Archie Shepp: The Magic of Ju-Ju (1967) Impulse!

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An outing to a place not often on the LJC jazz itinerary,” free jazz/  high energy genre”, and  nominations for The Ten Best Covers of a Jazz Record. (UPDATE: see reader nominations at end of post) Selection: Sorry ’bout that … Continue reading

Sun Ra: Super-Sonic Sounds (1956) Impulse

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Further Adventures in Lo-Fi In a modest living room somewhere in deepest South East  London, something rather remarkable began to happen. Acoustic space between hi fi speakers,  previously populated with the ghostly shadows of jazz musicians long since passed began slowly transforming into … Continue reading

Impulse – end of the road for mono: A-9165

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Impulse Part IV The end of monaural format The years between 1966 and 1968 saw the ending of the mono ( “monaural”) format  for home listening of Impulse, ushering in the brave new world of stereo once and for all. The orange/black label ABC … Continue reading

Impulse: the 2nd 100 First Pressing Guide – stereo (updated)

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For Record Collectors Only! More Impulse! Part three (1996-1970) of on-going research into the Impulse catalogue on vinyl, aiming to identify original pressings on the iconic Impulse! label (Labels updated as new information comes in) Overview By 1966, the changing … Continue reading

Impulse First 100 titles – Stereo (updated)

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IMPULSE STEREO: “ORIGINAL!” Record Collector perspective: is it an “original”? That word! I favour equal knowledge available to both buyers and sellers, so both can get a fair price for the goods on offer, which must of course be properly described. Why … Continue reading

Impulse Labelology, the first pressing of the first 100 classic titles – mono (updated)

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  (Last Updated November 14, 2014) Impulse Labelology: The First 100 – mono For Record Collectors Only! LondonJazzCollector previously posted a reference set of Impulse labels 1965-73 from A-100 onwards, to capture the evolution of the Impulse label from mid ’60s post-bop through to … Continue reading

Max Roach: Percussion Bitter Sweet (1961) Impulse

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Selection 1: Man from South Africa   Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos “Patato” Valdes (congas) Carlos ‘Totico’ Eugenio … Continue reading

Yusef Lateef: A Flat, G flat and C (1966) Impulse

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Selection 1: Nile Valley Blues   Selection 2: Blind Willie   Artists Yusef Lateef (tenor, alto saxophone, flute, oboe, chuen, theremin) Hugh Lawson (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded NYC, March 8 & 9, 1966 Music Lateef led six … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Attica Blues (1972) Impulse

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  Selection 1: Attica Blues (A Shepp/ W. Harris) 320 kbps MP3 Selection 2: Blues for Brother George Jackson (A Shepp) 320 kbps MP3 Artists Clifford Thornton (cornet) Roy Burrowes, Charles McGhee, Michael Ridley (trumpet) Charles Greenlee, Charles Stephens, Kiane … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Fire Music (1965) Impulse!

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Selection:Impossible to choose one selection so I will go with two: Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington) Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes) Artists Ted Curson (trumpet) Joseph Orange (trombone) Marion Brown (alto saxophone) Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Reggie … 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

Gil Evans: Into The Hot (1961) WRC/Impulse

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Selection: Bulbs (Cecil Taylor) Artists – on selection Bulbs Jimmy Lyons (alto saxophone) Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Cecil Taylor (piano) Henry Grimes (bass) Sunny Murray as Jimmy Murray (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10, 1961 … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: The Way Ahead (1968) Impulse/ EMI

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Selection 1: Damn If I Know (The Stroller) – (Walter Davis Jr) The blues gets an unmistakable Shepp makeover, mixing bursts of free solo improvisation with the aggression of a screaming banshee, within a traditional harmonic twelve bar foundation. It’s The Blues alright, but … Continue reading

Curtis Fuller: Soul Trombone (1961) Impulse (+ trombone poll)

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Selection : The Clan Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Jimmy Cobb or GT Hogan (drums) recorded Capitol Studios, NYC, November 16 – 17, 1961, engineer: Frank Abbey. Curtis Fuller pocket-bio Fuller’s … Continue reading

McCoy Tyner: Reaching Fourth (1962) Impulse

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  Selection: Reaching Fourth Artists: McCoy Tyner (p) Henry Grimes (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 14, 1962 Music Described as not as intense as his work with the Coltrane Quartet, Tyner’s second album as … Continue reading

John Coltrane: Ascension (1965) Impulse

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  Selection: Side 1 (18:40) Artists Freddie Hubbard, Dewey Johnson (tp) Marion Brown, John Tchicai (as) John Coltrane, Pharoah Sanders, Archie Shepp (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Art Davis, Jimmy Garrison (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Yusef Lateef: 1984 (1965) Impulse

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Selection 1: Listen to the Wind (contains plink plonk) Selection2: Soul Sister (more …umm …soulful) Yusef Lateef (ts, ob, argol, shenai) Mike Nock (p) Reggie Workman (b) James Black (d) recorded “Pep’s Lounge”, Philadelphia, PA, February 24, 1965 Year: 1965 … Continue reading

Yusef Lateef Psychicemotus (1965) Impulse

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Selection 1 (abstract): Medula Sonata Selection 2  (standard) : Why do I love you? Artists Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Georges Arvanitas (p) Reggie Workman (b) James Black (d) recorded NYC, July 21-2, 1965 Year: 1965 Lyndon B. Johnson’s War … Continue reading

Roswell Rudd “Everywhere” (1966)

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Track Selection: Everywhere (Beaver Harris) Artists Roswell Rudd (tb) Giuseppi Logan (fl, bcl) Robin Kenyatta (as) Charlie Haden, Lewis Worrell (b) Beaver Harris (d) recorded San Francisco, CA, February 1, 1966 Pocket-Bio:  Roswell Rudd was a key player in the spawning of free … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson “The Blues and the Abstract Truth” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Stolen Moments” (8:45)  I> Read the line-up and weep: Oliver Nelson (as,ts) Eric Dolphy (as,f) George Barrow (bar/s) Freddie Hubbard (t) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded February 1961. I ask, why haven’t I heard … Continue reading

Ellington and Coltrane (1962)

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Track Selection:  “In a Sentimental Mood” Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b -1,2,5,6) Jimmy Garrison (b -3,4,7) Sam Woodyard (d -1,5,6) Elvin Jones (d -2/4,7) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 26, 1962 … Continue reading