THE LAST TRANE by John Coltrane
release: January 1966
This album is assembled from the results of there separate recording sessions in August 1957, January and March 1958.
Prestige からリリースされた最後のアルバムという意味で、余りもののセッションの寄せ集め的ニュアンスが強いが、この時期の Trane は聞き逃せないというファンにはありがたいアルバムだ(4曲ともテナーを吹いているのにジャケットがソプラノなのは詐欺に近いが)。
photo: Japanese CD released from Victor Musical Industries (1991)
John Coltrane (ts)
Donald Byrd (tp), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Earl May (b), Louis Hayes (ds), Art Taylor (ds)
Miles Davis - Kind of Blue
Blue coloured vinyl reissue LP on Columbia
Originally released August 17, 1959
1."So What" 9:04
2."Freddie Freeloader" 9:34
3."Blue in Green" 5:27
1."All Blues" 11:33
2."Flamenco Sketches" 9:26
A jazz classic, Kind of Blue has been regarded by many critics as the greatest jazz record, Davis's masterpiece, and one of the best albums of all time. In 2003 it was ranked number 12 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.
Kind of Blue is based entirely on modality, in contrast to Davis's earlier work with the hard bop style of jazz and its complex chord progression and improvisation. The entire album was composed as a series of modal sketches, in which each performer was given a set of scales that defined the parameters of their improvisation and style.
Now Playing. Miles Davis - Kind of Blue. One of the best jazz and albums of all time. “It must’ve been made in Heaven” is the quote often heard when describing this album. It’s such a drastic departure from “Birth of the Cool”. You can hear a sort of preview to this record in Davis’ score for the movie “Elevator to the Gallows”. The musicians assembled here were given only a general outline of the scales and melodies. The results are quite impressive. Every song plays to the strength of the ensemble. “All Blues” is my favorite as it feels like that song could go on forever. This is the best starting point for anyone interested in jazz or Davis’ work. It’s such a perfect record and it’s influence is spread far and wide. Pink Floyd, Allman Brothers and Q-Tip have all cited this record as massively influential. It’s as perfect as albums can get.
#SonnyClarkTrio is an album by jazz pianist Sonny Clark recorded for the Blue Note label and performed by Clark with Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones. The original album comprises six jazz standards; three alternate takes have been added in the CD reissues.
#SonnyClark - piano
#PaulChambers - bass (all tracks except "I'll Remember April")
#PhillyJoeJones - drums (all tracks except "I'll Remember April")