Some early Oscar Peterson here is very good. The music that made him a star!!
The complete Django Reinhardt HMV sessions.
Stanley Turrentine’s Blue Note Quartet and Sextet sessions.
Art Blakey…The classic Hard Bop group.
Art Farmer…a great trumpet man.
Dexter Gorden tenor player.
Live from London and Paris
Abstract and lyrical weavings
An inner window of sound
Highly regarded poetical compositions
Rivals his famed “Kolin concert” album
Jazz piano from a genius
Released to coincide with the 40th anniversary of the ECM label.
An interview with Sam Stephenson author of the book: The Jazz Loft Project.
The Jazz Loft Project oral history with bassist Bill Crow.
Dan Partridge, The Jazz Loft Research Associate.
W. Eugene Smith has been one of my favorite photographers for as long as I can remember. I find very interesting that in 1957 he left his very successful job at Life magazine and rented out a loft apartment on 6th. Avenue in New York City overlooking the “flower district” and shot something like 1000 rolls of film capturing some incredible images. I recently learned he also recorded over 1700 reels of magnetic tape of his “Jazz neighbors” that included the likes of Zoot Sims, Roy Haynes, Dave McKenna, Henry Grimes, and Ronnie Free to mention just a few vistors that would gather after their all night gig’s and jam further into the night.
The Jazz Loft Project by Sam Stephenson is dedicated to uncovering the stories behind this legendary moment in American cultural history.
“This is gold as far as the history of the music goes. This is one of the missing pieces of the jazz puzzle.” -trombonist Roswell Rudd