Andrew Hill: Dance With Death (1968) UA 1980


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Selection: Yellow Violet . . . Track List A1 Yellow VioletA2 Sheet musicA3 Fish’N RiceB1 Dance With DeathB2 Love NocturneB3 Black Sabbath Artists Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Joe Farrell, tenor, soprano sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; … 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

Art Blakey &The Jazz Messengers: Africaine (1959) Blue Note


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Selection: Lester Left Town (Shorter) .  .  .   Artists: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Dizzy Reece, congas, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 10, 1959. … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: The Flip (1969) Liberty Blue Note


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LJC thought for the day: you don’t judge a book by its cover, but by its contents. However, some covers just shout “No!” Fortunately in this case the contents say “Yes!” Selection: Feelin’ Folksy (Mobley) . .  .  . Artists: … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral (1965/8) Blue Note/UA


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 Selection: Jasper (1965) Artists On Jasper: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)recorded  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1965 Other … Continue reading

Blue Note Records: the EMI era, 1979 to present day (updated)


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UPDATED July 20 – adding Classic Records.   I should have  anticipated this. In the ’80s and ’90s, reissues  were a whole generation’s first introduction to Blue Note. The purist perspective of “original pressings” from the ’50s and ’60s is a long way from … Continue reading

Conversation Piece: Blue Cuscuna (2016) Interview


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Occasional Series: LJC Conversation Pieces – An experiment, sound off about topics related to the music we love and the things around it we love to hate, or anything else reasonably on-topic for that matter. It is always interesting to … Continue reading