Monday, August 13, 2007

We get requests... Ike Quebec... plus John Coltrane and Wayne Shorter...

A quick post - Zhao (and here) sent me a request for a re-up of Ike Quebec's 'Blue and Sentimental.' So here it is... Plus another track from the same 1961 album, 'That old black magic.' He does so well – some straight-up tenor juju here. Ike Quebec is a very appealing old school swinger – backed by crisp guitar from Grant Green and the old Miles bass and drum team of Philly Joe and Paul Chambers, this is the dog's testicles as we say over here...

While I'm here... may as well whop a couple up... to make it three tenors...

John Coltrane was starting to come into his own by 1958. Recorded three years before the Ike Quebec session above, listen to his long, questing solo on 'The Believer' to hear the tectonic plates of jazz moving. Modern jazz was already separating (some would say shattering) into different performative spaces by then. More so than had happened with the advent of bop. Maybe the trick is to realise how they were and are all related. Donald Byrd on fine form here, by the way...

Did I mention tenor juju? Here's Wayne Shorter playing, er, 'Juju.' From a 1964 date with the Coltrane rhythm section, interestingly. This is an alternate take, fascinating stuff. I upped the original track way back and wrote about it at some length here...

Also: I received some information from Godoggo which is worthy of wider distribution. As many will know, Dr Art Davis died recently. There is a very good appreciation of him here on The Jazz Cat site (scroll down for video and interview). His MySpace page has more music and on his web site there are interviews with Hank Jones, Elvin Jones and John Purcell. Plus Youtube performances - here's a couple of links




Ike Quebec
Ike Quebec (ts) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones
Blue and Sentimental
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That old black magic
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John Coltrane
Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Louis Hayes (d)
The Believer
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Wayne Shorter
Wayne Shorter (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d)
Juju (alternate take)
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8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi,

The Coltrane link is broken

Rod... said...

damn, so it is! Thanks for telling me - was in a rush yesterday - and today - will fix later asap

Anonymous said...

Thanks

godoggo said...

Hey, thanks. Also, he’s not identified, but here’s Art Davis with Bill Dixon:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=zu_MnTBU6Mk
http://youtube.com/watch?v=5zmCfLPY1jU

…and with Max Roach and Booker Little:
http://youtube.com/watch?v=blHXOPccRTU

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Stay said...

hello,

this is not relevant to this particular post, but i was wondering if you have a copy of that original Archie Shepp/Bill Dixon LP that you mentioned in May. (not the split release; i mean the original Savoy one where they co-lead the quartet.) if you could possibly transfer to mp3 and upload, i'd be eternally grateful.

best,
HS

http://darkforcesswing.blogspot.com (this is my blog; you might enjoy some of the jazz coverage.)

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Anonymous said...

Hi. I tried to download Coltrane but it say that the download link has expired Please fix it, and if you don't mind, contact me at my email...

stralejazz@gmail.com

Thanks a lot!!!!! All the best!!! :)

Rod Warner said...

the coltrane link is an old one - all links are usually only up for a week or so - but quite happy to re-up - I have several requests for old mp3s which I am hopig to get round to dealing with over the next couple of days - been away and very busy before... watch the main posts...