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Louis Armstrong & His Stompers [1927] - Chicago Breakdown




Armstrong, Louis (Cornet)
Wilson, Bill (Cornet)
Dutrey, Honore (Trombone)
Atkins, Boyd (Clarinet, Alto/Soprano sax)
Walker, Joe (Alto sax, Baritone sax)
Washington, Albert (Tenor Sax)
Hines, Earl (Piano)
Bassett, Rip (Banjo, Guitar)
Briggs, Pete (Tuba)
Hall, Tubby (Drums)

This number was composed by the legendary Jelly Roll Morton. The Louis Armstrong we hear on this recording was at the height of his powers. On piano it is none other than the great Earl "Fatha" Hines, another revolutionary figure in the history of Jazz.
 
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Miles Davis [1958] - Stella by Starlight


Paul Chambers - bass
Jimmy Cobb - drums
Bill Evans - piano
Cannonball Adderley - alto sax
John Coltrane - tenor sax
Miles Davis - trumpet

This track was NOT included on the later recording, Kind of Blue, but instead, on the 1959 release Jazz Track, recorded May 26, 1958.
 
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John Coltrane Quartet [1965] - Living Space


John Coltrane (soprano & tenor sax)
McCoy Tyner (piano)
Jimmy Garrison (bass)
Elvin Jones (drums)

Overdubbed with arrangements featuring

Alice Coltrane (harp, tamboura)
Joan Chapman (tamboura)
Oran Coltrane (bells)

Infinity is an album credited to John Coltrane, released on Impulse! in 1972. It features overdubs by Alice Coltrane of her late husband's work recorded in 1965, adding only harp, strings and tamboura.
 
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Lester Young & His Quintet [1951] - Up n' adam




Lester Young (August 27, 1909 – March 15, 1959), nicknamed "Pres" or "Prez", was an American jazz tenor saxophonist and occasional clarinetist.

Coming to prominence while a member of Count Basie's orchestra, Young was one of the most influential players on his instrument. In contrast to many of his hard-driving peers, Young played with a relaxed, cool tone and used sophisticated harmonies, using what one critic called "a free-floating style, wheeling and diving like a gull, banking with low, funky riffs that pleased dancers and listeners alike."

Known for his hip, introverted style, he invented or popularized much of the hipster jargon which came to be associated with the music.
 
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Eric Dolphy [1964] - Epistrophy

Recorded live at Hilversum, Holland - Jun 2, 1964


Bass – Jacques Schols
Drums – Han Bennink
Bass Clarinet, Alto Sax – Eric Dolphy
Piano – Misja Mengelberg
 

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Kendrick Scott Oracle [2019] - Mocean




Kendrick Scott Oracle - drums
Jahi Sundance - turntablist
Mike Moreno - guitar
Taylor Eigsti - piano
John Ellis - tenor sax
Joe Sanders - bass
 

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Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah [2015] - West of the West


Christian Scott aTunde Adjuah - trumpet
Braxton Cook - alto sax
Lawrence Fields - piano
Corey Fonville - drums
Dominic Minix - guitar
Kris Funn - bass
 
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Hey Jazz-nerds, quick question: when I was younger someone told me that Billie Holiday used to shoot heroin into her vagina in an effort to hide her track marks. 1) has anyone else heard about this? Is there any truth to the claim? and 2) did she do it to get high or did she do it in an effort to numb her genitals so that she could participate in sex work?

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The origin of "ragtime": did you know that ragtime music started in brothels in the deep south? When women live together, their menstrual periods begin to synch up, therefore prostitutes in brothels tended to all menstruate during the same week, leaving the house unable to make money for that week. In an effort to bring customers into the brothel when they couldn't have sex, the brothels started featuring musical entertainers with a new upbeat style of music and this is how RAG-TIME came to be! How hilarious!
 
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