Cecil McBee: Music From The Source (1977) Enja/ Pure Pleasure 2022

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Selection: First Song In The Day (Hal Galper) .  .  . Composition by Hal Galper, “gifted bebop-rooted pianist with fluid and invigorating playing, solos distinguished by adventurousness and sophistication” (All Music) Recorded the same year by Galper with Japanese trumpeter … Continue reading

Mobley 1568 Shootout: Gunfight at the UK Corral

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Sorry, no original 1568, send me if you have one surplus to requirements, ha ha. Four “affordable” editions of Mobley 1568: King, Toshiba-EMI, Classic Records, and Music Matters Jazz, a four-way shoot-out which addresses the perplexed, cash-strapped collector and audiophile … Continue reading

Pharoah Sanders: Tauhid (1971) Universal 2022

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Selection: Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt (Lower Egypt, extract) .  .  . Track List A1. Upper Egypt and Lower Egypt  – 16:12B1. Japan   – 3:22B2. Aum/Venus/Capricorn Rising  – 14:46 Artists Pharoah Sanders, tenor, alto sax, piccolo, voice; Dave Burrell, piano; Sonny Sharrock … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: Adam’s Apple (1966) Blue Note Classic Vinyl (2022)

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Selection: Footprints .  .  . Tracklist A1.  Adam’s Apple 06:52A2.  502 Blues (Drinkin’ and Drivin’) 06:36A3.  El Gaucho  06:32B1.  Footprints  07:31B2.  Teru 6:10B3.  Chief Crazy Horse 7:30 Artists Wayne Shorter, tenor saxophone; Herbie Hancock, piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Joe Chambers, … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: indeed! (1956) Blue Note1538 – King, Japan 1979

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Selection: Gaza Strip (Marshall) .  .  . Track List  A1. Roccus (Silver) – 8:18A2. Reggie of Chester (Golson) – 4:55A3. The Lady (Owen Marshall) – 6:47B1. Little T. (Byrd) – 8:23B2. Gaza Strip (Owen Marshall) – 3:56B3. Stand By (Golson) … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: Volume 3 (1957) Blue Note 1557 – King, Japan1979

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Selection: Hassan’s Dream (Golson) .  .  . Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Gigi Gryce, alto sax, flute; Benny Golson, tenor sax; Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Charlie Persip, drums, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 24, 1957. Tracklist A1. … Continue reading

Staffan Abeleen 5tet: Downstream (1966) Philips / Universal Classics Jazz UK (jp)

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LondonJazzCollector goes off-piste again. Last week, South Africa, this week bound for…Sweden, baby it’s cold outside. Take it away, Lars… Selection: Relax, Float Downstream (Farnlöf) .  .  .  . Tracklist A1.  Fin Sikt Över Havet (Nice View of the Sea) … Continue reading

Howard McGhee: Dusty Blue (1960) New Land reissue (2022)

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Selection: Park Avenue Petite (Golson) .  .  . Artists Howard McGhee, trumpet; Bennie Green, trombone; Roland Alexander, tenor saxophone; Pepper Adams, baritone saxophone; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Walter Bolden, drums; recorded NYC, June 13, 1960 Track List A1 … Continue reading

Erich Kleinschuster Vol.1: Clifford Jordan, Charles Tolliver (1968-9) Wallen Bink (2022)

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Selection (vinyl rip) 1:  Clifford Jordan – Vienna (5:46) .  .  . Selection (vinyl rip) 2: Charles Tolliver – Paper Man (6:29) .  .  . Artists Erich Kleinschuster, trombone; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Charles Tolliver, Trumpet; Robert Politzer, trumpet; Hans … Continue reading

Collector’s Guide to Strata-East

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Strata East was the quintessential US independent 70s jazz label “Strata-East Records is an American record company and label specializing in jazz founded in 1971 by Charles Tolliver and Stanley Cowell with the release of their first recording Music Inc. The label released over 50 albums in … Continue reading