Wes Montgomery: The Alternative Takes (1959-63) Riverside recordings

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Reissue Corner: an occasional series Thumbing through the New Arrivals section in a record store, one of the many pleasures of record collecting is the occasional unexpected surprise among the usual stack of common reissues and second division artists. I recently stumbled … Continue reading

Sonny Criss: Portrait of (1967) Prestige (new: bonus track)

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Hot on the heels of Frank Strozier, celebrating the 700th post at LJC (Strange, this started as a sort of Blue Note tribute site, look now where it has gone… jazz all over) Continuing on the theme of artists deserving … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Blue Moods (1955) Fantasy

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Selection: Alone Together (Dietz/Schwartz) Artists Miles Davis (tpt) Britt Woodman (trb) Teddy Charles (vib) Charles Mingus (b) Elvin Jones (d) Audio-Video Studios, NYC, July 9, 1955 Music An interesting line up of the young Miles Davis, with Mingus and Elvin … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Setting The Pace (1965) Fantasy

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Selection: Dexter’s Deck Not exactly difficult choice, since there are only two tracks on the whole album, side one and side two. Artists Booker Ervin, Dexter Gordon (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Reggie Workman (b) Alan Dawson (d recorded Munich, West … Continue reading

Roy Haynes Booker Ervin Cracklin’ (1963) eh?

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Track Selection: Dorian “Dorian”, an electrifying modal jazz composition, credited to Haynes’ pianist Ronnie Mathews, sounds as fresh and modern today as it did 1963. Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Ronnie Mathews (p) Larry Ridley (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood … Continue reading

Mingus Quintet with Max Roach (1955)

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Selected track (long) I’ll remember April (13:00) > Artists Charles Mingus (b) George Barrow (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Willie Jones or Max Roach (d) Eddie Bert (tr)  Recorded live at  Bohemia, New York City, December 23rd 1955 Music Brilliant restless energetic … Continue reading