Billy Harper: Black Saint (1975) Japan 1976

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Selection: Croquet Ballet (Harper) .  .  . Artists Billly Harper, Tenor saxophone; Virgil Jones, trumpet; Joe Bonner, piano; David Friesen, bass; Malcolm Pinson, drums; recorded July 21 & 22, 1975 at Barclay Studios, Paris, France, recording engineer Peter Dobler, cover … Continue reading

Dexter Gordon: Gettin’ Around (1965) Blue Note MMJ 33 (updated)

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UPDATE II: November 24, a change from jazz, over at my sister blog Age Improves With Wine, fruits of lockdown and an unexpected Summer-long exploration into French Rosé: Grape Expectations, Think Pink UPDATE: pictures added foot of post,  Bobby Hutcherson … Continue reading

Guest Post: Jeff Gold – “Sittin’ In: Jazz Clubs Of The ’40s and ’50s”

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At LJC you never know what you are going to find in your mailbox, apart from those tiresome MICROSOFT ACCOUNT  DEACTIVATION WARNING emails .  So it was a pleasant surprise to hear from a California-based writer, Jeff Gold, who wanted … Continue reading

Pedro Biker: Evergreens in Danish Design (1963) Fontana/Universal jp

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Selection: Everything Happens to Me (standard) .  .  . Artists Sahib Shihab, baritone sax; Allan Botschinsky, trumpet; Bent Axen, piano; Niels-Henning Pedersen, bass; Bjarne Rostvold, drums; Pedro Biker, vocals; recorded in Denmark, 1963. Plagiarism Alert! Marc Myers (JazzWax) picks up … Continue reading

Andrew Cartmel: The Vinyl Detective LP (2020)

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Warning: a quirky post, even by LJC standards, enjoy the ride! Selection: The Vinyl Detective Theme – short introduction (Joe Kraemer)  .  .  . Artists Joe Kraemer, composer, keyboard/synths (below left); Andrew Cartmel, writer and music curator of vintage jazz … Continue reading

Freddie Hubbard: Ready for Freddie (1961) Blue Note

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Despite listing seventeen of Freddie titles at LJC, my favourite Blue Note trumpeter, Ready For Freddie was unintentionally overlooked, An omission no longer. Selection: Areitis (Hubbard) – Youtube digital upload, vinyl rip to be added at later date, so you … Continue reading

Rendell Carr Quintet: Live At The Union (1966) Stamford Audio

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Selection: Ursula (Garrick) Live at The Union .  .  . Studio Version (Ursula, from Black Marigolds/ Gilles Petersen compilation) .  .  . Artists Don Rendell, tenor, soprano saxophone; Ian Carr, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Garrick, Piano; Trevor Tomkins, drums, Dave Green/ … Continue reading

Lou Donaldson: The Natural Soul (1962) Blue Note

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Apologies, initial post went horribly wrong, new WordPress block-editor, missing text, now reinstated, and rip. Selection: Nice ‘n Greasy (Johnny Acea – pianist on Don Wilkerson’s “Elder Don”) YouTube has the whole album Approaching 200,000 views Artists Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; … Continue reading

Blue Mitchell: Down With It! (1965) Blue Note (updated with “blue” photos!)

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Sixties hyperbole! Blue Note titles which end in a shreik-mark!!, full list  over 30 below post!  (now even fuller thanks to Ed) Update August 15: Super Summer Bonus! Artist photos from 1968-73 courtesy of The Jazz Paparazzi, Harry M, Selection: … Continue reading

Sam Rivers: Dimensions & Extensions (1967) Blue Note

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In 1982, the combined forces of Decca/Telefunken (TelDec) and Georg Neumann Gmbh launched a German compilation of classical music tracks demonstrating the new analog  mastering process – Direct Metal Mastering:(10 For Sale from €7.87). The DMM process entered the Blue Note chain … Continue reading

Frey Tiepold Thierfelder Lang: Colibry (1981) Verabra

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Straying out of Modern Jazz Quarantine, vacillating between bop, hard-bop, post bop and hip-bop, LJC breaks his own rules again, venturing into the genre of European jazz rock of the early ’80s Germany, nein-bop. It’s a  record probably unknown to … Continue reading

Cultural Archeology: ’60s Radio Station Record Jacket Graffiti (more added June 15)

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UPDATE: June 10,  contributions from David S, Tony, and Dubmart UPDATE: June 11, contributions  from Doom Girl and Milan UPDATE : June 13 great contribution from Joe L Update June 14: all the way from Tokyo, contributions from Hiromasa N, … Continue reading