Monday, October 31, 2011

Hank Mobley - Remember (2/7/60)

One of my all time favorite solos. Even though Hank plays every lick in the book on this one, the way he strings everything together is just too perfect.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Warne Marsh - Yardbird Suite (1/16/58)

Warne Marsh's birthday was yesterday (October 26, 1927). He would have been 84. This solo is from the classic trio recording with Paul Chambers and Paul Motian. Also, check out this sweet video.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Lee Konitz - All of Me (8/29/61)

Lee's birthday was last Thursday (10/13). Check out this classic recording with Elvin Jones and Sonny Dallas.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Oscar Pettiford - The Man I Love (12/23/43)

Our first bass solo! I love what Charlie Haden had to say about this track: "He had a really clear melodic concept. I remember on this one song, "The Man I Love," where he plays the melody. You can hear him breathing: he put his whole being into every note he played. That's how I try to play, too."