Miles Davis: Collectors’ Items (Prestige) 1953-6

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Prestige “original”!?  What’s one number difference in an address?  Into the vaults, LJC returns clutching what he thought was his most prized “original” Prestige LP, purchased a few years back from the now-disappeared Intoxica Records, Portobello Road, Notting Hill. The man said … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956) Esquire

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Selection: Strode Rode (Esquire press from original Prestige metal (AB)) Artists Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music: I guess there are may … Continue reading

Tommy Flanagan: Overseas (1957) Japan 1977

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Selection: Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn) Possibly the signature tune of Overseas is the dreamy sublime chord changes of Billy Strayhorn’s Chelsea Bridge.Today, Chelsea Bridge is a far cry from Strayhorn’s, just busy traffic over the River Thames.  Chelsea in the mid ’60s, … Continue reading

Sonny Rollins: Saxophone Colossus (1956) Prestige

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Selection: Strode Rode (Rollins) Artists: Sonny Rollins (tenor saxophone) Tommy Flanagan (piano) Doug Watkins (bass) Max Roach (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 22, 1956 Music We have been flirting recently with big band, solo performance, new for old, avant … Continue reading

Clark Terry: Color Changes (1960) Candid

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Selection: Nahstye Blues (Terry) Artists Clark Terry (tpt, fgh) Jimmy Knepper (tbn) Julius Watkins (fh) Seldon Powell (ts, fl) Yusef Lateef (ts, fl, ob, eh) Tommy Flanagan (p) Joe Benjamin (b) Ed Shaughnessy (d)  recorded Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, … Continue reading

Roy Haynes Out of the Afternoon (1962) UK HMV

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Track Selection: Snap Crackle (Haynes) “.. that ‘Shulie a Bop’ with Sarah Vaughan  , which was in 1954 – where she introduces the trio in the song (Youtube at 1:28secs) and just before she says my name I say, “Bap!” And she … Continue reading

Booker Ervin The Song Book (1964) Prestige

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Track Selection: The Lamp is Low A jazz standard, adapted apparently from Pavane pour une infante défunte by Maurice Ravel. My Ravel is a bit …ahem…rusty apart from his dum dadda da dum so I’ll take the liner notes at their word. Artists Booker Ervin … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard, The Artistry Of (1962)

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Track Selection 1: Bob’s Place Selection 2: The Seventh Day Artists: Freddie Hubbard (tp) Curtis Fuller (tb) John Gilmore (ts) Tommy Flanagan (p) Art Davis (b) Louis Hayes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 2, 1962 … Continue reading

John Coltrane Giant Steps (1960)

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Track Selection: Giant Steps Artists John Coltrane (ts) Wynton Kelly or Tommy Flanagan (p) Paul Chambers (b) Jimmy Cobb or Art Taylor (d) Engineer Tom Dowd, recorded NYC, December 2, 1959 Music What can you say? Coltrane’s crowning achievement. Entry for … Continue reading

Phil Woods Septet “Pairing Off” (1956) Esquire

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Track Selection: Cool Aid (Woods) Artists Donald Byrd, Kenny Dorham (tp) Gene Quill, Phil Woods (as) Tommy Flanagan (p) Doug Watkins (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 15, 1956 Note the Prestige discography attributes … 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