Friday, July 16, 2010


Here's a nice John Gilmore connection:

- - - from the Saturn newsgroup - - -

Everything recorded from all stages, all sets, from Mose Allison, the Thelonious Monk quartet, the Stan Getz quartet, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Count Basie Orchestra and Joe Williams (but not together, sadly) are all available for free streaming, and paid downloads. Incredible stuff, unbelievable stuff. Stuff like ...

>> For his July 3rd appearance at the 1964 Newport Jazz Festival, pianist-composer-arranger George Russell brought a crack sextet that included tenor saxophonist John Gilmore (a stalwart in the Sun Ra Arkestra since 1953), former Count Basie cornetist Thad Jones (who the following year would form his Thad Jones/Mel Lewis big band), drummer Albert "Tootie" Heath, bassist Steve Swallow and trombonist Brian Trentham, a college student and protégé of Russell's former trombonist, David Baker.
They open their Friday afternoon set with "The Outer View," <<

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