Accompanied simply by two guitars and acoustic bass, and all the more beautiful for it.
From 1961 — with Fred Jackson and Grant Green.
180g vinyl from Doxy.
Hank Mobley (tenor sax), Wynton Kelly (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Art Blakey (drums).
Lee Morgan (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Ronnie Mathews (piano), Victor Sproles (bass), Billy Higgins (drums).
Lee Morgan (trumpet), Joe Henderson (tenor sax), Barry Harris (piano), Bob Cranshaw (bass), Billy Higgins (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.
With Cannonball Adderley, Duke Jordan and co.
Kicking off with Tribute To Brownie; and extending his tradition of hard bop trumpet-playing.
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).
The Nigeria, Oleo and Gooden’s Corner sets, including a killer It Ain’t Necessarily So.
Stretching out in 1965, with John Gilmore, Joe Chambers and co, two extra percussionists, and two bassists on one track. Abstract but fierce, textured but compelling.
Superb piano trio music, streaming from blues, hiphop, ragtime and co with seamless refinement. Two Conlan Noncarrow covers and a Hendrix sample! Dedicated to Andrew Hill and Jaki Byard; infused with Monk.
Like a shit-house door — with Walter Bishop, Art Taylor and Jimmy Garrison.
Trying to figure out a way through soul jazz, in 1969, with a great band — Lee Morgan, George Coleman, Idris Muhammad and some hot Grant Green.
A cor-blimey line-up, and a masterpiece, recorded on the first day of spring in 1964. Dorham, Dolphy, Joe Henderson, Richard Davis, Tony Williams.