Another offering over at BoFN.
I was notified the other day that it was my fifth blogiversery, and being the active, committed blogger that I am, I only discovered this today. Erhem.
Well, the number 5, late to the game, midnight hour, what could be more appropriate than the Miles David Quintet Playing “‘Round Midnight” from the same titled album (1956).
Miles Davis (trumpet), John Coltrane (tenor sax), Red Garland (piano), Paul Chambers (bass), Philly Joe Jones (drums). “‘Round Midnight” was written by Thelonious Monk in 1944.
Toots Thielmanns on harmonica, with a rare instance of Jaco Pastorius playing piano. Jaco’s “Three Views of a Secret.”
“Peace,” written by Horace Silver, from Till We Have Faces (1992).
Gary Thomas (flute), Pat Metheny (electric guitar), Tim Murphy (piano),
Anthony Cox (bass), Terri Lyne Carrington (drums), Steve Moss (percussion).
Bill Evans (piano), Chuck Israel (bass), Larry Bunker (bass).
Recording session of “Space Captain” (written by Matthew Moore, popularized by Joe Cocker in 1970), with Herbie Hancock and other greats.
Herbie Hancock (piano), Susan Tedeschi (lead/backup vocals), Derek Trucks (slide guitar), Oteil Burbridge (bass, backup vocals), Kofi Burbridge (organ, backup vocals), Mike Mattison (backup vocals), Vinnie Colaiuta (drums). Epic “trading fours” back and forth between piano and slide from 3:34.
“Hang Up Your Hang Ups” by Herbie Hancock, from Man-Child (1975).
Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Melvin Ragin (“Wah Wah Watson”) (guitar), Bennie Maupin (saxophone), Paul Jackson (bass), Mike Clark (drums), Bill Summers (percussion), assorted horns and winds: Jay DaVersa, Bud Brisbois, Dick “Slide” Hyde, Garnett Brown, Ernie Watts, Jim Horn.
And, great 70s themed NYC ‘Toob put together by conqa. Thanks, conqa!
“Palladium,” written by Wayne Shorter, from Heavy Weather (1977).
Joe Zawinul (keyboards, synthesizer), Wayne Shorter (sax), Jaco Pastorius (bass), Alex Acuña (drums), Manolo Badrena (congas, percussion).
“Is There Anybody Here That Love My Jesus,” Medeski, Martin and Wood, Shack-man (1996).
John Medeski (organ, keyboards), Billy Martin (drums), Chris Wood (bass, guitar).
“Opus Pocus” by Jaco Pastorius. This is a demo tape recording made in 1974 which is included on the posthumous album The Early Years Recordings (2006).
Don’t quote me on this, but I think the personnel is: Jaco Pastorius (electric bass), Herbie Hancock (keyboards), Othello Molineaux (steel drums), Leroy Williams (steel drums), Lenny White (drums), Don Alias (percussion).