Alice Coltrane: Ptah, The El Daoud (1970) Impulse

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This gallery contains 22 photos.

Warning! LJC hits rock-bottom with an “unlicensed copy” from digital sources.  Exceptional circumstances, it’s a Vinyl Emergency.  Selection 1 – the opening: Ptah, The El Daoud (Alice Coltrane) .  .   . Selection 2 – the close: Mantra (Alice Coltrane) .  … Continue reading

Michael Gibbs: Tanglewood 63 (1971) Deram

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Selection: Tanglewood 63 (Gibbs) .  .  . Selection: Sojourn (Gibbs) .  .  . Track List A1  Tanglewood 63A2  FanfareA3  SojournB1  CanticleB2  Five For England Artists Musical Director – Michael Gibbs as composer/arranger Jeff Clyne, acoustic bass;  Alan Ford, Fred Alexander, cello; Clive … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique (1967) TP 2020

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Selection: My Joy .  .  .  . Opening waltz, tinkling children’s music box gives way to an up-tempo groove, Hutcherson and Hancock sparring, great Stinson bass solo to finish Artists Bobby Hutcherson, vibes (and drums on Bi-Sectional) ; Herbie Hancock, … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Dance With Death (1968) UA 1980

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Selection: Yellow Violet . . . Artists Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Joe Farrell, tenor, soprano sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 11, 1968 Music All Music: ” this is … Continue reading

Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight: Cumulo Nimbus (Fable 1975) Jazzman (2019)

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Mid-week mildly off-piste post, LJC  wanders briefly off the golden path heading into the fonky mid-70s’, in search of new land, in this case, Austin, Texas. Selection: Weedhopper (Skiles) .  . . Track List A1  WeedhopperA2  March Of The Goober … Continue reading

Sonny Clark: My Conception (1959) Blue Note Tone Poet

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This gallery contains 11 photos.

Selection: Minor Meeting .  .  . Track List Junka 7:30 Blues Blue 7:18 Minor Meeting 6:46 Royal Flush  7:00 Some Clark Bars 6:18 My Conception 4:44 Artists Sonny Clark, piano; Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone; Paul Chambers, bass; Art … Continue reading

Pharoah Sanders: Jewels Of Thought (1969) impulse!

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This gallery contains 18 photos.

UPDATES September 11, photos Leon Thomas and Roy Haynes from Harry M, to Harrys Place; Melody Maker June 1980 full page interview with Pharoah, to Appendix. Enough of British Jazz for the moment, back to The USA, and one of … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham: Quiet Kenny (1959) New Jazz/ Craft Reissue 2021

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Sound Check: Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Craft Reissue 2021/ Kevin Gray mastering (£34) .  .  . Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Carrere French Prestige reissue, circa 1976 (circa £10) .  .  . Carrere pressings are generally considered the bottom of the heap, so … Continue reading

Curtis Amy, Dupree Bolton: Katanga! (1963) Pacific Jazz (TP, 2021)

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Selection: Native Land (Amy) .  .  . Artists: Dupree Bolton, trumpet; Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Crawford, guitar; Vic Gaskin, bass; Doug Sides, drums; recorded at  Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 3, 1963, engineer Richard … Continue reading

Verve Acoustic Sounds Series (2021): The Blues And The Abstract Truth

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Selection: Stolen Moments  Verve Acoustic Sounds 2021 Stereo – replacement rip (L/R corrected), .  .  . Soundcheck – Old vs New Stolen Moments Impulse Ampar 1961 Van Gelder mono master (replacement fresh rip) .  .  . Mono US AmPar original, … Continue reading