New Wine, Old Bottles: Jackie Mclean (1960) vs Jackie Mclean (1978)

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Selection: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1978) Artists Jackie McLean (as) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d)  Hank Jones (p) Recorded April 6 & 7, 1978 at Sounds Ideas Studios, NYC, recording engineer David Baker Original: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1959)  BLP 4051 … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956) Prestige

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Selection: Strode Rode (Rollins) Artists: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music We have been flirting recently with big band, solo performance, new for old, avant … Continue reading

Old Wine, New Bottles: Misha Mengelberg plays Herbie Nichols

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Selection: House Party Starting (Nichols) Artists Misha Mengelberg  (p) Steve Lacy (ss) George Lewis (trb)  Arjen Gorter (mis-spelt Harjen on cover) (b) Han Bennink (d)   recorded July 3 & 3, 1984 at Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, engineer Giancarlo Barigozzi, engineer [Mastering] Gennaro Carone. Music A recording dedicated to revival and reinterpretation … Continue reading

Bill Potts: The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess (1959) United Artists

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An LJC first head to head between two arrangers – Bill Potts and Gil Evans  – in their treatment of the Gershwin classic Porgy and Bess. We will be pitting King of Cool Miles Davis against the finest jazz musicians of … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Sorcerer (1967) Columbia

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Selection: Vonetta Selection 2: Masqualero Artists Miles Davis (t) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d) recorded Columbia Studio B, NYC, May 16, 17 and 24, 1967 Music Sorcerer is one of several transitional works between Davis’s … Continue reading

Jazz West Coast Vol 2 (1956) Pacific Jazz

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Selections: Chet Baker: Summertime – Chet Baker (t) Gerard Gustin (p) Bert Dale (d) Jimmy Bond (b) recorded Paris, France, November 24, 1955 Chico Hamilton:  Topsy –  Chico Hamilton (d) Jim Hall (g) Buddy Colette (ts) Carson Smith (b) Fred … Continue reading

Leon Leavitt, legendary collector and trader of rare jazz records

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(an occasional post prompted by the interesting exchange regarding said gentleman) What Leon Wanted (1980) Browse through Leon Leavitt’s Wants List, circa 1980 (Wants List courtesy of DottorJazz – click to enlarge). It’s like reading pages from TheJazzCollector’s $1,000 bin. … Continue reading

McCoy Tyner: Reaching Fourth (1962) Impulse

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  Selection: Reaching Fourth Artists: McCoy Tyner (p) Henry Grimes (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 14, 1962 Music Described as not as intense as his work with the Coltrane Quartet, Tyner’s second album as … Continue reading

Clark Terry: Color Changes (1960) Candid

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Selection: Nahstye Blues (Terry) Artists Clark Terry (tpt, fgh) Jimmy Knepper (tbn) Julius Watkins (fh) Seldon Powell (ts, fl) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob, eh) Tommy Flanagan (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d)  recorded Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, … Continue reading

Jackie Mclean: Live at Monmartre, Copenhagen (1972) Steeplechase

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Selection: Smile Artists Jackie McLean (as) Kenny Drew (p) Bo Stief (b) Alex Riel (d) recorded at “Jazzhus Montmartre”, Copenhagen, Denmark, August 5, 1972 Music Jackie’s discography skips a full four years from 1968 to this recording at the age of 40, … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley: Cannonball’s Sharpshooters (1958) Mercury UK

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Selection 1: What’s New? (Haggart- Burke) Haggart a bass player and writer of the song Big Noise From Winnetka Selection 2: Straight, No Chaser (credited on the this 1959 sleeve to one J. Adderley, song no relation of course to one Th. Monk who … Continue reading