Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Joe Brazil Audio Tapes from Detroit

While organizing the Joe Brazil audio tape collection, I came across these gems:

Date
Place
Personnel
9/?/1954
Blue Bird Inn
Sonny Stitt
Miles Davis
Elvin Jones
Barry Harris
?/?/1955
Club 411
Joe Brazil
Johnny Griffin
1/21/1956
West End
Sonny Stitt – saxophone
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Tommy Flanagan – piano
James Beans Richardson – bass
Elvin Jones – drums
Wilber Hardin – trumpet
Joe Brazil – announcer
1/22/1956
Rouge Lounge
Side 1
Sonny Stitt
Kenny Burrell – guitar
Elvin Jones – drums
Tommy Flanagan – piano
Beans Richardson – bass

Side 2
Sam Ward – tenor
Oliver Skee Wilson – s
Jess Jones – bass
Joe Brazil – alto
Bert Myrick – drums
?/?/1956
West End
Thad Jones
2/5/1956
Rouge Lounge
Max Roach – drums
Clifford Brown – trumpet
George Morrow – bass
Richie Powell – piano
Sonny Rollins – tenor
1956-7?
Brazil’s basement
Koko Winfrey – tenor
Bernard McKinney – euphonium
Melvin McRay – tenor
Hugh Lawson – piano
Joe Brazil – alto
Ali Jackson – bass
Bert Myrick – drums
Stony Nightingale – tenor
Abe Woodley – vibes
11/?/1957
Rouge Lounge
Bud Powell – piano
Elvin Jones – drums
11/?/1957

Bud Powell – piano
Elvin Jones – drums

12/3/1957

Clifford Brown – trumpet
Max Roach – drums
George Morrow – bass
Richie Powell – piano
Sonny Rollins – tenor
Yusef Lateef – tenor (guest)
Kenny Dorham – trumpet (guest)
12/3/1957

Max Roach – drums
Kenny Dorham – trumpet
Yusef Lateef – tenor
George Morrow – bass
?/?/1957

Max Roach – drums
Kenny Dorham – trumpet
Sonny Rollins – tenor
George Morrow – bass
Wade Legge – piano
?/?/1957
Third Ave and Warren
Bass – Herman Wright, Ernie Farrow, Ali Jackson
Piano – Barry Harris, Hugh Lawson, Bobo
Drums – Roy Brooks, Johnny Clever
Sax – Yusef Lateef, Koko Winfrey, Joe Brazil, Charles McPherson, Pepper Adams, Donald Waldon, Joe Henderson, Sonny Red
Trumpet – Donald Towns, Lonnie Hilliard, Vincent Pitts
Trombone – Brewster McKinney, Mike Terry
2/11/1958

Tommy Flanagan
Sonny Red
Joe Brazil
Joe Harris
Ernie Farrow
Koko Winfrey
10/13/1958
Blue Bird Inn
Thad Jones – trumpet
Billy Mitchell – tenor
Elvin Jones – drums
Barry Harris – piano
James (Beans) Richardson – bass
Alvin Jackson – bass (last tune)
1/18/1959
Blue Bird Inn
Barry Harris – piano
Brewster McKinney
Sonny Red – alto
Hugh Lawson – piano
Ernie Farrow – bass
Bert Myrick – drums
Abe Woodley – vibes
?/?/1959


2/23/1960
Brazil’s basement
John Coltrane – soprano
Joe Brazil – tenor
Bennie Muffett (Maupin?) – tenor
Teddy Harris – piano
Vance Madlock – bass
George Goldsmith – drums
6/?/1960

Joe Henderson
Joe Brazil
Oliver Wilson
Jess Jones
Felton Jones
Joe Harris
& others
11/24/1960
Brazil’s basement
John Coltrane – soprano
McCoy Tyner – piano
Reggie Workman – bass
Will Austin
Frank Marellie
Jimmie Hawkins
Teddy Harris
George Goldsmith
Bob Cook
Joe Brazil
?/?/?
Prince Hall
Barry Harris – piano
Bert Myrick – drums
Sal Austin
Joe Brazil
Koko Winfrey

Strolling Set
Joe Thurman
Joe Benny
W. Austin
Joe Harris
Koko Winfrey
?/?/?
Rouge Lounge
Sonny Stitt – saxophones
Bobby Timmons – piano
Edgar Willis – bass
Kenny Dennis – drums
Koko Winfrey – saxophones
Joe Brazil – saxophones
?/?/?
Rouge Lounge
Max Roach – drums
Sonny Rollins – tenor
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Barry Harris – piano
George Morrow – bass

Side 2 (Session at Brazil’s basement)
Donald Byrd – trumpet
Doug Watkins – bass
Harold McKinney – piano
Joe Brazil – saxophone
Frank Gant? – drums
?/?/?
Brazil’s basement
Doug Watkins – bass
Donald Towns – trumpet
Joe Brazil – alto
Teddy Harris? – piano
Bert Myrick – drums
?/?/?
Brazil’s basement
Felton Jones – trumpet
Joe Brazil – saxophone
Bert Myrick – drums
Charles McPherson – alto
Lonnie Hilliard
Ira Jackson (Sweet Georgia)
Brewster McKinney
Sonny Red – alto
?/?/?

Max Roach – drums
Elvin Jones – drums



?/?/?

Doug Watkins
Joe Brazil
Brewster McKinney
Joe Harris
Bert Myrick
Jack Lipscomb
Koko Winfrey
?/?/?

Koko Winfrey
Brewster McKinney
Joe Brazil
Bert Myrick
Melvin Jackson
Abe Woodley
?/?/?
Rouge Lounge
Sonny Stitt
Koko Winfrey
Jack Lipscomb
?/?/?
Blue Bird Inn
Thad Jones
Barry Harris


2 comments:

  1. Is it possible to get a copy of any of these

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    1. Hi Miguel,
      This private collection is not available to the public at this time. The owner has granted me access for my biographical work on Joe Brazil. The information posted here is transcribed off the tape boxes. The actual tapes have not been previewed to verify content.

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