Friday, May 25, 2012

John Coltrane Interviews, Part II: 1962-65

Michiel de Ruyter Interviews John Coltrane on October 26, 1963 and July 27, 1965. Some segments, mostly Ruyter's comments, are in Dutch. For the first part of the interview go here.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Dizzy Gillespie in Berlin


Dizzy Gillespie Quintet live at the Berlin Philharmonie
November 1980

Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet), James Moody (tenor sax, flute), Ed Cherry (guitar), Michael Howell (electric bass), Tommy Campbell (drums).

Never been released before.

Tracks:
  1. St. Louis Blues
  2. Con Alma
  3. A Night in Tunisia
  4. Unidentified tune
  5. Tanga
  6. Tin Tin Deo
  7. Unidentified tune
Total Time: 1:17:20


Another unreleased gem from Berlin: MILES DAVIS 1983

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Ellington's Symphony in Black


SYMPHONY IN BLACK: A RHAPSODY OF NEGRO LIFE (1935)
Directed by Fred Waller
Music by Duke Ellington
Songs: The laborers, A triangle (Dance - Jealousy - Big city blues), A hymn of sorrow, Harlem rhythm Featuring: Duke Ellington (p-leader), Arthur Whetsol (t), Freddy Jenkins (t), Cootie Williams (t), Joe Nanton (tr), Lawrence Brown (tr), Juan Tizol (tr), Barney Bigard (cl), Johnny Hodges (as), Otto Hardwick (as), Harry Carney (bs), Fred Guy (g), Wellman Braud (b), Sonny Greer (d), Billie Holiday (vocal).

Bessie Dudley, The Three Rhythm Kings: augmented in some shots with musicians from the Mills Blue Rhythm Band.

Recorded in late 1934 at Paramount's Eastern Service Studios, Long Island, New York.