Donald Byrd Archive
Oscar Pettiford – Nonet/Big Band/Sextet – 1955-1958 – New York City – Uptown Records UPCD27 86/27.87 – 2CD 78:40/79:32 – ***1/2 Of historical significance – Oscar Pettiford – 1955-1958 Live Broadcasts in NYC … (Oscar Pettiford – bass, cello; Donald Byrd, Johnny Coles, Ray Copeland, Art Farmer, Joe Wilder – trumpets; Eddie Bert, Jimmy Cleveland […]
A guilty pleasure…
To call this group extraordinary is an understatement…
Oscar Pettiford with an all-star band in pristine audiophile sound.
John Coltrane – In The Winners Circle – Bethlehem (1957) /Pure Pleasure (2013) – audiophile mono vinyl
Large ensemble bop jazz at its finest, and on vinyl.
A fondly-remembered look at the past.
Historically significant, though the audio quality is lacking…
Jackie McLean’s turn to blow….
Conductor James DePreist Dies at 76; Renegade Jazz Trumpeter Donald Byrd Dies at 80; The Electric Recording Company Luxury Mono Vinyls
Well worth the wait….
Audiophile reissue of 1954 seminal release is jazz euphoria.