Ted Curson: The New Thing & The Blue Thing (1965) Atlantic

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New Thing selection: Elephant’s Walk . Blue Thing selection: Straight Ice . Artists: Ted Curson (trumpet) Bill Barron (tenor saxophone) Georges Arvanitas (piano) Herb Bushler (bass) Dick Berk (drums) recorded NYC, March 25 &29, 1965, engineer Tom Dowd. Recording both … Continue reading

The Jazz Makers: (1959) Ember

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A short break from American Jazz and a brief excursion into the embryonic British Jazz Scene of the late ’50s with an unlikely American connection. On a British label called Ember, often found in thrift shops, but which on this occasion turns up … Continue reading

Shorty Rogers: Martians Come Back (1955) Atlantic

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Track Selection 1: Dickies Dream (Count Basie/ Lester Young) (audio warning: a few surface clicks along the way) Track Selection 2: Papouche (Rogers) . Artists Shorty Rogers and His Giants, including: Harry Edison, the Candoli brothers, Barney Kessel (guitar) Shorty Rogers … Continue reading

Guide to 1st Pressings of Atlantic Records Part 2: Stereo

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Hot on the heels of Atlantic Labeology Part 1 The Guide to Mono First pressings of Atlantic comes LJC’s Guide to the Stereo First Pressings of Atlantic. And I thought this would be easy? Both these guides will be maintained on permanent pages … Continue reading

LJC Guide to the Mono First Pressings of Atlantic

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Illustrated Guide to Atlantic First Pressings Permanent page: LJC Guide to Record Labels/Atlantic/label transitions I hope this will be the enduring and unique  visual “Labelology” of Atlantic Jazz, the go-to reference for title by title identification.  Scope is limited to 1200, 1300, … Continue reading

Lennie Tristano: The New Tristano (1962) Atlantic re

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Selection: C Minor Complex (5:56) Artists: Lennie Tristano – unaccompanied solo piano, recording engineer, Tristano recorded  NYC 1962 Music Encore! The previous post on Tristano had me wanting for more, though there is precious little on disc. Six years after the controversial … Continue reading

Lennie Tristano (1955) Atlantic (includes “best jazz pianists” poll)

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The “best pianists” poll and all of this year’s LJC reader polls are to be found here on one new page. If you haven’t already had your say, voting is still open on all polls. Selection 1: Line Up Lennie Tristano (piano) Peter … Continue reading

Charles Mingus: Pithecanthropus Erectus (1956) Atlantic

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Selection: Pithecanthropus Erectus (Mingus) Note: a little light crackle in background of quiet passages According to Mingus’ liner notes (quoted by Wiki) the title song is a ten-minute four-chapter  tone poem, depicting the rise of man from his hominid roots Upright Ape-Man to … Continue reading

John Lewis Sacha Distel “Afternoon in Paris” (1956) Atlantic

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Track Selection 1: Bags Groove Track Selection 2: Afternoon in Paris Artists Barney Wilen (ts) John Lewis (p) Sacha Distel (g) Percy Heath (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded in Paris, France, December 4 and 7, 1956 Music Yes that Sacha Distel – … Continue reading

Bags and Trane (1959) London Atlantic

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Last updated: January 2015 Track Selection 1 Bee Bop (Gillespie) Selection 2: Bags and Trane Artists John Coltrane (ts) Milt Jackson (vib) Hank Jones (p) Paul Chambers (b) Connie Kay (d) recorded NYC, January 15, 1959 Music: I’m not big … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman This is Our Music (1960)

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We havent had a post for the Free tendency for a while, so Ornette can point the way. Get one Free, get another one, also Free. Free for the price of none, which is free anyway. Track Selection 1: Kaleidoscope Track Selection … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman “Twins” (1961)

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Track Selection (long): “Check Up” 10:00 > Artists on Check Up: Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell (d) recorded NYC, January 31, 1961. Recording Engineer Tom Dowd. Other tracks:  Don Cherry (pocket tp) Freddie Hubbard (tp) Eric … Continue reading

Shelly Manne “Boss Sounds!” 1966

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Track Selection: “Margie” Artists Conte Candoli (tp) Frank Strozier (as) Russ Freeman (p) Monte Budwig (b) Shelly Manne (d) recorded “Shelly’s Manne-Hole”, Hollywood, CA, June 20, 1966 Music A nice quality recording and good listening West Coast  jazz with the … Continue reading

Lee Konitz “Inside Hi-Fi” (1956)

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Track Selection: “Kary’s Trance“, guitar duet Billy Bauer: Artists Lee Konitz (as, ts) Billy Bauer (g) Arnold Fishkin (b) Dick Scott (d) recorded NYC, October 16, 1956 Music A recent convert to Lee Konitz, the more I hear the more I … Continue reading

One more for the jazz bohemians: Ornette! (1961)

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Track Selection: “Totem & Taboo” >> Artists Don Cherry (cor) Ornette Coleman (as) Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell (d)  recorded January 31, 1961, NYC Music Recorded one month after the genre-defining Free Jazz: A Collective Improvisation in 1961, the composition titles … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman “On Tenor” (1962)

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Track Selection: “Eos”: Artists Don Cherry (pocket tp) Ornette Coleman (ts) Jimmy Garrison (b) Ed Blackwell (d) recorded NYC, March 22, 1961 Music More structured dissonace from Ornette, this time from 1962’s “On Tenor”, with regular Don Cherry on pocket trumpet, … Continue reading