Horace Parlan - Back From The Gig (1963)
Another unreleased gem.
Miles Davis - Solea (1960)
This is Miles Davis at his visceral best, buoyed by Gil Evans’ excruciatingly beautiful arrangements.
Johnny Coles - Hobo Joe (1963)
Little known in his day but much in demand as a sideman, trumpeter Johnny Coles recorded only one LP for Blue Note, although it should really have Duke Pearson’s name on it, since Pearson wrote five of the six cuts on the album.
Nothing against Pearson, but the one cut he didn’t write is the one you’re listening to. A young Joe Henderson makes his fourth appearance for the Blue Note label here and pens this catchy, pulsing tune that blends right in with the inventive playing and writing Henderson was crafting in the early 60s.