Riverside/Jack Higgins (1959) vs Van Gelder (1983)

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ROUND 2 of this Van Gelder ’80s Vinyl Comeback Collection Original Stereo LP: Riverside RLP 1139 Blue Spring  Kenny Dorham (1959) Riverside Recording engineer: Jack Higgins Mastering:  Jack Mathews Selection: Spring Cannon (1959)   Artists (1959) Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Dave Amram (French … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley: Cannonball’s Sharpshooters (1958) Mercury UK

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Selection 1: What’s New? (Haggart- Burke) Haggart a bass player and writer of the song Big Noise From Winnetka Selection 2: Straight, No Chaser (credited on the this 1959 sleeve to one J. Adderley, song no relation of course to one Th. Monk who … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago (1959) Mercury

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Selection Limehouse Blues (Braham/Furber) Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) engineer Bernie Clapper, recorded at Universal Recording Studio B, Chicago, IL, February 3, 1959 – one month before “Kind of Blue”, … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham Blue Spring (1959) Riverside Stereo

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Selection: Passion Spring Artists Kenny Dorham (t) Dave Amram (French horn) Cannonball Adderley (as) Cecil Payne (bars) Cedar Walton (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) NYC, January 20 and February 18 1959 Year: 1959 January 1959, Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Miles Davis Milestones (1958) Columbia

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Selection: Miles . Joyous music vintage 1958, on the cusp between bop and modal: Miles is cool as ice, a Philly-Joe kick on every beat, Chambers romps infectiously, you can feel the smile on Adderley’s face as his alto soars on the updrafts, … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Somethin’ Else (1958) Blue Note

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BLUE NOTE CLASSICS: BN 1595  SOMETHIN’ ELSE Selection: Autumn Leaves (Kosma/ Prevert) A track that could segue into Kind of Blue, Miles simmering muted trumpet paints the melody,  Adderley’s alto solo is inspired, beautiful in structure, dripping with elegant grace notes and flourishes, falling … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Kind of Blue” UK shootout: Fontana 1st vs CBS 2nd issue.

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Last updated: November 5, 2016 (photos and text) Above, UK CBS pressing. It is conventional wisdom that earlier pressings are closer to the source  and should sound better. Below, first cover  UK release on Fontana. The opportunity arose to put this conventional wisdom to … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley in New York (1962) Riverside

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Track Selection: Intro “on being hip” and Gemini (Jimmy Heath) 13 minutes – long, but live! Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Joe Zawinul (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, January 12 … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (1959) Riverside

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  (Posted 2012, pictures updated February 26, 2019) Track Selection: This Here (Timmons) or for reasons of soul,  “Dis Here” if you prefer Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) “The Jazz … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley / Bill Evans: Know What I Mean (1961) Riverside UK Interdisk

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Post updated: February 13, 2019 (new photos and rips, complete) Track selection 1: Waltz For Debby (Evans) .  .  . Track Selection 2. Know What I Mean (Evans) .  .  . Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Percy Heath … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley “Presenting” (1955)

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Track Selection: “Spontaneous Combustion” > Artists Cannonball Adderley (as) Nat Adderley (cor)  Paul Chambers (b)  Kenny Clarke (d) Hank Jones (p) recorded July 26th 1955, NYC Music One of Cannonball Adderley’s very first recordings from 1955, the first cover alludes subtly to Adderley’s … Continue reading

The Eminent JJ Vol.1&2 (1955)

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Track Selection:  “Groovin’ ” Artists JJ Johnson (tb), Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded 1955, engineer Rudy Van Gelder. The partner Volume 1 is described as “one of the central documents in post-war jazz”,  featuring … Continue reading

Julian Adderley Quintet “Portrait of Cannonball” (1958)

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Track Selection: “Straight Life” (Julian Adderley) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bill Evans (p) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, July 1, 1958 Music High on his success with the Miles Davis Sextet, Adderley’s first … Continue reading

Crime Watch, Vinyl Edition

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 The Record Detectives, Crime Scene Investigation, “We have victim of  assault with a felt-tipped weapon. Blue Note, New Yorker I would guess, around fifty years old, weight about 180 grams,  a nasty case of “Writing On Label” (WOL). Never stood a … Continue reading