Lee Morgan: Candy (1958) Blue Note/ MM33


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Selection: Who Do You Love I Hope – Irving Berlin, from Annie Get Your Gun (1946) concealed carry edition. . Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: In Search Of The New Land (1964) Blue Note/ MM33


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Selection: Mr Kenyatta (Morgan) Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Grant Green (guitar) Reggie Workman (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 15, 1964 Music Two months after recording … Continue reading

Kind of Blue: Columbia matrixology and alt-US: Conclusion


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Thank you readers who contributed Kind of Blue six-eye label matrix codes. The pattern and frequency of codes more or less mirrors the findings in my larger sample of now around two hundred matrix pairs, which it should, enough to give a high … Continue reading

Kind of Blue Data Collection – what’s your six-eye matrix?


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I didn’t want my mailbox jammed with everyone telling me what KoB matrices they have got (some did anyway, great) – but then I had a brainwave: Polldaddy!  Hopefully this will work. If it doesn’t then there’s nothing lost, except I … Continue reading

Search for the earliest pressings of “Kind of Blue”, a Collector’s Guide (more updates Nov 13)


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NOTE: this post was past work-in-progress. The final write-up of the Kind of Blue case study, which corrects some of the statements below,  is found here: https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/record-labels-guide/columbia-records/columbia-matrix-codes-case-study-kind-of-blue/ (Update Nov 11, 12 and 13, see foot of post,  super-anorak addendum, label … Continue reading

Basso-Valdambrini 5: Walking in the Night (1960) RCA Italiana (Victor Jp 1994 re)


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Not the Holy Grail RCA Italiana 1960 original, but a respectable Japanese vintage copy from 1994. Selection 1: Lotar (O. Valdambrini) .  .  . .Selection 2: Walking in The Night (O. Valdambrini) . .  .  . As these tracks are unconscionably … Continue reading