Forty Seven Times Its Own Weight: Cumulo Nimbus (Fable 1975) Jazzman (2019)

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Mid-week mildly off-piste post, LJC  wanders briefly off the golden path heading into the fonky mid-70s’, in search of new land, in this case, Austin, Texas. Selection: Weedhopper (Skiles) .  . . Track List A1  WeedhopperA2  March Of The Goober … Continue reading

Dadisi Komolafe: Hassan’s Walk (1983) Nimbus West

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A Midweek Jazz post, for a change, a record LJC feels quite enthusiastic about. Artists  Dadisi Komolafe (Arthur Wells), alto saxophone, flute; Roberto Miranda, bass; Sunship Theus, drums;  Eric Tillman, piano; Rickey Kelly, vibraphone, recorded Los Angeles, October 1983, engineers  Dennis … Continue reading

Harold Vick: Don’t Look Back (1974) Strata East (Re 2018)

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Selection: Lucille .  .  . Artists Harold Vick, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone, flute, bass clarinet; Virgil Jones, trumpet, flugelhorn (A1-A3); Kiane Zawadi, euphonium ( A1-A3); Joe Bonner, electric piano, piano, percussion, tuba; George Davis, guitar, flute (A1-B1); Sam Jones, bass … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Passing Ships (1969) Blue Note TP (2021)

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        Track List “Sideways” – 4:09 “Passing Ships” – 7:08 “Plantation Bag” – 8:32 “Noon Tide” – 9:49 “The Brown Queen” – 6:22 “Cascade” – 6:27 “Yesterday’s Tomorrow” – 5:11 Selection: Passing Ships (Hill) .  .  . … Continue reading

Chick Corea: Tones For Joan’s Bones (1966) Atlantic

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Updates!  Michael Cuscuna liner notes and credits for Inner Voice compilation (1973)  added; Harry M photos added (1968-9 vintage). A shoot-out with a difference:  original vinyl US pressing, Japanese reissue; and throwing down the digital gauntlet, a German CD. Now … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: The Rajah (1966) Blue Note TP

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Thank you, LJC readers, today we just crossed over five million page views, not bad for a subject that has little commercial presence,  a labour of love.   – LJC A post timed with the release of The Rajah Tone Poet, … Continue reading

Collector’s Guide to Vintage Blue Note Classics: BLP1595 Cannonball Adderley: Somethin’ Else (1958)

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Collector’s Corner What started me on this journey through Somethin’ Else was an enquiry from Takashi in Japan, who has a mysterious Liberty pressing of Somethin’ Else. In his own words: “Side 2 has RVG STEREO Stamp but, side 1 … Continue reading

Johnny Griffin: The Congregation (1957) Blue Note/ UA Replica Series 1970s

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UPDATE Jan.5: Johnny Griffin at Ronnie Scotts, 1969 Harry M photo added. Selection: Latin Quarter (John Jenkins) .  .  . Artists Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, … 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

Billy Harper: Black Saint (1975) Japan 1976

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Selection: Croquet Ballet (Harper) .  .  . Artists Billly Harper, Tenor saxophone; Virgil Jones, trumpet; Joe Bonner, piano; David Friesen, bass; Malcolm Pinson, drums; recorded July 21 & 22, 1975 at Barclay Studios, Paris, France, recording engineer Peter Dobler, cover … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: Gettin’ Around (1965) Blue Note (updated 3/12)

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UPDATE III: December 3, 2020, both rips replaced with new and comparable copies, made yesterday on the same equipment on the same day. This eliminates the problem of the old USB rip being out of pitch with the MM33. UPDATE … Continue reading

Pedro Biker: Evergreens in Danish Design (1963) Fontana/Universal jp

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Selection: Everything Happens to Me (standard) .  .  . Artists Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Allan Botschinsky, trumpet; Bent Axen, piano; Niels-Henning Pedersen, bass; Bjarne Rostvold, drums; Pedro Biker, vocals; recorded in Denmark, 1963. Plagiarism Alert! Marc Myers (JazzWax) picks up … Continue reading

Andrew Cartmel: The Vinyl Detective LP (2020)

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Warning: a quirky post, even by LJC standards, enjoy the ride! Selection: The Vinyl Detective Theme – short introduction (Joe Kraemer)  .  .  . Artists Joe Kraemer, composer, keyboard/synths (below left); Andrew Cartmel, writer and music curator of vintage jazz … Continue reading

Sam Rivers: Dimensions & Extensions (1967) Blue Note

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In 1982, the combined forces of Decca/Telefunken (TelDec) and Georg Neumann Gmbh launched a German compilation of classical music tracks demonstrating the new analog  mastering process – Direct Metal Mastering:(10 For Sale from €7.87). The DMM process entered the Blue Note chain … Continue reading

Cultural Archeology: ’60s Radio Station Record Jacket Graffiti (more added June 15)

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UPDATE: June 10,  contributions from David S, Tony, and Dubmart UPDATE: June 11, contributions  from Doom Girl and Milan UPDATE : June 13 great contribution from Joe L Update June 14: all the way from Tokyo, contributions from Hiromasa N, … Continue reading

Lee Morgan: Cornbread (1965) Blue Note (Tone Poet 2019)

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Selection: Most Like Lee (TP, stereo) .  .  . Original Liberty 1967 monaural : Most Like Lee .  .  . Artists: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax;  Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Billy Higgins, … Continue reading