Zoot Sims: Zoot at Ronnie Scott’s (1961) Fontana

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Selection: Love for Sale Artists: Zoot Sims (tenor sax),Stan Tracey (piano) Kenny Napper (bass) Jackie Dougan (drums), other tracks: Ronnie Scott (tenor sax) Jimmy Deuchar (trumpet),Harold McNair (alto sax & flute) Terry Shannon (piano) Jeff Clyne (bass) Phil Seamen (drums) … Continue reading

Zoot Sims at Ronnie Scott’s: Cookin’ (1961) Fontana

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Mystery Post 8th December and 9th December –  wrong button pressed for a post still in Draft, not ready for publishing yet, apologies. Twice in two days, WordPress? LJC ———————————————————— Selection: Love For Sale (Porter) . Bonus track: Desperation* (Deuchar)   … Continue reading

Miles Davis In Person at The Blackhawk (1961) Fontana Stereo

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Selection: Bye bye Blackbird (Fontana Stereo) Artists Miles Davis (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded at “The Blackhawk”, San Francisco, CA, 1st  April 21-2, 1961, Columbia engineer Russ Payne (whose other credits include … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Late Spot at Scotts (1962) Fontana

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OK, I’ve set the Time Machine for 1962, London, Soho, we have tickets, buckle up! Starting our descent…1964…1963…1962…July… June… May ….19th…18th…17th….23:00 hours. We’re here! Gentlemen, conceal your mobile phones, please. Damn. It’s raining. Track Selection: Half a Sawbuck (8:22) . Fifty … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Kind of Blue” UK shootout: Fontana 1st vs CBS 2nd issue.

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Last updated: November 5, 2016 (photos and text) Above, UK CBS pressing. It is conventional wisdom that earlier pressings are closer to the source  and should sound better. Below, first cover  UK release on Fontana. The opportunity arose to put this conventional wisdom to … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Down in The Village (1962) Fontana

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Track Selection 1: Johnny One Note London 2012 bonus! Track Selection 2. First Eleven Artists Freddy Logan (b) Allan Ganley (d) Gordon Beck (p) Tubby Hayes (ts,ss,vib) Jimmy Deuchar (t) recorded live at The Ronnie Scott Club, London on 17-18th … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Return Visit (1962) Fontana

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Last updated January 27, 2017 Previously posted as Japan modern reissue (track “If I had You medley”) record now upgraded to the original 1962 Fontana. Seemed a good excuse to post more Tubby Hayes. https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/tubby-hayes-return-visit-1962/ Track Selection: I See With My Third “I” (R. … Continue reading

Miles Davis in Person at the Blackhawk Vol1 Friday Night (1961) Fontana

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Track Selection: Walkin’ UPDATED, EXTRA TRACK Track Selection 2: Bye Bye Blackbird (The Amazon review post cited below made me listen again, and it reminded me, crikey Mobley was on top form that night, better than I have heard in … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes Tubbs in N Y (1961) Fontana original

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ReBlog! Now 1961 Original Pressing!! Contains chase story!!! And lots of exclamation marks!!!! Previous post of Tubbs in NY on Philips late 60’s budget Wing Re-issue. Track Selection:  Soon (Gershwin) A gentle wistful George Gershwin ballad, injected with crack. Selection 2: Airegin (Rollins) Tubby sticks … Continue reading

Les Liasons Dangereuses (1960) : Duke Jordan vs Bande Originale – fight! fight!

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The early Sixties saw a marriage between the French cinema and jazz. Every movie had to have a jazz soundtrack in order to sound contemporary – out with the lush strings of Hollywood Forties and Fifties, in with Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers. … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Mexican Green (1967) Fontana

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Track Selection: Second City Steamer [audio https://londonjazzcollector.files.wordpress.com/2012/04/temp1-99.mp3 . Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,f) Mick Pyne (p) Ron Mathewson (b) Tony Levin (d) Recorded 2nd February and 7th March 1967, London Music: It’s Tubbs…what more do you need to know. A different … Continue reading

Miles Davis Sextet “Some Day My Prince Will Come” (1961)

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Track Selection: Pfrancing Artists Miles Davis (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, March 7 & 20-1, 1961) John Coltrane (ts title track) Music: M is for…mmm…Mobley, who joins the … Continue reading

Clare Fischer “First Time Out” (1962)

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Track Selection: Nigerian Walk Artists Clare Fischer (p) Gary Peacock (b) Gene Stone (d) recorded April 1962 by Richard Bock for Pacific Jazz. I had overlooked Clare Fischer for the same reason I initially overlooked Tina Brooks. Jazz is men’s work, you … Continue reading

Zoot Sims “Solo for Zoot” quartet live (1961)

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Track Selection 1: Blues in E Flat Track Selection 2:  Autumn Leaves Ever since discovering the joys of “Autumn Leaves” on Adderley and Miles “Something Else” I cant resist it as a perfect foil for the saxophone soloist, with those wonderful … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes “Return Visit” (1962)

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Track Selection: “If I Had You” (medley) Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,vib) Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, fl, nose fl, stritch) Jimmy Gloomy (ts fl) Walter Bishop Jr. (p); Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) Recorded in New York, June 23, 1962. “Jimmy Gloomy” an alias for tenor James … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: “Tubbs” (1961) Fontana

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Track Selection: “The Late One” (3:35) > Christmas special bonus selection from “Tubbs”: “R.T.H.T.”  > Artists Tubby Hayes (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Jeff Clyne (b) Bill Eyden (d) Recorded 1961 Tubby led the Jazz Couriers with fellow tenor player and jazz legend Ronnie Scott … Continue reading