Mobley 1568 Shootout: Gunfight at the UK Corral

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Sorry, no original 1568, send me if you have one surplus to requirements, ha ha. Four “affordable” editions of Mobley 1568: King, Toshiba-EMI, Classic Records, and Music Matters Jazz, a four-way shoot-out which addresses the perplexed, cash-strapped collector and audiophile … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Black Lion Sessions (1971) Vinyl Shoot Out

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Black Lion Shoot Out One chilly November day in 1971, Monk found himself in  LJC’s home town, London, accompanied by another jazz-elder, Art Blakey, and Al McKibbon on bass, to record a session for Alan Bates’ Black Lion label. In the Chappell Studios he … Continue reading

Shoot Out 2: US Impulse v. UK HMV – Mingus Five (1963)

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It is an article of faith with LJC that,apart from the odd exception, original is best. However it is a counsel of perfection to say to collectors, go get ’em. Originals of desirable titles are not often encountered in the wild, and when … Continue reading