Hank Mobley/ Cedar Walton: Breakthrough (1972) Cobblestone

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POST UPDATED May 24, 2015: Simon Spillett on Mobley in Europe (see postscript) LJC Reminder: data request for your NYC Prestige records! Thanks to the twenty or so collectors who have sent their data in. Whether you have few or … Continue reading

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

Cannonball Adderley: Cannonball’s Sharpshooters (1958) Mercury UK

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Selection 1: What’s New? (Haggart- Burke) Haggart a bass player and writer of the song Big Noise From Winnetka Selection 2: Straight, No Chaser (credited on the this 1959 sleeve to one J. Adderley, song no relation of course to one Th. Monk who … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Somethin’ Else (1958) Blue Note

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BLUE NOTE CLASSICS: BN 1595  SOMETHIN’ ELSE Selection: Autumn Leaves (Kosma/ Prevert) A track that could segue into Kind of Blue, Miles simmering muted trumpet paints the melody,  Adderley’s alto solo is inspired, beautiful in structure, dripping with elegant grace notes and flourishes, falling … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley in New York (1962) Riverside

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Track Selection: Intro “on being hip” and Gemini (Jimmy Heath) 13 minutes – long, but live! Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob) Joe Zawinul (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, January 12 … Continue reading

Cannonball Adderley Quintet In San Francisco (1959) Riverside

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  (Posted 2012, pictures updated February 26, 2019) Track Selection: This Here (Timmons) or for reasons of soul,  “Dis Here” if you prefer Artists Nat Adderley (cor) Cannonball Adderley (as) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) “The Jazz … Continue reading

Sam Jones The Soul Society (1960) Riverside

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LJC says: Apologies for the false start publication of the post this morning. Fat finger! Artists Sextet: Blue Mitchell (tp) Jimmy Heath (ts) Charles Davis (bars) Bobby Timmons (p) Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) NYC, March 10, 1960 Septet: … Continue reading

Tubby Hayes: Return Visit (1962) Fontana

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Last updated January 27, 2017 Previously posted as Japan modern reissue (track “If I had You medley”) record now upgraded to the original 1962 Fontana. Seemed a good excuse to post more Tubby Hayes. https://londonjazzcollector.wordpress.com/2012/02/02/tubby-hayes-return-visit-1962/ Track Selection: I See With My Third “I” (R. … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell “Out of the Blue” (1959)

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Track Selection: Sweet Cakes (Note – clipped the closing seconds – needs re-rip ) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones or Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January … 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

Tubby Hayes “Return Visit” (1962)

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Track Selection: “If I Had You” (medley) Artists Tubby Hayes (ts,vib) Roland Kirk (ts, manzello, fl, nose fl, stritch) Jimmy Gloomy (ts fl) Walter Bishop Jr. (p); Sam Jones (b) Louis Hayes (d) Recorded in New York, June 23, 1962. “Jimmy Gloomy” an alias for tenor James … Continue reading