Art Blakey The Freedom Rider (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection: El Toro Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Jymie Merritt (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 18 and May 27, 1961 Music Featuring the Jazz Messengers front line of Wayne … Continue reading

John Lewis Sacha Distel “Afternoon in Paris” (1956) Atlantic

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Track Selection 1: Bags Groove Track Selection 2: Afternoon in Paris Artists Barney Wilen (ts) John Lewis (p) Sacha Distel (g) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded in Paris, France, December 4 and 7, 1956 Music Yes that Sacha Distel – … Continue reading

Zoot Sims Stretching Out (1958) UA

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Artists Harry Edison (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts) Al Cohn (ts, bars) Hank Jones (p) Freddie Green (g) Eddie Jones (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded NYC, December 27, 1958, – between Christmas and New Year. Music We are on a … Continue reading

Gerry Mulligan: Night Lights (1963) Philips UK

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Track Selection 1: Prelude in E Minor (Frédéric Chopin) . . . Track Selection 2: Morning of the Carnival (Manhã de Carnaval, from Black Orpheus, Luiz Bonfa) . . . Artists Art Farmer (tp, flh) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Gerry Mulligan (p, bars) Jim … Continue reading

Lou Donaldson Blues Walk (1958) King jp

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Track Selection: Blues Walk Artists Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Peck Morrison (b) Dave Bailey (d) Ray Barretto (cga) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1958 Music Lou Donaldson treads a careful path between the high ground of … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley in New York (1962) Riverside

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Track Selection: Intro “on being hip” and Gemini (Jimmy Heath) 13 minutes – long, but live! Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Joe Zawinul (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, January 12 … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Song Book (1964) Prestige

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Track Selection: The Lamp is Low A jazz standard, adapted apparently from Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel. My Ravel is a bit …ahem…rusty apart from his dum dadda da dum so I’ll take the liner notes at their word. Artists Booker Ervin … Continue reading

Elvin Jones Dear John C (1965) Impulse/HMV

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(Apologies: WordPress has been playing up again, the email alert for this post has a corrupted earlier version. Technology! LJC) Track Selection: Dear John C Artists Charlie Mariano (as) Hank Jones or Roland Hanna (p) Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) … Continue reading

Art Blakey At The Jazz Corner of the World Vol 2 (1959) no ear

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  Track Selection 1:  M & M (Mobley) from Jazz Corner Vol2  no ear, mono: Pressing quality comparison: Track Selection 2 :Hipsippy Blues from Jazz Corner Vol1  original Blue Note DG and ear, pressing stereo (shown below) Mono or Stereo? Liberty reissue or Blue Note second … Continue reading

Coltrane Jazz (1960) London/Atlantic

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Track Selection: Village Blues Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Wynton Kelly or McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers or Steve Davis (b), Jimmy Cobb  or  Elvin Jones (d) recorded November 24 and December 2, 1959 & October 21, 1960, NYC Music The first album released after … Continue reading

Lem Winchester Lem’s Beat (1960) Esquire

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Track Selection: Lem & Aide Artists Oliver Nelson, Curtis Peagler (as, ts) Lem Winchester (vib) Billy Brown or Roy Johnson (p ) Wendell Marshall (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 19, 1960 Music: A serving policeman … Continue reading

Bill Evans: How My Heart Sings! (1962) Riverside

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Track Selection 1: Summertime … Track Selection 2: Show-Type Tune Artists Bill Evans (p) Chuck Israels (b) Paul Motian (d) recorded NYC, May 17 &29, 5th June , 1962 recording engineer Bill Shwartau Music Taken from the same sessions which … Continue reading

Booker Ervin Space Book (1964) Prestige

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Track Selection: Number Two Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964 Music An Amazon reviewer of Space Book (Evil Silver Disk Edition) chose good words and … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk in Europe Vol 3 (1961) Riverside

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Track Selection: I’m getting sentimental over you (Re-ripped) Artists Charlie Rouse (ts) Thelonious Monk (p) John Ore (b) Frankie Dunlop (d) recorded “L’Olympia”, Paris, France, April 18, 1961 Music April in Paris (Short bonus selection) Monk tours Europe, a  stopover in … Continue reading

Miles Davis E.S.P (1965) CBS

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Track Selection 1 E.S.P selection 2: Little One Artists Miles Davis (tp) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Columbia Studios, Los Angeles, CA, January 2-3, 1965 Music Miles “second quintet” strongly influenced by … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard Hub Cap (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection:  Hub Cap Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Jimmy Heath (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Larry Ridley (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 9, 1961. Music Hub Cap is a logical expansion … Continue reading

Bud Powell Complete Blue Note Recordings (1949-58) Mosaic

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Track Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Alt Take) Mosaic Limited Edition circa 1985 Re-Mastering Engineer Ron McMaster Audio comparison: A Night in Tunisia (Alt Master) Blue Note BN1503 The Amazing Budwell, second press Lex/NY mixed labels circa 1962 Remastering by Rudy Van Gelder Your … Continue reading

Charles Mingus Complete Candid Recordings (1960) Mosaic

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Track Selection: Lock ‘Em Up (feat Ervin, McPherson Bley Mingus Richmond)) Artists (variously) Ted Curson, Lonnie Hillyer  Roy Eldridge (tp) Jimmy Knepper, Britt Woodman (tb)Charles McPherson Eric Dolphy (as, bcl)  Booker Ervin (ts ) Charles Mingus (b, vo) Dannie Ritchmond Jo Jones (d, vo)Tommy Flanagan … Continue reading

Mosaic Records

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Bumped to a daily post, extract from a recent addition on Mosaic to the Record Label Guide, but with more opinion  – LJC Mosaic Records Mosaic Records was an important specialist jazz reissue venture set up by Michael Cuscuna and Charlie Lourie in 1983. … Continue reading

Howard McGhee Dusty Blue (1960) Parlophone

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Track Selection 1: Petite (Golson) Selection 2: Dusty Blue  (on vinyl) Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Bennie Green (tb) Roland Alexander (ts) Pepper Adams (bars) Tommy Flanagan (p) Ron Carter (b) Walter Bolden (d) recorded NYC, June 13, 1960 Music:  McGhee had been one … Continue reading

Art Farmer Early Art (1954) Esquire

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Track Selection 1: Confab In Tempo – Rollins! Art Farmer (tp) Sonny Rollins (ts) Horace Silver (p) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 20, 1954 Track Selection 2. AloneTogether  – Wynton Kelly! Art Farmer … Continue reading