Mobley 1568 Shootout: Gunfight at the UK Corral


This gallery contains 24 photos.

Sorry, no original 1568, send me if you have one surplus to requirements, ha ha. Four “affordable” editions of Mobley 1568: King, Toshiba-EMI, Classic Records, and Music Matters Jazz, a four-way shoot-out which addresses the perplexed, cash-strapped collector and audiophile … Continue reading

Sonny Clark: Leapin’ and Lopin’ (1961) Toshiba/EMI 1983


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Selection 1: Somethin’ Special (Clark):  .  .  . Selection 2: Midnight Mambo (Clark)  .  .  . Artists Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; Charlie Rouse, tenor sax, except Ike Quebec (A2); Sonny Clark, piano; Butch Warren, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded Van Gelder … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Further Explorations (1958) Blue Note (updated)


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UPDATED December 16, 2020: Harry M photo added foot of post – Art Farmer (1970) Horace Silver (1968). Head to Head: Blue Note original, Toshiba Japan reissue. Japanese reissues are cheaper and more readily available, but are they worth it? … Continue reading

More Vertical Tasting: A Re-issue Race – any winners?


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A different kind of vertical tasting, the common thread is the same original Blue Note recording BPL 4063 “Whistle Stop” first issued in 1961, in only mono. Featuring Kenny Dorham, Hank Mobley (Mobley!), Kenny Drew, Paul Chambers and Philly Joe, … Continue reading

Kenny Clarke Francy Boland : The Golden Eight (1961) Blue Note/Toshiba


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One of the few Blue Note recordings made outside the US ( Dexter Gordon in Paris, Dizzy Reece and Tubby Hayes in London, perhaps you know of others). Blue Note does Yrup, next stop, Cologne (Köln, not the after-shave). Produced by Italian … Continue reading