Woody Shaw: In The Beginning (1965) Muse

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First released in 1983 but recorded in 1965 : Selection 1: Obsequious (Young) Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)   Selection 2: Baloo baloo (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe … Continue reading

Gigi Gryce: The Rat Race Blues (1960) Esquire

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Selection: Blues in Bloom (Norman Mapp) Artists Richard Williams (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Julian Euell (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) recorded  at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960 Music L’expression française du jour … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956) Esquire

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Selection: Strode Rode (Esquire press from original Prestige metal (AB)) Artists Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music: I guess there are may … Continue reading

David Murray: Flowers for Albert (1976) India Navigation

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Selection: Joanne’s Green Satin Dress   Artists David Murray (tenor saxophone) Olu Dara (trumpet) Fred Hopkins (bass) Phillip Wilson (drums). Recorded in concert at Ladies’ Fort, NYC, June 26, 1976. Music I confess I am not big on the ’70’s … Continue reading

LJC Educational Supplement : Weinstock, Dr van Gelder, plus BN Edition 2 links from DottorJazz

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At the cutting edge of 1957, this fascinating snippet from Audio magazine sent me by DaveS and Felixstrange (is there a Book Club?). Thanks boys (more work!)  The magazine itself seems around 90% 50’s hi-fi advertising so I’ve edited out the ad,  and  screen-captured it … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner (1969) Liberty/Blue Note

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Selection: The Prisoner Artists Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Garnett Brown (trombone) Tony Studd (bass trombone) Hubert Laws (flute) Jerome Richardson (bass clarinet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone, alto flute) Herbie Hancock (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams (bass) Albert Heath (drums) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (1964) Blue Note

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An LJC follower wondered why I had omitted to cover this excellent Dexter Gordon title. I couldn’t think of a convincing answer, so here it is,  hot from the LJC collection. More Americans in Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel … Continue reading

Blue Note inner sleeves – deep dive, for vintage vinyl collectors.

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Blue Note Geek Alert! Blue Note vinyl detectives at work, sifting the evidence for original pressings through the Blue Note inner sleeves. Followers of the evil silver disk, downloaders, and proud owners of modern repros may wish to look away, … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (1965) Blue Note

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  Selection: Dolphin Dance (mono) Artists: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Anthony Williams (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 17, 1965 Music What words can describe this  in … Continue reading

Max Roach: Percussion Bitter Sweet (1961) Impulse

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Selection 1: Man from South Africa   Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos “Patato” Valdes (congas) Carlos ‘Totico’ Eugenio … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Dig / Diggin’ (1951) Esquire/Prestige

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All this attention given to Prestige covers, it is time to “dig in” to some of the music inside those covers. We take a closer look at what is inside 7012 Miles Davis Dig, but with a few “LJC twists … Continue reading

Prestige covers continued: the second issues

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Bob Weinstock, ever resourceful, selected many of his prime recordings for a second issue with a new catalogue number and a new cover, and occasionally an altogether new title to snag the unwary. It is worth noting these pairs as they … Continue reading

Potayto, pottato: two nations, Prestige and Esquire, back to back

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An occasional post, on the subject of US Prestige and UK Esquire records Prestige is one of the treasure chests of audiophile quality vintage Modern Jazz recordings, along with Blue Note, Riverside, Contemporary, Impulse, without which our lives would be considerably poorer. … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Further Explorations (1958) Blue Note (Jp)

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Selection: Pyramid Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 13, 1958 A quick scan of the main quintet  line-ups during the Blue … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Tokyo Blues (1962) Blue Note

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  Selection: Sayonara Blues Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) John Harris Jr. (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 13-14, 1962 Music This unforgivably was left off my Horace Silver … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Roll Call (1960) Blue Note

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Selection 1: My Groove, Your Move   Selection 2: The Breakdown Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960 Music: … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: It’s Time! (1964) Blue Note

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Selection 1: It’s Time!   Selection 2: Revillot   It was a very ’60s thing, titles made up of words spelled backwards. This track is quite obvious, Revillot, Tolliver, With others its more subtle, like Llareggub, from Stan Tracey’s Under Milk … Continue reading

How They Heard It – Blue Note Records and the Transition from Mono to Stereo

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Hot on the Heels of Dottor Jazz’s magnus opus on Blue Note First Pressings (published entirely in mono) another guest post takes us into stereo territory. The subject of mono and stereo is one which excites and inflames passions among many record … Continue reading

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