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Wynton Kelly

Alyn Shipton explores the recorded catalogue of Wynton Kelly, one of the most individual pianists in jazz, famous for his work with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery.

Wynton Kelly was one of the most individual pianists in jazz, famous for his work with Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie and Wes Montgomery. He also led his own trio - often with fellow Miles Davis sidemen Paul Chambers (bass) and Jimmy Cobb (drums) who played with him on "Kind of Blue". Tim Richards guides Alyn Shipton through Kelly's impressive catalogue of recordings.

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Sat 28 Aug 2010 16:45

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  • Charlie Parker's Reboppers

    Freddie Freeloader

    Composer: Davis Performers: Miles Davis, tp; John Coltrane, ts; Cannonball Adderley, as; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. Columbia Studios, New York, 2 Mar 1959.

    • Miles Davis and John Coltrane Complete Columbia Recordings.
    • Columbia.
    • AC6K 65833 CD 4.
  • The Wynton Kelly Trio

    Where or When

    Composer: Rodgers / Hart Performers: Wynton Kelly, p; Oscar Pettiford, b; Leo Abrams, d. WOR Studios, New York, 25 July 1951.

    • Complete Blue Note Trio Sessions.
    • Jazz Factory.
    • 22852.
  • Dizzy Gillespie

    Dizzy's Blues

    Composer: Gillespie Performers: Dizzy Gillespie, Talib Daawud, Lee Morgan, Ermit Perry, Carl Warwick, tp; Chuck Connors, Al Grey, Melba Liston, tb; Ernie Henry, Jimmy Powell, as; Benny Golson, Billy Mitchell, ts; Pee Wee Moore, bs; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul West, b; Charlie Persip, d. Newport Jazz Festival, 6 July 1957.

    • Dizzy’s Diamonds.
    • Verve.
    • 314513 875-2 CD1.
  • Wynton Kelly

    Keep It Moving (Take 4)

    Composer: Kelly Performers: Nat Adderley, cor; Benny Golson, ts; Bobby Jaspar, fl; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. New York, 19 Feb 1959.

    • Kelly Blue.
    • Riverside.
    • OJCCD 20 033-3.
  • Hank Mobley

    Dig Dis

    Composer: Mobley Performers: Hank Mobley, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Art Blakey, d. Rudy Van Gelder Studio, New Jersey, 7 Feb 1960.

    • Soul Station.
    • Blue Note.
    • 4953432.
  • Wynton Kelly

    Temperance

    Composer: Kelly Performers: Wynton Kelly p; Paul Chambers, b; Philly Joe Jones, d; Bell Sound Studios, New York City, 27 Apr 1960.

    • Kelly at Midnight.
    • Vee Jay.
    • VJ 006.
  • Miles Davis & John Coltrane - On Green Dolphin Street

    Composer: Kaper / Washington Performers: Miles Davis, tp; John Coltrane, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. Konserthuset, Stockholm, 22 Mar 1960.

  • Miles Davis Quintet

    Oleo

    Composer: Rollins Performers: Miles Davis, tp; Hank Mobley, ts; Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. The Blackhawk, San Francisco, 21 Apr 1961.

    • In Person: Friday and Saturday Nights at the Blackhawk Complete.
    • Columbia.
    • C4K 87106 CD 1.
  • Cannonball Adderley

    Well You Needn't

    Composer: Monk Performers: Cannonball Adderley, as; Nat Adderley, cor; Wynton Kelly, p; Sam Jones, b; Louis Hayes, d. Plaza Sound Studios, New York, 11 May 1961.

    • Quintet Plus.
    • Fantasy / OJC.
    • OJCCD 306.
  • Wynton Kelly

    Sassy

    Composer: Kelly Performers: Wynton Kelly, p; Paul Chambers, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. Bell Sound Studio, New York, 20-21 July 1961.

    • Complete Vee Jay Studio Recordings.
    • Lonehill.
    • 10296 CD 1.
  • Wynton Kelly

    Autumn Leaves

    Composer: Kosma / Mercer / Prevert Performers: Wynton Kelly, p; Ron McClure, b; Jimmy Cobb, d. New York, Sep 1966.

    • Full View.
    • Milestone.
    • OJCCD 912-2.

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