Art Farmer Quintet (1955) Prestige/UK Esquire

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This gallery contains 5 photos.

Selection: Evening in Casablanca (Gryce) Lush romantic ballad from the  “Alone Together” school of late night listening. Artists Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October … Continue reading

What does a £2,500 record sound like?

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“Audiophile Pete Hutchison has gone to extraordinary lengths to reissue golden era classical recordings in their purest form. He talks to Killian Fox about the price of perfection, the ‘digital con’, and the sound of a truly analogue recording” Anyone … Continue reading

Jordan/Gilmore: Blowing in from Chicago (1957) Pathe-Marconi re

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Selection: Status Quo (John Neely) Artists John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (ts) Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957 Music When are the Jazz Messengers not the Jazz Messengers? Here.The … Continue reading

Yusef Lateef: 1984 (1965) Impulse

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This gallery contains 23 photos.

Selection 1: Listen to the Wind (contains plink plonk) Selection2: Soul Sister (more …umm …soulful) Yusef Lateef (ts, ob, argol, shenai) Mike Nock (p) Reggie Workman (b) James Black (d) recorded “Pep’s Lounge”, Philadelphia, PA, February 24, 1965 Year: 1965 … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Out There (1960) Prestige UK Esquire

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Selection 1: Feathers (Hale Smith) Selection 2: Serene (Dolphy) Something both malevolant and beautiful about the avant-garde’s treatment of tenderness, peace and tranquility, exposing flashes of barely concealed danger, somewhere Freddie Krueger is loose in Snow White’s boudoir. Artists Eric Dolphy (as, … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Vol 1 (1956) Blue Note/ Music Matters edition

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Selection: Decisions  (Music Matters edition) New rip corrected runtime: 7:58 +2 secs lead-in Artists Donald Byrd (t) Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Gene Ramey (b) Max Roach (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 16, 1956 Music:  … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: All Seeing Eye (1965) Blue Note

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This gallery contains 10 photos.

Selection: Chaos (Shorter) Mono: Stereo Artists Freddie Hubbard (t, flh) Alan Shorter (flh) Grachan Moncur III (trb) James Spaulding (as) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Joe Chambers (d)  recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 15, … Continue reading

Tommy Whittle: Why Not (1977) Jam Records

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Selection 1.Funk in a Deep Freeze (Mobley) – caution, record scratch for some revs early on, but hey, its one of the better tracks. Selection 2. Why Not (Whittle) Artists Tommy Whittle (ts) Tony Lee (p) Martin Drew (d) Tony Archer … Continue reading

Art Blakey Buttercorn Lady (1966) Mercury UK

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Selection 1:  Recuerdo (C Mangione) long! Selection 2: Between Races (C. Mangione) not so long Artists Chuck Mangione (t) Frank Mitchell (ts) Keith Jarrett (p) Reggie Johnson (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded at the “Lighthouse Club”, Hermosa Beach, CA, January … Continue reading

Yusef Lateef Psychicemotus (1965) Impulse

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Selection 1 (abstract): Medula Sonata Selection 2  (standard) : Why do I love you? Artists Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Georges Arvanitas (p) Reggie Workman (b) James Black (d) recorded NYC, July 21-2, 1965 Year: 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson’s War … Continue reading

Davis and Coltrane Live in Stockholm (1960) Dragon

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  Coltrane speaks: Interview Pt 1 Interview Pt2 Coltrane Plays: So What (Live) . . . Artists Miles Davis (t) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded at “Konserthuset”, Stockholm, Sweden, March 22, 1960 … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: The Sound of Sonny (1957) UK Riverside

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  Selection 1: Mangoes   Selection 2: It could Happen to You (unaccompanied solo)   Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Sonny Clark (p) Percy Heath/Paul Chambers  (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, June 11, 12 &19, 1957 Rollins 1957 … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch (1964) Blue Note (updated 30/9/17)

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Selection 1: Something Sweet Something Tender Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … Selection 2: Straight Up and Down Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … LJC writes: always turn a mistake into an advantage. … Continue reading