he barely refers to the melody, and Ornette Coleman’s 1961 take is notable as an extremely rare example of the alto saxophonist delving into the American Songbook. Then, a car crash claimed Brown and pianist Richie Powell and it was all over. 1958, Blakey was in on the ground floor when it came to the evolution of hard bop into soul jazz, having co-led the first Jazz Messengers with Horace Silver back in 1956. More influential on the jazz community directly, on Miles, Coltrane and Oliver Nelson, than through its sales, this is the one that so many musicians still check out. The fact that 60 per cent of the original (including just about all of The Festival Suite) was recorded in the studio in the following days due to onstage microphone problems was only confirmed decades later. Downbeat awarded For Alto five stars and called it “revolutionary.” They were right. 1959, I don’t know what it was about Ornette that led record company executives to go for the overkill on the album names, but by the time Atlantic released this, the altoist’s debut on the label, he’d already had albums on Contemporary called Something Else!!!! He went on to make more completely satisfying albums but this one broke the mould. ‘Naima’ was reportedly Coltrane’s favourite composition. 1955-56, Sinatra the jazz singer? This album covers the initial (and best) sides the Mulligan Quartet cut, for Pacific Jazz, including ‘Bernie’s Tune’, ‘Freeway’ and ‘Walkin’ Shoes’, where the uncanny empathy between Mulligan and Baker is constantly underlined by the firmly resilient beat of Chico Hamilton. Anyway, few observers of the day were bothered by the hyperbole, more by the claim that Ornette had any musical worth whatsoever. His debut album was a critically acclaimed duo recording with New York pianist Michael Kanan. Rec. (KS), Evans (p), Scott LaFaro (b) and Paul Motian (d). Imagine William Burroughs cutting up sheet music instead of text and having skilled players somehow make the fragments sound coherent. 1969, Jazz and politics have always been entwined, but rarely in the music’s history have the links spelt out on record. top new controversial old random q&a live (beta) Want to add to the discussion? (KS), Sanders (ts) Leon Thomas (v, perc), James Spaulding (fl), Julius Watkins (Fr hn), Lonnie Liston Smith (p), Richard Davis, Reggie Workman, Ron Carter (b), Freddie Waits, William Hart (d) and Nathaniel Betis (perc). With an active critical fraternity already analysing the music’s every move, by the time records such as Saxophone Colossus turned up in 1956, the ability of a record to influence the entire direction of the music came centre stage. After we hear the melody played by Davis’s harmon-muted trumpet, the harmonic rate doubles (i.e. This first batch of musical territory had already been trampled underfoot by various members of the Miles Davis and John Coltrane ascendancy, including both leaders, but Marsalis brings his own considerable musical personality to bear on the situation and plays with great invention throughout. With the spotlight for once firmly on Young himself, the intimate date exhibits all Young’s soul, elusive melodic and rhythmic invention, down-home drive and unearthly delicacy and shows just why he was Charlie Parker’s early idol. submitted 1 ... save; hide. With Hawk, you can just about do it. Mark Allen Group The CD configuration more than doubles the amount of material originally available on vinyl, though the sound quality on some of the “new” tracks is not exactly brilliant. Intoxicating music played by masters makes this an era-defining milestone. One of Strayhorn’s few ventures away from Duke Ellington and his Orchestra, this is not a famous record, but it is gratifying to hear the composer’s own interpretation of this fascinating jazz ballad. A pied piper who led British jazz out of the trough of despond after its brilliant flowering in the 1960s, he was compared to the charismatic Wynton Marsalis in the USA as a spokesman for a new breed of technically accomplished young jazzers. 1959|, It’s pretty difficult to overestimate the influence this single album – or even more narrowly, its title track – has had on the development of jazz since its release: certainly the saxophone-bearing members of the world’s jazz community have found it and endlessly renewing font of inspiration. 2013 • 18 songs. (KS), Brown (t), Harold Land (ts), Richie Powell (p), George Morrow (b) and Max Roach (d). Rec. Sam Braysher is an alto saxophonist based in London. Their attachment to deeply felt melody, unhurried intensity, framed with the Nordic Tone, and the comparatively unconventional, pop-like structures of their compositions endeared them to jazz and non-jazz fans alike, in the honest humanity of their playing. (KS), Miles Davis (t), Wayne Shorter (ss), Bennie Maupin (b cl), Joe Zawinul, Chick Corea (el p), John McLaughlin (g), Dave Holland (b), Harvey Brooks (el b), Lenny White, Jack DeJohnette (d), Don Alias (perc) and Jumma Santos (shaker). If you like the alto playing, buy a Cannonball Adderley record. 1963-4, A diffident self-promoter, Evans was only rarely coaxed into the recording studios to deliver albums that reflected fully his own musical visions away from the stars he wrapped in his sonic delights. 1986, Journey to the Urge Within heralded the arrival of Courtney Pine at the head of a new generation of British jazz musicians. You can’t lay it at the door of Coltrane’s aspirations, because good intentions often lead to artistic disasters in music as well as every other aesthetic discipline, but it is possible that his own complete commitment to his testimony of spiritual re-birth happily coincided with a day in the studio where he was truly touched to open his soul through the medium of his saxophone, for his playing on this record is almost terrifyingly open, intense and soul-shattering, even when he is simply stating a theme. No wonder the album was called Emergency, with every member of the band having so much to say but so little time to say it. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Joe Zawinul (ky), Wayne Shorter (ts, ss), Jaco Pastorius (b), Alex Acuña (d) and Manolo Badrena (perc). It utilises various ‘pedal points’: changing chords over a static bass note. She may later have equalled this in other settings, but here the gauntlet was well and truly thrown down. (SN), Sarah Vaughan (v), Clifford Brown (t), Herbie Mann (f), Paul Quinichette (ts), Jimmy Jones (p), Joe Benjamin (b) and Roy Haynes (d). (KS), Rollins (ts), Jim Hall (g), Bob Cranshaw (b), Ben Riley and Harry Saunders (d). He may have got more radical later, but this was a 100 per cent proof shot of the new on its initial release. What Sauter delivered was a suite that stood up as music independently of anything Getz might add melodically but that left him plenty of room to create the most gorgeous tapestry of sound and emotion, interweaving between all the richness of Sauter’s lean, expressive scores. Kind Of Blue - Miles Davis While it is one of the top selling jazz albums of all time, many consider this to be THE best jazz album of all time. Yet promoters would still say why not just play a 12-bar blues? And ‘Li’l Darlin‚’ proves emphatically that smoochy doesn’t have to mean smoo-ooth. and Tomorrow Is The Question. Written in 1930, this tale of heartbreak, yearning and devotion is considered an essential jazz standard by musicians, and is a favourite song of singers and instrumentalists alike. Rooted in the free flow of Coltrane’s classic quintet with Eric Dolphy, the two side-long pieces open with Handy’s mesmerising unaccompanied alto statement that, four decades later still sends shivers, before Hahn and White erupt into fiery flamenco, middle eastern and rock-tinged directions unheard of at the time. (KS), Review Miles Davis – Sketches Of Spain (50th Anniversary Edition) ★★★★★, Getz (ts), Roy Haynes (d), chamber string group and Hershey Kay (cond). Rec. This is perhaps the coolest, most definitively etched marriage of melody and latin rhythm ever achieved, and it was achieved by the towering genius of Tom Jobim’s tunes and spare piano accompaniment, Gilberto’s uniquely intimate voice and guitar, a rhythm section that breathes life and colour, all of it topped by the supreme melodist, Stan Getz. (SN) Re-issued on Polydor CD. This led to something of a temporary eclipse in his profile in the first half of the 1970s, although his creativity continued to diversify and deepen. The classic Beatles best-ofs are split into two, ‘The Red Album’, dealing with the moptop years, and ‘The Blue Album’, dedicated to the psychedelic second half of their career. The less well-known Ernie Henry was in the pianist’s regular quartet and a post-Parker deviant comparable to Jackie McLean, while Pettiford was a pioneer bopper beloved of Monk except when they disagreed. This one doesn’t quite, but does it better than most, and also does it under the auspices of remastering from original 78s by John R.T. Davies, whose expertise in this area is legendary. By the time she settled with Verve in 1952 her voice had darkened and lost its suppleness. (BP), Review: Charles Mingus – Mingus Ah Um (50th Anniversary Edition) ★★★★★, Monk (p, celeste), Ernie Henry (as), Sonny Rollins (ts), Oscar Pettiford/Paul Chambers (b), Max Roach (d) and Clark Terry (t). 1961, Nothing in the history of jazz soloist-plus-strings recordings could prepare the uninitiated listener for what this album delivers. 2. (KLG), Coltrane (ts), Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson (t), John Tchicai, Marion Brown (as), Archie Shepp, Pharoah Sanders (ts), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b) and Elvin Jones (d). This is a Japanese CD reissue which more than doubles the original vinyl playing time. Learn how your comment data is processed. (KS), Steve Coleman (as), Andy Milne (p, ky) David Gilmore (g), Reggie Washington (el b), Roy Hargrove (t), Josh Roseman (tb), Kenny Davis (b) and Junior “Gabu” Wedderburn (perc). Rec. All of these players pioneered the approach in some way, although, of course, they all played other styles as well. The idea caught on and Ella kept doing composer songbooks well into the 1960s. (KS), Wes Montgomery (g), Tommy Flanagan (p), Percy Heath (b) and Albert Heath (d). 1956, Was Sonny Rollins ready in 1956? Why? There are hundreds of great jazz ballads about there, and even more versions of these. Your email address will not be published. Coleman had already made a splash with his JMT label output yet his playing and writing are more penetrating and focused here. Découvrez toutes les promotions CD & Vinyles, les nouveautés ainsi que les titres en précommande. Rec. But Albert did it first, and did it best. Rec. (KS). (KS), Gerry Milligan (bar s), Chet Baker (t), Bobby Whitlock (b) and Chico Hamilton (d). Rec. Jazzwise Magazine, 1965, Many maintain that Kirk never made the perfect album: if so, this one comes closer than any other, mostly because Elvin Jones is consistently lighting a fire under the quartet generally and Kirk in particular. May 1968, Political statement, samizdat reflection on events or Janovian primal scream? However, her discography on vinyl is convoluted: her 1930s 78rpm output, where she was normally a featured singer rather than the star, had to wait until the 1960s to appear in any ordered way and the 1990s to appear substantially on CD. This may be because this unrehearsed recording session from 1959 marks a great turning point in jazz history as well as showcasing the top form of some legendary musicians. A later two-CD version combines much improved sound with the complete festival appearance, plus studio extras. (KLG). (KS)CD reissued on Revenant as Nefertiti – The Beautiful One Has Come. 1960, This one turned everyone around. Miles noticed too, quickly snatching Jarrett and DeJohnette for his own jazz-rock experiments that ushered in the dawn of a new era. 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Among other wonders, it contained the revolutionary 14-minute Dolphy-Richard Davis duet on ‘Alone Together’. This is hardly to downgrade Evans’ own contributions, all of which retain their depth and freshness today. Nobody did it better, even though it could be said that Sinatra’s studious avoidance of such anthologies produced the greater individual legacy. Of course it was a complete red herring, because although Ornette did have a profound influence on subsequent jazz developments, it was an oblique one compared with that of Coltrane’s or Eric Dolphy’s or Miles Davis’. (KS), Peter Brötzmann (ts, bar s), Evan Parker, Willem Breuker (ts), Fred Van Hove (p), Peter Kowald, Buschi Niebergall (b), Han Bennink and Sven Johansson (d). Its harmony is fairly complex, including chromatically descending II-Vs in the fourth bar (B minor 7, E7, B flat Minor 7, E flat 7) of each ‘A’ section. 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