Ascenseur Pour L’Echafaud – Miles Davis (Bande original du film)
I saw the film in Paris, sixty odd years ago. I was transfixed by the raw, pure, mournful intensity of this soundtrack.
Charles Mingus – Pithecanthropus Erectus
The evocation of the warm bustle of life ‘out there’ (where?) expanded my whole mental landscape.
Charles Mingus – Tijuana Moods
Was this a taste of the the ‘out there ‘ I was searching for?
Sonny Rollins – Saxophone Colossus
Sonny Rollins is STILL AT IT. The title of this record is well deserved: this is virtuosic sustained inventiveness.
Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers – Moanin’
Sharply dressed jazz with such deep, soulful roots…