Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
Selection: Sweetcakes (Walter Davis Jr) . . . Artists Donald Byrd, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Pete La Roca, drums; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 2, 1959, released July 1959. Music … Continue reading →
Selection: Most Like Lee (TP, stereo) . . . Original Liberty 1967 monaural : Most Like Lee . . . Artists: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Billy Higgins, … Continue reading →
UPDATED May 19, First Edition variation? Continuing with the theme of Blue, and Blue Note, after Blue Hour, welcome Bluesnik, and my very odd Liberty mono edition Selection: Bluesnik (McLean) . . . Artists Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto … Continue reading →
A genuine Blue Note mystery from LJC reader Markus S, and his copy of Blue Hour – Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds BLP 4057 (1961) Selection: Please Send Me Someone To Love (Mayfield) . . . Stanley Turrentine, tenor … Continue reading →
A post for Blue Note trophy watchers: promos – rare, and strangely desirable. The Blue Note 1500 series, (1956-58) has some isolated examples of ” promo copies”, the provenance of which cannot be totally verified. Some of these are examined … Continue reading →
KEEP THOSE BLUE TRAIN MEASUREMENTS COMING IN! But we need a new detective story, today, it is the mysterious case of the Blue Note original, that isn’t. Selection: What A Difference A Day Makes (Grever-Adams) . . . Though What … Continue reading →