Red Garland Trio – Rojo (1958) Esquire

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Track Selection: Ralph J Gleason’s Blues (Garland) Artists Red Garland (p) George Joyner (b) Charlie Persip (d) Ray Barretto (cga) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1958 Music Garland’s mastery of the swinging post-bop keyboard made him a … Continue reading

John Coltrane Soultrane (1958) Esquire

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Track Selection 1 Russian Lullaby Track selection 2: I Want to Talk About You ( Billy Eckstein) This Esquire is one the best pressings I have ever  heard, however a small scuff around a minute in makes around a half-dozen brief clicks; a … Continue reading

Bill Evans Interplay (1962) Riverside US

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  Previously posted as UK Riverside copy September 29th 2011. Now, nine months later, “upgraded” to US pressing, though still only mono. Track Selection 1 (as original post but the US pressing) Interplay (Evans) Track Selection 2 (new): When You Wish Apon a … Continue reading

Steve Lacy Saxophone Today (1957) Esquire

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Track Selection 1: Alone Together (Deitz, Schwartz) Something of a benchmark song, I think this is about the sixth version posted. Gives an interesting transverse section of how different saxophone players within the nominally similar modern jazz genre interpret the same standard. Pepper Adams on … Continue reading

Horace Parlan Speakin’ My Piece (1960) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1 Speakin’ My Piece – Welcome aboard this flight to 1960. It is my pleasure to fly you today in this bluesy bopper. Our in-flight very dry Martini service will begin shortly. If you look down, on the left hand … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: The In Between (1968) Liberty/Blue Note

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Track Selection 1. Tyra (Ervin) – rip corrected 24/9/17 … A dark, minor key swinger. Delicious. One of my five-a-day. Track Selection 2. The In Between (Ervin) … Nervous energy and tension maintained by hard-driving percussion, Ervin in top form. … Continue reading

Paul Gonsalves All Stars (1970) Riviera

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Track Selection: I Cover The Waterfront (Heyman, Green) Dietary Advice: Paul’s nutritious tenor in this dreamy ballad contributes at least one portion of your five-a-day Healthy Listening requirements. Listening to five jazz tracks a day has proven benefit in terms of reducing blood pressure, lowering cholesterol, stimulating … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Tubbs in N Y (1961) Fontana original

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ReBlog! Now 1961 Original Pressing!! Contains chase story!!! And lots of exclamation marks!!!! Previous post of Tubbs in NY on Philips late 60’s budget Wing Re-issue. Track Selection:  Soon (Gershwin) A gentle wistful George Gershwin ballad, injected with crack. Selection 2: Airegin (Rollins) Tubby sticks … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple (1966)

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Track Selection: Chief Crazy Horse (7:20) Artists Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Reggie Workman (b) Joe Chambers (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 3 & 24 , 1966 Music By the beginning of ’66, Wayne … Continue reading

John Coltrane Standard Coltrane (1958)

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Track Selection: Invitation (Kaper, Webster) 10:20 Warning: there is a gentle click for a short time a little way into this ten minute track, but it passes soon enough. At least you can be sure you are listening to vinyl. Artists Wilbur Harden (flh, tp) … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard “Hub-tones” (1962)

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Track Selection: For Spees Sake (Hubbard) Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) James Spaulding (as, fl) Herbie Hancock (p) Reggie Workman (b) Clifford Jarvis (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10, 1962 Music: Herbie Hancock’s  percussive comping maintains the … Continue reading

John Coltrane Traneing In (1957)

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Track Selection 1:Slow Dance Track selection 2: You Leave Me Breathless Artists John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 23, 1957 Music: It’s early Coltrane, what more … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard, The Artistry Of (1962)

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Track Selection 1: Bob’s Place Selection 2: The Seventh Day Artists: Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) John Gilmore (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Art Davis (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 2, 1962 … Continue reading

Chet Baker “I get Chet” (1955-6)

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Track Selection 1: Alone Together (Schwartz) Track Selection 2: Tasty Pudding (Cohn) Artists Chet Baker (tp) Raymond Fol (p) Benoit Quersin (b) Jean-Louis Viale (d) add Bobby Jaspar (ts) on “Tasty Pudding”,  recorded Paris, France, November 1955 to February 1956 Music: In an … Continue reading

Johnny Griffin Foot Patting (1968)

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Track Selection 1: The Turks Bolero (Boland) Sahib Shihab! Selection 2: The Jampfs are Coming (Griffin) Artists: Benny Bailey (tp flg) Ake Persson (tb) Johnny Griffin,  (ts) Sahib Shihab (bars) Francy Boland (p) Jimmy Woode (b)  Kenny Clare, Kenny Clarke … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Tubby’s Groove (1960 ) Tempo

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Track Selection: Tin Tin Daeo Artists Tubby Hayes (ts, vib) Terry Shannon (p) Jeff Clyne (b) Phil Seamen (d) recorded London, England, December, 1959 Music : I’ll let boss man Simon Spillett lead on this: “I think it’s one of Tubby’s … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Workout” (1961)

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Track Selection 1. Smokin’ Track Selection 2. Greasin’ Easy Artists Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 26, 1961 Music Here is one … Continue reading

Coltrane Mobley Sims Cohn: Tenor Conclave (1956) Prestige/ Esquire

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Track selection: Tenor Conclave (Mobley) 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 Music A conclave is a secret meeting … Continue reading