Hottest Jazz LP Covers Ever. Poll included. Updated.

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HOTTEST COVERS More late entries! I’ve caved in under pressure, 18 late entries join the foot of the post and added to the Poll. It’s only a bit of Christmas fun isn’t it? No LJC, covers is serious. Nice blog. Shame if anything … Continue reading

Shoot Out 2: US Impulse v. UK HMV – Mingus Five (1963)

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It is an article of faith with LJC that,apart from the odd exception, original is best. However it is a counsel of perfection to say to collectors, go get ’em. Originals of desirable titles are not often encountered in the wild, and when … Continue reading

Shoot Out: US v UK Contemporary – Art Pepper – Smack Up (1960)

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Master of Turntablism and now electronics wizard, MC VG-Minus,  announces  technology breakthrough at LJC: Vinyl rip comparisons now directly from the LJC Avid turntable, via a Citronic  AC-1 USB audio capture device, into a laptop running Audacity, exported to MP3 at 160 kbps.Wicked eh? The source is … 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

Curtis Fuller: Soul Trombone (1961) Impulse (+ trombone poll)

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Selection : The Clan Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Jimmy Heath (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Jymie Merritt (bass) Jimmy Cobb or GT Hogan (drums) recorded Capitol Studios, NYC, November 16 – 17, 1961, engineer: Frank Abbey. Curtis Fuller pocket-bio Fuller’s … Continue reading

Leon Leavitt, legendary collector and trader of rare jazz records

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(an occasional post prompted by the interesting exchange regarding said gentleman) What Leon Wanted (1980) Browse through Leon Leavitt’s Wants List, circa 1980 (Wants List courtesy of DottorJazz – click to enlarge). It’s like reading pages from TheJazzCollector’s $1,000 bin. … Continue reading