Harold Land: The Peace-Maker (1967) Chess

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Selection 1: The Peace-Maker (Land) 5:10 .. Selection 2: Stylin’ (Land) 3:34 . It’s rapidly approaching, Christmas/Thanksgiving/Holiday/whatever-you-wanna-call-it, so a seasonal bonus from LJC – Selection 2,Stylin’, and what a track! Outrageous! Harmonica, flute, vibes – it even smells of 1967, the faint … Continue reading

Harold Land: The Fox (1959) Hi Fi Jazz

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Selection: One Second, Please (Hope) . Whilst the standard pick on The Fox is… The Fox, a helter-skelter chase at breakneck speed,  it has a “showcase” feel, look how fast we can play this tricksy tune, plus I already chose … Continue reading

Lenny McBrowne and the 4 Souls (1960) Pacific Jazz

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Selection 1: Cerise (320kbps MP3) Selection 2: I Married an Angel (320kbps MP3) Artists Lenny McBrowne (drums) Donald Sleet (trumpet) Daniel Jackson (tenor saxophone) Terry Trotter (piano) Herbie Lewis (bass) recorded at Rex Productions Studio, Hollywood, CA, January 2, March 21, … Continue reading

Brew Moore: Quintet and Quartet (1956) Fantasy

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Selection 1: Fools rush in (320 kbps MP3) Recorded live in concert:  Quintet: Brew Moore (tenor saxophone) Cal Tjader (vibes) Vince Guaraldi (piano) Eddie Duran (guitar) Dean Reilly (bass) Bobby White (drums)  Concert, University of California, Berkeley, California, August 1955 Selection … Continue reading

Jazz West Coast Vol 2 (1956) Pacific Jazz

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Selections: Chet Baker: Summertime – Chet Baker (t) Gerard Gustin (p) Bert Dale (d) Jimmy Bond (b) recorded Paris, France, November 24, 1955 Chico Hamilton:  Topsy –  Chico Hamilton (d) Jim Hall (g) Buddy Colette (ts) Carson Smith (b) Fred … Continue reading

Hampton Hawes Vol 2 The Trio (1955-6) UK Contemporary

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Selection 1: Round Midnight Selection 2: You and the Night and the Music Artists Hampton Hawes (p)  Red Mitchell (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Los Angeles CA, recorded at the Police Academy, Chavez Ravine, June 28, 1955, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, … Continue reading

Art Pepper Smack Up (1960) Contemporary Stereo

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Track Selection: How Can You Lose? (Benny Carter) A walking blues with a jaunty Benny Carter tune, and space for everyone to stretch out (more than the prison yard) Artists Jack Sheldon (tp) Art Pepper (as) Pete Jolly (p) Jimmy … Continue reading

Jimmy Woods Sextet “Conflict!” (1963)

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Selected Track: Aim Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Jimmy Woods (as) Harold Land (ts) Andrew Hill (p) George Tucker (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 25 & 26, 1963 Sound by Howard Holzer ( so not Roy DuNann) … Continue reading

Clare Fischer “First Time Out” (1962)

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Track Selection: Nigerian Walk Artists Clare Fischer (p) Gary Peacock (b) Gene Stone (d) recorded April 1962 by Richard Bock for Pacific Jazz. I had overlooked Clare Fischer for the same reason I initially overlooked Tina Brooks. Jazz is men’s work, you … Continue reading

Howard McGhee Teddy Edwards “Together Again” (1961)

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Selected Track: Together Again Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Teddy Edwards (ts) Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Ray Brown (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded Contemporary Records’ Studio, Los Angeles, CA, May 15 & 17, 1961 Recording Engineer Roy DuNann. Music McGhee album titles in the … Continue reading

Zoot Sims “Choice” (1954 / 1959)

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Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading

Red Mitchell “Jam for Your Bread” (1955)

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Track Selection: East Coast Output (Mitchell) Track Selection 2: Ornithology (Parker) Artists Red Mitchell (b) Conte Candoli (tp) Joe Maini (as, ts) Hampton Hawes (p)  Chuck Thompson (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, September 27, 1955 Pocket bio: Mitchell took up the bass while … Continue reading

Lee Konitz plays with Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1953)

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Track Selection: “These Foolish Things” > Bonus selection: “All The Things You Are”  > Artists Lee Konitz (as) Chet Baker (t) Gerry Mulligan (bars), Larry Bunker (d)  Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (b) recorded  at  various venues, January 23 and 30, February … Continue reading

Conte Candoli “Little Band Big Jazz” (1960)

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Track Selection: “Muggin’ the Minor” Artists  Conte Candoli (t) Leroy Vinnegar (b); Buddy Collette (t s); Vince Guaraldi (p); Stan Levey (d). Recorded February 3rd, 1960, Hollywood (or so it says on the front cover) Lots of Buddy Collette, a well-known multi-instrumentalist but … Continue reading

Howard McGhee “Maggies Back in Town” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Demon Chase” Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d) Phineas Newborn Jr.(p) Recorded June 26, 1961 at Contemporary Records in Los Angeles. Music AllMusic’s take: “After spending much of the 1950s only partly active in music due … Continue reading

Zoot Sims Bob Brookmeyer “Tonite’s Music Today” (1956)

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Track Selection: Zoot singing (briefly) on “Blues” > Bonus Track – without Zoot singing: “I Hear a Rhapsody” > Artists Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts, vo) Hank Jones (p) Wyatt Reuther (b) Gus Johnson (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1956 Bio: AllAboutJazz on … Continue reading

Bill Perkins Art Pepper “Just Friends” (1957)

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Track Selection: “Just Friends” > Bonus Track: “What is This Thing Called Love” > Artists Art Pepper (as) Bill Perkins (ts,bclar,f) Richie Kamuca (ts) Jimmie Rowles/ Hampton Hawes (p) Ben Tucker/ Red Mitchell (b) Mel Lewis (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October … Continue reading

Art Pepper “Surf Ride” (1956)

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Selected track: “Cinnamon”  > Special Christmas Bonus! Extra pick from Surf Ride as recommended by Dottor Jazz “Straight Life”  > – Artists: Art Pepper with various “groups”, recorded in 1956 during one of the brief spells at the time when he … Continue reading

Art Pepper meets The Rhythm Section (1957)

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Track Selection: “You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To” > S7532 Art Pepper (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Originally recorded on 19 January 1957. All three musicians in the rhythm section were at … Continue reading

Art Pepper “Gettin’ Together” (1960)

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Track Selection: “Bijou the Poodle” Artists Art Pepper (as, ts) Conte Candoli (t) Wynton Kelly (p)  Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) February 29, 1960 (leap-year special) Music Sequel to Meet the Rhythm Section, one of Pepper’s most east coast records, due … Continue reading

Jack Montrose Sextet (1955)

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Selected track: “Listen Hear” (crackles a little at the start – you will too at that age – subsides soon after) I> Jack Montrose (ts) Bob Gordon (bar/s) Conte Candoli (t) Paul Moer (p) Ralph Pena (b) Shelly Manne(d)  Recorded  May 6 … Continue reading

Curtis Counce Group Volume 2 (Counce’s bounce) 1957

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Track selection: “How Deep is the Ocean” Artists   Curtis Counce (b) Jack Sheldon (t) Frank Butler (d) Carl Perkins (p) Harold Land (ts) Recorded Contemporary Studios, Los Angeles, Recorded October 1956 – September 1957. Engineer Roy DuNann. Music Harold Land is at his best on this classic … Continue reading

Curtis Counce Group

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Selected track: “Landslide” > Artists Jack Sheldon (tp) Harold Land (ts) Carl Perkins (p) Curtis Counce (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, October 8, 1956 Music Original 1957 US press of Contemporary release “The Curtis Counce Group”, featuring the … Continue reading

Harold Land: “The Fox” (1959) Contemporary

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Selection: The Fox Critically acclaimed as Harold Land’s best album, “The Fox” was initially released in 1960 on the label Hifi jazz, and later re-mastered by Contemporary for this pressing. Music: Title track “The Fox” was apparently chosen for its resemblance … Continue reading

Shelly Manne “Boss Sounds!” 1966

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Track Selection: “Margie” Artists Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Strozier (as) Russ Freeman (p) Monte Budwig (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded “Shelly’s Manne-Hole”, Hollywood, CA, June 20, 1966 Music A nice quality recording and good listening West Coast  jazz with the … Continue reading