Jimmy Woods Sextet “Conflict!” (1963)

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Selected Track: Aim Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Jimmy Woods (as) Harold Land (ts) Andrew Hill (p) George Tucker (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 25 & 26, 1963 Sound by Howard Holzer ( so not Roy DuNann) … Continue reading

Esquires Take Flight

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エスクァイア 誌は、非常に、英語はありがとうございました Two dozen or more very desirable UK Esquire pressings of some of Prestige’s most collectible titles from the Fifties came under the eBay hammer in the last few weeks, from the respected US seller of collectible jazz Roverd-90, Harry Hasbun of Gainsville Va . … Continue reading

Phil Woods Alto Summit (1968)

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Selected Track: Native Land Artists Lee Konitz, Pony Poindexter, Phil Woods, Leo Wright (as) Steve Kuhn (p) Palle Danielsson (b) Jon Christensen (d) recorded at Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer Studio, Villingen, West Germany, June 2 & 3, 1968 Phil Woods is one of the … Continue reading

George Braith “Extension” (1964)

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Selected Track: Extension Artists George Braith (ts, ss, as) Billy Gardner (org) Grant Green (g) Clarence Johnston (d)Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 27, 1964 Born George Braithwaite in New York City to West Indian parents, in a family of nine … Continue reading

Clare Fischer “First Time Out” (1962)

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Track Selection: Nigerian Walk Artists Clare Fischer (p) Gary Peacock (b) Gene Stone (d) recorded April 1962 by Richard Bock for Pacific Jazz. I had overlooked Clare Fischer for the same reason I initially overlooked Tina Brooks. Jazz is men’s work, you … Continue reading

Howard McGhee Teddy Edwards “Together Again” (1961)

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Selected Track: Together Again Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Teddy Edwards (ts) Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded Contemporary Records’ Studio, Los Angeles, CA, May 15 & 17, 1961 Recording Engineer Roy DuNann. Music McGhee album titles in the … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Worktime (1955) Esquire

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Selected Track: Theres No Business Like Show Business That Irving Berlin song must be the most ironic and unlikely choice of title imaginable,  it must be Sonny having a laugh. Artists George Morrow (b) Max Roach (d) Ray Bryant (p); Sonny Rollins (ts) Recorded December 2, 1955, … Continue reading

Zoot Sims “Solo for Zoot” quartet live (1961)

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Track Selection 1: Blues in E Flat Track Selection 2:  Autumn Leaves Ever since discovering the joys of “Autumn Leaves” on Adderley and Miles “Something Else” I cant resist it as a perfect foil for the saxophone soloist, with those wonderful … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: The Couriers of Jazz (1958)

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Track Selection: Mirage Artists Tubby Hayes,  Ronnie Scott (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Jeff Clyne (b) Bill Eyden (d) recorded November 1958 Music Billed as “England’s Greatest Combo”. You mean those limeys have learned to play the saxophone? Jazz? “England’s Greatest” – … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy In Europe Vol.2 (1961)

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Track Selection: Laura ( caution – vinyl has a few marks which sound on occasions, and recorded in Denmark  Wonderful, Wonderful, Copenhagen. What’s to like? The music, of course.) Artists Eric Dolphy (as,fl) Erik Moseholm (b) Jorn Elniff (d) Bent Axen (p) Recorded live at  “Berlingske Has”, September … Continue reading

John Coltrane Tenor Conclave (1956)

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Track Selection: How Deep is The Ocean (Berlin) 11:00 Artists Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 7, 1956 How can anyone resist … Continue reading

Gillespie, Rollins, Stitt: “Sonny Side Up” (1957) Verve

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Track Selection: The Eternal Triangle (Stitt) Long and very fast (Podiatrist Advisory – foot-tap in moderation: do not exceed recommended number of taps per listening session) Artists Dizzy Gillespie (trumpet) Sonny Stitt (alto sax) Sonny Rollins (tenor sax) Ray Bryant (piano) Tommy Bryant (bass) … Continue reading

Burrell Cohn Farmer McKusick “Earthy” (1957 )

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Track Selection: “What’s Not” (Waldron) 6:00 Artists The Prestige All-Stars: Kenny Burrell (g) Al Cohn (ts)  Art Farmer (tp) Hal McKusick (as) Mal Waldron (p)  Teddy Kotick (b) Ed Thigpen (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1957 … Continue reading

The Record Detective: Prestige under the magnifying glass

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What were once closely-guarded secrets of the record-collecting inner circle, now thanks to the Internet, everyone including my grandmother knows about the Blue Note “ear”.  “Another Lexington sir?” quips the postman as he collects the signature for a recorded delivery. ” Kakubuchi frame cover and … Continue reading

Miles Davis All Stars “Walkin’ ” (1954)

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Artists Side A: Sextet: Miles Davis (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Lucky Thompson (ts) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, April 29, 1954 Track Selection “Walkin’” (long, 13:15) Side B: Quintet: Miles Davis (tp) … Continue reading

Zoot Sims “Choice” (1954 / 1959)

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Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading

Coltrane and Quinichette “Cattin'” (1957)

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Track Selection: Anatomy (8:45) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Paul Quinichette (ts)  Mal Waldron (p) Julian Euell (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 17, 1957 Music Lets get this out the way. Not as highly acclaimed or as … Continue reading

Victor Feldman “Transatlantic Alliance” (1957)

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Track Selection: “Four” (sextet) Artists Victor Feldman (p,vib); Dizzy Reece or Jimmy Deuchar (t) Tubby Hayes (bars) Ronnie Scott (ts) Lennie Bush, Lloyd Thompson, or Kenny Napper (b) Tony Crombie, Benny Goodman or Phil Seamen (d) Terry Shannon (p) recorded London, England, December 28, 1956 … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Blue Haze” (1953-4)

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Track Selection: I’ll Remember April (7:40) Soloists in turn,  Miles Davis, Horace Silver piano, Dave Schildkraut alto, Silver reprise. Artists Miles Davis (tp) Davey Schildkraut (as) John Lewis, Horace Silver or Charles Mingus (p) ) Max Roach, Art Blakey or Kenny Clarke (d) Percy … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes “Return Visit” (1962)

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Track Selection: “If I Had You” (medley) Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,vib) Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, fl, nose fl, stritch) Jimmy Gloomy (ts fl) Walter Bishop Jr. (p); Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) Recorded in New York, June 23, 1962. “Jimmy Gloomy” an alias for tenor James … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Mobley’s Message” (1956)

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Track Selection: Au Privave (Charlie Parker) guest Jackie McLean Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Jackie McLean (as) on “Au Privave”,  Hank Mobley (ts) Barry Harris (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 20, 1956 … Continue reading