Two horns, one tune: E S P: Chet Baker (1977); Miles Davis (1963)

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Chet Baker Selection: E S P (1977) Artists: Chet Baker (trumpet) Gregory Herbert (tenor saxophone) Harold Danko (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Mel Lewis (drums) recorded NYC, February 20, 1977 Music: Summertime was recorded in the US shortly before Baker’s move … Continue reading

Bobby Jaspar All Stars (1955) Felsted

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Selection: Minor Drop . Artists Bobby Jaspar (Tenor Saxophone), René Urtreger (Piano), Benoit Quersin (Bass), Jean-Louis Viale (Drums), Sacha Distel (Guitar), recorded  December 27 and 29, 1955 at Studio Pathé-Magellan, Paris Music Review Our esteemed Man From Mercury (via Tokyo) Kohji … Continue reading

Prestige: Visual Reference Guide to Original NY Pressings v.1.1 (updated)

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UPDATED July 5th: new reference material added to the Prestige Boot Camp and  a QUICK LOOK UP REFERENCE TABLE for Prestige NY label has been added to the permanent pages of LJC Guide to Record Labels/ Prestige and New Jazz. If you have … Continue reading

Musical Interpretation: “Pent Up House” (Rollins)

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Subject:  classic jazz tunes Sometimes I think I should write more about the music and less about the etchings in the wax. Then I quickly return to my senses and poke the macro in closer, but to capture the thought, this post … Continue reading

Lee Morgan Sextet (1956 ) Liberty, fake van Gelder

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LJC Hitchhiker’s Guide to Early Stereo continues, with further insight into the murky world of 60’s fake stereo This time, an example of a genuine fake. Selection: Slightly Hep  pseudo stereo Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Kenny Rodgers (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor … Continue reading

Bennie Green: Fake Stereo, and fake Fake Stereo

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Selection: The Shouter Artists Bennie Green (trombone) Eddie Williams (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Dreares (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1959 Music talk A recording by Bennie Green, the Chicagoan trombonist, … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes and the Jazz Couriers feat. Ronnie Scott (1957) Tempo

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Over sixty years old, seen better days, and not at all in very good shape. But that’s enough about me, lets get on and talk about this Tubby Hayes Tempo. Selection 1 : Cheek to Cheek  – Tempo 1957 Selection … Continue reading

UK auction, Blue Note Mobley 1568 sets new price benchmark

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An occasional post, tracking a significant auction outcome which should be of interest to all collectors and sellers. Whoa!! For a premium record that in tip-top condition often settles around the $5,000 benchmark, the most coveted and collectable record in … Continue reading

Hank Mobley/ Cedar Walton: Breakthrough (1972) Cobblestone

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POST UPDATED May 24, 2015: Simon Spillett on Mobley in Europe (see postscript) LJC Reminder: data request for your NYC Prestige records! Thanks to the twenty or so collectors who have sent their data in. Whether you have few or … Continue reading

Thad Jones Mel Lewis Quartet: (1977) Artists House

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LJC Reminder: data request for your NYC Prestige records! Whether you have few or many, the collector community need good data to identify early and original Prestige pressings. Go to the Prestige post to pick up the template, and contribute … Continue reading

Art Pepper: Live at the Village Vanguard (1977) Contemporary (J)

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LJC Reminder: data request for your NYC Prestige records! Whether you have few or many, the collector community need good data to identify early and original Prestige pressings. Go to the Prestige post to pick up the template, and contribute … Continue reading

Howard Rumsey’s Lighthouse All-Stars (1956) Stereo Records

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Reminder: Keep those Prestige NYC data contributions coming, we need more! Go to the Prestige post to pick up the template, and contribute data on your collection. It’s just a few clicks. Results will be shared on LJC. It’s the … Continue reading

Calling all Prestige LP-owners

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No, it doesn’t exist. At least not yet. With the invaluable help of Diego S, LJC’s Head of Special Projects Involving Quite Complicated Things, LJC is launching an appeal for information from Prestige collectors  about the records they own, in forensic detail.  We … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Collectors’ Items (Prestige) 1953-6

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Prestige “original”!?  What’s one number difference in an address?  Into the vaults, LJC returns clutching what he thought was his most prized “original” Prestige LP, purchased a few years back from the now-disappeared Intoxica Records, Portobello Road, Notting Hill. The man said … Continue reading

Prestige: draft guide to original pressings Part 1: the N.Y.C Fireworks label

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Note: this post contains 100% vinyl-oriented content, unsuitable for followers of The Evil Silver Disk. Mobile phone down-loaders visiting this site should be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times. Prestige not up your street? Elsewhere on LJC, new additions (reading skills … Continue reading

At last, it’s possible! Real home-download vinyl!

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Thanks to ground-breaking  technology of Additive Manufacturing, the new process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file, in conjuction the LJC exclusive hybrid Analogue Conversion Vinyl Pump™,  real home-downloadable vinyl is just a few clicks away. Just connect the LJC vinyl pump to … Continue reading

Two Lazy Afternoons: Steve Kuhn and Cecil Taylor

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Two very different Lazy Afternoons, another LJC contrast-and-discover opportunity, one just a trifle more relaxing than the other, though some might disagree. Some might prefer a Busy Afternoon, on account of us under-employed find every day lazy. However, let’s go … Continue reading

Don Rendell: BBC Jazz For Moderns (with extra helpings)

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This modern Gearbox 10″ record of British ’60s tenor giant Don Rendell comes in only one portion size: Small. With a lengthy run-out groove, and only a couple of inches of vinyl dedicated to music, and importantly, pressed at 45 rpm (something  not disclosed on … Continue reading

Fifty Shades of Blue (updated)

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 (Update March 23: shades of blue now increased to eight –  three extra rips added at the foot of the post, courtesy of ripmeister Bill H) Fifty Shades of Blue – Kind of Blue, not Blue Notes – ok, and … Continue reading

Charles Earland: Infant Eyes (1978) Muse/ Van Gelder

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Selection: We Are Not Alone   Artists: Bill Hardman (trumpet) Frank Wess and/or Mack Goldsbury (tenor saxophone, Wess: and flute, ) Jimmy Ponder or Melvin Sparks (guitar) Grady Tate (drums) Lawrence Killian (percussion) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978. … Continue reading

Van Gelder 1961 and 1983: Toshiba, Pathe Marconi and Uptown

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Compare The Vinyl: “Philly” Twist (Dorham) first recorded  by Van Gelder 1961 for BNST 84063 Kenny Dorham Whistlestop . No original pressing on this one, sadly,  but unpack the Magnum, P.I. Hawaiian shirt and fix on moustache, it’s ’80s night at LJC!  Presented … Continue reading