Leo Wright: Soul Talk (1970) Vortex

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Selection: Poopsie’s Minor (Wright) .  .  .  Poopsie’s Minor is a wickedly infectious rhythmic outing, simple blues structure with a hook in the tail. Gloria’s tasteful comping meshes seamlessly with Kenny Burrell’s chordal syncopation, forming a solid backcloth to Wright’s … Continue reading

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Cecil McBee: Music From The Source (1977) Enja/ Pure Pleasure 2022

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Selection: First Song In The Day (Hal Galper) .  .  . Composition by Hal Galper, “gifted bebop-rooted pianist with fluid and invigorating playing, solos distinguished by adventurousness and sophistication” (All Music) Recorded the same year by Galper with Japanese trumpeter … Continue reading

Mobley 1568 Shootout: Gunfight at the UK Corral

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Sorry, no original 1568, send me if you have one surplus to requirements, ha ha. Four “affordable” editions of Mobley 1568: King, Toshiba-EMI, Classic Records, and Music Matters Jazz, a four-way shoot-out which addresses the perplexed, cash-strapped collector and audiophile … Continue reading

Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid (1971) Universal 2022

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Selection: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt (Lower Egypt, extract) .  .  . Track List A1. Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt  – 16:12B1. Japan   – 3:22B2. Aum/Venus/Capricorn Rising  – 14:46 Artists Pharoah Sanders, tenor, alto sax, piccolo, voice; Dave Burrell, piano; Sonny Sharrock … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: Adam’s Apple (1966) Blue Note Classic Vinyl (2022)

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Selection: Footprints .  .  . Tracklist A1.  Adam’s Apple 06:52A2.  502 Blues (Drinkin’ and Drivin’) 06:36A3.  El Gaucho  06:32B1.  Footprints  07:31B2.  Teru 6:10B3.  Chief Crazy Horse 7:30 Artists Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Herbie Hancock, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Joe Chambers, … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: indeed! (1956) Blue Note1538 – King, Japan 1979

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Selection: Gaza Strip (Marshall) .  .  . Track List  A1. Roccus (Silver) – 8:18A2. Reggie of Chester (Golson) – 4:55A3. The Lady (Owen Marshall) – 6:47B1. Little T. (Byrd) – 8:23B2. Gaza Strip (Owen Marshall) – 3:56B3. Stand By (Golson) … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: Volume 3 (1957) Blue Note 1557 – King, Japan1979

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Selection: Hassan’s Dream (Golson) .  .  . Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 24, 1957. Tracklist A1. … Continue reading

Staffan Abeleen 5tet: Downstream (1966) Philips / Universal Classics Jazz UK (jp)

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LondonJazzCollector goes off-piste again. Last week, South Africa, this week bound for…Sweden, baby it’s cold outside. Take it away, Lars… Selection: Relax, Float Downstream (Farnlöf) .  .  .  . Tracklist A1.  Fin Sikt Över Havet (Nice View of the Sea) … Continue reading