[JPL] Long tracks

Jim Wilke jwilke123 at comcast.net
Mon Sep 17 12:42:53 EDT 2007


Jim Hall's Concierto (19' on CTI) named by Rick was certainly one of 
the faves for bathroom breaks in the 70s and 80s.  I know at least one 
station (unnamed) which still has its only bathroom at the end of a 
long hall, down long stairs and in the basement.  When that record was 
playing on weekends or late at night you knew no one would answer the 
phone.  The Miles/Gil Evans version of the piece runs 16 minutes.

Others include:
Bill Evans/Claus Ogerman "Symbiosis"  (25 minute first movement, 41 
minutes total),
Phil Woods/ Patrick Williams "An American Concerto"  (15' first 
movement, 38' total),
and how about those Buck Clayton Jam Sessions, "Huckle-Buck" (20') and 
Robbins' Nest (17')?

Then, of course, there's Mingus' "Epitaph" but that's many shorter 
movements so that probably doesn't count.  But there are a number of 
live performances by Mingus that run well over 15 minutes and some of 
those old Prestige jam sessions which sometimes ran a whole album side.

This list will be welcomed by the weekend and late night announcers.

.... been there myself,

Jim Wilke
Jazz After Hours, PRI

On Monday, September 17, 2007, at 05:14  AM, Len Dobbin wrote:

> Am looking for tracks 15 minutes or longer - anyone have a list?
> Merci en advance.
> lendobbin at sympatico.ca
> --
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