THE BLUE NOTE UNDERCOVER DETECTIVE

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BLUE NOTE UNDER-COVER DETECTIVES an occasional post for the Blue Note collector that doesn’t have everything, but would like to. The 12″ microgroove unbreakable record brought record cover art to the fore, and developments in printing technology enabled these new generation covers … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Swing Swang Swingin’ (1959) Blue Note

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Liberty Stereo Cover, but wait - Always Read The Label! Selection: Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin) . “There may be trouble ahead But while there’s moonlight and music And love and romance Let’s face the music and dance” … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Back From The Gig (1963/68) Blue Note / UA

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Selection: Home in Africa (Ronnie Boykins) The track selection Home in Africa is credited to Ronnie Boykins, best known as Sun Ra’s bass player, one more at Home in Outer Space. Artists: Johnny Coles (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Grant … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Jody Grind (1966) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 9: The Jody Grind Selection: Blue Silver Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Tyrone Washington (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) Roger Humphries (drums) James Spaulding (alto & flute), recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Stylings of Silver (1957) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 8: The Stylings of Silver Selection: Soulville Selection 2: No Smokin’ Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Horace-scope (1960) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.7: Horace-Scope Selection: Nica’s Dream Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 8 – 9, 1960. Music The … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No. 6: The Cape Verdean Blues Selection: Pretty Eyes (Silver) mono original Blue Note Artists Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roger Humphries (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Finger Poppin’ (1959) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.5: FINGER POPPIN’ Selection 1: Cookin’ at the Continental Selection 2: Swingin’ the Samba Selection 3: Juicy Lucy Selection 4: Finger Poppin’ Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Blowin’ The Blues Away (1959) Blue Note

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 HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 4: BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY Selection: Break City Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 29, 1959 … Continue reading

Horace Silver: HS and The Jazz Messengers (1954-5) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.3 HS and The Jazz Messengers Selection: Creepin’ In (Silver) Artists: Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954 and February … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Doin’ The Thing (1961) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 2 Introductions Horace Silver Quintet  (Horace at age 33) . Selection: Filthy McNasty .  Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded by van Gelder at “The … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Song For My Father (1963-4) Blue Note

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Selection 1:  Song For My Father (Silver) Selection 2: The Natives are Restless Tonight (Silver) End to end  analog output from fifty year old original Blue Note vinyl, pulled off a  preamp with  previously unused Telefunken valves manufactured in Berlin 1961, … Continue reading

BBC Jazz Club (1956) Gearbox Records

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Time-taxis (we serve all era’s) : When to Guv’? “BBC Jazz Club, a stones throw from Piccadilly Circus… we’re late! …Ronnie Scotts, 1956 please cabbie, and step on it!! “Sorry guv, Health and Safety. Time Travel speed humps don’t permit me to “step … Continue reading

BLP 4135: The Blue Note that never was (1962)

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FREDDIE HUBBARD: HERE TO STAY (1962)  original artwork Selection: Assunta (DMM) – Pathe Marconi Fr. 1986 Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Phineas Newborn Jr: Here is Phineas (1956) London /Atlantic

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Selection: Dahoud (C.Brown) Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded NYC, May 3-4, 1956 Music Atlantic 1235, Phineas’s first major recording as leader, though his first outing was three years previously in … Continue reading

Tommy Flanagan: Overseas (1957) Japan 1977

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Selection: Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn) Possibly the signature tune of Overseas is the dreamy sublime chord changes of Billy Strayhorn’s Chelsea Bridge.Today, Chelsea Bridge is a far cry from Strayhorn’s, just busy traffic over the River Thames.  Chelsea in the mid ’60s, … Continue reading

Bud Powell: The Lonely One (Verve 1955) HMV

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Selection: Bean and the Boys (320kbps MP3) Artists: Bud Powell Trio Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios in New York, January 13, 1955, April 25 & 27; first released in 1959 Music: Powell is the definitive genius … Continue reading

Jazz Musician’s Lifespan – every picture tells a story (updated)

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LJC contributor Rodrigo sent me a fascinating chart he had prepared about the lifespan of his favourite jazz  musicians. I took a crack at this myself a while back, but our man is a master of non-standard graphical presentation tools, respect, so … Continue reading

Junior Mance: Junior ( Verve 1959) UK HMV

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Selection: Birk’s Works (Gillespie) Artists Junior Mance (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Lex Humphries (drums) recorded NYC, April 9, 1959 Biographical Note Drafted into the army in the early ’50s, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky, … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt: Personal Appearance (1957 Verve) HMV

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 Selection 1: Autumn in New York Selection 2: You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To Artists Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Edgar Willis (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums) recorded NYC, May 12, 1957 Music: Stitt recorded prolifically over … Continue reading

Yusef Lateef: A Flat, G flat and C (1966) Impulse

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Selection 1: Nile Valley Blues   Selection 2: Blind Willie   Artists Yusef Lateef (tenor, alto saxophone, flute, oboe, chuen, theremin) Hugh Lawson (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded NYC, March 8 & 9, 1966 Music Lateef led six … Continue reading

At Newport 1957: Byrd, Gryce, Taylor – Verve/JP ’80′s

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Cecil Taylor Selection: Nona’s Blues (Taylor)  Jazz Lab Introductions: Willis Conover Byrd Gryce Jazz Lab Selection: Love for Sale (Cole Porter) Music Live at Newport 1957, a continuation of the post previously including the young Bill Evans and Eddie Costa, moves … Continue reading