Graham Collier: Deep Dark Blue Centre (1967) Deram

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’60s British Jazz Alert! Queen’s English courtesy of Google Translate. Selection: Crumblin’ Cookie .  .  . Artists Graham Collier: bass, arrangements; Dave Aaron, alto saxophone, flute; Karl Jenkins, baritone saxophone, oboe; John Marshall, drums;  Philip Lee, guitar;  Michael Gibbs, trombone; trumpet, flugelhorn, Harry Beckett … Continue reading

Bobby Jaspar All Stars (1955) Felsted

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Selection: Minor Drop .  .  . Artists Bobby Jaspar (Tenor Saxophone), René Urtreger (Piano), Benoit Quersin (Bass), Jean-Louis Viale (Drums), Sacha Distel (Guitar), recorded  December 27 and 29, 1955 at Studio Pathé-Magellan, Paris Music Review Our esteemed Man From Mercury (via … Continue reading

Art Blakey: A Night in Tunisia (1957) mono test pressing vs commercial release “stereo”

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 Shoot out with a twist. What was intended to be a two-way shoot out – test press vs  commercial release and mono vs stereo, quickly unravelled when the stereo turned out not to be quite what it said on the cover. … Continue reading

Tony Kinsey: Jazz at The Flamingo (1957) Decca

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  Selection: Just Goofin’ Artists Joe Harriott (as) Pete Blannin  (b) Tony Kinsey (d)  Bill Le Sage (p,vib) Bob Efford (ts)Recorded London, May 16, 1957 Music There is a gibbet in the Tower of London reserved for anyone saying this, but there is only very … Continue reading

Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) UK

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Track Selection 1: Birks Works Track selection 2: Tin Tin Deo Artists Art Pepper (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Hollywood, CA, January 19, 1957 Music One of the finest jazz records ever made. If you don’t … Continue reading

John Coltrane Giant Steps (1960)

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Track Selection: Giant Steps Artists John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb or Art Taylor (d) Engineer Tom Dowd, recorded NYC, December 2, 1959 Music What can you say? Coltrane’s crowning achievement. Entry for … Continue reading

Wilton Gaynair “Blue Bogey” (1959)

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Selected Track: “Wilton’s Mood” I> Wilton Gaynair (ts) Terry Shannon (p) Kenny Napper (b) Bill Eyden (d)  Recorded at  Decca Studios, West Hampstead, London,  August 26, 1959. The Tempo label is the UK’s premier division of British jazz pressings of the Fifties and early Sixties, … Continue reading