Jackie McLean: Lights Out (1956) Prestige

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Van Gelder fakes fake stereo: it’s all good! Selection: Kerplunk (Byrd) .  .  . Selection chosen for the scarce recording presence of Elmo Hope, and the young Byrd and McLean strutting their stuff backwards and forwards running the changes double … Continue reading

Bennie Green: Fake Stereo, and fake Fake Stereo

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Selection: The Shouter Artists Bennie Green (trombone) Eddie Williams (tenor saxophone) Gildo Mahones (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Dreares (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, January 25, 1959 Music talk A recording by Bennie Green, the Chicagoan trombonist, … Continue reading

Blue Note’s Transition from Mono to Stereo – Updated Guest Post

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DGmono has updated his excellent, authoritative and now greatly condensed story of Blue Note’s transition from mono to stereo, which I am delighted to publish on the permanent pages at LJC: How They Heard It (Second Edition) My thanks to Rich Capeless. … Continue reading

Guide to 1st Pressings of Atlantic Records Part 2: Stereo

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Hot on the heels of Atlantic Labeology Part 1 The Guide to Mono First pressings of Atlantic comes LJC’s Guide to the Stereo First Pressings of Atlantic. And I thought this would be easy? Both these guides will be maintained on permanent pages … Continue reading

How They Heard It – Blue Note Records and the Transition from Mono to Stereo

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GUEST POST : Richard Capeless, October 23, 2014 Ed. Note: In the second draft of this article, I aimed to trim much of the fat. For those of you who have already read the first draft, I hope that you … Continue reading

The Arrival of Victor Feldman (1958) Contemporary

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Selection 1: Chasing Shadows (Feldman) Selection 2: Bebop (Gillespie) Artists Victor Feldman (vib, p) Scott LaFaro (b) Stan Levey (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, January 21 & 22, 1958 by Roy DuNann and Howard Holzer Year The year the Cold War was extended … Continue reading

Kenny Dorham Blue Spring (1959) Riverside Stereo

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Selection: Passion Spring Artists Kenny Dorham (t) Dave Amram (French horn) Cannonball Adderley (as) Cecil Payne (bars) Cedar Walton (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) NYC, January 20 and February 18 1959 Year: 1959 January 1959, Fidel Castro … Continue reading

Art Pepper Smack Up (1960) Contemporary Stereo

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Track Selection: How Can You Lose? (Benny Carter) A walking blues with a jaunty Benny Carter tune, and space for everyone to stretch out (more than the prison yard) Artists Jack Sheldon (tp) Art Pepper (as) Pete Jolly (p) Jimmy … Continue reading

Thelonious Monk: Criss Cross (1962) Columbia

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Last updated: June 17, 2017 Head to Head “Double Cross” Special Post Something a little different by way of an experiment  – mono and stereo go head to head in the classic “Which is best,  chocolate or vanilla?” contest. The brilliant … Continue reading

Howard McGhee “Maggies Back in Town” (1961)

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Track Selection: “Demon Chase” Artists Howard McGhee (tp) Leroy Vinnegar (b) Shelly Manne (d) Phineas Newborn Jr.(p) Recorded June 26, 1961 at Contemporary Records in Los Angeles. Music AllMusic’s take: “After spending much of the 1950s only partly active in music due … Continue reading