Rusty Bryant – Fire Eater
Prestige – P-10014
Series: Jazz Dispensary Top Shelf Series
Released:1971 (2017 Reissue)
Coffee, Smoke, Fire. A big ol’ slab of jazz funk, propelled by the beast known as Idris Muhammad, behind the kit. Craft Recordings started this sub imprint called “Jazz Dispensary”, music viewed through a suggested, but rather vague marijuana/420 type lens. Their RSD comps are killer as well, very well curated. I’ll be talking about Jazz Dispensary during tonight’s spin sesh, prepping for Sunday’s Show. Join me at 9PM EST if you wanna hear some tunes and nerd out about music. Talking with you guys and reading your live comments is the best part, looking forward to it.
LISTEN: Fire Eater
Dizzy Gillespie Quintet – An Electrifying Evening With The Dizzy Gillespie Quintet
Verve Records – V-8401
Vinyl LP, Mono
Coffee, Smoke, Dizzy. I’m filing away the last of the Detroit digs, 52 new entries in the VJ Archive. This original mono pressing of a live performance also features Lalo Schifrin. Diz on Verve is where it’s at, highest level jazz mastery.
I’m feeling this spin will lead to a more extended Dizzy Gillespie jag. I’ve not yet taken the time to properly listen to all my albums in sequence. You always gain better insight into the art, feel more connected to the history. The more I read and listen, the more I love every aspect of what jazz represents.
LISTEN: Dizzy Gillespie – Kush
VMP LTD. PRESSING #371/750
Cecil Taylor – Silent Tongues – Live At Montreux ‘74
ORG Music – ORGM-2119, Freedom – FLP40146
Vinyl LP, Remastered, Gold With Black Smoke
Released:1975 (Oct 2018 Reissue)
This was the Cecil Taylor record I was playing for some of you, on yesterday’s impromptu live spin/nerd out sesh. One man, demolishing his piano.
This version is available only to VMP members, but ORG Music has other (black) variants for sale and it should be available in shops.
Cecil Taylor-Silent Tongues (1974)
Miles Davis – Miles At The Fillmore
Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1051
The Bootleg Series – Vol. 3
6 × LP, Reissue, 180gr Box Set, Compilation, Ltd Ed
Released: 12 May 2014
It’ll sound good with weed, self-pity and too much alcohol. Soundtracks to shitty life moments are essential, the rest passes.
Miles Davis- March 7, 1970 Fillmore East, New York City [1st concert]