Buddy de Franco: A Bass Oddity

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Selection: Cousin Mary (Coltrane) – Buddy deFranco   A Coltrane composition which appears on his Giant Steps album. What a great opportunity to set out how the master approached it. Mono, naturally, Decca New Malden pressing on London American (crimson … Continue reading

The Brits are coming! Jimmy Deuchar, Victor Feldman (1955) Contemporary

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With Hogmanay fast approaching, it’s Brit-night at LJC. Up first a timely introduction to one of Scotland’s finest jazz exports, Jimmy Deuchar, in the company of some of Britain’s finest jazz musicians five decades ago. Following which you will be introduced … Continue reading

Miles Davis: Seven Steps to Heaven (1963) Columbia

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Artists On the East Coast – Miles Davis (trumpet) George Coleman (tenor saxophone) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Tony Williams (drums) Columbia 30th Street Studios, NYC, May 14, 1963 Selection: Joshua (Feldman) Recorded New York (new stereo rip) On … 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

Shelly Manne at the BlackHawk (1960)

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Sample (long) from volume 1: “Summertime” Live at the BlackHawk. Being relatively new to West Coast jazz, a helpful steer from the Penguin Jazz  Core Collection pointed me at Shelly Manne and his four volume “Live at the BlackHawk” . Recorded over … Continue reading