About LondonJazzCollector

Pictured, the character "Louis Balfour", host of the spoof 60's"Jazz Club" sketch in the BBC TV "Fast Show" series, played by comedian John Thompson. LondonJazzCollector has made his own "Jazz Club" here on the net, with him as host. The sense of time and place feels right - particularly as I haven't smoked a cigarette in over forty years - so I've borrowed "Louis Balfour" as the face of LondonJazzCollector. I live in London, I collect Jazz on vinyl. It's self-explanatory.

Michael Gibbs: Tanglewood 63 (1971) Deram

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Selection: Tanglewood 63 (Gibbs) .  .  . Selection: Sojourn (Gibbs) .  .  . Track List A1  Tanglewood 63A2  FanfareA3  SojournB1  CanticleB2  Five For England Artists Musical Director – Michael Gibbs as composer/arranger Jeff Clyne, acoustic bass;  Alan Ford, Fred Alexander, cello; Clive … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique (1967) TP 2020

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Selection: My Joy .  .  .  . Opening waltz, tinkling children’s music box gives way to an up-tempo groove, Hutcherson and Hancock sparring, great Stinson bass solo to finish Artists Bobby Hutcherson, vibes (and drums on Bi-Sectional) ; Herbie Hancock, … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Dance With Death (1968) UA 1980

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Selection: Yellow Violet . . . Artists Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Joe Farrell, tenor, soprano sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 11, 1968 Music All Music: ” this is … Continue reading

Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight: Cumulo Nimbus (Fable 1975) Jazzman (2019)

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Mid-week mildly off-piste post, LJC  wanders briefly off the golden path heading into the fonky mid-70s’, in search of new land, in this case, Austin, Texas. Selection: Weedhopper (Skiles) .  . . Track List A1  WeedhopperA2  March Of The Goober … Continue reading

Sonny Clark: My Conception (1959) Blue Note Tone Poet

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Selection: Minor Meeting .  .  . Track List Junka 7:30 Blues Blue 7:18 Minor Meeting 6:46 Royal Flush  7:00 Some Clark Bars 6:18 My Conception 4:44 Artists Sonny Clark, piano; Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone; Paul Chambers, bass; Art … Continue reading

Pharoah Sanders: Jewels Of Thought (1969) impulse!

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UPDATES September 11, photos Leon Thomas and Roy Haynes from Harry M, to Harrys Place; Melody Maker June 1980 full page interview with Pharoah, to Appendix. Enough of British Jazz for the moment, back to The USA, and one of … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham: Quiet Kenny (1959) New Jazz/ Craft Reissue 2021

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Sound Check: Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Craft Reissue 2021/ Kevin Gray mastering (£34) .  .  . Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Carrere French Prestige reissue, circa 1976 (circa £10) .  .  . Carrere pressings are generally considered the bottom of the heap, so … Continue reading

Curtis Amy, Dupree Bolton: Katanga! (1963) Pacific Jazz (TP, 2021)

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Selection: Native Land (Amy) .  .  . Artists: Dupree Bolton, trumpet; Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Crawford, guitar; Vic Gaskin, bass; Doug Sides, drums; recorded at  Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 3, 1963, engineer Richard … Continue reading

Verve Acoustic Sounds Series (2021): The Blues And The Abstract Truth

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Selection: Stolen Moments  Verve Acoustic Sounds 2021 Stereo – replacement rip (L/R corrected), .  .  . Soundcheck – Old vs New Stolen Moments Impulse Ampar 1961 Van Gelder mono master (replacement fresh rip) .  .  . Mono US AmPar original, … Continue reading

Dadisi Komolafe: Hassan’s Walk (1983) Nimbus West

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A Midweek Jazz post, for a change, a record LJC feels quite enthusiastic about. Artists  Dadisi Komolafe (Arthur Wells), alto saxophone, flute; Roberto Miranda, bass; Sunship Theus, drums;  Eric Tillman, piano; Rickey Kelly, vibraphone, recorded Los Angeles, October 1983, engineers  Dennis … Continue reading