Joe Henderson: Mode For Joe (1966) Blue Note

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Selection: Mode For Joe .  .  . Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Cedar Walton, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Joe Chambers, drums, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 27, 1966, … Continue reading

Joe Henderson: Page One (1963) Blue Note

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Selection: Jinrikisha .  .  . Impossible to choose a best track, all of them are outstanding. The most widely played is probably Dorham’s sprightly  Blue Bossa, or Henderson’s Recorda-me, both their respective  signature tunes,  so I’ve chosen as the selection … Continue reading

NEW JAZZ Supplement No.2: Roy Haynes – Cracklin’ (1963) yet more updates

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More UPDATES at foot of post, added Monday March 16 Health Warning! Post for Pixel-Peepers™ only! May Definitely contain nuts. Just when things were getting clear on how first pressings of the New Jazz 8200 series looked between 1958 and … Continue reading

Collector’s Guide To Prestige/ New Jazz – Update

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Rather than just replace the NEW JAZZ Collector’s Guide First Edition with a Second Edition, which I will do in time, I would like to share just the fruits of a more depth analysis of the timeline of New Jazz … Continue reading

Chick Corea: Bliss (1967) Muse (+ photo update)

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Selection: Marjoun (LaRoca)  – Muse, 1973 .   .  . Original:  Majoun  – Douglas, 1967 .  .  . The remastered Muse sounds quite different to the Douglas original. The stereo stage is quite different. The  Muse sounds to me  more “congested”, and … Continue reading

Graham Collier Music: Mosaics (1970) UK Philips (+Photo Updates)

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Selection: Theme 6, Ensemble,Tenor solo and Tenor Cadenza, duet .  .  . Artists Graham Collier, leader, bass; Harry Beckett, trumpet; Geoff Castle, piano; Alan Wakemen, tenor/soprano sax; Bob Sydor, tenor/alto sax; John Webb, drums; recorded live at The Torrington, Lodge … Continue reading

Leroy Vinnegar: Leroy Walks! (1957) UK Contemporary Vogue

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Ladies, Gentlemen, and Others, buckle up, we are heading backwards two decades from 1978 to 1957 in our self-charging-hybrid time-machine,  Forget 70’s direct disk audio, we are going from Musicians-In-the-Room to Musicians In The Stockroom, Roy DuNann at the controls … Continue reading

Clifford Jordan: Hello Hank Jones (1978) East World, direct-to-disc

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Too much British Jazz? Time To Go Home. But is home US, or Japan? Selection: Vienna (C.Jordan)  (long! 17:10) .  .  . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Hank Jones, Piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Freddie Waits, drums; recorded July 25, 1978. … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: The Fontana Albums (1961-69) Universal/Decca 2019

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Suspicious plain package arrives by courier for LJC, driver speeds away. Bomb squad put on standby.  Shortly afterwards, British Jazz Explosion follows. Opening the package revealed a red sealed box with carefully taped edges, inside, tightly packed with eleven replica … Continue reading

Clifford Jordan: The Adventurer (1978) Muse

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Selection: The Adventurer (C.Jordan) .  .  . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor, alto saxophone, flute; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Bill Lee, bass; Grady Tate, drums. Recorded at CI Recording, NYC, February 9, 1978, engineer Elvin Campbell. Clifford Jordan maintained a steady artistic … Continue reading

Clarke Boland Big Band: At Her Majesty’s Pleasure (1969) Black Lion

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Selection: Broadmoor  (Boland) .  .  . Order of solos: Humble (as), Bailey (flhrn), Scott (ts), Coe (cl), Sulieman (tp), Griffin (ts), Shihab (ss) Artists Jimmy Woode, bass; Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke, drums;  Francy Boland, piano; Derek Humble, alto sax; Johnny Griffin, … Continue reading

Keno Duke/ Contemporaries: Crest Of The Wave (1975) Trident Records

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Selection: Uschi (Keno Duke) .  .  . Song title dedicated to the designer/photographer credited with the front cover, “Uschi” , which is a female name, apparently the Germanic diminutive of Ursula. The name Keno is also Germanic in origin. Somewhere … Continue reading

Shirley Scott: One For Me (1974) Universal Sounds (1997) – updated

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UPDATE 12/12/19: Photos added of Shirley Scott and Harold Vick, live, 1975. Selection: Keep On Movin’ On (Vick) .  .  . Artists  Shirley Scott, organ, mellotron; Harold Vick, alto/tenor  saxophone; Billy Higgins, drums; Jimmy Hopps, cowbell; recorded at Blue Rock … Continue reading

George Russell: The Outer View (1962) Fontana

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Selection: The Outer View (Russell) .  .  . Artists Don Ellis, trumpet; Garnett Brown, trombone; Paul Plummer, tenor saxophone; George Russell, piano; Steve Swallow, bass; Pete La Roca, drums; Sheila Jordan, vocals; recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, August 27, 1962 … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Shades (1986) Soul Note, Italy (+photos added)

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Selection: Tripping (Hill) Artists Andrew Hill, piano; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Rufus Reid, bass; Ben Riley, drums; recorded July 3-4, 1986,  at Barigozzi Studio Milan, Italy, engineer Giancarlo Barigozzi, mastered at Phonocomp, Milan by Gennaro Carona. Hill’s most prominent public … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Grits, Beans And Greens: The Lost Fontana Studio Session 1969 (2019) Universal

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Selection: Rumpus (Hayes) .  .  . Artists: Tubby Hayes, tenor sax; Mike Pyne, piano; Ron Mathewson, bass; Spike Wells, drums. Recorded at Philips Studios, Stanhope Place, London, Tuesday June 24th, 1969, 10.30am – 1.30pm – producer: Terry Brown; engineer: David … Continue reading

Harold McNair: The Fence (1970) B&C Records

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Selection: Scarborough Fair (trad, arr. P Simon) ..  . . . Artists Harold McNair, flute, alto saxophone, electric sax; Danny Thompson, string bass; Ric Grech, bass guitar; Terry Cox, drums; Tony Carr, percussion; Colin Green, guitar; Alan Branscombe, Keith Tippett, … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Chant (1961) Blue Note Tone Poet Series (2019)

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Selection 1: You’re Next (D. Byrd) Blue Note Tone Poet Series 2019 .  .  . Go Compare: Selection 2: You’re Next,   United Artists 1979 UK Jazz File edition .  .  . For comparison, a UK edition of the United Artists … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: Etcetera (1965) Blue Note Tone Poet Series (2019)

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Selection 1: Penelope (Wayne Shorter) Tone Poet Series (2019) .  .  . Wally Trautgott re-mastered a reissue for the Capitol Connoisseur series back in 1995, which happens to be the copy on my shelf. Wally has his fans, though I … Continue reading

Harold McNair: Flute & Nut (1969) RCA International (Camden)

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Selection: Barnes Bridge (McNair) .  .  . Barnes Bridge (River Thames) Cast aside any romantic illusions, unlike Chelsea Bridge (Tommy Flanagan – Overseas) Barnes Bridge is a railway bridge, crossing the River Thames in West London. It is also gateway … Continue reading

Bill Evans, Stan Getz: A Discovery In 1973 (1964) Verve

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Quiz answers declared here: Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Ron Carter. Well done, those who got it. Next time, I will  remember to anonymise the rip title, and remember what my mum taught me: “cheats never prosper”. (Wrong again, … Continue reading