martedì 17 agosto 2010

Rare Jazz Live in Europe: Modern Jazz Quartet Live in Paris (1956-59)

For the Fans of John Lewis & his Modern Jazz Quartet a rare LP with two different concerts in Paris (France).

(cover and correct liner notes by Jazzfan37)

Modern Jazz Quartet Live in Paris (Rapidshare)

1. Animal Dance (J. Lewis)
2. Django (J. Lewis)
3. Milano (J. Lewis)
4. Bluesology (M. Jackson)
5. Odds Against Tomorrow (J. Lewis)
6. Bags Goove (M. Jackson)

John Lewis (pn), Milt Jackson (vbf), Percy Heath (bs), Conny Kay (drm)
recorded december 10, 1959 in Paris at Theatre du Champs Elyséees

7. Sketch 3 (J. Lewis - A. Hodeir)
8. Ambiguité (J. Lewis - A. Hodeir)

John Lewis (pn), Milt Jackson (vbf), Percy Heath (bs), Conny Kay (drm)
with Jazz Groupe de Paris
directed by André Hodeir
Roger Guerin, Jean Liesse (tr)
Jean Aldegon (sax a)
Georges Grenu (sax t)
Armand Migiani (sax b)
recorded december 10, 1956 in Paris at Theatre de L'Ambassade des Etats-Unis

P.S. These tracks were also issued on CD "Longing For The Continent" with some wrong titles and without correct liner notes.

lunedì 16 agosto 2010

A rare Live album to remember Gianni Basso (1931-2009)

A very rare album to remember the italian tenor saxophonist Gianni Basso, who died 78, the 17th august 2009.

He was one of the fathers of italian modern jazz, with the trumpet player Oscar Valdambrini was the leader of the Basso-Valdambrini quintet.

the first italian group of modern jazz known and appreciated also out of Italy.

Forty years ago, june 9, 1970, with a quartet composed by some of the best italian jazz players, he had a concert in Milan at Centro Pirelli. The tapes of that performance were forgotten for years. In 1996 a limited edition (500 CD and 500 LP) were issued form the original tapes.

In 2009 a new limited edition was issued with the same numbers.

esclusivo per Pirelli
Catalog#: AP 1
Format: LP
Country: Italy
Released: 1970

Gianni Basso (tenor sax),
Renato Sellani (piano),
Giorgio Azzolini (bass),
Gilberto “GIL” Cuppini (drums)


A1) Reachin’ fourth (McCoy Tyner) – 9’40”
A2) Sweet Little Maia (Jimmy Garrison) - 7’10”
A3) Oleo (Sonny Rollins) - 7’35”

B1) Gingerbread Boy (Jimmy Heath) - 9’45”
B2) Naima (John Coltrane) - 3’45”
B3) So What (Miles Davis) - 11’43”