Another Blue Note puzzle, 1st Edition, 2nd Edition, 3rd Edition…

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We like puzzles here at LJC, especially Blue Note ones, they stretch what you know, sometimes force you to rearrange what you think you know, but isn’t right. It’s good to be smart, but better to be even smarter.  A … Continue reading

What Rudy Did Next: Master By Van Gelder, ’80s

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Life after Blue Note, Impulse and Prestige – and before CD: “MASTER BY-  VAN GELDER”.  The continuing LJC mission to track down the affordable good stuff. What Rudy Did Blue Note, Prestige, and Impulse in the ’50s and ’60s: Rudy Van Gelder made clean, crisp, … Continue reading

Charlie Parker: The Charlie Parker Story (1945) Savoy

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Selection: Ko Ko Ko Ko – Short Take #1 (0:40) Ko Ko – Orig Take #2 (2:50) NEW!! courtesy of LJC poster FelixStrange – 78 master Ko Ko – mindblowin’! Ko Ko Savoy 78rpm Charlie Parkers Bebop Boys: (FLAC by … Continue reading

Coltrane and Quinichette “Cattin'” (1957)

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Track Selection: Anatomy (8:45) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Paul Quinichette (ts)  Mal Waldron (p) Julian Euell (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 17, 1957 Music Lets get this out the way. Not as highly acclaimed or as … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins “Saxophone Colossus” (1956)

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Track Selection: “You Don’t Know What Love Is” > Artists Sonny Rollins (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Max Roach (d) Recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music Though there are five excellent tracks … Continue reading

Art Pepper “Surf Ride” (1956)

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Selected track: “Cinnamon”  > Special Christmas Bonus! Extra pick from Surf Ride as recommended by Dottor Jazz “Straight Life”  > – Artists: Art Pepper with various “groups”, recorded in 1956 during one of the brief spells at the time when he … Continue reading

Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet (1957)

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Track Selection: “What’s Not” – a ballad > PRLP 7104 Teo Macero with the Prestige Jazz Quartet: Teo Macero (ts) Teddy Charles (vib) Mal Waldron (p) Addison Farmer (b) Jerry Segal (d) Recorded NYC 27th April 1957, this release by UK Esquire with alternative cover … Continue reading

Oliver Nelson “Afro American Sketches” (1961)

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track selection: “Emancipation Blues”  I> PRLP 7225  Jerry Kail, Joe Newman, Ernie Royal, Joe Wilder (tp) Paul Faulise, Urbie Green, Britt Woodman (tb) Ray Alonge, Jim Buffington, Julius Watkins (frh -1,2) Don Butterfield (tu) Jerry Dodgion (as, fl) Oliver Nelson … Continue reading

Freddie Redd “music from The Connection” (1960)

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Selected Track: “Wigglin’ ” I> BN 4027 Freddie Redd Music from The Connection: Jackie McLean (as) Freddie Redd (p) Mike Mattos (b) Larry Ritchie (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 15, 1960 Following an upgrade to an original pressing, … Continue reading

The Eminent JJ Vol.1&2 (1955)

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Track Selection:  “Groovin’ ” Artists JJ Johnson (tb), Hank Mobley (ts) Horace Silver (p) Paul Chambers (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded 1955, engineer Rudy Van Gelder. The partner Volume 1 is described as “one of the central documents in post-war jazz”,  featuring … Continue reading

Miles Davis “Cookin’ ” (1956)

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Track Selection: “My Funny Valentine” Artists Miles Davis (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 26, 1956 Music I had been Workin’, Diggin’, and Relaxin’ with Miles … Continue reading

Jimmy Smith: A Date with Jimmy Smith Vol.1 (1957) Blue Note

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Track Selection:  “Falling in Love with Love” Byrd/Blakey/ Donaldson/Mobley/ McFadden… and Smith (excerpt) Artists Donald Byrd (tp) Lou Donaldson (as) Hank Mobley (ts) Jimmy Smith (org) Eddie McFadden (g) Art Blakey (d) recorded Manhattan Towers, NYC, February 11, 1957 Music … Continue reading