From the monthly archives: "May 2015"

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This Blues/Funk Jazz Special will be repeated today May 30th and with an hour added to it. It will begin at the same time 3PM New York Time and broadcast until 4PM. ENJOY!
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This Saturday, May 23rd at 3P.M. Eastern New York Time the Jazz Con Class Radio listeners will be enjoying a Jazz Funk/Blues special that will last three hours in total and will end at 6PM. It will concentrate on Jazz music that from the mid 50’s, when the Hammond organ was introduced to Jazz and with the sole purpose of adding more Blues to the tunes. This special will also concentrate on the very beginning of what the music industry decided to name Jazz-Funk. This Jazz era began in the mid 60’s and lasted until the early 70’s and was more soulful. That’s as far in time that Jazz Con Class Radio will travel. Jazz Fusion was very exciting as well but this Jazz station is more traditional and will not play any Jazz that was recorded after the mid 70’s. There are two very important exceptions; one is if the recordings are from legendary older Jazz musicians and secondly, if they are young jazz musicians who record traditional Jazz music. Check the playlists and learn all the Jazz eras that broadcast here. Check the schedule link also to learn when these playlists play. Thank you for your attention and tune in!

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This is what you hear on Jazz Con Class Radio! Playing very soon, some VERY Early 60's Bobby Hutcherson! Here's "Bedouin" from his 1963 recording "The Kicker." OUT OF THIS WORLD!! ENJOY!
*This is track 6.
Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Duke Pearson - piano
Grant Green - guitar (#4-6)
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Al Harewood - drums
Recorded on December 29, 1963, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.Final track from "The Kicker" album. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 29, 1963. Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Joe...
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This is what plays on Jazz Con Class Radio and playing now! Here Monk from 1953/54 recording "Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins." Yes playing on the "Wednesday Five Hour Jazz Special," ENJOY!November 1953. Thelonious Monk / piano Sonny Rollins / tenor sax Julius Watkins / French horn Percy Heath / bass Willie Jones / drums ... See MoreSee Less

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The Complete Live at the Bee Hive” and “More Live at Bee Hive, Chicago June 30, 1955,” are a must have if you are a dedicated Jazz collector. The Description below from FreshSounds Records is very complete and I really don’t need to add any more here but to get a hold of both recordings.

About both albums:

Live at the Bee Hive (from FreshSounds.com):

This 2-CD Set includes Brown’s first ever recording with Sonny Rollins and Max Roach recorded live at Chicago’s Bee Hive on November 7, 1955. The inimitable trio is joined here by pianists Billy Wallace or Chris Anderson and bassist George Morrow. The edition also includes an unofficial Quintet date at New York’s Basin Street Club from April 28, 1956; and a rare 10 minutes Bonus Track of Clifford Brown recorded at a hotel in Copenhagen on November 12, 1953 after a date with the Lionel Hampton band. “This astounding 135-minute release features the Brownie, Rollins and Roach group setting fire to the bandstand with their irrepressible hard bop sound. A must have for any jazz lover.” – Warren Misel, Jazz FM……Here’s the link

More Live at the Bee Hive (from FreshSounds.com):

Two disc set of rare and unreleased recordings by this legendary quintet. Disc One consists of a complete previously unissued performance by the Brown/Roach Quintet, recorded at the Bee Hive in Chicago in June of 1955. Disc Two features the remainder of that performance plus an extremely rare performance, previously only issued on LP as Pure Genius in 1982. 11 tracks total including inspired workouts of ‘After You’ve Gone’, ‘Jordu’, ‘What’s New’, ‘I’ll Remember April’ and more…..Here’s the link

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This is what you hear on Jazz Con Class Radio! Playing very soon, some VERY Early 60's Bobby Hutcherson! Here's "Bedouin" from his 1963 recording "The Kicker." OUT OF THIS WORLD!! ENJOY!
*This is track 6.
Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Duke Pearson - piano
Grant Green - guitar (#4-6)
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Al Harewood - drums
Recorded on December 29, 1963, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.Final track from "The Kicker" album. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 29, 1963. Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Joe...
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This is what plays on Jazz Con Class Radio and playing now! Here Monk from 1953/54 recording "Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins." Yes playing on the "Wednesday Five Hour Jazz Special," ENJOY!November 1953. Thelonious Monk / piano Sonny Rollins / tenor sax Julius Watkins / French horn Percy Heath / bass Willie Jones / drums ... See MoreSee Less

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74 Miles Away” is a great Cannonball Adderley album and the main reason why is because it was recorded live. All Cannonball albums are Jazz collector items but his live ones are extraordinary. Jazz musicians of this era were very talented and their best way of proving it was to evaluate them in a live setting. Its really the only way to judge a musician, of any genre, how good are they when they play live? I cannot stress it enough, this is a REAL CLASSIC!

About the album:

“Live,” whether used as an adjective or a verb, seems singularly appropriate when it is applied to Julian “Cannonball” Adderley and his Quintet. No jazz group presently active seems to come alive more buoyantly on the bandstand, and no other combo has benefited more fully from the advantages of recording live.

This latest session was a triply happy occasion for the Adderleys, since it marked a family reunion. Julian and Nat had brought their wives to Hollywood. Mr. & Mrs. Adderley Sr. were in town on a visit from Florida, visiting with their sons, and having a ball. Mr. Adderley, who used to be a cornetist, commented after one of Nat’s solos: “You sound almost as good as I used to.” During “I Remember Bird,” he said: “I remember me!” Their radiant pride was an additional incentive to the two sons, as the recording got under way before a hip and responsive crowd.

Cannonball, of course, is the orator supreme among jazz combo leaders. He neither ignores his listeners nor puts them on nor condescends to them; he addresses them as if they were new found friends. It is in this spirit that you hear the session start; after being presented to the audience by KBCA disc jockey Jay Rich, Julian introduces the opening number, “Do Do Do.”

All the way from the opening vamp by Joe Zawinul on electric piano, this Nat Adderley tune has the spirit of the blues, transmuted into 32-bar chorus form. As you might deduce from the subtitle (“What Now Is Next”), this beguilingly basic theme has been equipped with lyrics (by Gail Fisher, the prettiest songwriter in town), and will no doubt be heard as a vocal vehicle in due course, following a pattern established by Miss Fisher’s lyrics for “Mercy, Mercy, Mercy!”……Read More

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This is what you hear on Jazz Con Class Radio! Playing very soon, some VERY Early 60's Bobby Hutcherson! Here's "Bedouin" from his 1963 recording "The Kicker." OUT OF THIS WORLD!! ENJOY!
*This is track 6.
Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Duke Pearson - piano
Grant Green - guitar (#4-6)
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Al Harewood - drums
Recorded on December 29, 1963, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.Final track from "The Kicker" album. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 29, 1963. Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Joe...
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This is what plays on Jazz Con Class Radio and playing now! Here Monk from 1953/54 recording "Thelonious Monk and Sonny Rollins." Yes playing on the "Wednesday Five Hour Jazz Special," ENJOY!November 1953. Thelonious Monk / piano Sonny Rollins / tenor sax Julius Watkins / French horn Percy Heath / bass Willie Jones / drums ... See MoreSee Less

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This is an official announcement of a 10-Hour Hard Bop Jazz special. It will Start at 1P.M. and end at 11 P.M. (New York-Eastern Daylight Time). Check the Schedule Link  Here and/or learn all the different ways to enjoy Jazz Con Class Radio HERE. This special will include West Coast Jazz as well since it was part of this incredible Jazz movement. The Hard Bop Jazz Era started at about 1951 (Not Official) and evolved directly from Bebop, as it became more integrated with Gospel and Rhythm and Blues. Although Bebop had traces of this, it was very raw and very experimental. Hard Bop took it to another level and where its musicians, especially the pianist and saxophone players, became more creative/inventive. I call it the “Golden Age of Jazz” and where the best Jazz musicians existed and were at their prime, at the same time. West Coast Jazz is Hard Bop as well but began in a more European Classical/Sophisticated form and as many critics argued, lacked the Gospel, Rhythm and Blues feeling. I disagree with this evaluation and feel that west coast musicians just started a little late and slowly caught on. The East Coast Jazz musicians began collaborating with the West Coast in about 1953 when they began to travel to each others Jazz meccas, which was New York (Already striving with Jazz) and Los Angeles (In its infant stages). Let’s not forget, Charles Mingus, Dexter Gordon and many, many other greats were from the Los Angeles area. This is a very short description of Hard Bop, so if you want to learn any further, I placed a few links below so you can begin somewhere. Thank you for your attention and ENJOY!

Hard Bop Description Links (More To Come):

1. Wikipedia Description

2. JazzInAmerica.Org

TheFabulousThadJones

The 1955 album (Recorded in 1954),  named “The Fabulous Thad Jones” can be found, in its original form and also as “Thad Jones” and with four extra songs added to it.  The extra 4 songs were taken from this album, added to original and released, in 1956, as a compilation album and with a different album cover. “Thad Jones” was the name of this album, the image that shows on this was the new look. I recommend the Jazz Con Class Radio listeners to purchase this version, so you can get it all, in one (Available in MP3 version also). Great album, ENJOY!

About the album:

Jones’ playing on this 1954 release is distinct and exciting. His compelling tone and technique instinctively evoke the dense and brassy tone of predecessors such as Fats Navarro. On the Porter classic “Get out of Town,” Jones wastes no time. After a brief Harmon-muted introduction, he breaks into startlingly forceful phrases. Jones’ blistering soloing skill is even better displayed on “One More,” an uptempo barn burner that highlights his fleshy tone and his unique musical drive…..Read More

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This is what you hear on Jazz Con Class Radio! Playing very soon, some VERY Early 60's Bobby Hutcherson! Here's "Bedouin" from his 1963 recording "The Kicker." OUT OF THIS WORLD!! ENJOY!
*This is track 6.
Bobby Hutcherson - vibes
Joe Henderson - tenor saxophone
Duke Pearson - piano
Grant Green - guitar (#4-6)
Bob Cranshaw - bass
Al Harewood - drums
Recorded on December 29, 1963, Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, N.J.Final track from "The Kicker" album. Recorded at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey on December 29, 1963. Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone); Joe...
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