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Lady in red

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Dance with Robledo and His Group Volume II  Alta Fidelidade Records (Brazil)   Look at the sheen on the dress and on that bass with it’s mirroring curves. Luscious!

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Mmm, bop

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Dizzy Gillespie and his Orchestra  Horizons du Jazz #9  RCA Records (France)  1963 release of material from 1946 – 1949

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Groove me

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“Music for Play Boys”  Volume 5   Richard “Groove” Holmes  Prestige Records (Japan)

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Jazz royalty

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Ella and Louis Vol. 3  Karusell Records (Sweden) (1957)  Under a Blanket of Blue / Can’t We Be Friends // April in Paris

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Top of “pops”!

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Louis “Pops” Armstrong on the French Odeon label.  Saint Louis blues / Mahogany Hall Stomp // After You’ve Gone / I Can’t Give You Anything But Love  (1954).  Louis was both pure joyful entertainment and the highest level of artistry.  For five decades he was an American ambassador around the world for the music he helped create.  In and out of style, he remained true to himself through the worst Jim Crow racism and blew down barriers with his genius.  Good to go back and listen still!

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Kind of blue

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Jazz Collaborations (1955)  Charles Mingus and Thad Jones  Debut Records (Sweden)  Featuring “One More”; “I Can’t Get Started”; “More of the Same”; and “Get Out of Town”.   Also featuring John Dennis/Hank Jones on Piano; and Max Roach on Drums.  Rudy Van Gelder – Engineer;  Barry Ulanov – Liner Notes.

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Prison record

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Jailhouse Jazzmen  .. Storyville City Jail – File No: SEP 358  ( (1958)  Abbi Hübner, Claus Jürgen Möller, Klaus Geldmacher, Mihai Ampoițan, Tommy Ladnier)   Storyville Records (Sweden)

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In a sentimental mode

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Les Modes   “Mood in Scarlet”  Dawn Records  Julius Watkins (frh), Charlie Rouse (ts), Gildo Mahones (p), Martin Rivera (b), Ron Jefferson (b), Chano Pozo (bgos)

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Tough mothers

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“I (heart) Art Blakey”  “Tough!”  Chess Records (Netherlands)  Recorded in 1957 and first issued in 1966 in the US on Cadet Records …

Tough!

With Jackie McClean, Bill Hardman, Sam Dockery and Spanky De Brest as Messengers.

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Primitive cool

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“Porgy and Bess”  Oscar Peterson Trio  Verve Records  (Sweden)

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