Andrew Hill: Andrew!!! (1964) Blue Note/Liberty

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Selection: Black Monday (Hill)   Artists: John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1964 Music: Possibly Hill’s most interesting Blue Note in … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Components (1965) Blue Note/ Liberty

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Selection 1: Tranquility (Hutcherson) Selection 2: Air (Chambers) Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba) Herbie Hancock (piano, organ) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Hipnosis (1962/67) Blue Note/ UA (1978)

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Further adventures in vintage Blue-Note-on-a-Budget twofer series… with more McLean, great stuff,  and some not so good news for Hubbard fans with the “other” twofer series…read on. Selection 1: Slow Poke Artists: Grachan Moncur III (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Lamont Johnson … Continue reading

Louis Hayes (1960) Vee-Jay

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Selection 1: Rip de Boom Selection 2: Sassy Ann Artists: Louis Hayes (drums) Nat Adderley (cornet) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Sam Jones (bass)  recorded April 26, 1960 New York City, engineer Bob Fisher, credited with engineering  most … Continue reading

Frank Strozier: “Fantastic” (1960) Vee-Jay

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Selection 1: Waltz of the Demons (Little) Selection 2: Runnin’ (Strozier) Artists: Booker Little (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 9, 1959 and Bell Sound … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Jacknife (1965-6) Blue Note/ UA

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Leader of the pack of United Artists’ Blue Note “twofer” Reissue series. I started writing this a while back, then it slipped my attention as I went chasing Prestige. In the midst of the holiday season, I thought I might … Continue reading

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