Azar Lawrence: Summer Solstice (1975) Fantasy

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LJC is going off-piste again, venturing into the mid-70s, and Brazilian-influenced free spiritual jazz fusion or something. You can do this if, like me,  you are a Time Lord. Post intended for new year, but just didn’t happen that way. … Continue reading

Johnny Griffin: The Congregation (1957) Blue Note/ UA Replica Series 1970s

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UPDATE Jan.5: Johnny Griffin at Ronnie Scotts, 1969 Harry M photo added. Selection: Latin Quarter (John Jenkins) .  .  . Artists Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Byrd In Flight (1960) Blue Note

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Coming shortly, the  long-awaited Tone Poet, but this is not an original trophy-parade. LJC digs out his non-descript United Artists mid-70s blue label reissue, only to find it sounds fantastic!  Not even Van Gelder metal sourced, but, I guess, mastered … Continue reading

Gil Evans: Svengali (1973) Atlantic

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Selection: Cry Of Hunger (Billy Harper) .  .  . Soloists:  Baritone Saxophone, Trevor Koehler; Flugelhorn, Howard Johnson ; Tenor Saxophone , Billy Harper. Artists Billy Harper, flute, tenor saxophone; Bruce Ditmas, drums; Dave Sanborn, alto saxophone; David Horowitz, synthesizer; Gil … Continue reading

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

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UPDATED December 16, 2020: Harry M photo added foot of post – Art Farmer (1970) Horace Silver (1968). Head to Head: Blue Note original, Toshiba Japan reissue. Japanese reissues are cheaper and more readily available, but are they worth it? … Continue reading

Billy Harper: Black Saint (1975) Japan 1976

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Selection: Croquet Ballet (Harper) .  .  . Artists Billly Harper, Tenor saxophone; Virgil Jones, trumpet; Joe Bonner, piano; David Friesen, bass; Malcolm Pinson, drums; recorded July 21 & 22, 1975 at Barclay Studios, Paris, France, recording engineer Peter Dobler, cover … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: Gettin’ Around (1965) Blue Note (updated 3/12)

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UPDATE III: December 3, 2020, both rips replaced with new and comparable copies, made yesterday on the same equipment on the same day. This eliminates the problem of the old USB rip being out of pitch with the MM33. UPDATE … Continue reading

Guest Post: Jeff Gold – “Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs Of The ’40s and ’50s”

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At LJC you never know what you are going to find in your mailbox, apart from those tiresome MICROSOFT ACCOUNT  DEACTIVATION WARNING emails .  So it was a pleasant surprise to hear from a California-based writer, Jeff Gold, who wanted … Continue reading

Pedro Biker: Evergreens in Danish Design (1963) Fontana/Universal jp

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Selection: Everything Happens to Me (standard) .  .  . Artists Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Allan Botschinsky, trumpet; Bent Axen, piano; Niels-Henning Pedersen, bass; Bjarne Rostvold, drums; Pedro Biker, vocals; recorded in Denmark, 1963. Plagiarism Alert! Marc Myers (JazzWax) picks up … Continue reading

Andrew Cartmel: The Vinyl Detective LP (2020)

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Warning: a quirky post, even by LJC standards, enjoy the ride! Selection: The Vinyl Detective Theme – short introduction (Joe Kraemer)  .  .  . Artists Joe Kraemer, composer, keyboard/synths (below left); Andrew Cartmel, writer and music curator of vintage jazz … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Ready for Freddie (1961) Blue Note

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Despite listing seventeen of Freddie titles at LJC, my favourite Blue Note trumpeter, Ready For Freddie was unintentionally overlooked, An omission no longer. Selection: Areitis (Hubbard) – Youtube digital upload, vinyl rip to be added at later date, so you … Continue reading

Rendell Carr Quintet: Live At The Union (1966) Stamford Audio

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Selection: Ursula (Garrick) Live at The Union .  .  . Studio Version (Ursula, from Black Marigolds/ Gilles Petersen compilation) .  .  . Artists Don Rendell, tenor, soprano saxophone; Ian Carr, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Garrick, Piano; Trevor Tomkins, drums, Dave Green/ … Continue reading

Lou Donaldson: The Natural Soul (1962) Blue Note

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Apologies, initial post went horribly wrong, new WordPress block-editor, missing text, now reinstated, and rip. Selection: Nice ‘n Greasy (Johnny Acea – pianist on Don Wilkerson’s “Elder Don”) YouTube has the whole album Approaching 200,000 views Artists Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell: Down With It! (1965) Blue Note (updated with “blue” photos!)

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Sixties hyperbole! Blue Note titles which end in a shreik-mark!!, full list  over 30 below post!  (now even fuller thanks to Ed) Update August 15: Super Summer Bonus! Artist photos from 1968-73 courtesy of The Jazz Paparazzi, Harry M, Selection: … Continue reading