George Riedel Quintet Metronome Records (Denmark) (1955) “Jumper”
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Jimmy Knepper or Willie Dennis (tb) John Handy (as, cl) Booker Ervin (ts) Curtis Porter (ts, as) Horace Parlan (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) recorded NYC, May 5 & 12 1959 UK first pressing (1959) on Philips black labels of Columbia CS 8171
New Chamber Jazz Epic Records (1955) Various artists, including The Harry Lookofsky Strings, The Lou Stein Quartet , The Harris-Leigh Quartet and The Sven von Berg Quintet.
Albert Ayler “Nuits de la Fondation Maeght Vol. 1” (1970) Shandar Records (France) Ayler disappeared on November 5, 1970, and he was found dead in New York City’s East River on November 25, a presumed suicide. He is buried in Cleveland, Ohio.
Charlie Parker on Verve/Barclay Records (France) Lover Man, etc. With his quintet featuring Red Rodney, John Lewis, Ray Brown and Kenny ‘klook” Clark.
“Something’s Cookin’ “ The fired up Howard Roberts Quartet with Brass Capitol Records (1965) Cover illustration by Virgil Partch (signed VIP). Bluesette (Thielmann-Gimbel), Hard Day’s Night (Lennon-McCartney), The Lonesome Cowboy (Sheldon-Marshall), Frankie And What’s His Name (Marshall-H. Roberts), Blues In The Night (Arlen-Mercer), Cute (Hefti), In A Mellow Tune (Ellington), Charade (Mancini-Mercer), Maniac (Rogers), Recado Bossa Nova (Antonio-Ferreira), Somethin’s Cookin’ (H. Roberts), People (Styne-Merrill). With Charles Kynard – Organ, Chuck Berghofer – Bass, Earl Palmer- Drums, John Audino, Al Porcino, Jack Sheldon, Ray Triscari, Bob Bryant, Shorty Rogers – Trumpets, Bob Enevoldsen, Frank Rosolino, Ken Shroyer, Gilbert Falco – Trombones, Vic Feldman – Percussion.
Drummer Louis Bellson and his Quintet on Norgran Records (1954) With Zoot Sims, Charlie Shavers, Don Abney, George Duvivier This is a nice pensive portrait in monotone. I imagine he’s listening to a playback at the recording session.
* Bellson was married to Pearl Bailey
“Funky!!” Hideo Shiraki Quintet RCA Victor (Japan)
Jimmy McGriff “Fly Dude” Groove Merchant Records (1972)
Kool for Katz Dick Katz PYE Records (UK) With drums, guitar and bass – Katz’s first sides as a leader after a decade with Ray Ellington.