Larry Young: Of Love and Peace (1966) Liberty Blue Note

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Selection: Of Love and Peace (320 kbps MP3) Artists Eddie Gale (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Herbert Morgan (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (organ) Wilson Moorman III, Jerry Thomas (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 28, … Continue reading

Von Freeman: Have No Fear (1975) Nessa

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Selection: Polka Dots and Moonbeams  (Van Heusen / Burke) 320 kbps MP3 Artists David Shipp (bass), Wilbur Campbell (drums), John Young (piano),  Von Freeman (tenor saxophone) Recorded June 11, 1975, engineer Stu Black Music Finding myself owner of this record, but knowing nothing about the artist, the … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Fire Music (1965) Impulse!

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Selection:Impossible to choose one selection so I will go with two: Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington) Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes) Artists Ted Curson (trumpet) Joseph Orange (trombone) Marion Brown (alto saxophone) Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Reggie … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Black Lion Sessions (1971) Vinyl Shoot Out

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Black Lion Shoot Out One chilly November day in 1971, Monk found himself in  LJC’s home town, London, accompanied by another jazz-elder, Art Blakey, and Al McKibbon on bass, to record a session for Alan Bates’ Black Lion label. In the Chappell Studios he … Continue reading

New hifi pre-amp: Less is now More (more or less)

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Another instalment in the never-ending search for sound improvement Welcoming a new addition to the LJC family: the custom built World Designs Pre 3 valve pre-amplifier Evolution of a system My music system has been built on Linn for over 25 … Continue reading

Blue Note and Electronically Rechanneled Stereo

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 Blue Note Fake Stereo ’70s reissues: a public-interest post. For the Blue Note collector with a limited budget, and that is most of us I guess, reissues are an inevitable fact of life. It is also inevitable they will come across reissues which claim … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Plus Four (1956) Esquire

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Selection 1: Pent Up House Selection 2: Kiss and Run Artists: Clifford Brown (trumpet) Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Richie Powell (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded NYC, March 22, 1956 Music: The attraction (and high price) of this … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Tour de Force (1956) Esquire (updated)

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Selection: B Quick (Rollins) (Update: Bonus track –  featuring Earl Coleman vocals) My Ideal (Whiting) Artists: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Kenny Drew (piano) George Morrow (bass) Max Roach (drums) Earl Coleman (vocals) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 7, … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: One for One (1965-70) Blue Note/UA

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Selection: One for One (Numark tt rip) (Next week the laptop returns from the menders, and hopefully it is back to experiments with a direct feed from the big system, a more sound basis for some  new shoot-outs) Artists Artists 1965 sessions: … Continue reading