Saturday, January 25, 2014

Saturday Music Club: Some 3rd Stream Music: Mingus & Dolphy, Macero, Lee & Blake, Hamilton, Prince, MJQ & Almeida, Amram & D'Rivera, Quavaria

Charles Mingus Quintet: "So Long, Eric"


Teo Macero and His Orchestra: "Neally"


Jeanne Lee and Ran Blake: "Vanguard"


Chico Hamilton Quintet: "The Wind"


Bob Prince and His Orchestra: "Ground Base"


The Modern Jazz Quartet and Laurindo Almeida: "Fugue in A Minor"


David Amram and Paquito D'Rivera et al.: "Waltz from After the Fall"


Quavaria: "Cendrillon et la moine: A Fugue on a Theme from Thelonious Monk's 'Round 'Midnight'"


4 comments:

Jim C. said...

I had the privilege of hearing this particular Mingus quintet (Mingus, Eric Dolphy, Clifford Jordan, Jaki Byard, and Dannie Richmond, with the addition of Johnny Coles on trumpet, a couple of times at the Five Spot, NYC, circa 1963. Giants walked the earth in those days.

Todd Mason said...

Good to hear from you again, Jim! A very good deal, to catch them when one could. Sadly for them, and for the world, Dolphy was long gone and Mingus about to be by the time I was aware of their work. There usually are giants...it's too often true that we aren't willing to recognize them among us sufficiently, or let the crowd (or the crowd-handlers) decide which (or which moderately large, or no-, talent) we should be attending to instead. (Of course, what jazz I encountered in 1963 was all vibrations of my component parts as gametes and not too much further along than zygote stages-my parents were jazz and other sorts of music fans, and newlyweds in the nightclub scene in Fairbanks, Alaska. Which somehow reminds me to sing a Happy Birthday to my younger brother Eric, as this is his.)

Sergio (Tipping My Fedora) said...

Love the Teo Macero (never heard it before) and MJQ especially - thanks Todd.

Todd Mason said...

Orlando DiGirolamo's performance on "Neally" is one of the best examples of the jazz accordion I'm aware of. Glad you liked it, Sergio!