Newport News – a guest post

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Newport News A guest post by LJC reader Clive D, writing as Vinylla So, LJC has been soliciting yet again … for vinyl acquisition stories…. One afternoon, relaxing with my usual Ximenes (Ed: I think Ximenes refers to a cryptic crossword … Continue reading

Art of The Saxophone, Two for One.

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On occasional post, about music, of all things. Music. Who’d have thought it? LJC, LJC, it’s always the same: always something different… Enough of comparing vinyl reissues, all that commercial  competitive chest-beating stuff,  lets get “musical” and what could be more … Continue reading

Max Roach: Percussion Bitter Sweet (1961) Impulse

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Selection 1: Man from South Africa   Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, flute, bass clarinet) Clifford Jordan (tenor saxophone) Mal Waldron (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums) Carlos “Patato” Valdes (congas) Carlos ‘Totico’ Eugenio … Continue reading

Booker Little: Out Front (1961) Barnaby/Candid

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Selection 1:  Man of Words (320kbps MP3) Selection 2: We Speak (320kbps MP3) Artists: Booker Little (trumpet) Julian Priester (trombone) Eric Dolphy (alto saxophone, bass clarinet, flute) Don Friedman (piano) Art Davis (bass) Max Roach (drums, timpani, vibraphone) Nat Hentoff … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Latin Caribe (1960) New Jazz re

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Selection: Mambo Ricci (Amalbert/ Ricci) Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bclar, fl) Carlie Simons (vib) Gene Casey (p) Bill Ellington (b) Manny Ramos (d, timb) Juan Amalbert (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 19, 1960 Music: LJQ brought to … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Last Date (1964) Limelight

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Selection: The Madrig Speaks, The Panther Walks (Dolphy) Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bclar, fl) Misja Mengelberg (p) Jacques Schols (b) Han Bennink (d) recorded at Hilversum, Holland, June 2, 1964 before a selected audience. Music Apologies for yet another Dolphy record so soon after … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Outward Bound (1960) Esquire

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Selection 1 : GW (dedicated to Dolphy’s mentor Gerald Wilson) The track closest in lineage to Out to Lunch Selection 2: On Green Dolphin Street Hubbards muted introduction gives a false sense of reassurance.  One reviewer commented that his quirky original  take … Continue reading

Mal Waldron: The Quest (1961) UK Xtra

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Selection 1: Warm Canto (Waldron) . . . Selection 2: Status Seeking (Waldron) . . . Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bclar) Booker Ervin (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Ron Carter (cello) Joe Benjamin (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Out There (1960) Prestige UK Esquire

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Selection 1: Feathers (Hale Smith) Selection 2: Serene (Dolphy) Something both malevolant and beautiful about the avant-garde’s treatment of tenderness, peace and tranquility, exposing flashes of barely concealed danger, somewhere Freddie Krueger is loose in Snow White’s boudoir. Artists Eric Dolphy (as, … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch (1964) Blue Note (updated 30/9/17)

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Selection 1: Something Sweet Something Tender Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … Selection 2: Straight Up and Down Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … LJC writes: always turn a mistake into an advantage. … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Point of Departure (1964) Blue Note

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Track selection 1: New Monastery If you are an avant-garde pianist, the “elephant in the room” is Monk. Hill pays tribute, in his own way.   Track Selection 2: Dedication A poignant piece under an ambivalent title, a simmering, towering, emotional work. … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson with Eric Dolphy Straight Ahead (1961) Esquire

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Track selection 1: Images Track Selecton 2: Straight Ahead Artists Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Oliver Nelson (ts, as, cl) Richard Wyands (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 1, 1961 Music: Fantastic combination, … Continue reading

John Coltrane Africa / Brass (1961) HMV

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Track Selection: Blues Minor (Coltrane) Artists: Booker Little (tp) Britt Woodman (tb) Donald Carrado, Bob Northern, Robert Swisshelm, Julius Watkins (frh) Carl Bowman (euph) Bill Barber (tu) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl, arr, cond) John Coltrane (ts) Pat Patrick (bars) McCoy … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy In Europe Vol.2 (1961)

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Track Selection: Laura ( caution – vinyl has a few marks which sound on occasions, and recorded in Denmark  Wonderful, Wonderful, Copenhagen. What’s to like? The music, of course.) Artists Eric Dolphy (as,fl) Erik Moseholm (b) Jorn Elniff (d) Bent Axen (p) Recorded live at  “Berlingske Has”, September … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson “The Blues and the Abstract Truth” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Stolen Moments” (8:45)  I> Read the line-up and weep: Oliver Nelson (as,ts) Eric Dolphy (as,f) George Barrow (bar/s) Freddie Hubbard (t) Bill Evans (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded February 1961. I ask, why haven’t I heard … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson Sextet “Screaming the Blues” (1960)

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Track Selection: Oliver Nelson Sextet feat Eric Dolphy “Three Seconds” > NJLP 8243  Richard Williams (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Oliver Nelson (as, ts) Richard Wyands (p) George Duvivier (b) Roy Haynes (d)   Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Charles Mingus presents Charles Mingus (1960)

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Track selection: “Original Faubus Fables” >  (Parental Advisory Explicit Lyrics) Artists Ted Curson (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl) Charles Mingus (b, vo) Dannie Ritchmond (d, vo)  Recorded Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, October 20, 1960 Music Mingus’s record companies, apparently, refused to release Faubus as Mingus wanted, complete with … Continue reading

Ornette Coleman: Free Jazz (1960) Atlantic

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  Track selection: (excerpt) Artists Don Cherry (pocket tp) Freddie Hubbard (tp) Eric Dolphy (bcl) Ornette Coleman (as) Charlie Haden, Scott LaFaro (b) Ed Blackwell, Billy Higgins (d)  NYC, December 21, 1960 For Stereophiles, the positioning is: Left channel Ornette … Continue reading

Charles Mingus The Great Concert, Paris, April 1964

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Charles Mingus “Parker-iana” (excerpt)  Artists Johnny Coles (tp -2) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl -2) Clifford Jordan (ts -2) Jaki Byard (p) Charles Mingus (b -2) Dannie Richmond (d -2) recorded “Salle Wagram”, Paris, France, April 17, 1964 Music Having … Continue reading

Mingus Live in Europe Vol.1 (1964) Enja

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 Track Selection Mingus in Europe soundclip on  YouTube Artists Charles Mingus Quintet, with Eric Dolphy (f,bc), Clifford Jordan (ts), Jaki Byard (p) and Dannie Richmond (d)  live at Wuppertal Townhall, Wuppertal, West Germany, 26th April 1964 Music Recorded towards the end … Continue reading

Mingus Five (1963)

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  Track Selection:  “Theme for Lester Young” (Goodbye Pork Pie Hat) tenor solo: Booker Ervin – Artists Eddie Preston, Richard Williams (tp) Britt Woodman (tb) Don Butterfield (tu) Dick Hafer (fl, cl, ts) Jerome Richardson (fl, ss, bars) Eric Dolphy (as, … Continue reading

John Coltrane “Impressions” (1963)

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Track Selection:  “After the Rain”: Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl -2) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, November 3, 1961 Music A potpourri of Contrane live and … Continue reading

Coltrane “Live” at the Village Vanguard (1961)

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Track Selection:  “Chasin’ the Trane” (Excerpt) Artists Eric Dolphy (bc) John Coltrane (ss) McCoy tyner (p) Elvin Jones (d) Reggie Workman (b) Music As a late starter (remedial class)  in jazz there are more than a few gaps in my musical knowledge, … Continue reading