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

Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (1960) austerity edition, with poll

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Head to Head: A while back I auditioned a modern audiophile pressing against an original vintage first pressing, and came up with some surprising answers, and stirred up a hornets nest in the process. I count controversy a success, so back into … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard “Hub-tones” (1962)

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Track Selection: For Spees Sake (Hubbard) Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) James Spaulding (as, fl) Herbie Hancock (p) Reggie Workman (b) Clifford Jarvis (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 10, 1962 Music: Herbie Hancock’s  percussive comping maintains the … Continue reading