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

Alice Coltrane: Ptah, The El Daoud (1970) Impulse

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Warning! LJC hits rock-bottom with an “unlicensed copy” from digital sources.  Exceptional circumstances, it’s a Vinyl Emergency.  Selection 1 – the opening: Ptah, The El Daoud (Alice Coltrane) .  .   . Selection 2 – the close: Mantra (Alice Coltrane) .  … Continue reading

Michael Gibbs: Tanglewood 63 (1971) Deram

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Selection: Tanglewood 63 (Gibbs) .  .  . Selection: Sojourn (Gibbs) .  .  . Track List A1  Tanglewood 63A2  FanfareA3  SojournB1  CanticleB2  Five For England Artists Musical Director – Michael Gibbs as composer/arranger Jeff Clyne, acoustic bass;  Alan Ford, Fred Alexander, cello; Clive … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Oblique (1967) TP 2020

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Selection: My Joy .  .  .  . Opening waltz, tinkling children’s music box gives way to an up-tempo groove, Hutcherson and Hancock sparring, great Stinson bass solo to finish Artists Bobby Hutcherson, vibes (and drums on Bi-Sectional) ; Herbie Hancock, … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Dance With Death (1968) UA 1980

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Selection: Yellow Violet . . . Artists Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Joe Farrell, tenor, soprano sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 11, 1968 Music All Music: ” this is … Continue reading

Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight: Cumulo Nimbus (Fable 1975) Jazzman (2019)

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Mid-week mildly off-piste post, LJC  wanders briefly off the golden path heading into the fonky mid-70s’, in search of new land, in this case, Austin, Texas. Selection: Weedhopper (Skiles) .  . . Track List A1  WeedhopperA2  March Of The Goober … Continue reading

Sonny Clark: My Conception (1959) Blue Note Tone Poet

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Selection: Minor Meeting .  .  . Track List Junka 7:30 Blues Blue 7:18 Minor Meeting 6:46 Royal Flush  7:00 Some Clark Bars 6:18 My Conception 4:44 Artists Sonny Clark, piano; Donald Byrd, trumpet; Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone; Paul Chambers, bass; Art … Continue reading

Pharoah Sanders: Jewels Of Thought (1969) impulse!

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UPDATES September 11, photos Leon Thomas and Roy Haynes from Harry M, to Harrys Place; Melody Maker June 1980 full page interview with Pharoah, to Appendix. Enough of British Jazz for the moment, back to The USA, and one of … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham: Quiet Kenny (1959) New Jazz/ Craft Reissue 2021

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Sound Check: Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Craft Reissue 2021/ Kevin Gray mastering (£34) .  .  . Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Carrere French Prestige reissue, circa 1976 (circa £10) .  .  . Carrere pressings are generally considered the bottom of the heap, so … Continue reading