Hank Mobley: Roll Call (1960) Blue Note

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Selection 1: My Groove, Your Move   Selection 2: The Breakdown Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960 Music: … Continue reading

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Jackie McLean: It’s Time! (1964) Blue Note

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Selection 1: It’s Time!   Selection 2: Revillot   It was a very ’60s thing, titles made up of words spelled backwards. This track is quite obvious, Revillot, Tolliver, With others its more subtle, like Llareggub, from Stan Tracey’s Under Milk … Continue reading

How They Heard It – Blue Note Records and the Transition from Mono to Stereo

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GUEST POST : Richard Capeless, October 23, 2014 Ed. Note: In the second draft of this article, I aimed to trim much of the fat. For those of you who have already read the first draft, I hope that you … Continue reading

Illustrated Guide to Blue Note First Pressings

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UPDATE September 3, 2014 – Blue Note Illustrated  Edition 2 With new content AND a new photo of the good Dottorjazz! Link The American comedian Stephen Wright once commented: You can’t have everything. After all, where would you put it? … Continue reading

THE BLUE NOTE UNDERCOVER DETECTIVE

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BLUE NOTE UNDER-COVER DETECTIVES an occasional post for the Blue Note collector that doesn’t have everything, but would like to. The 12″ microgroove unbreakable record brought record cover art to the fore, and developments in printing technology enabled these new generation covers … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Swing Swang Swingin’ (1959) Blue Note

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Liberty Stereo Cover, but wait – Always Read The Label! Selection: Let’s Face the Music and Dance (Irving Berlin) . “There may be trouble ahead But while there’s moonlight and music And love and romance Let’s face the music and dance” … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Back From The Gig (1963/68) Blue Note / UA

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Selection: Home in Africa (Ronnie Boykins) The track selection Home in Africa is credited to Ronnie Boykins, best known as Sun Ra’s bass player, one more at Home in Outer Space. Artists: Johnny Coles (trumpet) Booker Ervin (tenor saxophone) Horace Parlan (piano) Grant … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Jody Grind (1966) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 9: The Jody Grind Selection: Blue Silver Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Tyrone Washington (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Larry Ridley (bass) Roger Humphries (drums) James Spaulding (alto & flute), recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Stylings of Silver (1957) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 8: The Stylings of Silver Selection: Soulville Selection 2: No Smokin’ Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Horace-scope (1960) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.7: Horace-Scope Selection: Nica’s Dream Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 8 – 9, 1960. Music The … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No. 6: The Cape Verdean Blues Selection: Pretty Eyes (Silver) mono original Blue Note Artists Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roger Humphries (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, … Continue reading