Monday, September 12, 2005

Additions to the PJ playlist

Newly featured in the Poolside Jazz radio playlist:

Art Blakey / "A Night At Birdland, Vol. 1" (1954)

Clifford Brown, Horace Silver, Lou Donaldson and Curly Russell join Blakey in a classic pre-Jazz Messengers set. Highlights include "A Night In Tunisia" and the Silver-penned "Quicksilver."

Clifford Brown / "Clifford Brown Memorial Album" (1953)

A combination of two different sets from a rising star, recorded just a few years before Brown's death in 1956 at age 25. Sidemen include Gigi Gryce, John Lewis, Percy Heath, Art Blakey, and Lou Donaldson.

Dinah Washington / "Unforgettable" (1991)

Another compilation from an artist who died too soon, this 18-song set includes "This Bitter Earth," "The Song Is Ended" and "A Bad Case of the Blues," among others.