Dolo Coker: California Hard (1976) Xanadu

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More hidden treasures. You wait ages for a Dolo Coker post, then two come along at once. Marc Myers pipped me to the post with his JazzWax  post on Coker just a couple of weeks ago, here, describing Coker as … Continue reading

Harold Land: Mapenzi (1977) Concord Jazz

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Under-appreciated labels: Concord Jazz; Under-appreciated artists: Harold Land and Blue Mitchell; Under-appreciated decade: the 70’s (though in many cases, rightly so) Selection: Habiba (Kirk Lightsey) . Artists: Harold Land Blue Mitchell Quintet Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Reggie Johnson (bass), Al … Continue reading

At last, it’s possible! Real home-download vinyl!

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Thanks to ground-breaking  technology of Additive Manufacturing, the new process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file, in conjuction the LJC exclusive hybrid Analogue Conversion Vinyl Pump™,  real home-downloadable vinyl is just a few clicks away. Just connect the LJC vinyl pump to … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Sterling Silver (1956-63) Liberty UA 1979

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Selection 1: Senor Blues (alt. take) (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Mobley/ Byrd/ Watkins/ Hayes Selection 2: Tippin‘  (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Byrd/ Cook/ Taylor/ Hayes Artists Sterling Silver features various live and studio recordings from … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Tokyo Blues (1962) Blue Note

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  Selection: Sayonara Blues Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) John Harris Jr. (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 13-14, 1962 Music This unforgivably was left off my Horace Silver … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Horace-scope (1960) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.7: Horace-Scope Selection: Nica’s Dream Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 8 – 9, 1960. Music The … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Finger Poppin’ (1959) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.5: FINGER POPPIN’ Selection 1: Cookin’ at the Continental Selection 2: Swingin’ the Samba Selection 3: Juicy Lucy Selection 4: Finger Poppin’ Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Blowin’ The Blues Away (1959) Blue Note

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 HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 4: BLOWIN’ THE BLUES AWAY Selection: Break City Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 29, 1959 … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Doin’ The Thing (1961) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 2 Introductions Horace Silver Quintet  (Horace at age 33) . Selection: Filthy McNasty .  Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Junior Cook (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Gene Taylor (bass) Roy Brooks (drums) recorded by van Gelder at “The … Continue reading

Grant Green: Green is Beautiful (1970) Blue Note Liberty UA

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Selection:  Ain’t I funky now (James Brown) Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Claude Bartee (tenor saxophone) Emmanuel Riggins or Neal Creque (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Jimmy Lewis (electric bass) Idris Muhammad (drums) Candido (congas) Richie “Pablo” Landrum (bongos) recorded Rudy Van … Continue reading

Freddie Roach: Good Move (1963) Blue Note + poll Heroes of the Hammond

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Selection: When Malindy Sings Artists: Freddie Roach (organ) Eddie Wright (guitar) Clarence Johnston (drums) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 29, 1963 add Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) December 9, 1963 Music Some time since … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Jackies Bag (1959/60) Blue Note

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Artists Side 1: Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959 Side 1 selection: Blues Inn (Mclean) Side 2: Blue Mitchell … Continue reading

Sam Jones The Soul Society (1960) Riverside

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LJC says: Apologies for the false start publication of the post this morning. Fat finger! Artists Sextet: Blue Mitchell (tp) Jimmy Heath (ts) Charles Davis (bars) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) NYC, March 10, 1960 Septet: … Continue reading

Charlie Rouse: Takin’ Care of Business (1960) Jazzland

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Selection: Wierd-O (Miles Davis) Artists: Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Earl May (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded NYC, May 11, 1960 Music “Rouse setting out in 1960 on his debut recording as leader, before embarking … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “The Thing To Do” (1964 )

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Track Selection: Chick’s Tune Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Junior Cook (ts) Chick Corea (p) Gene Taylor (b) Al Foster (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 30, 1964 The young Chick Corea!! Music: 1964. Recorded in changing … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “Out of the Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: Sweet Cakes (Note – clipped the closing seconds – needs re-rip ) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones or Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January … Continue reading