Great 1963 recording with John Gilmore, Thad Jones, Frank Strozier, Jimmy Garrison, Elvin Jones, and co. Firing Trane-style modalities, a waltz, Night In Tunisia, downright brilliant soloing — it’s a classic.
With Abbey Lincoln, Eric Dolphy, Julian Priester, Booker Little, Mal Waldron, Clifford Jordan, Art Davis, Patato and Totico.
From 1965 — the classic Coltrane quartet doing One Down, One Up; and four from a Shepp quartet including Barre Phillips, Bobby Hutcherson and Joe Chambers.
Terrific Latin jazz: Chico O’Farrill directs the band, including legends like ace percussionists Ray Mantilla, Portinho, Luis Mangual and Ray Armando, then Seldon Powell, Grady Tate, Ron Carter…
The classic quartet in 1965 — with Pharoah, Donald Garrett, the great West Coast drummer Frank Butler, surprisingly, and Juno Lewis, all joining in on the title track.
At his very best, in 1966, with an octet including Charlie Haden, and the trombones of Grachan Moncur and Roswell Rudd. Full of cultured free-jazz fire — with the Eastern Basheer, and the funky, riffing title track.