The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4004 & 4005 – Art Blakey, Holiday for Skins, Volume 1; Holiday for Skins, Volume 2 (1958)

Catalog Number: Blue Note 4004 (Vol. 1) & 4005 (Vol. 2) – Previous | Next MusiciansArt Blakey (d, chant), Donald Byrd (tpt), Ray Bryant (p), Wendell Marshall (b), Art Taylor (d), Philly Joe Jones (d, chant), Victor Gonzales (bo), Julio Martinez (cng, treelog), Sabu Martinez (bo, cng, chant), Chonguito Vincente (cng), Ray Barretto (cng), Fred Pagani, Jr. (tim) … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4004 & 4005 – Art Blakey, Holiday for Skins, Volume 1; Holiday for Skins, Volume 2 (1958)

The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4001 – Sonny Rollins, Newk’s Time (1959)

Catalog Number: Blue Note 4001 - Next MusiciansSonny Rollins (ts), Wynton Kelly (p), Doug Watkins (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Cover photo: Francis WolffLiner notes: Joe Goldberg Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1957 Originally released Mid-March 1959 Date first heard: January 23, 2021 (Apple Music) My Take Let me … Continue reading The Blue Note 4000 Project: 4001 – Sonny Rollins, Newk’s Time (1959)

Pressing Issues: Miles Davis, ‘Round About Midnight (1957 Columbia)

Original Pressing: Columbia, CL 949 (1957) Musicians Miles Davis (t), John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Liner notes: George Avakian Produced by George Avakian and engineered by Frank Laico at 30th Street Studios, New York, NY, October 26, 1955; June 5 and September 10, 1956 Originally released March 6, 1957 Word … Continue reading Pressing Issues: Miles Davis, ‘Round About Midnight (1957 Columbia)