Miles Davis: Collectors’ Items (Prestige) 1953-6

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Prestige “original”!?  What’s one number difference in an address?  Into the vaults, LJC returns clutching what he thought was his most prized “original” Prestige LP, purchased a few years back from the now-disappeared Intoxica Records, Portobello Road, Notting Hill. The man said … Continue reading

Miles Davis: ‘Round About Midnight (1956) Columbia “essential”

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  (Previously blogged as the UK Philips release, with a blue cover and photographically enhanced trumpet, now “upgraded” to the original Columbia CL949) Selection: ‘Round About Midnight 320kbps MP3 Columbia six-eye mono Artists Miles Davis (trumpet) John Coltrane (tenor saxophone) Red … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Modern Jazz Giants (1954 / 56) Esquire UK

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Selection 1: ‘Round About Midnight (Monk) – with Coltrane A while back LJC featured a post of different versions of the jazz anthem ‘Round about Midnight, in response to which one poster recommended this version. And they are right. The Coltrane … Continue reading

All aboard the Blue Train!

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  Selection: Blue Train Apologies, my copy is a little bit noisy from time to time. Artists Lee Morgan (t) Curtis Fuller (trb) John Coltrane (ts) Kenny Drew (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, … Continue reading

Art Farmer Quintet (1955) Prestige/UK Esquire

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Selection: Evening in Casablanca (Gryce) Lush romantic ballad from the  “Alone Together” school of late night listening. Artists Art Farmer (t) Gigi Gryce (as) Duke Jordan (p) Addison Farmer (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham Blue Spring (1959) Riverside Stereo

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Selection: Passion Spring Artists Kenny Dorham (t) Dave Amram (French horn) Cannonball Adderley (as) Cecil Payne (bars) Cedar Walton (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) NYC, January 20 and February 18 1959 Year: 1959 January 1959, Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Jackie McLean: Jackies Bag (1959/60) Blue Note

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Artists Side 1: Donald Byrd (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Sonny Clark (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Philly Joe Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 18, 1959 Side 1 selection: Blues Inn (Mclean) Side 2: Blue Mitchell … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins Newk’s Time (1957) Blue Note

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Selection 1: Asiatic Raes (Kenny Dorham) Selection 2: Tune Up (Miles Davis) Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Doug Watkins (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, September 22, 1957 Year: 1957 Great Britain tests first … Continue reading

Miles Davis Milestones (1958) Columbia

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Selection: Miles . Joyous music vintage 1958, on the cusp between bop and modal: Miles is cool as ice, a Philly-Joe kick on every beat, Chambers romps infectiously, you can feel the smile on Adderley’s face as his alto soars on the updrafts, … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Catwalk (1961) Blue Note

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Donald Byrd RIP.  Byrd’s nephew has reported his uncle Donald Byrd’s death, though it has yet to be confirmed.  Byrd was said to have died earlier this week, on Monday 4th February, 2013, at the age of 80, at his home in Delaware. He joins … Continue reading

Miles Davis Steamin’ (1956) Esquire

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  Track selection 1: Well You Needn’t  (Monk) Thelonious Monk gets kudos on “Well, You Needn’t.” The quintet makes short work of the intricacies of the arrangement, adding the double horn lead on the choruses, redefining this jazz standard. Selection … Continue reading

Miles Davis Musings of Miles (1955) Prestige/ Bergenfield

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  Track Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie/Paparelli) . Selected because it’s a tune I can’t get enough of. I read Gillespie turned down a generous offer from the Tunisian National Tourist Board, to rename the tune Two Nights in Tunisia, with full board, inclusive of airport charges and … Continue reading

Phineas Newborn Jr A World of Piano (1961) Contemporary

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Track Selection 1: Dahoud (Clifford Brown)  w/ Chambers/Philly Joe Selection 2: Oleo (Sonny Rollins)  – w/ Sam Jones/Hayes Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Paul Chambers or Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones or Louis Hayes (d) recorded Contemporary Records’ Studio, Los Angeles, … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard Hub Cap (1961) Blue Note

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Track Selection:  Hub Cap Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Julian Priester (tb) Jimmy Heath (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Larry Ridley (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 9, 1961. Music Hub Cap is a logical expansion … Continue reading

Benny Golson and the Philadelphians (1958) United Artists

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Track Selection: You’re Not The Kind (Gryce) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, November 17, 1958 Philadelphia Just across the river from New Jersey, soon … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Goin’ Up (1960) Blue Note

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Track Selection: The Changing Scene (Mobley) Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Hank Mobley (ts) McCoy Tyner (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 6, 1960 Music: Recorded five months after Open … Continue reading

Art Pepper Meets The Rhythm Section (1957) UK

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Track Selection 1: Birks Works Track selection 2: Tin Tin Deo Artists Art Pepper (as) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Hollywood, CA, January 19, 1957 Music One of the finest jazz records ever made. If you don’t … Continue reading

Workin’ with the Miles Davis Quintet (1956)

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Selection :  the contest: The Theme (Take 1) – Prestige original pressing (1:57) The Theme (Take 1) – Esquire UK release pressing (1:57) The acid test is to get one to run  just out of synch with the other, and see if you … Continue reading

Bill Evans Interplay (1962) Riverside US

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  Previously posted as UK Riverside copy September 29th 2011. Now, nine months later, “upgraded” to US pressing, though still only mono. Track Selection 1 (as original post but the US pressing) Interplay (Evans) Track Selection 2 (new): When You Wish Apon a … Continue reading

Hank Mobley “Workout” (1961)

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Track Selection 1. Smokin’ Track Selection 2. Greasin’ Easy Artists Hank Mobley (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Grant Green (g) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 26, 1961 Music Here is one … Continue reading

Miles Davis Round About Midnight (1956)

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Track 1: Round About Midnight Track 2: Dear Old Stockholm Artists Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) arr Gil Evans / Teo Macero,  recorded at Columbia Studio D, NYC, October 26, … Continue reading

Wes Montgomery Milt Jackson “Bags Meets Wes” (1961)

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Track Selection: SKJ Artists Milt Jackson (vib) Wynton Kelly (p) Wes Montgomery (g) Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, December 18, 1961 Music This was my first Wes Montgomery record, and it was well said, … Continue reading

Bill Evans “Everybody Digs Bill Evans” (1958)

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Track Selection: Minority Artists Bill Evans (p) Sam Jones (b)  Philly Joe Jones (d)  recorded NYC, December 15, 1958 Music Only Evans second album as leader, a  tantalising prequel to the early Sixties recordings of Waltz for Debby and the Village Vanguard sessions. At this … Continue reading

Phil Woods Septet “Pairing Off” (1956) Esquire

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Track Selection: Cool Aid (Woods) Artists Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham (tp) Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as) Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1956 Note the Prestige discography attributes … Continue reading

Howard McGhee: The Return of (1955) Bethlehem/ London

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Track Selection: Get Happy Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Sahib Shihab (bars, as) Duke Jordan (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded NYC, October 22, 1955.  From the title, recorded after one of McGhees not infrequent releases from the Penitentary on narcotics charges. … Continue reading