New Wine, Old Bottles: Jackie Mclean (1960) vs Jackie Mclean (1978)

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Selection: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1978) Artists Jackie McLean (as) Ron Carter (b) Tony Williams (d)  Hank Jones (p) Recorded April 6 & 7, 1978 at Sounds Ideas Studios, NYC, recording engineer David Baker Original: Appointment in Ghana (recorded 1959)  BLP 4051 … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956) Prestige

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Selection: Strode Rode (Rollins) Artists: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music We have been flirting recently with big band, solo performance, new for old, avant … Continue reading

Old Wine, New Bottles: Misha Mengelberg plays Herbie Nichols

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Selection: House Party Starting (Nichols) Artists Misha Mengelberg  (p) Steve Lacy (ss) George Lewis (trb)  Arjen Gorter (mis-spelt Harjen on cover) (b) Han Bennink (d)   recorded July 3 & 3, 1984 at Barigozzi Studio, Milan, Italy, engineer Giancarlo Barigozzi, engineer [Mastering] Gennaro Carone. Music A recording dedicated to revival and reinterpretation … Continue reading

How big is your vinyl jazz collection? An LJC Poll.

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It’s poll time. There have been many comments about quality and preferences for different artists and styles of jazz, but I want to get down to the more basic question of quantity: how big, or how small, is your vinyl  jazz collection? Perhaps you … Continue reading

True Home of Modern Jazz? Japan

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TokyoJazzCollector Every day,  Ebay sellers in the US and Europe head up to the Post with parcels of  collectible jazz vinyl addressed to Japan. I knew there was a strong interest in collectible Jazz in Japan from my tussles with TokyoJazzCollector, … Continue reading