Sam Rivers: Dimensions & Extensions (1967) Blue Note

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In 1982, the combined forces of Decca/Telefunken (TelDec) and Georg Neumann Gmbh launched a German compilation of classical music tracks demonstrating the new analog  mastering process – Direct Metal Mastering:(10 For Sale from €7.87). The DMM process entered the Blue Note chain … Continue reading

Frey Tiepold Thierfelder Lang: Colibry (1981) Verabra

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Straying out of Modern Jazz Quarantine, vacillating between bop, hard-bop, post bop and hip-bop, LJC breaks his own rules again, venturing into the genre of European jazz rock of the early ’80s Germany, nein-bop. It’s a  record probably unknown to … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: Cornbread (1965) Blue Note (Tone Poet 2019)

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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

Jackie McLean: Bluesnik (1961) Blue Note (updated)

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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

Going For A Song: The Curious Case Of The Tune That Wasn’t.

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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

Sam Rivers: “A New Conception” (1966) Liberty Blue Note

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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

Kenny Dorham: Trompeta Toccata (1964) Blue Note (updated with photos)

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More photos from 1970, courtesy of Harry M, The Jazz Paparazzi (see end of post, and test your artist recognition skills) Selection: Mamacita (Henderson) .  .  . A Tocatta – “a virtuoso piece of music featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or … Continue reading

Joe Henderson: Mode For Joe (1966) Blue Note

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Selection: Mode For Joe .  .  . Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Cedar Walton, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Joe Chambers, drums, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 27, 1966, … Continue reading

Joe Henderson: Page One (1963) Blue Note

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Selection: Jinrikisha .  .  . Impossible to choose a best track, all of them are outstanding. The most widely played is probably Dorham’s sprightly  Blue Bossa, or Henderson’s Recorda-me, both their respective  signature tunes,  so I’ve chosen as the selection … Continue reading

NEW JAZZ Supplement No.2: Roy Haynes – Cracklin’ (1963) yet more updates

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More UPDATES at foot of post, added Monday March 16 Health Warning! Post for Pixel-Peepers™ only! May Definitely contain nuts. Just when things were getting clear on how first pressings of the New Jazz 8200 series looked between 1958 and … Continue reading

Chick Corea: Bliss (1967) Muse (+ photo update)

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Selection: Marjoun (LaRoca)  – Muse, 1973 .   .  . Original:  Majoun  – Douglas, 1967 .  .  . The remastered Muse sounds quite different to the Douglas original. The stereo stage is quite different. The  Muse sounds to me  more “congested”, and … Continue reading

Graham Collier Music: Mosaics (1970) UK Philips (+Photo Updates)

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Selection: Theme 6, Ensemble,Tenor solo and Tenor Cadenza, duet .  .  . Artists Graham Collier, leader, bass; Harry Beckett, trumpet; Geoff Castle, piano; Alan Wakemen, tenor/soprano sax; Bob Sydor, tenor/alto sax; John Webb, drums; recorded live at The Torrington, Lodge … Continue reading

Leroy Vinnegar: Leroy Walks! (1957) UK Contemporary Vogue

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Ladies, Gentlemen, and Others, buckle up, we are heading backwards two decades from 1978 to 1957 in our self-charging-hybrid time-machine,  Forget 70’s direct disk audio, we are going from Musicians-In-the-Room to Musicians In The Stockroom, Roy DuNann at the controls … Continue reading

Clifford Jordan: Hello Hank Jones (1978) East World, direct-to-disc

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Too much British Jazz? Time To Go Home. But is home US, or Japan? Selection: Vienna (C.Jordan)  (long! 17:10) .  .  . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Hank Jones, Piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Freddie Waits, drums; recorded July 25, 1978. … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: The Fontana Albums (1961-69) Universal/Decca 2019

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Suspicious plain package arrives by courier for LJC, driver speeds away. Bomb squad put on standby.  Shortly afterwards, British Jazz Explosion follows. Opening the package revealed a red sealed box with carefully taped edges, inside, tightly packed with eleven replica … Continue reading

Clifford Jordan: The Adventurer (1978) Muse

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Selection: The Adventurer (C.Jordan) .  .  . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor, alto saxophone, flute; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Bill Lee, bass; Grady Tate, drums. Recorded at CI Recording, NYC, February 9, 1978, engineer Elvin Campbell. Clifford Jordan maintained a steady artistic … Continue reading