Chris McGregor’s Brotherhood of Breath (1971) RCA Neon


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Straying over the boundaries of 50s/60s jazz, putting a toe into the early ’70s, turning the focus back home to Britain, and the influence of expatriate African jazz musicians on the evolving British jazz scene. Think: Londonjazzcollector. British jazz started … Continue reading

Bill Potts: The Jazz Soul of Porgy and Bess (1959) United Artists


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Updated: February 26, 2019 (replacement rip Davis/ Ain’t Necessarily So – Columbia CL1274 Mono Six-Eye) An LJC first head to head between two arrangers – Bill Potts and Gil Evans  – in their treatment of the Gershwin classic Porgy and … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson “Afro American Sketches” (1961)


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track selection: “Emancipation Blues”  I> PRLP 7225  Jerry Kail, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp) Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman (tb) Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (frh -1,2) Don Butterfield (tu) Jerry Dodgion (as, fl) Oliver Nelson … Continue reading