Junior Mance: Junior ( Verve 1959) UK HMV

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Selection: Birk’s Works (Gillespie) Artists Junior Mance (piano) Ray Brown (bass) Lex Humphries (drums) recorded NYC, April 9, 1959 Biographical Note Drafted into the army in the early ’50s, Junior served his musical apprenticeship in the 36th Army Band at Fort Knox, Kentucky, … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt: Personal Appearance (1957 Verve) HMV

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 Selection 1: Autumn in New York Selection 2: You’d Be So Nice To Come Home To Artists Sonny Stitt (alto, tenor saxophone) Bobby Timmons (piano) Edgar Willis (bass) Kenny Dennis (drums) recorded NYC, May 12, 1957 Music: Stitt recorded prolifically over … Continue reading

Shoot Out 2: US Impulse v. UK HMV – Mingus Five (1963)

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It is an article of faith with LJC that,apart from the odd exception, original is best. However it is a counsel of perfection to say to collectors, go get ’em. Originals of desirable titles are not often encountered in the wild, and when … Continue reading

Archie Shepp On This Night (1965) HMV Impulse

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Selection 1: In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington) Selection 2: The Mac Man (Shepp) updated Artists Archie Shepp (ts, p) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Henry Grimes or Barre Phillips (b) David Izenzon, Rashied Ali, J.C. Moses or Joe Chambers (d) Ed Blackwell (rhythm logs) Christine Spencer … Continue reading

Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon (1962) UK HMV

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Track Selection: Snap Crackle (Haynes) “.. that ‘Shulie a Bop’ with Sarah Vaughan  , which was in 1954 – where she introduces the trio in the song (Youtube at 1:28secs) and just before she says my name I say, “Bap!” And she … Continue reading

Yusef Lateef The Golden Flute (1966) HMV

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Track Selection: Head Hunters Artists Yusef Lateef – born William Huddleston – (ts, fl, ob) Hugh Lawson (p) Herman Wright (b) Roy Brooks Jr. (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 15-6, 1966 Music: For 1966 Impulse –  the other … Continue reading

Elvin Jones Dear John C (1965) Impulse/HMV

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(Apologies: WordPress has been playing up again, the email alert for this post has a corrupted earlier version. Technology! LJC) Track Selection: Dear John C Artists Charlie Mariano (as) Hank Jones or Roland Hanna (p) Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) … Continue reading

John Coltrane Africa / Brass (1961) HMV

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Track Selection: Blues Minor (Coltrane) Artists: Booker Little (tp) Britt Woodman (tb) Donald Carrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, Julius Watkins (frh) Carl Bowman (euph) Bill Barber (tu) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl, arr, cond) John Coltrane (ts) Pat Patrick (bars) McCoy … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard, The Artistry Of (1962)

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Track Selection 1: Bob’s Place Selection 2: The Seventh Day Artists: Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) John Gilmore (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Art Davis (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 2, 1962 … Continue reading

Sonny Stitt Saxophone Supremacy (1960)

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Track Selection 1. (fast): Blue Smile (Stitt) Selection 2: (ballad, less fast): Lazy Bones (Mercer Carmichael) Artists Sonny Stitt (ts) Lou Levy (p) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Mel Lewis (d)  recorded 1960 Music Sonny not to be outdone, first there was Saxophone Colossus, then Tenor … Continue reading

Paul Gonsalves “Tell it the way it is” (1963)

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  Track Selection: Body and Soul Artists Rolf Ericson (tp) Ray Nance (tp, violin) Johnny Hodges (as) Paul Gonsalves (ts) Walter Bishop Jr. (p) Ernie Shepard (b) Osie Johnson (d) recorded NYC, September 4, 1963 Music: Paul Gonsalves was a name I … Continue reading

Charles Mingus “The Black Saint and the Sinner Lady” (1963)

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Track Selection: Solo Dancer: Stop! Look! And Listen, Sinner Jim Whiney! Artists Rolf Ericson, Richard Williams (tp) Quentin Jackson (tb) Don Butterfield (cbtb, tu) Jerome Richardson (fl, ss, bars) Dick Hafer (fl, ts) Charlie Mariano (as) Jaki Byard (p) Jay Berliner (g) Charles … Continue reading

Archie Shepp “Live in San Francisco”(1966)

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Track Selection: You Tube Music “Live in San Francisco”, 1966, finds Archie Shepp in performance in the capital of “fruits, nuts and flakes”, on an original press for its UK release, on HMV. Reissued many times , I had a 180gm “audiophile” pressing before I … Continue reading

Mingus Five (1963)

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  Track Selection:  “Theme for Lester Young” (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat) tenor solo: Booker Ervin – Artists Eddie Preston, Richard Williams (tp) Britt Woodman (tb) Don Butterfield (tu) Dick Hafer (fl, cl, ts) Jerome Richardson (fl, ss, bars) Eric Dolphy (as, … Continue reading

John Coltrane “Impressions” (1963)

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Track Selection:  “After the Rain”: Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl -2) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, November 3, 1961 Music A potpourri of Contrane live and … Continue reading

Coltrane “Live” at the Village Vanguard (1961)

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Track Selection:  “Chasin’ the Trane” (Excerpt) Artists Eric Dolphy (bc) John Coltrane (ss) McCoy tyner (p) Elvin Jones (d) Reggie Workman (b) Music As a late starter (remedial class)  in jazz there are more than a few gaps in my musical knowledge, … Continue reading

Archie Shepp “Four for Trane” (1964)

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Track Selection:  “Niema” Artists Alan Shorter (flh) Roswell Rudd (tb) John Tchicai (as) Archie Shepp (ts) Reggie Workman (b) Charles Moffett (d) Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 10, 1964 Music When the headline brags a recording is “historically … Continue reading