Johnny Coles: Little Johnny C (1963) Blue Note

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I think its time for another original Blue Note, just to “stir the pot”, with a sting in the tail, all will be revealed, get with the programme. Selection: So Sweet My Little Girl (Duke Pearson) Artists Johnny Coles (trumpet) … Continue reading

MJT+3: Make Everybody Happy (1960) Vee-Jay

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Selection: Silver Sweet – VeeJay Stereo Repeat selection: Silver Sweet –  summed channels (!!) Artists Willie Thomas (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) recorded at Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, February 5 & 8, … Continue reading

Updated: more rips! Jackie McLean: Right Now! (1965) Blue Note/Liberty UA

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September 7, UPDATE! “Eleven out Ten LJC readers who expressed a preference asked for more comparative rips, to hear for themselves what alternative editions sound like”. Actually, I just made that up, but seeing as how a lot of what … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Happenings (1966) Liberty/ Blue Note

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Selection: Maiden Voyage (Hancock) Artists Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba, drums) Herbie Hancock (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Joe Chambers (drums, vibraphone) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 8, 1966 Music Hutcherson claims not to have heard the original Hancock … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No. 6: The Cape Verdean Blues Selection: Pretty Eyes (Silver) mono original Blue Note Artists Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roger Humphries (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, … Continue reading

Joe Henderson: Inner Urge (1964) Blue Note/ Liberty

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Track Selection: El Barrio .  .  . Artists Joe Henderson (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 30, 1964 Recorded at Van Gelders studio just one week after … Continue reading

Duke Pearson Wahoo (1964) Liberty/Blue Note

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Track Selection: Bedouin (STEREO) Bonus: listen to one, get to listen to another  one free: Amanda (STEREO) Request: Farewell Machelle: Artists Donald Byrd (tp) James Spaulding (as, fl) Joe Henderson (ts) Duke Pearson (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Grant Green Idle Moments (1963) Blue Note – mono

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Track Selection: Django (John Lewis) Record previously posted 31st March 2012 in stereo version here, with 14 minutes of the title track, which I won’t duplicate. Instead, the John Lewis composition “Django” Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Duke Pearson (p) … Continue reading

Horace Silver The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: Nutville (Silver) A helter-skelter bop with pace without getting overly concerned with musical long-haul travel Track selection 2: Bonita A latin bop slower groove with some delicious solos Artists Woody Shaw (tp) Joe Henderson (ts) Horace Silver (p) … Continue reading

Grant Green “Idle Moments” (1963)

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Track Selection: “Idle Moments” Caution, long (14:40), one early needle stick at 45 seconds requiring manual intervention, gives a repeat of two turns, some early clicks and a little surface noise early which quickly settles down and the remaining 13 … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: Gettin’ Around (1965) Blue Note

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Track Selection:  Manaha da Carnaval Artists Dexter Gordon (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Barry Harris (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 28-9, 1965 Dexter’s last major release for Blue Note, not long after which he moved … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Caddy for Daddy” (1965)

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Track Selection: “Venus di Mildew” (W.Shorter) > Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Billy Higgins (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 18, 1965 Music Wayne Shorter composition … Continue reading