St. Thomas: Sonny Rollins

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Monday morning, as winter starts to creep up, “St. Thomas” with Sonny Rollins as the place to be is okay with me .

Tenor Sax : Sonny Rollins

Piano : Kenny Drew

Bass : Niels-Henning Orsted Pedersen

Drums : Albert “Tootie” Heath

Thanks to YouTuber BluesBeBopper2000

Hard Work

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The alarm clock rings Monday, and you’re ready to tote that barge, lift that bale.  John Handy’s 1976 surprise hit jazz recording in its original longer album version.

  • John Handy – alto saxophone, tenor saxophone, vocals
  • Hotep Cecil Barnard – keyboards
  • Mike Hoffmann – guitar
  • Chuck Rainey – electric bass
  • James Gadson – drums
  • Eddie “Bongo” Brown – congas, percussion

Thanks to YouTuber Marc Leroy

Geniuses At Work: My Favorite Things

True, it’s 17 minutes long, but think of it this way: it’ll probably be the best consecutive 17 minutes you’ll have this Monday. Or this week. Or maybe, even, this year. And that’s not a put down of your year.

John Coltrane–soprano saxophone

McCoy Tyner–piano

Jimmy Garrison-Bass

Roy Haynes–Drums