Lee Morgan: Delightfulee (1966) Liberty/Blue Note

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LJC Special Selection: Albums I initially avoided due to presence of turkeys, but which also contain prime cuts: BST 84243 Lee Morgan’s Delightfulee. Apologies in advance to lovers of  the Fab Four, and cranberry sauce. Selection: Nite Flite (Morgan) .  … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: A Retrospective

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When Horace Silver left us, for posterity, LJC posted a series of his main Blue Note albums.   It is a couple of weeks overdue now to give Bobby Hutcherson the same respect, so over forthcoming posts, some of those titles not previously … Continue reading

Johnny Coles: Little Johnny C (1963) Blue Note

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I think its time for another original Blue Note, just to “stir the pot”, with a sting in the tail, all will be revealed, get with the programme. Selection: So Sweet My Little Girl (Duke Pearson) Artists Johnny Coles (trumpet) … 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

Herbie Hancock: The Prisoner (1969) Liberty/Blue Note

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Selection: The Prisoner Artists Johnny Coles (flugelhorn) Garnett Brown (trombone) Tony Studd (bass trombone) Hubert Laws (flute) Jerome Richardson (bass clarinet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone, alto flute) Herbie Hancock (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams (bass) Albert Heath (drums) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Horace Silver: The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) Blue Note

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HORACE SILVER RETROSPECTIVE No. 6: The Cape Verdean Blues Selection: Pretty Eyes (Silver) mono original Blue Note Artists Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Horace Silver (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Roger Humphries (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, … Continue reading

Horace Silver: Song For My Father (1963-4) Blue Note

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Selection 1:  Song For My Father (Silver) Selection 2: The Natives are Restless Tonight (Silver) End to end  analog output from fifty year old original Blue Note vinyl, pulled off a  preamp with  previously unused Telefunken valves manufactured in Berlin 1961, … Continue reading

Larry Young: Unity (1965) Blue Note

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Selection 1: Moontrane (Shaw) 320 kbps MP3 Selection 2: Softly as Morning Sunrise (Romberg, Hammerstein II) 320 kbps MP3 Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (organ) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, … Continue reading

McCoy Tyner The Real McCoy (1967) Liberty Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: Search for Peace (Tyner) Beautiful tune, tranquil and perfectly paced, Tyner does what he does best –  an exploration of the strong melody for its rhythmic and harmonic potential, punctuated with cascading rippling arpeggios; on cue, Henderson floats … 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

Joe Henderson: Inner Urge (1964) NY/Liberty

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Track Selection: El Barrio Artists Joe Henderson (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 30, 1964 Recorded at Van Gelders studio just one week after Duke Pearson’s Wahoo!, … 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

Grant Green Idle Moments (1963) Blue Note – mono

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Track Selection: Django (John Lewis) Record previously posted 31st March 2012 in stereo version here, with 14 minutes of the title track, which I won’t duplicate. Instead, the John Lewis composition “Django” Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Bobby Hutcherson (vib) Duke Pearson (p) … Continue reading

Horace Silver The Cape Verdean Blues (1965) Blue Note

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Track Selection 1: Nutville (Silver) A helter-skelter bop with pace without getting overly concerned with musical long-haul travel Track selection 2: Bonita A latin bop slower groove with some delicious solos Artists Woody Shaw (tp) Joe Henderson (ts) Horace Silver (p) … Continue reading

Grant Green “Idle Moments” (1963)

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Track Selection: “Idle Moments” Caution, long (14:40), one early needle stick at 45 seconds requiring manual intervention, gives a repeat of two turns, some early clicks and a little surface noise early which quickly settles down and the remaining 13 … Continue reading

Pete La Roca: Basra (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Lazy Afternoon (Latouche Morros) : Artists Joe Henderson (tenor sax) Steve Kuhn (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums)  recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 19, 1965 Artist of Note: Pete La Roca Drummer, turned … Continue reading

Andrew Hill “Black Fire” (1963)

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Track Selection: “Black Fire” > Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Andrew Hill (p) Richard Davis (b) Roy Haynes (d ) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 9, 1963 Music Andrew Hill could be described as “Cecil Taylor Lite”, probably doing … Continue reading

Joe Henderson “In ‘n’ Out” (1964)

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Track Selection:Punjab Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Kenny Dorham (t)  Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) McCoy Tyner (p) Recorded on April 10, 1964 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Music Henderson is still on peak form here and Dorham partners … Continue reading