Sam Rivers: Dimensions & Extensions (1967) Blue Note

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In 1982, the combined forces of Decca/Telefunken (TelDec) and Georg Neumann Gmbh launched a German compilation of classical music tracks demonstrating the new analog  mastering process – Direct Metal Mastering:(10 For Sale from €7.87). The DMM process entered the Blue Note chain … Continue reading

Blue Note Stereo, by Design

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There is ample collector documentation of variation in Blue Note mono and stereo labels, their respective addresses, text, colour, typesetting and fonts. Likewise pages of heated discussion of the merits of mono, stereo, fold-downs, and general sound-engineering stuff. The area … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: Cornbread (1965) Blue Note (Tone Poet 2019)

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Selection: Most Like Lee (TP, stereo) .  .  . Original Liberty 1967 monaural : Most Like Lee .  .  . Artists: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax;  Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Billy Higgins, … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Bluesnik (1961) Blue Note (updated)

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UPDATED May 19, First Edition variation? Continuing with the theme of Blue, and Blue Note,  after Blue Hour, welcome Bluesnik, and my very odd Liberty mono edition Selection: Bluesnik (McLean) .  .  . Artists Freddie Hubbard, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto … Continue reading

Going For A Song: The Curious Case Of The Tune That Wasn’t.

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A genuine Blue Note mystery from LJC reader Markus S, and his copy of Blue Hour – Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds BLP 4057 (1961) Selection: Please Send Me Someone To Love (Mayfield) .  .   . Stanley Turrentine, tenor … Continue reading

Sam Rivers: “A New Conception” (1966) Liberty Blue Note

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KEEP THOSE BLUE TRAIN MEASUREMENTS COMING IN! But we need a new detective story, today, it is the mysterious case of the Blue Note original, that isn’t. Selection: What A Difference A Day Makes (Grever-Adams) .  .  . Though What … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham: Trompeta Toccata (1964) Blue Note (updated with photos)

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More photos from 1970, courtesy of Harry M, The Jazz Paparazzi (see end of post, and test your artist recognition skills) Selection: Mamacita (Henderson) .  .  . A Tocatta – “a virtuoso piece of music featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or … Continue reading

Joe Henderson: Mode For Joe (1966) Blue Note

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Selection: Mode For Joe .  .  . Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Cedar Walton, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Joe Chambers, drums, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 27, 1966, … Continue reading

Joe Henderson: Page One (1963) Blue Note

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Selection: Jinrikisha .  .  . Impossible to choose a best track, all of them are outstanding. The most widely played is probably Dorham’s sprightly  Blue Bossa, or Henderson’s Recorda-me, both their respective  signature tunes,  so I’ve chosen as the selection … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Chant (1961) Blue Note Tone Poet Series (2019)

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Selection 1: You’re Next (D. Byrd) Blue Note Tone Poet Series 2019 .  .  . Go Compare: Selection 2: You’re Next,   United Artists 1979 UK Jazz File edition .  .  . For comparison, a UK edition of the United Artists … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: Etcetera (1965) Blue Note Tone Poet Series (2019)

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Selection 1: Penelope (Wayne Shorter) Tone Poet Series (2019) .  .  . Wally Trautgott re-mastered a reissue for the Capitol Connoisseur series back in 1995, which happens to be the copy on my shelf. Wally has his fans, though I … Continue reading

Jack Wilson: Something Personal (1966) Liberty/Blue Note

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Selection: Most Unsoulfull Woman (Wilson) . . . Artists Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Brown, cello; Charles Williams Jr., bass; Varney Barlow, drums; Jack Tracy, producer. Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA, night, August 10, 1966 Interesting Connections: Annex … Continue reading

Kenny Cox: Introducing the Contemporary Jazz Quintet (1968) Blue Note/Liberty

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Selection: Dianhh  (Leon Henderson) .  .  . Artists Kenny Cox, piano; Charles Moore, trumpet; Leon Henderson, tenor saxophone; Ron Brooks, bass; Danny Spencer, drums, recorded by Duke Pearson, re-recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. For the benefit of any unfamiliar with … Continue reading

Duke Pearson: Profile (1959) Blue Note

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Selection: Taboo (to sooth your furrowed brow as the mystery unfolds) .  .  . Artists Duke Pearson, piano; Gene Taylor, bass; Lex Humphries, drums. Recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 25, 1959 Music Columbus Calvin “Duke” Pearson Jr.’s … Continue reading

Jutta Hipp: At Hickory House Vol 1 (1956) Blue Note/UA 1975

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After pushing at the boundaries of jazz into the fusion-heavy 1970’s, a new acquisition offered an opportunity to walk back a decade or more, to early beginnings of Blue Note, and the brief career of Jutta Hipp. Selection: Dear Old Stockholm … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: Delightfulee (1966) Liberty/Blue Note

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LJC Special Selection: Albums I initially avoided due to presence of turkeys, but which also contain prime cuts: BST 84243 Lee Morgan’s Delightfulee. Apologies in advance to lovers of  the Fab Four, and cranberry sauce. Selection: Nite Flite (Morgan) .  … Continue reading