SKF NOTE: Merry Christmas. I’ll share what I think is very goods for music lovers in general, and for drummers in particular: New recordings of never released live dates with some of the world’s great drummers.
Our home power went out here in Maine two days ago. Since then, Eileen and I stayed in a nearby Hilton Hotel. One night, to pass time, I visited my Facebook page. I saw an ad from a new to me record company called The Lost Recordings.
“We travel the world in search of rare or previously unreleased recordings by legendary artists. Using a unique restoration project, we bring this priceless heritage back to life,” begins the label’s introduction on their FB page.
I visited The Lost Recordings‘ “HD Download” page. (Not all their albums are available in digital format.) Here are the album artists of my immediate interest: Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers (1958), Dave Brubeck Quartet with Joe Morello (1958), Dave Brubeck Quartet with Joe Morello (1967), Thelonious Monk Quartet with Ben Riley (1967), Stan Getz with Roy Haynes (1966), Oscar Peterson Trio with Ed Thigpen (1961), Bill Evans Trio with Jack DeJohnette (1968), and the Dizzy Gillespie Quintet with Mickey Roker (1972).
I bought the 1958 Blakey album last night and it’s great. I’m looking forward to hearing more of The Lost Recordings music.