Tag Archives: Charlie Parker

JACKIE MCLEAN-A FICKLE SONANCE.

Jackie McLean-A Fickle Sonance. Label: Blue Note Records. On October the ’26th’ 1961, thirty year old alto-saxophonist Jackie McLean made the now familiar journey to the Van Gelder Studio, at 445 Sylvan Avenue, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, to record a new album with his quintet. The album became A Fickle Sonance, which was released in …

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JIMMY SCOTT-I GO BACK HOME-A STORY ABOUT HOPE AND DREAMING.

JIMMY SCOTT-I GO BACK HOME-A STORY ABOUT HOPE AND DREAMING.  Prior to his death on June the 12th 2014, Jimmy Scott was one of the last links to what’s considered by many as the golden age of jazz. Jimmy Scott was a friend of Charlie Parker and Billie Holiday.  She was also a huge admirer …

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CHET BAKER QUINTETTE-CHET BAKER QUINTETTE.

CHET BAKER QUINTETTE-CHET BAKER QUINTETTE. Chet Baker’s big break came when he joined Charlie Parker’s band at the Tiffany Club, in Los Angeles. That was in May 1952, when Chet was just twenty-three. Even then, it was widely recognized that Chet Baker was a prodigious talent. A great future was forecast for the former member …

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