Sunday, May 15, 2011

Conflict

I am aware that the Hearse's Jazz selections have been a bit Blue Note-centric, but that stands as a testimony to the level of quality of that particular label. However, as great as they were, Blue Note did not hold the monopoly on great Jazz records. Jimmy Woods is an alto sax player from St. Louis who, during the onset of the sixties recorded two great albums for Contemporary before become relatively obscure. The second of these two fantastic albums was called Conflict, and as indicated on the cover, features the mastery of Elvin Jones on drums.

5 comments:

wireless darkness said...

aesop, although i am mainly into extreme forms of music anymore, i am always interested in jazz and free jazz, especially blue note....my parents worked for atlantic and united artists and i've had a giant blue note collection for years and my entire family has always pinpointed it as the pinnacle for jazz, so you completing holes in this discography is nothing to apologize for. this is the NWW list for jazz fanatics, at the very least.

Chet the Medicine said...

have been thoroughly enjoying the blues/jazz posts lately. nice. i'm all like 'xavier cougat daddy-o'.

awesome.

Drewsus said...

I never really got into Blue Note. This stuff is alright. Thankfully I have the two records mention in this entry. Awakening is better, though. I have it on vinyl, but no way to rip it :( Jazz is the reason I became a musician and one of the main draws for me into metal. Free form and being either fast or slow, or, both is essential to both genres.
Gordon James Beck is a jazz pianist worth checking out if you can find his stuff. Brilliant motherfucker, he is.

Anonymous said...

Yes, thanks for all the jazz. This I have not heard - looking forward to for sure.

JM said...

With Andrew Hill on piano and Harold Land on sax, too. Quite a lineup. Thanks for sharing.