Miles Davis: In Person at The Blackhawk (1961) Columbia/Mosaic shootout. Update: ultrasonic clean

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Selection: Neo (12:51) Columbia six eye .  .  . Different selections made from previous posts on Blackhawk Sessions back in 2012 of the Fontana UK editions. With the passing of time,  can do better. Artists Miles Davis (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: High Voltage (1967) Liberty

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Selection: Two and One (Mobley) … Selection 2: Bossa Deluxe (Mobley) … Artists Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) John Hicks (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: A Slice Of The Top (1966) Blue Note Connoisseur

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Underappreciated voices of the tenor: Hank Mobley Selection: Cute ‘n’ Pretty (Mobley) Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Kiane Zawadi (euphonium) Howard Johnson (tuba) James Spaulding (alto sax, flute) Hank Mobley (tenor sax, arranger) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Billy Higgins … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Poppin’ (1957) King Records

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Stereo that never was… Selection: Poppin’ – as published, in Stereo Or, as intended: Repeat Selection: Poppin’ – channels summed (50/50 “mono”) Artists: Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Art Farmer (trumpet) Sonny Clark (piano) Pepper Adams (baritone saxophone) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe … Continue reading

Lee Morgan Sextet (1956 ) Liberty, fake van Gelder

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LJC Hitchhiker’s Guide to Early Stereo continues, with further insight into the murky world of 60’s fake stereo This time, an example of a genuine fake. Selection: Slightly Hep  pseudo stereo Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Kenny Rodgers (alto saxophone) Hank Mobley (tenor … Continue reading

UK auction, Blue Note Mobley 1568 sets new price benchmark

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An occasional post, tracking a significant auction outcome which should be of interest to all collectors and sellers. Whoa!! For a premium record that in tip-top condition often settles around the $5,000 benchmark, the most coveted and collectable record in … Continue reading

Hank Mobley/ Cedar Walton: Breakthrough (1972) Cobblestone

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POST UPDATED May 24, 2015: Simon Spillett on Mobley in Europe (see postscript) LJC Reminder: data request for your NYC Prestige records! Thanks to the twenty or so collectors who have sent their data in. Whether you have few or … Continue reading

Rare Blue Note: what’s the collector alternative? UPDATED extra sample and poll added

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Audiophile Alternatives: USA and Tokyo go head-to-head Record Test:  BLP 4059 Kenny Drew title “Undercurrent” (1960) Contestants: Music Matters 33  edition vs late 1970’s vintage King Records, Japan. NEW!  a third contestant, Classic Records added at the last minute, rip courtesy of LJC … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Sterling Silver (1956-63) Liberty UA 1979

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Selection 1: Senor Blues (alt. take) (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Mobley/ Byrd/ Watkins/ Hayes Selection 2: Tippin‘  (EP version, first release on LP) Artists: Silver/ Byrd/ Cook/ Taylor/ Hayes Artists Sterling Silver features various live and studio recordings from … Continue reading

Hank Mobley: Roll Call (1960) Blue Note

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Selection 1: My Groove, Your Move   Selection 2: The Breakdown Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 13, 1960 Music: … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Stylings of Silver (1957) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No 8: The Stylings of Silver Selection: Soulville Selection 2: No Smokin’ Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Teddy Kotick (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May … Continue reading

Horace Silver: And The Jazz Messengers (1954-5) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No.3 HS and The Jazz Messengers Selection: Creepin’ In (Silver) Artists: Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 13, 1954 and February … Continue reading

Mobley 1550: what’s it worth? Play Fantasy Ebay live. Now with result update

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Selection: Wham and they’re off (Mobley) Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 8, 1957 Music : It’s not BN 1568, but … Continue reading

Hank Mobley 1568: downtown Tokyo Shoot-out

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When it comes to the affordable pressings of classic Blue Note titles, Japanese vintage vinyl of the Seventies and Eighties offers an attractive proposition. Usually in immaculate condition, on near-silent vinyl, King and Toshiba offer an identifiably analog presentation, and they can be … Continue reading

Freddie Roach: Good Move (1963) Blue Note + poll Heroes of the Hammond

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Selection: When Malindy Sings Artists: Freddie Roach (organ) Eddie Wright (guitar) Clarence Johnston (drums) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 29, 1963 add Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) December 9, 1963 Music Some time since … Continue reading

Miles Davis In Person at The Blackhawk (1961) Fontana Stereo

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Selection: Bye bye Blackbird (Fontana Stereo) Artists Miles Davis (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb (d) recorded at “The Blackhawk”, San Francisco, CA, 1st  April 21-2, 1961, Columbia engineer Russ Payne (whose other credits include … Continue reading

Curtis Fuller: The Opener (1957) Blue Note

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Note: this is a Division of United Artists cover, not the original Blue Note cover Selection: Oscalypso (Pettiford) Blue Note 47 West 63rd, RVG mastered Artists Curtis Fuller (trb) Hank Mobley (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van … Continue reading

The Jazz Messengers (1956) Columbia Six-Eye

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Track Selection : Infra-Rae (Mobley) Artists Donald Byrd (t) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Art Blakey (d) NYC, April 5, 1956. Messengers Chronology (selected): Ritual (1957); Art Blakey Big Band (with Coltrane! 1957); Au Club St Germain, … Continue reading

Hank Mobley Dippin’ (1965) Liberty/ Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Vamp (Mobley) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Harold Mabern (p) Larry Ridley (b) Billy Higgins (d)Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 18, 1965 Mobley at the age of 35, a well-seasoned tenor player second … Continue reading

Horace Silver Six Pieces of Silver (1956) Blue Note – Lexington?

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Track Selection: Senor Blues Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Doug Watkins (b) Louis Hayes (d recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 10, 1956 Music For Crissake, what more do you want? Mobley, Byrd, … Continue reading

Art Blakey At The Jazz Corner of the World Vol 2 (1959) no ear

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  Track Selection 1:  M & M (Mobley) from Jazz Corner Vol2  no ear, mono: Pressing quality comparison: Track Selection 2 :Hipsippy Blues from Jazz Corner Vol1  original Blue Note DG and ear, pressing stereo (shown below) Mono or Stereo? Liberty reissue or Blue Note second … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Goin’ Up (1960) Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Changing Scene (Mobley) Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 6, 1960 Music: Recorded five months after Open … Continue reading

Miles Davis in Person at the Blackhawk Vol1 Friday Night (1961) Fontana

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Track Selection: Walkin’ UPDATED, EXTRA TRACK Track Selection 2: Bye Bye Blackbird (The Amazon review post cited below made me listen again, and it reminded me, crikey Mobley was on top form that night, better than I have heard in … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Workout” (1961)

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Track Selection 1. Smokin’ Track Selection 2. Greasin’ Easy Artists Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 26, 1961 Music Here is one … Continue reading

Coltrane Mobley Sims Cohn: Tenor Conclave (1956) Prestige/ Esquire

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Track selection: Tenor Conclave (Mobley) Artists Al Cohn, John Coltrane, Hank Mobley, Zoot Sims (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 7, 1956 Music A conclave is a secret meeting … Continue reading