The Record Collection

Various Artists: Jazz 50s-001  (2012)

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Track list:

01 – Moon Dreams – Miles Davis
02 – Dancing in the Dark – Charlie Parker
03 – Capri – Jay Jay Johnson
04 – Doodlin’ – Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers
05 – Blue Concept – Art Farmer & Gigi Gryce
06 – Swingin’ – Clifford Brown
07 – Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West – John Lewis
08 – Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub – George Russell
09 – Nica’s Dream – Art Blakey
10 – Brilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk
11 – Profile of Jackie – Charles Mingus
12 – So Nice – Elmo Hope Quintet
13 – Morning – Yusef Lateef
14 – Plain Gold Ring – Nina Simone
15 – Autumn Leaves – Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley
16 – Pawky – Dorothy Ashby
17 – It Never Entered My Mind – Chet Baker
18 – So What – Miles Davis
19 – Here Am I – Donald Byrd
20 – Peri’s Scope – Bill Evans Trio

Personnel:

01 – Moon Dreams – Miles Davis
Recorded: NYC; March 9, 1950
Personnel: Miles Davis (tp), J.J. Johnson (tb), Gunther Schuller (Fhrn), Bill Barber (tu), Lee Konitz (as), Gerry Mulligan (bars), John Lewis (p), Al McKibbon (b), Max Roach (d).
Album: The Complete Birth of The Cool (1948-50) [Capitol M 11026]

02 – Dancing in the Dark – Charlie Parker
Recorded: NYC; July 5, 1950
Personnel: Charlie Parker (as), Edwin C. Brown (Ob), Joseph Singer (frh), Bernie Leighton (p), Ray Brown (b), Buddy Rich (d) Sam Caplan, Howard A. Kay, Zelly Smirnoff, Harry Melnikoff, Samuel Rand (vln), Maurice Brown (cello), Sadore Zir (viola), Verlye Mills (harp).
Album: Charlie Parker with Strings [1995 re-issue: Verve 314 523 984-2]

03 – Capri – Jay Jay Johnson
Recorded: WOR studios, New Yory City; June 22, 1953
Personnel: Clifford Brown (tp), Jay Jay Johnson (tb), Jimmy Heath (ts, bars), John Lewis (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d).
Album: The Eminent Jay Jay Johnson, vol 1 (1953) [Blue Note BLP 1505]

04 – Doodlin’ – Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey; November 13, 1954
Personnel: Horace Silver (p), Kenny Dorham (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d).
Album: Horace Silver and the Jazz Messengers (1954/55) [Blue Note BLP 1518}

05 – Blue Concept – Art Farmer & Gigi Gryce
Recorded: Hackensack, NJ; May 19, 1954
Personnel: Art Farmer (tp), Gigi Gryce (as), Horace Silver (p), Percy Heath (b), Kenny Clarke (d).
Album: When Farmer Met Gryce (1955) [Prestige LP 7085; Original Jazz Classics OJCCD-072]

06 – Swingin’ – Clifford Brown
Recorded: Capitol Studios, NYC; February 23, 1955
Personnel: Clifford Brown (tp), Harold Land (ts), Richie Powell (p), George Morrow (b), Max Roach (d).
Album: Study in Brown (1955) [EmArcy MG 36037]

07 – Two Degrees East, Three Degrees West – John Lewis
Recorded: Los Angeles on February 10, 1956
Personnel: Bill Perkins (ts), John Lewis (p), Jim Hall (g), Percy Heath (b), Chico Hamilton (d).
Album: Grand Encounter (Two Degrees East / Three Degrees West) (1956) [Pacific Jazz PJ 1217]

08 – Ye Hypocrite, Ye Beelzebub – George Russell
Recorded: NYC; March 31, 1956
Personnel: Art Farmer (tp), Hal McKusick (fl, as), Bill Evans (p), Barry Galbraith (g), Nilt Hilton (b), George Russell (chromatic drums) , Joe Harris (d), Osie Johnson (wood drums).
Album: The Jazz Workshop (1956) [RCA Victor LPM-1372]

09 – Nica’s Dream – Art Blakey
Recorded: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City; April 5, 1956
Personnel: Donald Byrd (tp), Hank Mobley (ts), Horace Silver (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Blakey (d).
Album: The Jazz Messengers (1956) [Columbia CK 65265]

10 – Brilliant Corners – Thelonious Monk
Recorded: Reeves Sound Studios, New York City; October 15, 1956
Personnel: Thelonious Monk (p), Ernie Henry (as), Sonny Rollins (ts), Oscar Pettiford (b), Max Roach (d).
Album: Brilliant Corners (1956) [Riverside RLP-226; Original Jazz Classics OJC-026]

11 – Profile of Jackie – Charles Mingus
Recorded: Audio-Video Studios, New York, NY; January 30, 1956
Personnel: Charles Mingus (b), Jackie McLean (as), J.R. Monterose (ts), Mal Waldron (p), Willie Jones (d).
Album: Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) [Atlantic LP 1237]

12 – So Nice – Elmo Hope Quintet
Recorded: Los Angeles, CA; October 31, 1957
Personnel: Stu Williamson (tp), Harold Land (ts), Elmo Hope (p), Leroy Vinnegar (b), Frank Butler (d).
Album: Elmo Hope Trio and Quintet (1953-57) [Pacific Jazz PJ-33]

13 – Morning – Yusef Lateef
Recorded: New York City; April 9, 1957
Personnel: Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, Woodwind, Scraper), Curtis Fuller (tb, tambourine, finger cymbals), Hugh Lawson (p), Ernie Farrow (b, perc), Louis Hayes (d), Doug Watkins (perc).
Album: Jazz Mood (1957) [Savoy MG 12103 (SV-0237)]

14 – Plain Gold Ring – Nina Simone
Recorded: New York City; 1957
Personnel: Nina Simone (p, vcl), Jimmy Bond (b), Albert ‘Tootie’ Heath (d).
Album: Little Girl Blue (1957) [Bethlehem BCP 6028]

15 – Autumn Leaves – Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley
Recorded: Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, New Jersey; March 9, 1958
Personnel: Miles Davis (tp), Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley (as), Hank Jones (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Blakey (d).
Album: Somethin’ Else (1958) [Blue Note BLP 1595]

16 – Pawky – Dorothy Ashby
Recorded: Rudy van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ; March 21, 1958
Personnel: Dorothy Ashby (harp), Frank Wess (fl), Herman Wright (b), Arthur Taylor (d).
Album: Hip Harp – In a Minor Groove (1958) [Prestige PRLP 7140]

17 – It Never Entered My Mind – Chet Baker
Recorded: New York City; December 30, 1958
Personnel: Chet Baker (tp), Herbie Mann (fl), Pepper Adams (bars), Bill Evans (p), Kenny Burrell (g), Paul Chambers (b), Connie Kay (d).
Album: Chet (1959) [Riverside RLP 12-299, RLP 1135; Original Jazz Classics OJC 087]

18 – So What – Miles Davis
Recorded: Columbia 30th Street Studio, New York City; March 2, 1959
Personnel: Miles Davis (tp), Julian ‘Cannonball’ Adderley (as), John Coltrane (ts), Bill Evans (p), Paul Chambers (b), Jimmy Cobb (d).
Album: Kind of Blue (1959) [Columbia CL 1355; Columbia/Legacy 33552]

19 – Here Am I – Donald Byrd
Recorded: Van Gelder studio, Hackensack, New Jersey; May 31, 1959
Personnel: Donald Byrd (tp), Charlie Rouse (ts), Pepper Adams (bars), Walter Davis Jr. (p), Sam Jones (b), Art Taylor (d).
Album: Byrd in Hand (1959) [Blue Note BLP 4019]

20 – Peri’s Scope – Bill Evans Trio
Recorded: Reeves Sound Studio, New York City; December 28, 1959
Personnel: Bill Evans (p), Scott LaFaro (b), Paul Motian (d).
Album: Portrait in Jazz (1959) [Riverside RLP 1162; Original Jazz Classics OJC 088]

 

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