Savoy Records: The Vinyl Collector’s Field Guide – Second Edition


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  Now in 2nd Edition! Many updates, corrections, additions. Contents: Second Edition PART I  – Beginner’s Slopes Overview of the Savoy Records label Moving Forces: Lubinsky, Reig, Mendelsohn and Cadena. The Savoy Artist Roster Van Gelder Engineering and Mastering  Collector … Continue reading

Milt Jackson: Sunflower (1972) CTI


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Selection: Sunflower (Hubbard) … Artists Freddie Hubbard, trumpet, flugelhorn; Milt Jackson, vibes; Herbie Hancock, piano; Jay Berliner, guitar; Ron Carter, bass; Billy Cobham, drums. Don Sebesky (arranger, conductor) : Romeo Penque (alto flute, English horn, oboe) Phil Bodner (flute, alto … Continue reading

Hal McKusick: The Jazz Workshop (1956) RCA Victor


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A horizontal tasting: composers and arrangements The oeuvre is the  “Jazz Workshop”, zeitgeist of 1956: the search for new directions. Post- swing experimentalism flowers briefly, doffing its cap to its contemporary classical music “brothers”. The fixed points here are the performers, the same … Continue reading