Sonny Stitt – Bud Powell – JJ Johnson (1949) Prestige


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To kick off, I have two vintage pressings for you to compare. One an original Prestige, the other, one of my native Esquire pressings, from US metalwork. Except there are a few twists along the way. Selection: Fine and Dandy Take 1 … Continue reading

John Lewis Sacha Distel “Afternoon in Paris” (1956) Atlantic


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Track Selection 1: Bags Groove .  .  . Track Selection 2: Afternoon in Paris .  .  . Artists Barney Wilen, tenor sax; John Lewis, piano; Sacha Distel, guitar; Percy Heath , bass;  Kenny Clarke, drums; recorded in Paris, France, December … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins MJQ Perspectives 1951-3


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Selection 1: I Know (Miles Davis on  Piano) Selection 2: With a Song in my Heart Selection 3: This Love of Mine Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Percy Heath (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Apex Studios, NYC, December … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Blue Haze” (1953-4)


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Track Selection: I’ll Remember April (7:40) Soloists in turn,  Miles Davis, Horace Silver piano, Dave Schildkraut alto, Silver reprise. Artists Miles Davis (tp) Davey Schildkraut (as) John Lewis, Horace Silver or Charles Mingus (p) ) Max Roach, Art Blakey or Kenny Clarke (d) Percy … Continue reading