Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – The Rainbow People (SCCD 31521)

SCCD 31521 The Rainbow People / Dexter Gordon Quintet Feat. Benny Bailey Gordon/Bailey Co. dazzles us again with their powerful live performance on this third volume from the Swedish tour of 1974, which produced highly successful two previous CDs: SCCD 31290 “Round Midnight” and SCCD 31373 “Revelation”. “… all Dexter’s recordings from this time are particularly creative, especially with a soloist of Bailey’s calibre at his elbow to drive Gordon” (Mark Gardner) "… recorded in the early stages of Dexter's residence with the SteepleChase label…This may have been Gordon's great period, surpassing in some ways his earlier years with Blue Note…Dexter is relaxed and confident… " (Krin Gabbard, Cadence) 1. … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – Revelation (SCCD 31373)

SCCD 31373 Revelation / Dexter Gordon Quintet The sequel to SCCD 31290 “Round Midnight” from the Swedish live recordings of 1974. Dexter at the peak of his powers shares the front line with his favorite trumpeter Benny Bailey. “… all Dexter’s recordings from this time are particularly creative, especially with a soloist of Bailey’s calibre at his elbow to drive Gordon” (Mark Gardner, from the linernotes) 1. At Ronnie's (Benny Bailey)2. Polkadots and moonbeams (Jimmy Van Heusen)3. I can't get started (Vernon Duke)4. Days of wine and roses (Henry Mancini)5. The shadow of your smile (Mandel/Webster)6. Revelation (Bill Barron) UPC/EAN: 716043137329 … Continue reading

Phineas Newborn – Stockholm Jam Session, Vol. 1 (SCCD 36025)

SCCD 36025 Stockholm Jam Session Vol. 1 / Phineas Newborn Pianist Phineas Newborn (1931 – 1989), despite his enormous talent characterised by his prodigious technique and extraordinary speed � la Art Tatum, remained in a relative obscurity throughout his professional life due to his illness. Fortunately for this overlooked and under-recorded genius, a private recording made during his visit to Sweden in 1958 survived. “ Expertly cleaned up by Nils Winther, they sound fresh and bright enough to counterbalance the vagaries of a single-mike recording and a ropy piano. The music is of an unexpectedly high quality for a spontaneous session ….” (The Penguin Guide To JAZZ) 1. I'll remember … Continue reading

Phineas Newborn – Stockholm Jam Session, Vol. 2 (SCCD 36026)

SCCD 36026 Stockholm Jam Session Vol. 2 / Phineas Newborn This is the second volume of the virtuoso jazz pianist Phineas Newborn’s rare recording of a private jam session from Stockholm which was the last stop of the lengthy European tour of Norman Grantz’ “Jazz From Carnegie Hall”. “… The music offered here is …. a perfect beauty …” (Francois Postif, La Marseillaise), 1. Confirmation (Charlie Parker)2. Vierd blues (Miles Davis)3. My ship (Kurt Weil)4. Walkin' (Richard Carpenter)5. Celia (Bud Powell)6. It's you or no one (Jule Styne) UPC/EAN: 716043602629 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon, Benny Bailey – Round Midnight (SCCD 31290)

"… recorded in the early stages of Dexter's residence with the SteepleChase label…This may have been Gordon's great period, surpassing in some ways his earlier years with Blue Note…Dexter is relaxed and confident… " (Krin Gabbard, Cadence) 1. Blue 'n boogie (Dizzy Gillespie)2. What's new (Haggart/Burke)3. Stella by starlight (Victor Young)4. Round about midnight (Thelonious Monk)5. Neptunus (Benny Bailey) UPC/EAN: 716043129027 … Continue reading