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Monday, August 31, 2009

The Golden Men of Jazz / Chris Connor / Annie Ross - Roma 1987

Here's the only unreleased live recording of the late Chris Connor I've stumbled upon. If you know of others and have them, it would be most appreciated if you'd share them!

Marc Myers did an interview with Chris Connor, posted on jazzwax - I bet it's an interesting read!

The Golden Men of Jazz / Annie Ross / Chris Connor
Concerti Telecom Italia
Roma (Italia), Teatro Sistina
November 3, 1987


Johnny Griffin - tenor sax (out on #2)
Slide Hampton - trombone (out on #4)
Harry "Sweets" Edison - trumpet (#6 only)
Vince Benedetti - piano
Ben Brown - bass
Bobby Durham - drums

1. Lester Leaps In (8:00)
2. Estate (Bruno Martino) 6:31
3. Stage Announcer (0:18)
4. When We Were One (Johnny Griffin) 9:36
5. Stage Announcer (0:42)
6. A Night in Tunisia (Dizzy Gillespie) 9:16

Annie Ross - vocals
Tardo Hammer - piano
Ben Brown - bass
Bobby Durham - drums

7. Intro > Bye Bye Blackbird (Dixon-Henderson) 6:05
8. Twisted (Gray-Ross) 3:04
9. To Hell With Love (4:01)
10. The Beginning of the End (2:52)
11. Goin' to Chicago Blues (6:16)
12. Announcement AR (0:24)
13. Jumpin' at the Woodside (6:39)


Chris Connor - vocals
Vince Benedetti - piano
prob. Ben Brown - bass
prob. Bobby Durham - drums

1. Summertime (G. & I. Gershwin) 3:22
2. Key Largo (Benny Carter) 2:23
3. Angel Eyes (Adair-Dennis) 3:09
4. Strike Up the Band (G. & I. Gershwin) 2:05
5. A Foggy Day (G. & I. Gershwin) 3:22
6. I Get a Kick Out Of You (Cole Porter) 3:00
7. Lover (2:36)

Harry "Sweets" Edison - trumpet
Slide Hampton - trombone (out on #9)
Johnny Griffin - tenor sax (out on #9)
Vince Benedetti - piano
Ben Brown - bass
Bobby Durham - drums
Annie Ross & Chris Connor - vocals (#11 only)

8. Stage Announcer > There Will Never Be Another You (Warren-Gordon) 6:18
9. Wave (A.C. Jobim) 8:51
10. 'S Wonderful (G. & I. Gershwin) 6:31
11. When the Saints Go Marchin' In (Trad.) 6:19

TT: 111:55

Sound: A-
Source: radio broadcast
No lineage given
Additional lineage: FLAC > WAV > Cool Edit Pro > FLAC (8,asb,verify)

::ubu's notes::
fixed marks
deleted some of the (stage & radio) annoucements

disc two is recorded at a much higher volume

date was given as: Febuary 26, 1980


ubu said...

FLAC (tagged) + info:

chayjazz said...

Hey Ubu...

Haven't been through for a while but thought I'd pay a visit today. Some great post!!! Thanx for this one (with the added bonus of Johnny Griffin, Slide Hampton and "Sweets). Also thanx for the Charles Tolliver and Von Freeman.

Keep the post coming....


mk said...

Wonderful post, Chris Connor is really amazing and the rest is great as well. thx alot