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.

Basso / Valdambrini Quintet: Stella By Starlight (1970) DejaVu 2009

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Selection: Donna Lu (Attilio Donadio) … Track List A1  Eighty One  (Miles Davis)A2  Spanish Mood  (Gil Evans)A3  Uroni  (Valdambrini)A4  Donna Lu  (Attilio Donadio)B1  Conseguenza  (Valdambrini)B2  Ricorda Me  (Valdambrini)B3  Inver Time  (Agoni)B4  Stella By Starlight  (Washington/ Young) Artists Giorgio Azzolini, double … Continue reading

Joe Harriott/ Amancio D’Silva: Hum Dono (1969) Vocalion 2015

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Selection 1: (previously posted from British Jazz Explosion compilation) : Hum Dono (D’Silva) .  .  . Selection 2: N.N.N.T (D’Silva) .  .  . Internet search for the initials “N.N.N.T.” draws a complete blank. What could they signify? “Hum Dono” translates … Continue reading

Miles Davis Quintet: Herding Cats (1957) New Jazz

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UPDATE APRIL 3: LAST-MINUTE SUPRISE TURN OF EVENTS – TOKYO CALLING! (See foot of post for latest development) Selection: Catastrophy (Mingus) Artists Miles Davis, trumpet; Charles Mingus, bass; Thelonious Monk, piano; Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone, Art Blakey, drums, recorded Van … Continue reading

Pharoah Sanders: Pharoah (1977) India Navigation (grey reissue)

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Following on from Alice Coltrane’s Ptah El Daoud, LJC takes a  second look into the murky world of unofficial bootleg vinyl, Pharoah Sander’s 1977 India Navigation title  Pharoah. Sometimes you just have to go with what’s available rather than what’s … Continue reading

Miyasaka+5: Animals Garden (1979) ALU – (BBE J Jazz Series, 2019)

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Selection: Animals Garden  Artists Alto Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone – 松風鉱一 Koichi Matsukaze Bass – 大場景弘  Kagehiro Oba Drums –  宮坂高志 Takashi Miyasaka Piano – 津垣博通  Hiromichi Tsugaki Soprano & Tenor Saxophones – 沢井原児* Genji Sawa Trombone – 板谷博  Hiroshi Itaya Tenor Banjo – Koichi Matsukaze Sleeve Notes – Tony Higgins Recorded in Japan, I guess Tokyo … Continue reading

Charles Tolliver’s Music Inc: Live at Loosdrecht Jazz Festival (1972) Strata East

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Selection: Truth (Tolliver) .  .  . Track List A1. Grand Max (Tolliver) – 11:06A2. Truth – (Tolliver) 10:13B1. Prayer for Peace (Stanley Cowell) – 15:08C1. Our Second Father (Tolliver)  15:57D1. Repetition (Neal Hefti) – 12:37 The track “Our Second Father” … Continue reading

Basso/ Valdambrini Sextet: Exciting 6 (Italy, 1967) Dejavu (2006)

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Selection 1: Agitazioni .  .  . Selection 2: Navarra  .  .  . Track List A1 Guernica 2:57A2 Exotic 2:50A3 Aura 2:20A4 Look Out* 2:50A5 Young Man 2:25A6 Leit Motiv* 2:55B1 Before Ten O’Clock 2:58B2 Agitazione* 2:27B3 Suspense 2:57B4 Navarra 2:55B5 … Continue reading

Pyramid pieces 1, Australia (1969-79) compilation, The Roundtable 2020

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  Selection: People Make The World Go Round – Peter Gaudion’s Blues Express (9:15) … Artists – selection; PG’s Blues Express Peter Gaudion, trumpet;  Richard Miller, saxophone; Mal Wilkinson, trombone; Vic Connor, Piano; Derek Capewell, bass; Allan Browne, percussion; recorded … Continue reading

Amancio D’Silva: Konkan Dance (1972, unissued) The Roundtable 2021

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Selection: A Street In Bombay .  .  . Track List A1. A Street In Bombay 10:36A2. What Maria Sees 7:49B1. A Song For Francesca 10:50B2. Konkan Dance 8:46 Artists: Amancio D’Silva, acoustic guitar, electric guitar; Don Rendell, soprano saxophone, Tony … Continue reading

Richard Davis/Freddie Hubbard: Muses for Richard Davis (1969) MPS (Jp. 1974 TP)

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Selection: Milk train (Knepper) .  .  . Artists Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Jimmy Knepper, trombone; Jerry Dodgion, alto sax; Eddie Daniels, tenor sax; Pepper Adams, baritone sax; Roland Hanna, piano; Richard Davis, bass; Louis Hayes, drums; recorded at MPS Studios, Villingen/Black … Continue reading

Charles Tolliver Music Inc: Live at Slugs’, Vol 1 (1970) Strata East

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Selection: Felicite (Tolliver) .  .  . Track List Drought (Tolliver) – 9:04 Felicite (McBee) – 8:05 Orientale (Cowell) – 17:32 Artists Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Stanley Cowell, piano; Cecil McBee, bass; Jimmy Hopps, drums; recorded “Slugs’ Saloon”, NYC, May 1, 1970, … Continue reading

Elvin Jones, Jimmy Garrison Sextet: Illumination! (1963) Impulse

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Selection: Half and Half (Charles Davis) .  .  . Track List A1. Nuttin’ Out Jones (Lawsha) – 5:36A2. Oriental Flower (Tyner) – 3:49A3. Half and Half (Charles Davis) – 6:28B1. Aborigines Dance in Scotland (Simmons) – 4:12B2. Gettin’ on Way … Continue reading

New Jazz Orchestra: Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe (1968) Verve (2021)

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Selection: Dejeuner Sur L’Herbe (Ardley) .  .  . Tracklist    [Total time 44.19] Side 11. Le Dejeuner Sur L’herbe (Neil Ardley) 7:422. Naima (John Coltrane arr Alan Cohen) 4:413. Angle (Howard Riley) 5:024. Ballad (Mike Taylor) 5:23Side 21. Dusk Fire … Continue reading