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Rabble Without A Cause
Wednesday February 9th, 2011 with Bernard Stepien
rampage on re-issues

Another trip in Europe and a bag full of re-issues with some surprises. 1. Herbie Mann, originally a tenor player decided to break the rules and play the very mellow flute against any odds. 2. Charlie Mingus, the Clown was also a story teller. 3. Cecil Taylor in 1959 was cranking up record after record playing mostly standards but in a way that prefigured the rest of his very successful career. 4. Jelly Roll Morton in the '20 was doing his own re-issues merely by releasing piano rolls. 5. Ran Blake, Steve Lacy and Ricky Ford in 1990 were deconstructing the George Gershwin songbook 6. Herbie Hancock in 1972 was starting to experiment with electric sounds 7. Finally Clarinetist Lajos Dudas pushed the concept a step further by re-issuing a sample of his recordings over a 50 years career period. Among those re-issues, lots are from the end of the '50s. Needless to say that I will focus on each of these CDs in the upcoming months.
yardbird suite
Herbie Mann - yardbird suite - real gone jazz
the clown
Charles Mingus - the clown - atlantic
love for sale
Cecil Taylor - love for sale - real gone jazz
tom cat blues
Jelly Roll Morton - mister jelly lord - harmonia mundi
's wonderful
Ran Blake - that certain feeling - hatology
un poco presto
Lajos Dudas - 50 years with jazz clarinet - jazzsick
Herbie Hancock - crossings - WB