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Friday, January 10, 2014

The Sound of Boston Jazz: 1960-66

On the last Duplex Mystery Jazz Hour, I was joined by Dick Vacca, doyen of Boston Jazz history. The music in this show represents many of the threads running through jazz in that era-modal, hard-bop, swing-to-bop as well as the more venerable sounds of blues, lounge and big band. It includes some hard-to-find, indeed, some un-findable tracks. 

Here's the show:
Joe Bucci "Midnight Blue" from "Wild ABout Basie" (Jazz, 1962) on Capital 
Bill Berry Quintet "Manhattan Blues" from "Jazz and Swinging Perc." (Jazz, 1961) on Directional Sound 
Toshiko Akiyoshi Trio "Homework" from "Toshiko" (Jazz, 1956) on Storyville 
Toshiko Mariano Quartet "When You Meet Her" from "The Toshiko Mariano Quartet" (Jazz, 1961) on Candid 
Dave Lambert Singers "Individualist Waltz" from "Individualist Waltz" (Jazz, 1964) 
Charlie Mariano Quintet "To Taiho" from "A Jazz Portrait of Charlie Mariano" (Jazz, 1963) on Regina 
Joe Viola "Minor Mannerisms" from "Joe Viola Plays Manny Albam" (Jazz, 1959) on Berklee Records 
Rocky Boyd Quintet "West 42nd Street" from "Ease It" (Jazz, 1961) on JazzTime 
Roland Alexander Quintet "Orders To Take Out" from "Pleasure Bent" (Jazz, 1961) on Prestige 
Paul-Champ Three "Big Jim" from "The Paul-Champ Three" (Jazz, 1966) on Fleetwood 
Paul-Champ Three "Angel Eyes" from "The Paul-Champ Three" (Jazz, 1966) on Fleetwood 
Herb Pomeroy Orchestra "Woody 'n You" from "Woody 'n You" (Jazz, 1961) 
Woody Herman Orchestra "Mo-Lasses" from "Woody Herman 1963" (1963) on Mosaic 
Ken McIntyre "Curtsy" from "Looking Ahead" (Jazz, 1960) on Prestige New Jazz 
Woody Herman´s Orchestra "Jazz Hoot" from "Woody Herman 1964" (Jazz, 1964) on Philips 
Jes 2 "Our Love is Here To Stay" from "Our Love is Here To Stay" (Jazz, 1966) on arco 
Jaki Byard Trio "Cinco y Quatro" from "Here's Jaki" (Jazz, 1961) on Prestige New Jazz 
Sam Rivers Quartet "Fuschia Swing Song" from "Fuschia Swing Song" (Jazz, 1964) on Blue Note 
Jaki Byard Alan's Got Rhythm from "Live Vol. 2"1965 on  Prestige 

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