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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Elvin Jones - Boston 1973

We've had several drummer-led bands up here already:
Art Blakey (with Tony Williams!) > here
Max Roach (with the Max Roach-Clifford Brown Quintet) > here
Louis Moholo > here
(also with Chris McGregor's Brotherhood of Breath)
Daniel Humair with the project Tryptich > here
Anne Paceo > here
Kahil El'Zabar > here

Also, Kenny Clarke was heard with Roland Kirk, Joe Hunt with Bill Evans, Paul Lytton & Paul Lovens with the Radio Jazz Group Stuttgart, Han Bennink twice with that same outfit, Phil Wilson with Carla Bley, Andrew Cyrille with Carla Bley and Trio 3, Art Taylor twice with Johnny Griffin, Aldo Romano with Pork Pie, and Sunny Murray in duo with Sonny Simmons (part of last year's x-mas special).

So I thought there'd be room for some more great drummers... Roy Haynes can so far only be heard on a few sides of the Lester Young series, I don't have anything handy right now, but I think I have a seventies show with Frank Strozier somewhere. For now though, next up will be Joe Chambers, Joe Morello (with a classic Brubeck Quartet show), and right here and now, the great Elvin Jones!

Hope you'll enjoy!

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Elvin Jones Quartet
Boston, Mass (USA), Jazz Workshop
January 16, 1973


Steve Grossman - soprano & tenor sax
Dave Liebman - tenor sax & flute
Gene Perla - bass
Elvin Jones - drums

1. Sambra (Gene Perla) 18:41 [cut]
2. New Moon (Steve Grossman) 15:21 [beginning slightly cut]
3. I'm a Fool to Want You (10:34) [short FM announcement at end]
4. Children's Merry-Go-Round (Keiko Jones) 7:45 [FM announcement at end]
5. Announcement EJ (1:06)

TT: 53:29

Sound: A-
Source: FM BDC (WBCN)>?>CDR
Lineage: CDR from trade>EAC>TLH>FLAC
Additional lineage: FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

Notes:
-This is a real nice set - the normal quintet of the era was 1 short this night.
-Excellent sound "A-" IMO. I'd be surprised if this wasn't on DIME before, but it's not now, and I can't recall it ever being here before.
-seeded by Matt23

::ubu's edits::
- deleted silence at end of #1
- removed radio intro preceeding #1/added fade-in and following #5/added fade-out
- fixed marks #2/#3 and #3/#4

6 comments:

ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

http://rapidshare.com/files/173827787/Elvin_Jones_1973-01-16_Boston__ubu_s_edit_.part1.rar
http://rapidshare.com/files/173827933/Elvin_Jones_1973-01-16_Boston__ubu_s_edit_.part2.rar

wightdj said...

ubu- Thanks, a favorite band of mine since seeing them live in Baltimore around that time. Happy 2009.

Radenko said...

Thanks ubu. How about something with the wonderfull Daniel Humair?

ubu said...

Radenko, did you check out the show linked above, Humair/Celea/Couturier? Great one!

Christopher said...

This date is four months after "Live at the Lighthouse".A record that juiced up a couple of generations of muscians Really looking forward to it.Thanks so much.

nick said...

wonderful post, ubu. I love the various permutations of this group. thank you for this!