Dizzy Gillespie – Copenhagen Concert (SCCD 36024)

SCCD 36024 Copenhagen Concert / Dizzy Gillespie Quintet “.. .an intriguing recording, because it catches one of the idiom’s most important trumpeters, not merely at the height of his mature powers, but at an interesting point of transition between two of the very best editions of his small bands …” (Chris Sheridan) “….. The heavily blues based styles of Mance and Wright complemented the soulful side of Gillespie who was without question at the peak of his powers at this time….As with all of Nils Winther’s work, the sound is beautifully balanced, and the digital transfers are excellent .” (Cadence) 1. I found a million dollar baby (Warren/Rose/Dixon)2. My man … Continue reading

Don Redman – For Europeans Only (SCCD 36020)

SCCD 36020 For Europeans Only / Don Redman And His Orchestra One of the most essential figures of the big-band era Don Redman led this first American band to visit Europe after the World War II. Their Copenhagen concerts were not only musical events but also a historically and culturally significant experience which left the lasting impression on the Danish audience. 1. Metronome all out (Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn)2. For Europeans only (Tadd Dameron)3. Don't blame me (Jimmy McHugh)4. All the things you are (Jerome Kern)5. Ev'rytime I feel the spirit (Traditional)6. Frantic atlantic (Don Redman)7. How high the moon (Lewis)8. Laura (Johnny/Raskin Mercer)9. I got rhythm (George Gershwin)10. Chant … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 5 (SCCD 36017)

SCCD 36017 At The Golden Circle Vol. 5 / Bud Powell Trio This volume concludes the celebrated series of Bud Powell recording from Gyllen Cirkeln (earlier releases SCH 36001, SCH 36002, SCH 36009 & SCH 36014). There is Bud’s rare vocal on This Is No Laughin’ Matter. “ The sum of Bud’s recordings at the Golden Circle is, then a study of a musician in travail, yet one who, despite the flaws, is able to project a strongly emotional body of music to the listeners …” (Chris Sheridan, from the linernotes) 1. Hot house (Buddy Kaye/Al Frich)2. This is no laughing matter (Thelonious Monk)3. 52nd Street theme (Thelonious Monk)4. Straight, … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 4 (SCCD 36014)

SCCD 36014 At The Golden Circle Vol. 4 / Bud Powell Trio …. Buttercup (Bud’s wife) described their stay in Stockholm as “ a grand experience – we were very happy there ”. Much of this comes across in recordings which really do come close to Bud’s finest achievements of a 2decade earlier. …. from the linernotes by Chris Sheridan 1. Moose the mooche (Charlie Parker)2. Star eyes (DePaul/Raye)3. Blues in the closet (Oscar Pettiford)4. Reets and I (Benny Harris)5. John's abbey (Bud Powell)6. That old devil moon (Lane/Harburg) UPC/EAN: 716043601424 … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham – Short Story (SCCD 36010)

SCCD 36010 Short Story / Kenny Dorham Quintet Trumpeter Kenny Dorham (1924 – 1972) played in Dizzy Gillespie’s bop big band and then joined Charlie Parker’s quintet. He was a founding member of the Jazz Messengers. Also played in Max Roach’s quintet and co-led a group with Joe Henderson. “… this is a true find…documenting Dorham in fine shape…One of best performance of Tete Montoliu …” (Swing Journal) “… The trumpeter probably could not have found a better rhythm section for his 1963 European tour…there are enough privileged moments here to make this disc a must for serious students of the jazz trumpet …” (Cadence) 1. Short story (Kenny Dorham)2. … Continue reading

Bud Powell – At The Golden Circle, Vol. 3 (SCCD 36009)

SCCD 36009 At The Golden Circle Vol. 3 / Bud Powell Trio “ Powell sounds content and secure here, yet his playing still has an acutely expressive edge and his total dedication to the art of music is as evident as usual …” (Max Harrison, Melody Maker February 23, 1980) 1. Swedish pastry (Barney Kessel)2. I remember Clifford (Benny Golson)3. I hear music (Frank Loesser) UPC/EAN: 716043600922 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Cheese Cake (SCCD 36008)

SCCD 36008 Cheese Cake / Dexter Gordon Quartet Dexter In Radioland vol. 2 “ This excellent series of records which starts with a Montmartre Jazzhus live date from 1962 documents the way in which Gordon was playing when he arrived in Europe….his big tone failing to disguise his natural lyricism and his ability to brand a ballad his own. ….The support he received throughout this series was good and one can almost race the main group’s progress as the series unfolds …” (Barry McRae, Jazz Journal) 1. Introduction (Dexter Gordon)2. Cheese cake (Dexter Gordon)3. Manha de carnival (Luiz Bonfa)4. Second balcony jump (Jerry Valentine) UPC/EAN: 716043600823 … Continue reading

Buck Clayton, Jimmy Rushing – Copenhagen Concert, Vol. 2 (SCCD 36007)

SCCD 36007 Copenhagen Concert Vol. 2 / Buck Clayton All Stars featuring Jimmy Rushing This is the second volume of the former 2-LP release of Buck Clayton All Stars, featuring the great shouter Jimmy Rushing. Mainstream jazz’s leading trumpeter and arranger Buck Clayton was the main figure in the Count Basie Big Band. After leaving Basie, Clayton formed his own group and toured Europe extensively. “… The Basie reunion is completed by Jimmy Rushing, interpreting a familiar repertoire with a spontaneous vitality that drives the band along with fresh incentive ….” (Sally-Ann Worsfold, Jazz Journal International) 1. Introduction ()2. Exactly like you (Jimmy McHugh)3. I want a little girl (Moll/Mencher)4. … Continue reading

Buck Clayton – Copenhagen Concert, Vol. 1 (SCCD 36006)

SCCD 36006 Copenhagen Concert Vol. 2 / Buck Clayton All Stars Mainstream jazz’s leading trumpeter and arranger Buck Clayton was the main figure in the Count Basie Big Band. After leaving Basie, Clayton formed his own group and toured Europe extensively. “ This was probably the best band Buck Clayton has ever had. …This concert seems to have been the only one recorded and is therefore an invaluable document ….” (Graham Colombé, Jazz Journal International) 1. Introduction (Buck Clayton)2. Outer Drive (Buck Clayton)3. Swingin' At The Copper Rail (Mills/DeLange)4. Moonglow (Jimmy Forrest)5. Night Train (Buck Clayton)6. Swinging Along on Broadway, New York City (Buck Clayton) UPC/EAN: 716043600625 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon – Cry Me A River (SCCD 36004)

SCCD 36004 Cry Me A River / Dexter Gordon & Atli Bjørn Trio Dexter In Radioland vol. 1 Dexter In Radioland is a mini series within the 36000 “classic” series and there are 7 volumes capturing Dexter in the very best period of his career. Copenhagen was his adoptive home in the 60s and the recordings here took place in the famous jazz club Montmartre with packed with enthusiastic audiences night after night. “… it is difficult to forget the staggering impact made by Dexter Gordon during his early sorties before European audiences….These splendid recordings celebrate Dexter’s first year in Europe and confirm that what we heard then was every … Continue reading