The transition from 10″ to 12″ LP, and the lost recordings.

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I am delighted and honoured to present a piece of essential but almost undocumented history of jazz on vinyl: the transition in the mid-’50s from the 10-inch to the 12-inch LP. Esteemed jazz aficionado and collector Roudolf has put his … Continue reading

Roy Haynes: Modern Group (1954) Vogue 10″

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Selection: Minor Escamp (Jordan) Now the somewhat surface-challenged Dillon (Roy Haynes Trio) Artists Barney Wilen (ts) Jay Cameron (bars) Henri Renaud (p) Jimmy Gourley (g) Joe Benjamin (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Paris, France, October 26, 1954 Year:1954 In 1954, … Continue reading

Quintet of the Year – Jazz at The Massey Hall (1953) Vogue

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Track Selection: Night in Tunisia Artists Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo) Charlie Parker (as) Bud Powell (p) Charles Mingus (b) Max Roach (d) “Massey Hall”, Toronto, Canada, May 15, 1953 Music Dubbed modestly “The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever”, in May 1953 in … Continue reading

Barney Wilen, Zodiac (1966)

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Track Selection: Gemeaux, and Taurea (Gemini and Taurus) Artists Barney Wilen (ts) Carl Heinz Berger (vib,p) Jean-Francois Jenny Clarke (b) Jaques Thallot (d) recorded at Studios Vogue, 54 Rue d’Hauteville, Paris, 1966 Music: Barney Wilen, not long graduated from Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers and … Continue reading

Zoot Sims “Choice” (1954 / 1959)

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Track Selection Side 1: I Remember April (1954) Jon Eardley (tp) Bob Brookmeyer (vtb, p) Zoot Sims (ts) Gerry Mulligan (bars, p) Red Mitchell (b) Larry Bunker (d) recorded “Hoover High School”, San Diego, CA, December 14, 1954 Track Selection Side 2: “You’re Driving Me … Continue reading

Lee Konitz plays with Gerry Mulligan Quartet (1953)

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Track Selection: “These Foolish Things” > Bonus selection: “All The Things You Are”  > Artists Lee Konitz (as) Chet Baker (t) Gerry Mulligan (bars), Larry Bunker (d)  Carson Smith or Joe Mondragon (b) recorded  at  various venues, January 23 and 30, February … Continue reading

Zoot Sims Bob Brookmeyer “Tonite’s Music Today” (1956)

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Track Selection: Zoot singing (briefly) on “Blues” > Bonus Track – without Zoot singing: “I Hear a Rhapsody” > Artists Bob Brookmeyer (vtb) Zoot Sims (ts, vo) Hank Jones (p) Wyatt Reuther (b) Gus Johnson (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1956 Bio: AllAboutJazz on … Continue reading

Carmell Jones “The Remarkable” (1961)

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Track Selection 1 ballad:  “Stellisa” > Track Selection 2 up-tempo: “Sad March” > Artists Carmell Jones (t) Harold Land (ts)  Frank Strazzeri (p) Gary Peacock (b) Leon Pettis (d) Producer/Engineer  Richard Bock (founder of Pacific Jazz) June 1961 Los Angeles, CA. Jones … Continue reading

Serge Chaloff “The Fable of Mabel” (1954)

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Selected track: “The Fable of Mabel” (Twardzik) > Serge Chaloff (bars) Herb Pomeroy (t) Gene DiStachio (trbne) Charlie Mariano (as) Varty Haritounian (ts) Dick Twardzik (p) Ray Oliveri (b) Jimmy Zitano (d)  Recorded Boston September 1954 for Storyville Records. Serge Chaloff, the premiere baritone sax player of the early … Continue reading