Saturday, November 21, 2015

My jazz record of the week project


At Digelius: a record launching concert by Hans Olding-Jaska Lukkarinen Quartet. Hans Olding (gtr), Karl-Martin Almqvist (tenor sax), Mattias Wellin (bs), Jaska Lukkarinen (dr). Please do click to enlarge!

Digelius Music. Laivurinrinne 2, 00120 Helsinki, +358 9 666375, info@digelius.com - A world class jazz record store since 1971. CEO: Ilkka "Emu" Lehtinen. Wikipedia article on Digelius in English. The store is at the Viiskulma (the Five Corners) where five streets meet, easily accessible by foot, tram, or bus. There is even a taxi station right by the store.

Last year instead of buying a Friday wine bottle from Alko I decided to switch into purchasing a Friday jazz record from Digelius.

I am a jazz ignoramus with no knowledge of jazz, and happy to take advantage of the situation. I now get to hear the all-time great jazz records for the first time selected by Emu himself.

There is no system in the selection. There are classics (Miles Davis: Kind of Blue), spiritual discoveries (John Coltrane: Crescent), inspired tributes (Amarcord Nino Rota produced by Hal Willner), and Nordic gems (Jan Johansson: Jazz på svenska, Juhani Aaltonen & Henrik Otto Donner: Strings). A record that I would never have found otherwise is Duke Ellington 1940 the double lp. They say Ellington's instrument was his orchestra, in which each player was an individual. In 1940 his orchestra was perfect.

The realm of jazz is vaster than I knew, and there is no end in sight in this project.

2014
22.8. Charlie Parker: Great Quartets & Quintets
29.8. Charlie Parker: A Studio Chronicle (5 cd)
5.9. Eddie Condon: Jam Session Coast-to-Coast (Eddie Condon and His All Stars / Rampart Street Paraders)
12.9. Bill Evans Trio: The Village Vanguard Sessions
19.9. Charlie Haden: The Ballad of the Fallen
26.9. Louis Armstrong: Hot Fives and Sevens (4 cd)
3.10. Billie Holiday: Lady Day - The Complete Billie Holiday on Columbia 1933-1944 (10 cd)
10.10. -
17.10. -
24.10. Miles Davis: Kind of Blue
31.10. The Gil Evans Orchestra: Out of the Cool
7.11. The Modern Jazz Quartet: Django
14.11. -
21.11. Charles Mingus: Mingus Plays Piano
28.11. Miles Davis: Cookin', Relaxin', Workin', Steamin' (4 separate cd's)
5.12. -
12.12. Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus
19.12. Duke Ellington: Original Album Classics: - Such Sweet Thunder - Far East Suite - "And His Mother Called Him Bill" (3 cd)
26.12. -

2015
2.1. The Best of Chet Baker Sings
9.1. Yusef Lateef: The Blue Yusef Lateef
16.1. John Coltrane: Blue Train
23.1. Sarah Vaughan with Clifford Brown
30.1. Juhani Aaltonen & Otto Donner: Strings
6.2. The Young Tuxedo Brass Band [Jazz Begins, funeral and parade music]
13.2. -
20.2. The Ben Webster Quintet: Soulville
27.2. Jazz in Polish Cinema (4 cd)
6.3. John Coltrane: Africa / Brass
13.3. -
20.3. -
27.3. Duke Ellington 1940 (2 lp)
+ The Very Best of Duke Ellington (cd)
3.4. Clifford Brown & Max Roach
10.4. Duke Ellington: The Complete Orchestral Suites [Creole Rhapsody / Black, Brown and Beige / Nutcracker Suite, etc.] (5 cd)
17.4. M. A. Numminen: Swingin kutsu
24.4. Lester Young: Jammin' the Blues
30.4. John Coltrane: Crescent
8.5. -
15.5. Keith Jarrett: Fort Yawuh / Death and the Flower (2 cd)
22.5. B. B. King: From the Beginning (2 lp)
29.5. Dexter Gordon: Gettin' Around
5.6. Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers: Moanin'
12.6. -
19.6. Charles Mingus: Black Saint and the Sinner Lady / Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus Mingus
26.6. Ornette Coleman: The Shape of Jazz to Come / Change of the Century / This Is Our Music / Free Jazz / Ornette! (5 cd)
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14.8. Jan Johansson: Jazz på svenska
21.8. Various artists: Amarcord Nino Rota (lp, prod. Hal Willner)
29.8. Steve Lacy with Don Cherry: Evidence
4.9. Barry Harris Plays Tadd Dameron
11.9. Art Tatum - Ben Webster The Album (1956)
18.9. Meet Betty Carter and Ray Bryant
25.9. Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch
2.10. -
9.10. -
16.10. Anita O'Day: Trav'lin' Light / Waiter, Make Mine Blues
23.10. Wynton Kelly Trio & Wes Montgomery: Complete Live at the Half Note (2 cd)
30.10. Herbie Hancock: Takin' Off
6.11. Charlie Haden: Études / Old and New Dreams / A Tribute to Blackwell / Silence / First Song (5 cd)
13.11. Art Pepper: The Art of the Ballad
20.11. Sonny Rollins: The Bridge
27.11. The Oscar Peterson Trio: We Get Requests
5.12. Carla Bley, Andy Sheppard, Steve Swallow: Trios
12.12. -
19.12. Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds: Blue Hour. The Complete Sessions. Master Takes
23.12. Steve Lacy: Solos Duos Trios (6 cd). Only Monk / More Monk / Sempre amore / Communiqué / The Flame / The Window

2016
2.1.  New Thing! (2 cd) (Maulawi, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, Paris Smith, Travis Biggs, Rashied Ali & Frank Lowe, Archie Shepp, Hannibal & Sunrise Orchestra, Amina Claudine Myers, Alice Coltrane, Lloyd McNeill, East New York Ensemble, Robert Rockwell III, Eddie Gale, Stanley Cowell, Steve Davis)
8.1. Donald Byrd, Kenny Burrell: All Night Long / All Day Long (2 cd)
15.1.  Sun Ra and His Arkestra: Jazz in Silhouette / Sound Sun Pleasure!!
22.1.  Miles Davis: Ascenseur pour l'échafaud
29.1.  Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section
5.2.  The Roland Kirk Quartet: Rip, Rig, and Panic / Now Please Don't You Cry, Beautiful Edith
11.2.  Lee Morgan: Candy (1957)
18.2.  Ben Webster, Harry Edison: Complete Sextet Studio Sessions (4 albums: Sweets [1956]; Some of My Favorites [1957]; Gee, Baby, Ain't I Good To You [1957]; Songs for Hip Lovers [1957]) (2 cd)
26.2.  Duke Ellington: New Orleans Suite (1970)
4.3.  The Gary Burton Quartet: Duster (1967) / Country Roads & Other Places (1969) (two albums on one cd)
11.3. -
18.3.  Stan Getz: Sweet Rain (1967)
25.3. -
2.4.  Chick Corea: Return to Forever (1972)
9.4.  Lee Morgan: The Sidewinder (1963)
15.4.  Back to Back: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges Play the Blues (1959) special cd with nine bonus tracks
22.4.  Erik Lindström Sextet: No Money No Music (1975)
29.4.  Ray Charles: Genius+Soul=Jazz. Complete 1956-1960 Sessions with Quincy Jones (3 albums: Genius+Soul=Jazz [1960], The Genius of Ray Charles [1959], The Genius Hits the Road [1960] and the Quincy Jones sessions from The Great Ray Charles [1956] and The Genius After Hours [1956]) (2 cd)
6.5.  Side by Side: Duke Ellington and Johnny Hodges plus others (1959)
13.5.  Jacques Loussier, Christian Garros, Pierre Michelot: The Original Play Bach Vols. 1 & 2 (1959, 1960) (two albums on one cd)
20.5.  Django Bates: Belovèd Bird (2010)
27.5.  Mal Waldron: Moods (1978)
3.6.  Charles Mingus: Blues & Roots (1959)
10.6.  Sonny Rollins: A Night at the Village Vanguard (1957) (2016 2 cd reissue with bonus tracks)
21.6.  Cecil Taylor: Silent Tongues (1974)
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6.8.  Carola & Heikki Sarmanto Trio (recorded 1966, published 2004)
13.8.  Christian Schwindt Quintet: For Friends and Relatives (1966) (2011 cd issue with three bonus tracks)
20.8.  The Dave Brubeck Quartet: Time Out (1959)
27.8.  John Coltrane: My Favorite Things (1961) lp
3.9.  Red Garland Trio: Groovy (1957) - RVG: remastered by Rudy Van Gelder (1924-2016) in 2008
10.9.  Miles Davis: Miles Smiles (1967) lp
17.9.  Tommy Flanagan Trio: Overseas (1957) lp
24.9.  Cannonball Adderley: Somethin' Else (1958) cd - RVG: remastered by Rudy Van Gelder in 1998
30.9. -
7.10. -
14.10. Tomasz Stańko: Balladyna (1978)
22.10.  The Essence of Louis Armstrong (Phontastic, Sweden, 1987) lp: A 1: Reminiscin' with Louis 1947, 2: Cake Walking Babies (1925), 3: St. Louis Blues (1925, Bessie Smith), 4: Sugarfoot Stomp, 5: Heebie Jeebies, 6: Big Butter and Egg Man (1926), 7: Hotter Than That (1927), 8: West End Blues (1928), 9: Muggles (1928), B 1: Just a Gigolo (1931) *, 2: Evn'tide (1936), 3: Darling Nellie Gray (1937), 4: Struttin' with Some Barbecue (1938), 5: I Double Dare You (1938), 6: Jeepers Creepers (1939), 7: Some Day (You'll Be Sorry) (1947), 8: Mack the Knife (1955).
28.10. - [indulging in Dylanology]
4.11. -
12.11. -
19.11.  Django Reinhardt: Vol. 6: 1940: Nuages
26.11.  Sinikka Oksanen - Antero Stenberg: Radio Sessions 1959-1966 (Artie Music 2005)

1 comment:

Ville Juutinen said...

This is a very nice selection of jazz records. It's always a matter of taste, but may I suggest that at least one of Stan Getz bossa nova albums from the 60s should be added to your jazz collection.

http://www.allaboutjazz.com/stan-getz-the-bossa-nova-albums-by-chris-may.php

Ville Juutinen