From the monthly archives: "January 2016"

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Here a great compilation album that contains three separate recordings, all featuring pianist Henri Renaud and from the Vogue Record Label. I purchased it through Amazon, check here.

There are 19 songs altogether, here’s the breakdown:

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Tracks 1-6 (The Roy Haynes Sextet):  Tracks 1 to 5 recorded in Paris on October 26, 1954
Track 6 recorded in Paris on October 28, 1954. One could get this album (Roy Haynes Modern Group) separately. It features Baritone Saxophone – Jay Cameron, Bass – Joe Benjamin, Drums – Roy Haynes, Guitar – Jimmy Gourley, Piano – Henri Renaud and on Tenor Saxophone – Barney Wilen. More on this album here.

Tracks 7-13 (The Rene Thomas Quintette): Recorded in Paris on May 5, 1954. Only the first seven tracks appear on this CD, you don’t get it all, sorry. You can get the whole album here (MP3, Euro). This album features,  Bass – Jean-Marie Ingrand, Drums – Jean-Louis Viale, Guitar – René Thomas, Piano – Henri Renaud, Trumpet – Buzz Gardner

Tracks 14-19 (Frank Foster Quartet): Recorded in Paris on April 4, 1954, here’s more on the album. The album features Frank Foster -Tenor, Henri Renaud – Piano, Jean-Louis Viale – Drums, Jean-Marie Ingrand – Bass.

Here are Liner Notes from the CD, translated into English:

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By the way, if you are interested in purchasing the “Jazz On Vogue The Perfect Collection: 35 Original Albums,” check over here.

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This was just playing, a taste of Jazz Con Class Radio!! Here's "Sweet Sakeena" from Art Blakey's 1957 CLASSIC recording "Hard Drive." GREAT STUFF! This band was a great Jazz Messenger from the early days!! ENJOY!I
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Bill Hardman - trumpet
Johnny Griffin - tenor saxophone
Junior Mance (tracks 1, 2 & 4-7), Sam Dockery (track 3) - piano
Spanky DeBrest - bass
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TheConnectionReddMcGheeAlbums

“The Connection” was a  1959 Off-Broadway play (in New York City) that was produced by Jack Gelber. “The Connection” was very successful and unique because of the subject matter. It dealt with heroin addiction and the Jazz community. There were real professional Jazz musicians in the play itself (Freddie Redd – piano, Jackie McLean – alto saxophone, Michael Mattos – bass, Larry Ritchie – drums). Freddie Redd composed all the music and recorded an album in 1960 with the same musicians. In 1961 Howard McGhee recorded another version of this play and featured different musicians except for Freddie Redd, he remained behind the piano. The same exact songs were used (“Who Killed Cock Robin”, “Wigglin'”, “Music Forever,” “Time To Smile,” “(Theme for) Sister Salvation,” “Jim Dunn’s Dilemma,” “O.D. (Overdose)”  but arranged differently. Both albums are extraordinary.

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In 1962 Cecil Payne and Kenny Drew co-composed a new score for this play and it featured different songs.

Note: “The Connection” was translated into five languages and produced in ten nations.

In 1962 Shirley Clarke’s film “The Connection” was released, it can be purchased here. Check the trailer out:

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This was just playing, a taste of Jazz Con Class Radio!! Here's "Sweet Sakeena" from Art Blakey's 1957 CLASSIC recording "Hard Drive." GREAT STUFF! This band was a great Jazz Messenger from the early days!! ENJOY!I
Art Blakey - drums
Bill Hardman - trumpet
Johnny Griffin - tenor saxophone
Junior Mance (tracks 1, 2 & 4-7), Sam Dockery (track 3) - piano
Spanky DeBrest - bass
Recorded on October 9 & 11, 1957, New York CityBill Hardman - tp Johnny Griffin - ts Junior Mance - p Spanky De Brest - b Art Blakey - d from the hardrive album recorded at 1957 for bethlehem label.
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HappyNewYear

I want to thank all the listeners who have been listening to Jazz Con Class Radio from the beginning and all the new loyal listeners who have joined throughout the four years the station has existed. This year will be a challenging one for me financially because of all the rising costs to maintain the broadcast but I feel its my duty to keep traditional/classic Jazz alive. Have a Happy New Year and E N J O Y ! !

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