Tina Brooks: True Blue (1960) RVG re-master vs Mosaic, with poll


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Artists: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Tina Brooks (tenor saxophone) Duke Jordan (piano) Sam Jones (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1960 Holy Grail status: Another one that isn’t going to happen any time … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Open Sesame (1960) austerity edition, with poll


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Head to Head: A while back I auditioned a modern audiophile pressing against an original vintage first pressing, and came up with some surprising answers, and stirred up a hornets nest in the process. I count controversy a success, so back into … Continue reading

All aboard the Blue Train!


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All pictures and text updated April 25, 2020 Selection: Blue Train Apologies, my copy is a little bit noisy from time to time. Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Kenny Drew, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Philly Joe … Continue reading