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

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

Sonny Clark: Leapin’ and Lopin’ (1961) Toshiba/EMI 1983

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Selection 1: Somethin’ Special (Clark):  .  .  . Selection 2: Midnight Mambo (Clark)  .  .  . Artists Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax, except Ike Quebec (A2); Sonny Clark, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded Van Gelder … 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

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

Curtis Amy, Dupree Bolton: Katanga! (1963) Pacific Jazz (TP, 2021)

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Selection: Native Land (Amy) .  .  . Artists: Dupree Bolton, trumpet; Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Crawford, guitar; Vic Gaskin, bass; Doug Sides, drums; recorded at  Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 3, 1963, engineer Richard … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Reach Out (1968) Liberty Blue Note

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Selection: Beverly (LaMont Johnson) .  .  . Artists Woody Shaw, trumpet, flugelhorn; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; LaMont Johnson, piano; George Benson, guitar; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Billy Higgins, drums., recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 19, 1968 One of … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Passing Ships (1969) Blue Note TP (2021)

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        Track List “Sideways” – 4:09 “Passing Ships” – 7:08 “Plantation Bag” – 8:32 “Noon Tide” – 9:49 “The Brown Queen” – 6:22 “Cascade” – 6:27 “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” – 5:11 Selection: Passing Ships (Hill) .  .  . … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Soul Station (1960) Blue Note Vinyl Classics (2021)

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New Release Blue Note Classic Vinyl Series – Hank Mobley’s Soul Station, in stereo. As is usual at LJC, we go under the surface into some of this recording’s vinyl history, strictly for nosey vinyl collectors. Selection: Dig Dis (Mobley) … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else – Blue Note ‘Classic Vinyl Series’ (2021)

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UPDATED: Harry M. photos I have a mono early issue of Somethin’ Else but the Liberty stereo I added a few years back is not good enough, so I could not resist a quality stereo reissue in Blue Note’s  new … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: The Rajah (1966) Blue Note TP

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Thank you, LJC readers, today we just crossed over five million page views, not bad for a subject that has little commercial presence,  a labour of love.   – LJC A post timed with the release of The Rajah Tone Poet, … Continue reading

Collector’s Guide to Vintage Blue Note Classics: BLP1595 Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else (1958)

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Collector’s Corner What started me on this journey through Somethin’ Else was an enquiry from Takashi in Japan, who has a mysterious Liberty pressing of Somethin’ Else. In his own words: “Side 2 has RVG STEREO Stamp but, side 1 … Continue reading