Wayne Shorter: Schizophrenia (1967) Liberty vs.Connoisseur

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Probably the finest Shorter Blue Note album, apart from all the others. (Later in the post, you will see I’ve popped in a Shorter favourites poll). The cover of Schizophrenia shows  solarised mirror images of Shorter, symbolic of the schizophrenia beloved of ’60s popular … Continue reading

Ricky Ford: Shorter Ideas (1984) Muse

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Under-appreciated…everything (including his tailor!) Hidden Gems Volume 1 Selection 1: Miyako (Shorter)   Selection 2: DanceCadaverous Listen to Jimmy Knepper picking up the tune and dancing in the dark, beautiful. Artists Ricky Ford (tenor saxophone), James Spaulding (alto Saxophone, flute), Jimmy Knepper (trombone), … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Breaking Point (1964) Blue Note/Liberty

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Tying up some loose ends in the discography of important figures in Modern Jazz, I found I had neglected some albums because either I wasn’t convinced of their merit or the pressing wasn’t satisfactory, or in some cases both. However … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Components (1965) Blue Note/ Liberty

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Selection 1: Tranquility (Hutcherson) Selection 2: Air (Chambers) Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba) Herbie Hancock (piano, organ) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June … Continue reading

Sun Ra: Jazz in Silhouette (1959) DOL reissue

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opening Selection: Enlightenment (Dotson) Artists Hobart Dotson (trumpet) Bo Bailey (trombone) Marshall Allen, James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Charles Davis (baritone saxophone) Pat Patrick (baritone saxophone, flute) Sun Ra (piano, celeste) Ronnie Boykins (bass) William Cochran … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: All Seeing Eye (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Chaos (Shorter) Mono: Stereo Artists Freddie Hubbard (t, flh) Alan Shorter (flh) Grachan Moncur III (trb) James Spaulding (as) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Joe Chambers (d)  recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 15, … Continue reading

Duke Pearson Wahoo (1964) Liberty/Blue Note

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Track Selection: Bedouin (STEREO) Bonus: listen to one, get to listen to another  one free: Amanda (STEREO) Request: Farewell Machelle: Artists Donald Byrd (tp) James Spaulding (as, fl) Joe Henderson (ts) Duke Pearson (p) Bob Cranshaw (b) Mickey Roker (d) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter Schizophrenia (1967) Liberty

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Track selection: Schizophrenia Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) James Spaulding (as, fl) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Joe Chambers (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 10, 1967 Music You guessed it, I’m in … 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

Sam Rivers Sextet Andrew Hill Quartet “Involution” (1966/7)

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Track Selection: “Paean” Artists Sam Rivers Sextet (Sides 1-2) Donald Byrd (tp -1/4) Julian Priester (tb -1/4) James Spaulding (as, fl -1/5) Sam Rivers (ts, ss, fl) Cecil McBee (b) Steve Ellington (d) Recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, … Continue reading