Saturday, January 1, 2011

Insufficiently Sung Sidemen/Playlist

Here is the play list for the first Jazz Note of 2011.  This shows focuses on a number of jazz artists who made a big mark as sidemen but are relatively unheard of as leaders.  As always the show can be heard at I will provide a list of musicians and some commentary as soon as I can.  

The show will debut about 8pm Central Time tomorrow (Sunday, Jan. 2nd). 

  1. Mal Waldron & Marion Brown/Inch Worm/Much More!/Mal Waldron piano; Marion Brown Alto Sax
  2. John Coltrane/Naima/Afro Blue Impressions
  3. Archie Shepp/Naima/Four For Trane
  4. Marion Brown/West India/Three for Shepp
  5. Marion Brown/La Sorrella/Why Not?
  6. Mal Waldron & Marion Brown/Contemplation/Songs of Love and Regret
  7. Andrew Cyrille/Metamuscian's Stomp/Metamuscian's Stomp
  8. Andrew Cyrille/The Navigator/The Navigator
  9. Miles Davis/Stuff/Miles in the Sky
  10. Archie Shepp/Ujamma/Live in New York
  11. Grachan Moncur III/The Twins/Some Other Stuff
  12. Grachan Moncur III/The Coaster/Evolution
  13. Wayne Shorter/Genesis/The All Seeing Eye
  14. Wayne Shorter/502 Blues (Drinking and Driving)/Adam's Apple
  15. Wayne Shorter/Night Dreamer/Night Dreamer
  16. Reggie Workman/Meteor/Summit Conference
  17. Reggie Workman/Summit Conference/Summit Conference
  18. Horace Tapscott/Aiee! The Phantom/Aiee! The Phantom 
  19. Mal Waldron/Crowd Scene/Crowd Scene
  20. Booker Ervin/The Trance/The Trance
  21. Booker Ervin/You Don't Know What Love Is/Heavy!
  22. Booker Ervin/A Day To Mourn//Freedom Book
  23. Charles Mingus/You Better Git Hit In Your Soul/Mingus at Antibes
  24. Archie Shepp/Sophisticated Lady/The Way Ahead


  1. These are a good number of jazz musicians that some music listeners may or may not be familiar with. Marion Brown is terrific.

  2. Another great selection, especially enjoyable is the Horace Tapscott track.
    Maybe I am finding interacting links between the tracks that you had not intended, but with:
    Reggie Workman playing on 8 tracks
    Grachan Moncur III 6
    Marion Brown 5
    Wayne Shorter 5
    Andrew Cyrille 4
    Mal Waldron 3
    Jackie Byard 3
    Alan Dawson 3
    Archie Shepp 3
    Tony Williams 3
    Booker Ervin 3
    there seems to be some clever programming by yourself.

    However, I can only make a more tenuous link with the Coltrane track; no musicians in common, but Archie Shepp's 'Four from Trane' album provides us with 'Naima' which links back to Coltrane.

    Best wishes for 2011.


  3. Mr. D.: The Trane piece was just there to set up Shepp's version, and in turn set up Brown's tribute to Shepp. I had intended to post with some commentary, but you have seen the method to my madness.