Harold Vick: Don’t Look Back (1974) Strata East (Re 2018)

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Selection: Lucille .  .  . Artists Harold Vick, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, bass clarinet; Virgil Jones, trumpet, flugelhorn (A1-A3); Kiane Zawadi, euphonium ( A1-A3); Joe Bonner, electric piano, piano, percussion, tuba; George Davis, guitar, flute (A1-B1); Sam Jones, bass … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Reach Out (1968) Liberty Blue Note

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Selection: Beverly (LaMont Johnson) .  .  . Artists Woody Shaw, trumpet, flugelhorn; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; LaMont Johnson, piano; George Benson, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Billy Higgins, drums., recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 19, 1968 One of … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Passing Ships (1969) Blue Note TP (2021)

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        Track List “Sideways” – 4:09 “Passing Ships” – 7:08 “Plantation Bag” – 8:32 “Noon Tide” – 9:49 “The Brown Queen” – 6:22 “Cascade” – 6:27 “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” – 5:11 Selection: Passing Ships (Hill) .  .  . … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Soul Station (1960) Blue Note Vinyl Classics (2021)

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New Release Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series – Hank Mobley’s Soul Station, in stereo. As is usual at LJC, we go under the surface into some of this recording’s vinyl history, strictly for nosey vinyl collectors. Selection: Dig Dis (Mobley) … Continue reading

Chick Corea: Tones For Joan’s Bones (1966) Atlantic

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Updates!  Michael Cuscuna liner notes and credits for Inner Voice compilation (1973)  added; Harry M photos added (1968-9 vintage). A shoot-out with a difference:  original vinyl US pressing, Japanese reissue; and throwing down the digital gauntlet, a German CD. Now … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else – Blue Note ‘Classic Vinyl Series’ (2021)

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UPDATED: Harry M. photos I have a mono early issue of Somethin’ Else but the Liberty stereo I added a few years back is not good enough, so I could not resist a quality stereo reissue in Blue Note’s  new … Continue reading

Curtis Amy: Groovin’ Blue (1961) Pacific Jazz/ UK Vogue

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     Selection: Groovin’ Blue (Curtis Amy) .  .  . Artists Carmell Jones, trumpet; Curtis Amy, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Frank Strazzeri, piano; Jimmy Bond, bass; Frank Butler, drums; recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 10, 1960 … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: The Rajah (1966) Blue Note TP

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Thank you, LJC readers, today we just crossed over five million page views, not bad for a subject that has little commercial presence,  a labour of love.   – LJC A post timed with the release of The Rajah Tone Poet, … Continue reading

Collector’s Guide to Vintage Blue Note Classics: BLP1595 Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else (1958)

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Collector’s Corner What started me on this journey through Somethin’ Else was an enquiry from Takashi in Japan, who has a mysterious Liberty pressing of Somethin’ Else. In his own words: “Side 2 has RVG STEREO Stamp but, side 1 … Continue reading

Stan Getz/ Cal Tjader: (1958) Fantasy

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UPDATE February 4, 2021: Harry M photos, Stan Getz at Ronnie Scotts, 1971 Selection: Crow’s Nest (Tjader) . … Artists Stan Getz, tenor sax; Cal Tjader, vibes; Vince Guaraldi, piano; Eddie Duran, guitar; Scott LaFaro, bass; Billy Higgins, drums. Recorded … Continue reading

Azar Lawrence: Summer Solstice (1975) Fantasy

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LJC is going off-piste again, venturing into the mid-70s, and Brazilian-influenced free spiritual jazz fusion or something. You can do this if, like me,  you are a Time Lord. Post intended for new year, but just didn’t happen that way. … Continue reading

Johnny Griffin: The Congregation (1957) Blue Note/ UA Replica Series 1970s

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UPDATE Jan.5: Johnny Griffin at Ronnie Scotts, 1969 Harry M photo added. Selection: Latin Quarter (John Jenkins) .  .  . Artists Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Byrd In Flight (1960) Blue Note

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Coming shortly, the  long-awaited Tone Poet, but this is not an original trophy-parade. LJC digs out his non-descript United Artists mid-70s blue label reissue, only to find it sounds fantastic!  Not even Van Gelder metal sourced, but, I guess, mastered … Continue reading