Gerry Mulligan Quartet -Live Salle Playel, Paris, 1954. with Bob Brookmeyer; Red Mitchell; Frank Isola.
They say a good jazz recording needs to be played many many times before it very reluctantly reveals the treasures within.
I have owned this music for a zillion years at least, and I still dig it out from the shelf, because I know it never fails to produce
not only something new, but also equally importantly, it swings like the 'clappers' !
Wes Montgomery, "Sunshine of your smile" however as I'm listening to my selections on last.fm, that was followed by an organ voluntary by John Blow, and a harpsichord work by Couperin. Variety is the spice of life!!!!!!!!
Pepper Adams CD. with various personnel; Zoot Sims; Frank Foster; Tommy Flanagan; Paul Chambers;Louis Hayes; Donald Byrd;Elvin Jones;Hank Jones etc.
The excellent rhythm section on the track 'Trio' would make your nerves break step!
Yesterday was Louis Armstrong's birthday, 4th August. In The 1920's he recorded a cadenza on 'West End Blues' that put the jazz world on alert that this music had become an art form and had to be taken seriously. Thanks Louis!!