Sonny Rollins - Tenor Madness
with Red Garland, Philly Joe Jones, Paul Chambers and John Coltrane.
Freddie Hubbard - Goin’ Up
Sidemen are Hank Mobley, McCoy Tyner, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe Jones.
Percy Heath, Elmo Hope and Philly Joe Jones during the Elmo Hope Trio session, Hackensack NJ, June 18 1953
Lee Morgan was just 19 when he recorded The Cooker. Joining him up front is Pepper Adams. Their take on the Gillespie standard, Night in Tunisia is the stuff of legend. It starts off a bit slow, but Morgan’s energetic solo picks things up a little over a minute and a half into the song. Adams’ blistering baritone sax comes roaring in after Morgan’s fiery solo.
This is a great album to have, not just for the young Lee Morgan, but also for the brilliant performance by Pepper Adams.
The Elmo Hope Sextet - Informal Jazz
An album that more people need to get familiar with. Hope’s sidemen are John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Donald Byrd, Philly Joe Jones, and a 21 year old Paul Chambers.
Another Workout by Hank Mobley was the follow up to Workout, one of Mobley’s most lauded albums. For some reason though, Another Workout sat on a shelf, unreleased for over 24 years.
The LP cover above is an alternate cover made only for the Music Matters 45rpm issue. It’s the only version with that cover.
A look at some of the session photographs of John Coltrane’s ‘Blue Train’ by Francis Wolff. Some unseen.
Art Blakey - Lee’s Tune (1958)
Recorded with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers of 1958 sans Benny Golson and with lots of added percussion, this LP only took 41 years to reach daylight, likely due to the experimental quality of so much percussion—Philly Joe Jones, Roy Haynes and Ray Barretto join Art Blakey on the skins. Lee Morgan and Bobby Timmons do their best to keep things melodic.
A highly underrated album!