Bobby Hutcherson: Spiral (1965/8) Blue Note/UA

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 Selection: Jasper (1965) Artists On Jasper: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)recorded  Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1965 Other … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Judgement! (1964) Blue Note

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Selection: Judgement (Hill) . Bonus selection (Countdown to Christmas!) : Yokada Yokada  (Hill) Hill showing he can play in the grand melodic/rhythmic piano manner, but with a subversive twist. Artists: Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Andrew!!! (1964) Blue Note/Liberty

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Selection: Black Monday (Hill)   Artists: John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1964 Music: Possibly Hill’s most interesting Blue Note in … Continue reading

Bobby Hutcherson: Dialogue (1965) Liberty UA Blue Note (Update: polls added)

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An LJC reader challenged me on why I hadn’t posted any titles by Bobby Hutcherson? Once again, I found myself short of an answer. To put that right, we kick off with what I consider Hutcherson’s sine qua non Blue … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Nefertiti (1976) East Wind/ Inner City

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  Selection 1: Nefertiti (Hill) 320kbps MP3 Selection 2: Mudflower (Hill) 320 kbps MP3 Artists Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Roger Blank (drums) recorded January 25, 1976 recording engineer David Baker, recording location unknown, “Roger Blank” (a pseudonym?) unknown. … Continue reading

Gary McFarland Orchestra/ Bill Evans (1963) Verve UK

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Selection: Misplaced Cowpoke (320kbps mp3)  Artists Phil Woods (clarinet) Spencer Sinatra (alto saxophone, flute) Julian Barber, Allan Goldberg (viola) Aaron Juvelier, Joseph Tekula (cello) Gary McFarland (vibraphone, arranger, conductor) Bill Evans (piano) Jim Hall (guitar) Richard Davis (bass) Ed Shaughnessy … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: One for One (1965-70) Blue Note/UA

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Selection: One for One (Numark tt rip) (Next week the laptop returns from the menders, and hopefully it is back to experiments with a direct feed from the big system, a more sound basis for some  new shoot-outs) Artists Artists 1965 sessions: … Continue reading

Roland Kirk: Rip Rig and Panic (1965) Mercury

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  Two different sides of Kirk: Selection 1: Once in a While Selection 2: Slippery, Hippery, and Flippery Artists Roland Kirk (tenor saxophone, manzello, stritch, flute, siren, oboe, castanets) Jaki Byard (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy … Continue reading

Booker Ervin: Groovin’ High (1963/4) Prestige

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Selection 1: Groovin’ High (Gillespie)  solos: Carmel Jones (t) Gildo Mahones (p) Selection 2: The Second #2 (first outing for the signature track from The Space Book but taken at an even brisker pace) Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard or Gildo Mahones (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson … Continue reading

Andrew Hill: Compulsion (1965) Blue Note

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Selection: Premonition Artists Freddie Hubbard (tpt, flgh) John Gilmore (ts, bclar) Andrew Hill (p) Cecil McBee and/or Richard Davis (b) Joe Chambers (d) Nadi Qamar (African drums, African thumb piano) Renaud Simmons (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October … Continue reading

Eric Dolphy: Out to Lunch (1964) Blue Note (updated 30/9/17)

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Selection 1: Something Sweet Something Tender Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … Selection 2: Straight Up and Down Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … LJC writes: always turn a mistake into an advantage. … 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

Anthony Williams Life Time (1964) Blue Note

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Track Selection: Tomorrow Afternoon (Williams) Artists Sam Rivers (ts) Gary Peacock, Richard Davis or Ron Carter (b)Tony Williams (d) Herbie Hancock (p) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 21, 1964 Music: This introduction to Blue Note five years ago was … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Blues Book (1964) UK

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Track Selection: One for Mort Everyone booked for speeding before the finish of this track Artists Carmell Jones (tp) Booker Ervin (ts) Gildo Mahones (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 30, 1964 Music The Blues Book … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Song Book (1964) Prestige

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Track Selection: The Lamp is Low A jazz standard, adapted apparently from Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel. My Ravel is a bit …ahem…rusty apart from his dum dadda da dum so I’ll take the liner notes at their word. Artists Booker Ervin … Continue reading

Elvin Jones Dear John C (1965) Impulse/HMV

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(Apologies: WordPress has been playing up again, the email alert for this post has a corrupted earlier version. Technology! LJC) Track Selection: Dear John C Artists Charlie Mariano (as) Hank Jones or Roland Hanna (p) Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) … Continue reading

Booker Ervin Space Book (1964) Prestige

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Track Selection: Number Two Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964 Music An Amazon reviewer of Space Book (Evil Silver Disk Edition) chose good words and … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Space Book (1964)

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Track Selection: Mojo Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 2, 1964 Music: Ervin, fresh from a seven-year stint with Mingus, continued to grow musically more adventurous in the mid Sixties. A … Continue reading

Booker Ervin Freedom Book (1963) Prestige

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Standout Track: A day To Mourn (Ervin) An emotionally charged ballad written shortly after the assassination of JFK. Artists Booker Ervin (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Richard Davis (b) Alan Dawson (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 3, 1963 Music … Continue reading