Donald Byrd “Byrds Eye View” (1955)

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Track Selection: Doug’s Blues ( long – 12:00) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Joe Gordon (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Cambridge, MA, December 2, 1955 Music One of  Byrd’s first albums as … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon “A Swinging Affair” (1962)

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  Track Selection: Don’t Explain Artists Dexter Gordon (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Butch Warren (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 27, 1962 (Historical footnote: Not long after this recording, Dexter moved to Paris, … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Criss Cross (1962) Columbia

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Last updated: June 17, 2017 Head to Head “Double Cross” Special Post Something a little different by way of an experiment  – mono and stereo go head to head in the classic “Which is best,  chocolate or vanilla?” contest. The brilliant … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Mexican Green (1967) Fontana

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Track Selection: Second City Steamer [audio https://londonjazzcollector.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/temp1-99.mp3 . Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,f) Mick Pyne (p) Ron Mathewson (b) Tony Levin (d) Recorded 2nd February and 7th March 1967, London Music: It’s Tubbs…what more do you need to know. A different … Continue reading

Paul Gonsalves “Tell it the way it is” (1963)

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  Track Selection: Body and Soul Artists Rolf Ericson (tp) Ray Nance (tp, violin) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, September 4, 1963 Music: Paul Gonsalves was a name I … Continue reading

Dizzy Reece “Asia Minor” (1962)

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  Track Selection: Spiritus Parkus Artists Dizzy Reece (tp) Joe Farrell (ts, fl) Cecil Payne (bars) Hank Jones (p) Ron Carter (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 13, 1962 Music Fantastic line up including … Continue reading

Jackie McLean “Action” (1964)

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Track Selection: Hootnan Artists Charles Tolliver (tp) Jackie McLean (as) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Cecil McBee (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 16, 1964 Music: Recorded in 1964 on the coat tails of some of McLean’s best titles One … Continue reading

Lee Konitz with Warne Marsh (1955)

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Track Selection: There Will Never Be Another You Artists Lee Konitz (as) Warne Marsh (ts) Sal Mosca (p) Billy Bauer (g) Oscar Pettiford (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded NYC, June 14-5, 1955, engineer Tom Dowd Music A respite from honking muscular … Continue reading

Bill Evans “Portrait in Jazz” (1960) UK Riverside

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At last! An upgrade, to an original 1960 pressing (UK Riverside)  from my previous Orpheum US reissue 1966 Track Selection: Witchcraft Artists: Bill Evans (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Paul Motian (d) recorded NYC, December 28, 1959 three days before the turn of the … Continue reading

Charles Mingus “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady” (1963)

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Track Selection: Solo Dancer: Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whiney! Artists Rolf Ericson, Richard Williams (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb) Don Butterfield (cbtb, tu) Jerome Richardson (fl, ss, bars) Dick Hafer (fl, ts) Charlie Mariano (as) Jaki Byard (p) Jay Berliner (g) Charles … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk “Brilliant Corners” (1956)

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Track Selection 1: Brilliant Corners Track Selection 2: Pannonica Artists: Ernie Henry (as) Sonny Rollins (ts) Thelonious Monk (p, and Celeste on Pannonica) Oscar Pettiford (b) Max Roach (d) NYC, October 15 & 9, 1956 Music Monk at his most … Continue reading

Roswell Rudd “Malicool” (CD 2002) and other African collaborations

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Track Selection 1: Bamako Artists: Roswell Rudd (trb) Toumani Diabate (kora) + various. but wait, there’s more – More Mali collaboration, from 1993 – “Talking Timbuktu” Ry Cooder and Ali Farka Toure (CD) Track selection 2 :  Diaraby Artists:  Ry … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman “Change of the Century” (1959)

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Track selection 1: Bird Food Second selection 2: Una Muy Bonita Artists Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Charlie Haden (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded NYC, October 8, 1959, engineer Bones Howe Music  Ornette Coleman seems to attract as devoted a … Continue reading

Charles Mingus “East Coasting” (1957)

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Track Selection: West Coast Ghost (My thanks to Felix Strange for helping choose my first post back after Easter. I had forgotten how good this record is) 🙂 Artists Clarence Shaw (tp) Jimmy Knepper (tb) Curtis Porter (as, ts) Bill Evans … Continue reading

LondonJazzCollector is Takin’ an Easter Break, back soon.

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  This will be the last post until after Easter. LondonJazzCollector is without access to his vinyl, and the previous post was the very last of the “one I prepared earlier”. Next week LondonJazzCollector will return with an armful of new goodies for … Continue reading

Australian Jazz Quintet “Threepenny Opera” (1958)

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Track Selection: Mack the Knife Artists Australian Jazz Quintet:  Jack Brokensha AUS (vib) Dick Healey US ,(as,fl) Bryce Rohde AUS (p) Errol Buddle AUS (ts,bars,cl) Unknown (d) (Teddy Charles replaces Brokensha on Mack the Knife) recorded 1958, sufficiently obscure not to appear in most … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “Out of the Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: Sweet Cakes (Note – clipped the closing seconds – needs re-rip ) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones or Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January … Continue reading

Not coming to LondonJazzCollector any time soon

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It occurred to me of late, it is all very well bragging about your latest scores, relishing everyone being consumed with jealousy, oh that’s sooo nice,  but what gets very little airtime are the near-misses, and the downright failures. So I’m launching eFail, the … Continue reading

Roswell Rudd “Everywhere” (1966)

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Track Selection: Everywhere (Beaver Harris) Artists Roswell Rudd (tb) Giuseppi Logan (fl, bcl) Robin Kenyatta (as) Charlie Haden, Lewis Worrell (b) Beaver Harris (d) recorded San Francisco, CA, February 1, 1966 Pocket-Bio:  Roswell Rudd was a key player in the spawning of free … Continue reading

Cecil Payne performing Charlie Parker Music (1961)

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Track Selection: “Communion” (Payne) Artists and Recording Session Clark Terry (tp) Cecil Payne (bars) Duke Jordan (p) Ron Carter (b) Charlie Persip (d)recorded NYC, March, 1961 Music This record would seem to follow on from Cecil Payne alternative score to “The … Continue reading