Jazz Library - Listener Feedback
In his regular roundup of suggestions from listeners, Alyn Shipton presents music to add to Jazz Library's recommendations. With essential tracks by Dexter Gordon and Gene Krupa as well as more music by the late Ian Carr. There is also an archive interview with Neil Ardley, one of Carr's long-term musical compatriots. Playlist: DISC 1 Title: Dark Eyes Artist: Gene Krupa Trio Composer: Trad Album: Gene Krupa Story Label: Proper Number: Properbox 1 CD 3, Tr 7 Personnel: Gene Krupa (drums, leader); Charlie Ventura (tenor saxophone); Teddy Napoleon (piano). 8 March 1945 DISC 2 Title: Blame it on My Youth Artist: Art Farmer Composer: Levant/Hayman Album: Blame It On My Youth Label: Contemporary Number: 14042, Tr 1 Personnel: Art Farmer (flugelhorn); James Williams (piano); Rufus Reid (bass), Victor Lewis (drums). Feb 1988 DISC 3 Title: Shiny Stockings Artist: Karin Krog/Dexter Gordon Composer: Foster/Hendricks Album: Some Other Spring Label: Meantime Number: MR10, Tr 8 Personnel: Karin Krog (violin); Dexter Gordon (tenor saxophone); Kenny Drew (piano); Niels Henning Ortsed Pedersen (bass); Espen Rud (drums). Rec 1970 DISC 4 Title: Torso Artist: Nucleus Composer: Ian Carr Album: Solar Plexus/Belladonna Label: BGO Number: 566 CD 1, Tr 5 Personnel: Ian Carr, Kenny Wheeler (trumpets); Brian Smith (sopranos, tenor saxophone, flute); Tony Roberts (tenor saxophone, bass clarinet); Karl Jenkins (keyboard); Chris Spedding (guitar); Jeff Clyne (bass); Ron Matthewson (bass guitar); John Marshall (drums); Chris Karan (percussion); Keith Winter, VCS3 synthesiser. Rec: Dec 14/15, 1970 DISC 5 Title: Le dejeuner sur l'herbe Artist: New Jazz Orchestra, dir Neil Ardley Composer: Ardley Album: Impressed 2, with Gilles Peterson Label: Verve Number: 982 014-2, Tr 5 Personnel: Ian Carr, Derek Watkins, Henry Lowther, Harry Beckett (trumpets); John Mumford, Mike Gibbs, Derek Wadsworth (trombones); George Smith (tuba); Barbara Thompson, Dave Gelly, Jim Philip, Dick Heckstall-Smith (reeds); Frank Ricotti (vibraphone); Jack Bruce (bass); Jon Hiseman (drums). Sept 1968 DISC 6 Title: No Moon at All Artist: Brad Mehldau Composer: Evans, Mann Album: Day Is Done Label: Nonesuch Number: 79910-2, Tr 10 Personnel: Brad Mehldau (piano); Larry Grenadier (bass); Jeff Ballard (drums). 2005 DISC 7 Title: Half Past Late Artist: Michael Brecker Composer: Brecker Album: Time is of the Essence Label: Verve Number: 547 8442, Tr 3 Personnel: Michael Brecker (tenor saxophone); Pat Metheny (guitar); Larry Goldings (organ), Bill Stewart (drums). 1999 DISC 8 Title: Hot House Artist: Tete Montoliu Composer: Tad Dameron Album: Hot House Label: Steeplechase Number SCCD 37027/28 CD 2, Tr 6 Personnel: Tete Montoliu (piano); NHOP (bass); Tootie Heath (drums). May 1974.