Savoy Records: The Vinyl Collector’s Field Guide – Second Edition


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  Now in 2nd Edition! Many updates, corrections, additions. Contents: Second Edition PART I  – Beginner’s Slopes Overview of the Savoy Records label Moving Forces: Lubinsky, Reig, Mendelsohn and Cadena. The Savoy Artist Roster Van Gelder Engineering and Mastering  Collector … Continue reading

Charles Earland: Infant Eyes (1978) Muse/ Van Gelder


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Selection: We Are Not Alone   Artists: Bill Hardman (trumpet) Frank Wess and/or Mack Goldsbury (tenor saxophone, Wess: and flute, ) Jimmy Ponder or Melvin Sparks (guitar) Grady Tate (drums) Lawrence Killian (percussion) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978. … Continue reading

Gigi Gryce (1955) Signal


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Artists Quartet: Gigi Gryce (alto Saxophone) Thelonious Monk (piana) Percy Heath (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 15, 1955 Selection: Gallop’s Gallop (Monk) … Orchestra: Art Farmer (t) Eddie Bert (trb) Julius Watkins (fr-horn) Bill … Continue reading

Donald Byrd: Byrd’s Word (1955) Savoy


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Special message Happy New Year to all LJC visitors. Congratulations on finding your way here. Special greetings to all my commentors –  without your contributions, there would be a fair bit less here to read. Hi also to all the lurkers: I … Continue reading

Four Charlies, The Immortal…series (UK London,1958)


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Track Selection: Charlie Parker “Meandering” (unpublished) Music Not a completist by any stretch, but the opportunity came up last week to add Volumes 1-4 to my existing Volume 5 of this 1958  five volume UK series “The Immortal Charlie Parker” . It covers studio … Continue reading