Woody Shaw: In The Beginning (1965) Muse

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First released in 1983 but recorded in 1965 : Selection 1: Obsequious (Young) Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)   Selection 2: Baloo baloo (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe … Continue reading

Gigi Gryce: The Rat Race Blues (1960) Esquire

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Selection: Blues in Bloom (Norman Mapp) Artists Richard Williams (trumpet) Gigi Gryce (alto saxophone) Richard Wyands (piano) Julian Euell (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) recorded  at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 7, 1960 Music L’expression française du jour … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956) Esquire

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Selection: Strode Rode (Esquire press from original Prestige metal (AB)) Artists Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music: I guess there are may … Continue reading

David Murray: Flowers for Albert (1976) India Navigation

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Selection: Joanne’s Green Satin Dress   Artists David Murray (tenor saxophone) Olu Dara (trumpet) Fred Hopkins (bass) Phillip Wilson (drums). Recorded in concert at Ladies’ Fort, NYC, June 26, 1976. Music I confess I am not big on the ’70’s … Continue reading

LJC Educational Supplement : Weinstock, Dr van Gelder, plus BN Edition 2 links from DottorJazz

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At the cutting edge of 1957, this fascinating snippet from Audio magazine sent me by DaveS and Felixstrange (is there a Book Club?). Thanks boys (more work!)  The magazine itself seems around 90% 50’s hi-fi advertising so I’ve edited out the ad,  and  screen-captured it … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner (1969) Liberty/Blue Note

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Selection: The Prisoner Artists Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Garnett Brown (trombone) Tony Studd (bass trombone) Hubert Laws (flute) Jerome Richardson (bass clarinet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone, alto flute) Herbie Hancock (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams (bass) Albert Heath (drums) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Plastylite and The Mystery of “9M”

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Plastylite pressed Blue Note, the quality is there for all to hear.  The Plastylite “ear” in the run-out of all their pressings is not much of a mystery, it is a hand-written (cursive, in the jargon)  letter “P“. Problem is, it … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: One Flight Up (1964) Blue Note

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An LJC follower wondered why I had omitted to cover this excellent Dexter Gordon title. I couldn’t think of a convincing answer, so here it is,  hot from the LJC collection. More Americans in Paris, in the shadow of the Eiffel … Continue reading

Blue Note inner sleeves – deep dive, for vintage vinyl collectors.

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Blue Note Geek Alert! Blue Note vinyl detectives at work, sifting the evidence for original pressings through the Blue Note inner sleeves. Followers of the evil silver disk, downloaders, and proud owners of modern repros may wish to look away, … Continue reading

Herbie Hancock: Maiden Voyage (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Dolphin Dance (mono) Artists: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Anthony Williams (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 17, 1965 Music What words can describe this  in my … Continue reading