Eric Dolphy: Last Date (1964) Limelight

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Selection: The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks (Dolphy) Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bclar, fl) Misja Mengelberg (p) Jacques Schols (b) Han Bennink (d) recorded at Hilversum, Holland, June 2, 1964 before a selected audience. Music Apologies for yet another Dolphy record so soon after … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Outward Bound (1960) Esquire

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Selection 1 : GW (dedicated to Dolphy’s mentor Gerald Wilson) The track closest in lineage to Out to Lunch Selection 2: On Green Dolphin Street Hubbards muted introduction gives a false sense of reassurance.  One reviewer commented that his quirky original  take … Continue reading

Gigi Gryce (1955) Signal

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Artists Quartet: Gigi Gryce (as) Thelonious Monk (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955 Selection: Gallop’s Gallop (Monk) Orchestra: Art Farmer (t) Eddie Bert (trb) Julius Watkins (fr-horn) Bill Barber (tuba) … Continue reading

Mal Waldron: The Quest (1961) UK Xtra

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Selection 1: Warm Canto (Waldron) – fresh rip pitch corrected Selection 2: Status Seeking (Waldron) Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bclar) Booker Ervin (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Ron Carter (cello) Joe Benjamin (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood … Continue reading

Dedicated valve pre-amp nirvana

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Valve based phono-stage amplifier custom-built to partner the Te Kaitora Rua Dynavector moving coil cartridge. Design and custom component specification by Man-in-a-Shed, assembled by Matthew Snell of World Designs, testing and tuning by John Caswell, audio engineer extraordinaire. Upgrades Extra-smoothing capacitors – Charcroft Z-foil … Continue reading

Art Pepper: “Smack Up” (1960) US Contemporary mono

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Selection 1: Smack Up (Harold Land) Selection 2: How can You Lose? (Benny Carter) Comparethepressing opportunity! Compare original US mono with original US stereo editions, (thanks to a previous post on Smack Up stereo edition, usual Numark issues over exact pitch … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: The Message from Britain (1959) Jazzland

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Selection 1: Love Walked In (I & G Gershwin) First solo Tubby Hayes, second with the more abrasive tone, Ronnie Scott. Selection 2: If This Isn’t Love (Harburg-Lane) Artists Tubby Hayes (ts, vib & fl), Ronnie Scott (ts), Terry Shannon (p), … Continue reading

Kenny Burrell At The Five Spot (1959) Blue Note

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Selection: Birk’s Works (Gillespie) Artists Tina Brooks (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded live at the “Five Spot Cafe”, NYC, August 25, 1959 recorded by Rudy Van Gelder Year: 1959 December 12th – United … Continue reading

Roy Haynes: We Three (1958) UK Esquire

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Selection 1: Reflection (Bryant) Selection 2: Sneakin’ Around (Bryant) Artists Phineas Newborn (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958 Year: 1958, The Cold War rages on. 1958 March 11,  U.S. B-47 bomber … Continue reading

ALBERT AYLER – RARE RECORDS

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“It’s not about notes any more” declared Albert Ayler famously. Or melody, harmony or rhythm either. Some people love it, some people hate it. Music consisting of simultaneous improvisation in the total absence of structure. But does it swing? you ask (gallows humour).  LJC hands over … Continue reading

Charles Mingus: Newport Rebels (1960) Candid

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Selection: Mysterious Blues (Candid original press 1960) Comparethepressings (only at LJC!) Meet MC VeeGee, our guest audiophile in charge of searching out and comparing pressings at LJC. Test today: The Complete Candid Recordings of Charles Mingus Mosaic Box Set Limited Edition reissue  numbered 3,363 … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: That’s it! (1961) Candid

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Selection 1 High Energy: Speak Low (Nash Weill) Selection 2 Languid Mood: Uranus (Ervin) Artists: Booker Ervin (ts) Horace Parlan – listed as Felix Krull nom-de-date (p)  George Tucker (b), Al Harewood (d) recorded at Nola Penthouse Sound Studios, New … Continue reading

Schadenfreude

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The last few weeks have seen more than their share of casualties buying online, so I thought I might share some of these,  to allow fellow collectors to  experience vicariously the misfortune of others. They call it schadenfreude, such a good word that it has … Continue reading