Selection: Wierd-O (Miles Davis)
Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Earl May (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded NYC, May 11, 1960
“Rouse setting out in 1960 on his debut recording as leader, before embarking on a decade-long partnership with Monk. Walter Bishop and Blue Mitchell combine to make this a strong, swinging mainstream bop session“. (Sorry, this reads like an all Music cut and paste review. Early days)
Vinyl: UK Riverside JLP 19
UK first release of US Jazzland label JLP19. Hand etched matrix not any of the UK majors, who all had drilled or stamped matrix codes. It actually looks similar to some US Riverside etchings I have seen, possibly US metal was shipped over for pressing but the 1L 2L suffix is I think a Philips numbering of sides system.
Pressing origin unidentified. I have seen that unusual small deep groove circle around the spindle hole before, also early ’60s, Joy label reissues of VeeJay recordings. It’s a British plant, known unknown,
Source: eBay Sellers Grading: VG+
Sole bidder, inexpensive, nice happy Riverside with some great playing. Business taken care of.
(Post last updated January, 2017)