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

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

Donald Byrd: Byrd In Flight (1960) Blue Note


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Coming shortly, the  long-awaited Tone Poet, but this is not an original trophy-parade. LJC digs out his non-descript United Artists mid-70s blue label reissue, only to find it sounds fantastic!  Not even Van Gelder metal sourced, but, I guess, mastered … Continue reading

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

Dizzy Reece: Star Bright (1959) Blue Note / UA re 1972


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Selection: The Rake .  .  . Artists Dizzy Reece,  trumpet;  Hank Mobley, tenor saxophone;  Wynton Kelly, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Art Taylor, drums; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 19, 1959 Music Described by Cook and Morton as … Continue reading