Monday, January 17, 2011

Some New Music on Live365

I've been swamped lately.  One of these days I'm going to get things right.  Or so says Mose Allison.  I have added an hour of music to my Live365 channel.  I started with a Mose Allison gem.  The rest are from albums that I purchased when I first began buying jazz records.  Here is a playlist:

  1. Mose Allison/Days Like This/The Word from Mose Allison
  2. Bill Evans Trio/Pensativa/Crosscurrents
  3. Warne Marsh/Blues in G Flat/The Unissued Copenhagen Studio Session
  4. Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane/Freight Trane/Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane
  5. Kenny Burrell/ Midnight Blue/Midnight Blue
  6. Zoot Sims/Jitterbug Waltz/Warm Tenor
  7. Zoot Sims/You Go To My Head/Warm Tenor
  8. Wes Montgomery/Come Rain or Shine/The Complete Riverside Recordings
  9. Bill Evans/The Days of Wine and Roses/Affinity
  10. Bill Evans/Blue and Green/Affinity
The Allison piece speaks for itself.  Crosscurrents, with Warne Marsh  Lee Konitz backing the Bill Evans Trio (Eddi Gomez on bass and Eliot Zigmund on drums), was one of the albums that hooked me into jazz.  I follow it with Warne Marsh from an unissued recording that got issued.  

I bought a bunch of albums with Kenny Burrell on them after I saw Burrell in concert in Southern California.  Burrell and Trane is a great example.  But I think that Midnight Blue is one of those albums that ought to be at the top of the list.  The recording is superb, and the playing is transcendental.  From
Bass - Major Holley  Congas - Ray Barretto  Drums - Bill English Tenor Saxophone - Stanley Turrentine

Zoot Sims' Warm Tenor was one of my first purchases, back in Jonesboro Arkansas when I was still mowing my parent's lawn.  That is about as revealing an album title as ever I saw.  From the All Music Guide: This quartet set with pianist Jimmy Rowles, bassist George Mraz and drummer Mousie Alexander.  

I had a double album by Wes Montgomery.  I don't know for sure if this piece was on it, but it is a good sample of what I fell in love with.  If Zoot's horn was warm, Wes had about as warm a line as any guitar jazz man. Now that I think about it, I am sure that this was on the original album because I recorded it and played on the stereo at the liquor store where I worked.  My boss complained. 

I added a couple of pieces from Affinity, with Bill Evans and Toots Thielemans on harmonica.  Same trio as above, with Larry Schneider on horns.  This is just exquisite jazz. 


  1. Ken,this is Deji from London,well just got back from Nigeria on business/holiday.What a treat your list is,especially Mal Waldron who i think is very under rated.
    Been enjoying once again my Booker Ervin .blues book, another under rated trumpeter.Am now starting a serious delve into Marion Brown,who tho' aware of but did not pay much attention to.
    You really do have fantastic ears/taste in jazz. I sincerely pray and hope you get a larger audience.
    Thanks for brightning an otherwise drab winter months.


  2. PJ & Deji: Thanks very much for the comments. My Live365 site is growing. I wish I had more time to put the play list up here.

    Yes, Booker Ervin and Marion Brown are unappreciated virtuosos.