George Russell: “Arranger” – RCA, Decca, and Riverside years (1957-63)

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LondonJazzBeachcomber has been out with the reissue quality detector again. This time he has found some early 60’s Riverside recordings repackaged by ABC Records, new owner of Riverside after Orpheum, in 1969, cheap as chips.  ABC merged a selection from several titles … Continue reading

Gianni Basso: Italy’s Tubby Hayes (Il Corpulento Sassofono Tenore )

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Not the Holy Grail RCA Italiana 1960 original, but a respectable Japanese vintage copy from 1994. Selection 1: Lotar (O. Valdambrini) . Selection 2: Walking in The Night (O. Valdambrini) .   As these tracks are unconscionably short, two to three minutes … Continue reading

Art Blakey: A Night in Tunisia (1957) mono test pressing vs commercial release “stereo”

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 Shoot out with a twist. What was intended to be a two-way shoot out – test press vs  commercial release and mono vs stereo, quickly unravelled when the stereo turned out not to be quite what it said on the cover. … Continue reading

Bill Dixon: Intents and Purposes (1967) RCA Victor CD reissue (Updated – bonus vinyl rip)

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Is it a bird? Is it a plane? No, it is an Evil Silver Disc   Selection: Voices (CD to MP3 lame 160kbps conversion) Bonus! Voices – original 1967 stereo vinyl rip! (160kbps mp3) courtesy of LJC reader Finsen Artists On Voices: … Continue reading

Barney Wilen: Barney (1959) RCA Japan re

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Selection: Besame Mucho Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) Barney Wilen (ts) Duke Jordan (p) Gilbert Rovere (b) Daniel Humair (d) recorded Paris, France, April 24 & 25, 1959 Music Escaping briefly from the tormented souls of the Sixties New York avant … Continue reading

Art Blakey “Au Club St Germain” Vol 3 (1958)

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Track Selection: “Along Came Manon”  >> Artists Lee Morgan (t)  Benny Golson (ts) Jimmy Merritt (b) Bobby Timmons (p)  Art Blakey, Kenny Clarke (d)  Gana M’Bow (congas) Recorded by Raymond Treillet December 1958 Music When Art Blakey’s Messengers descended on Paris in December … Continue reading