Art Blakey: A Night in Tunisia (1957) mono test pressing vs commercial release “stereo”

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 Shoot out with a twist. What was intended to be a two-way shoot out – test press vs  commercial release and mono vs stereo, quickly unravelled when the stereo turned out not to be quite what it said on the cover. … Continue reading

Sam Rivers: Fuchsia Swing Song (1964) Blue Note

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Selections : 1. Fuchsia Swing Song (320kbps mp3) 2. Cyclic Episode (320kbps mp3) Artists Sam Rivers (tenor saxophone) Jaki Byard (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Anthony Williams (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1964 Music: the Critics … Continue reading

Gary McFarland Orchestra/ Bill Evans (1963) Verve UK

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Selection: Misplaced Cowpoke (320kbps mp3)  Artists Phil Woods (clarinet) Spencer Sinatra (alto saxophone, flute) Julian Barber, Allan Goldberg (viola) Aaron Juvelier, Joseph Tekula (cello) Gary McFarland (vibraphone, arranger, conductor) Bill Evans (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Richard Davis (bass) Ed Shaughnessy … Continue reading

Modern Vinyl Jazz Reissues

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LJC BREAKING NEWS: Blue Note Records 75th Anniversary Vinyl Initiative “Two years ago, we decided to begin remastering the jewels of the Blue Note catalog in hi-def resolutions of 96k and 192k. In order to develop a guiding artistic philosophy … Continue reading

Bill Dixon: Intents and Purposes (1967) RCA Victor CD reissue (Updated – bonus vinyl rip)

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is an Evil Silver Disc   Selection: Voices (CD to MP3 lame 160kbps conversion) Bonus! Voices – original 1967 stereo vinyl rip! (160kbps mp3) courtesy of LJC reader Finsen Artists On Voices: … Continue reading

Brew Moore: Quintet and Quartet (1956) Fantasy

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Selection 1: Fools rush in (320 kbps MP3) Recorded live in concert:  Quintet: Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Cal Tjader (vibes) Vince Guaraldi (piano) Eddie Duran (guitar) Dean Reilly (bass) Bobby White (drums)  Concert, University of California, Berkeley, California, August 1955 Selection … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Invitation (1974) Steeplechase

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Selection: Morning Flower (320 kbps MP3) Artists Andrew Hill (piano) Chris White (bass) Art Lewis (drums) recorded October 17, 1974, Minot Studio Copenhagen Denmark , engineer Ron Caran Music Whatever happened to Andrew Hill? ask the liner notes to this Steeplechase … Continue reading

Booker Little: Out Front (1961) Barnaby/Candid

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Selection 1:  Man of Words (320kbps MP3) Selection 2: We Speak (320kbps MP3) Artists: Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Don Friedman (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums, timpani, vibraphone) Nat Hentoff … Continue reading