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Signing off for Verve in 1997, the great tenor saxophonist with Conrad Herwig, John Scofield, Stefon Harris, Tommy Flanagan, Dave Holland and Jack DeJohnette — and Chaka doing Summertime.

From 1963, his brilliant hard bop quintet — Kenny Dorham, Butch Warren, Pete LaRoca, McCoy Tyner — as completely entrancing on dance classics like Blue Bossa as on the more reflective tunes. Warmly recommended.

Kenny Dorham, Andrew Hill, Eddie Khan, Pete La Roca.

With Kenny Dorham, McCoy Tyner, Richard Davis, Elvin Jones.
Vinyl from Kindred Spirits.

You know you’re in for a classic from the first bars with Ron Carter. Four essential JH Milestones out today: this one’s the earliest, from 1967-68, two different rhythm sections, plenty of Trane in the air.