Wednesday, 21 October 2015

Celebrating back to the future day in jazz...

Below is my selection of things that happened on the actual Back To The Future days in jazz history/present. Please get in touch (comments, twitter, whatever) if you can think of any more!

12th November 1955: Dexter Gordon Quintet recorded 'I Should Care'

Dexter Gordon!

(My earlier, erroneous entry, which I enjoy too much to delete: Lover Man - Jackie McLean)

Miles had just gone under the knife... but in five days his band were to lay down the first 'Round About Midnight session... but ON THIS DAY, was laid down this gem, recorded at Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ:

  • Jackie McLean - Alto Sax
  • Donald Byrd - Trumpet (sits out, but yknow, he was there)
  • Mal Waldron - Piano
  • Doug Watkins - Bass
  • Ronald Tucker - Drums

26th October 1985: Freddie Hubbard

This was actually recorded on the 25th, but hopefully the gig went on late enough to count?

21st October 2015: Tonight there's a bunch of stuff happening around London, you should go see some of it...

Huw V Williams' Hon album launch at the Vortex (click flier for more info)....

Or alternatively, the Corrie Dick/Maarten Hogenhuis trio with special guests Miriam Ast and Rob Luft at the Spice of Life.