Listen to Long Plays during the 11 o’clock hour of The Nightside with Andy O’…these special extensive compositions needed a deeper listen.
“Churn” (15:23) From a 1993 eponymous recording by the Billy Higgins Quintet.
Featuring: Billy Higgins – drums, Harold Land – tenor saxophone, Oscar Brashear – trumpet, Cedar Walton – piano, David Williams – bass.
Written by Oscar Brashear and features all the principles stretching out on solos.
Rated 4 out of 5 stars by Allmusic.
“Sinnerman” (12:20) written and performed by Nina Simone from 1973 Pastel Blues
Oh, Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All along dem day
Well I run to the rock, please hide me
I run to the Rock, please hide me
I run to the Rock, please hide me, Lord
“Valse Hot” (14:20) Max Roach from “Jazz in 3/4 Time” 1957
Written by Sonny Rollins
Featuring Max Roach – drums, Kenny Dorham – trumpet, Sonny Rollins – tenor saxophone, Bill Wallace – piano, George Morrow – bass.
Considered a classic by many musicians and critics alike. Rollins and Dorham are outstanding!
Long Play, a deep dive during the last hour of The Nightside into the music that time forgot.
Tune in to The Nightside with Andy O’ on Sunday night, June 28, from 8 to midnight.
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