Stupendous early-sixties date with Wayne Shorter, Bobby Timmons and Lee Morgan, on fire with political fury. From a string of ‘Blue Notes for a blue note’ out recently (and no doubt briefly).
Brilliant version of the title track. Live. Thunderous. Classic Blue Note.
Banging, key Messengers. Blakey is a polyrhythmic blaze; Shorter is vicious. Hubbard bows out of the line-up with a passionate tribute to the Congress of Racial Equality.
Bracingly direct and spontaneous, with Brice Winston and Ravi Coltrane, Lionel Loueke on guitar, Fabian Almazan on piano, Ron Carter and Joshua Crumbly, Kendrick Scott on drums.
Great hard bop, passing in 1967 from bluesy to modal, with Cedar Walton, Billy Higgins and the terrific Sonny Red. The long title track is sultry and grooving; and there’s a version of the dancer Book’s Bossa.
At his peak, with Wayne Shorter and Herbie Hancock in 1961. Pentecostal Feeling and the rest. Zinging outward-bound hard-bop. LP from Doxy.
1961 session with Pepper Adams and Herbie Hancock. Kicks off with I’m An Old Cowhand… always a winner.
From 1957: Paul Chambers (bass), Kenny Burrell (guitar), Hank Jones (piano), Art Taylor (drums).