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

Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral (1965/8) Blue Note/UA

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 Selection: Jasper (1965) Artists On Jasper: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)recorded  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1965 Other … Continue reading

Joe Chambers: The Almoravid (1971/3) Muse

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Under-appreciated Record Labels: Muse Selection 1: Catta (Andrew Hill) Artists Joe Chambers (drums), Cedar Walton (piano), Richard Davis (Fender bass), Omar Clay, David Freidman (percussion),  Ray Mantilla  (congas) Recorded October 8, 1973   Selection 2: Medina (Joe Chambers) Artists Joe … Continue reading

Wayne Shorter: The Collector (1965/6) King Records 1980

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Selection: Etcetera Artists Wayne Shorter (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Cecil McBee or Reggie Workman  (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 14, 1965 and February 24, 1966 Shorter recording with Miles – ESP and the … 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

Andrew Hill: Andrew!!! (1964) Blue Note/Liberty

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Selection: Black Monday (Hill)   Artists: John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1964 Music: Possibly Hill’s most interesting Blue Note in … 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

Stanley Cowell: Brillant Circles (1969) Freedom

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Selection: Boo Ann’s Grand (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet, maracas) Tyrone Washington (tenor saxophone, flute, clarinet, maracas) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Stanley Cowell (piano) Reggie Workman (bass, electric bass) Joe Chambers (drums) recorded Olmstead Sound Studios, NYC, September 25, 1969, produced for  Black … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Happenings (1966) Liberty/ Blue Note

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Selection: Maiden Voyage (Hancock) Artists Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba, drums) Herbie Hancock (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Joe Chambers (drums, vibraphone) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 8, 1966 Music Hutcherson claims not to have heard the original Hancock … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue (1965) Liberty UA Blue Note (Update: polls added)

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An LJC reader challenged me on why I hadn’t posted any titles by Bobby Hutcherson? Once again, I found myself short of an answer. To put that right, we kick off with what I consider Hutcherson’s sine qua non Blue … Continue reading

Woody Shaw: In The Beginning (1965) Muse

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First released in 1983 but recorded in 1965 : Selection 1: Obsequious (Young) Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)   Selection 2: Baloo baloo (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe … Continue reading

Archie Shepp: Fire Music (1965) Impulse!

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Selection:Impossible to choose one selection so I will go with two: Prelude to a Kiss (Ellington) Girl from Ipanema (Antonio Carlos Jobim / Vinícius de Moraes) Artists Ted Curson (trumpet) Joseph Orange (trombone) Marion Brown (alto saxophone) Archie Shepp (tenor saxophone) Reggie … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: One for One (1965-70) Blue Note/UA

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Selection: One for One (Numark tt rip) (Next week the laptop returns from the menders, and hopefully it is back to experiments with a direct feed from the big system, a more sound basis for some  new shoot-outs) Artists Artists 1965 sessions: … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Compulsion (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Premonition Artists Freddie Hubbard (tpt, flgh) John Gilmore (ts, bclar) Andrew Hill (p) Cecil McBee and/or Richard Davis (b) Joe Chambers (d) Nadi Qamar (African drums, African thumb piano) Renaud Simmons (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October … 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

Archie Shepp On This Night (1965) HMV Impulse

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Selection 1: In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington) Selection 2: The Mac Man (Shepp) updated Artists Archie Shepp (ts, p) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Henry Grimes or Barre Phillips (b) David Izenzon, Rashied Ali, J.C. Moses or Joe Chambers (d) Ed Blackwell (rhythm logs) Christine Spencer … 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

Wayne Shorter Adam’s Apple (1966)

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Track Selection: Chief Crazy Horse (7:20) Artists Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Reggie Workman (b) Joe Chambers (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 3 & 24 , 1966 Music By the beginning of ’66, Wayne … Continue reading