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  1. John Coltrane Impulse masters destroyed?

    Anyone read this New York Times report published this week about the 2008 Universal Fire? https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html It's titled The Day The Music Burned. Among the incinerated Decca masters were recordings by titanic figures in American music: Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Al Jolson, Bing Crosby, Ella Fitzgerald, Judy Garland. The tape masters for Billie Holiday’s Decca catalog were most likely lost in total. The Decca masters also included recordings by such greats as Louis Jordan and His Tympany Five and Patsy Cline. The fire most likely claimed most of Chuck Berry’s Chess masters and multitrack masters, a body of work that constitutes Berry’s greatest recordings. The destroyed Chess masters encompassed nearly everything else recorded for the label and its subsidiaries, including most of the Chess output of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Willie Dixon, Bo Diddley, Etta James, John Lee Hooker, Buddy Guy and Little Walter. Also very likely lost were master tapes of the first commercially released material by Aretha Franklin, recorded when she was a young teenager performing in the church services of her father, the Rev. C.L. Franklin, who made dozens of albums for Chess and its sublabels. Virtually all of Buddy Holly’s masters were lost in the fire. Most of John Coltrane’s Impulse masters were lost, as were masters for treasured Impulse releases by Ellington, Count Basie, Coleman Hawkins, Dizzy Gillespie, Max Roach, Art Blakey, Sonny Rollins, Charles Mingus, Ornette Coleman, Alice Coltrane, Sun Ra, Albert Ayler, Pharoah Sanders and other jazz greats. Also apparently destroyed were the masters for dozens of canonical hit singles, including Bill Haley and His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock,” Jackie Brenston and His Delta Cats’ “Rocket 88,” Bo Diddley’s “Bo Diddley/I’m A Man,” Etta James’s “At Last,” the Kingsmen’s “Louie Louie” and the Impressions’ “People Get Ready.” The list of destroyed single and album masters takes in titles by dozens of legendary artists, a genre-spanning who’s who of 20th- and 21st-century popular music. It includes recordings by Benny Goodman, Cab Calloway, the Andrews Sisters, the Ink Spots, the Mills Brothers, Lionel Hampton, Ray Charles, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Clara Ward, Sammy Davis Jr., Les Paul, Fats Domino, Big Mama Thornton, Burl Ives, the Weavers, Kitty Wells, Ernest Tubb, Lefty Frizzell, Loretta Lynn, George Jones, Merle Haggard, Bobby (Blue) Bland, B.B. King, Ike Turner, the Four Tops, Quincy Jones, Burt Bacharach, Joan Baez, Neil Diamond, Sonny and Cher, the Mamas and the Papas, Joni Mitchell, Captain Beefheart, Cat Stevens, the Carpenters, Gladys Knight and the Pips, Al Green, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Elton John, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Eric Clapton, Jimmy Buffett, the Eagles, Don Henley, Aerosmith, Steely Dan, Iggy Pop, Rufus and Chaka Khan, Barry White, Patti LaBelle, Yoko Ono, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, the Police, Sting, George Strait, Steve Earle, R.E.M., Janet Jackson, Eric B. and Rakim, New Edition, Bobby Brown, Guns N’ Roses, Queen Latifah, Mary J. Blige, Sonic Youth, No Doubt, Nine Inch Nails, Snoop Dogg, Nirvana, Soundgarden, Hole, Beck, Sheryl Crow, Tupac Shakur, Eminem, 50 Cent and the Roots.
  2. Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, Count Basie. Unseen 1963 photos. Caption: "Steve is a jazz lover — he takes his portable stereo with him wherever he goes," Dominis wrote in his notes. Pictured: At the Palm Springs bungalow, McQueen puts on a record, with LPs by Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins, and Frank Sinatra and Count Basie scattered at his feet. From: http://www.life.com/image/ugc1034972/in-gallery/41172/steve-mcqueen-20-never-seen-photos
  3. 2008 Universal Fire - How many ARGO masters BURNED UP?

    I would imagine that the legacy artists that had their tapes destroyed and are just now finding out are not too happy. If they were not informed and Universal was negligent in allowing the fire to happen, it's lawsuit time. I would imagine share holders are not happy either. I wonder if Universal stock will be impacted and what kind of damage control Universal will attempt. I wonder if Universal collected a huge payday from the insurance company for the lost master tapes while concurrently lying to their shareholders and recording artists about the extent of the loss.
  4. Remember the 2008 Universal fire? Universal came out and did damage control and downplayed the incident. But more and more evidence is surfacing suggesting the Argo jazz catalog may have been significantly destroyed. Take the fantastic and much anticipated Jamal Mosaic. This is a must purchase. But the verbiage of the product description on the Mosaic web site got me wondering how many other Argo artists had their tapes burned besides Jamal: I reached out to Michael Cuscuna and asked if the Jamal set had to use any needle drops. Fortunately the answer is no. I also asked about the possibility of a Ramsey Lewis Argo Mosaic. Mr. Cuscuna said: So great news that a Ramsey Lewis Argo set was being considered. But it's frustrating that Universal didn't take more precautions with respect to their tapes. I wonder how many Argo master source tapes were destroyed in that fire; it seems to be much higher than Universal cares to admit. You would think the record labels would have learned from the Atlantic fire in the 70s. Really sad that Argo appears to have sustained such a hit from the fire. I wonder if Cadet masters were destroyed too. Remember that curious unreleased Baby Face Willette CADET session (in the Ruppli book) recorded in 1965 (Willette's final studio session, never before heard by the public)? If that Willette session was still in the Universal vault, I wonder if it was destroyed too? The Japanese released two Sam Lazar Lps on CD: Space Flight and Playback. But one more Lazar album never made to CD: Soul Merchant. I wonder if the Soul Merchant master was destroyed in the fire too.
  5. John Coltrane Impulse masters destroyed?

    I got the impression that a lot of the Impulse source tapes that Cuscuna used for the 1990s and 2000s CD reissues were from LP production master tapes. So they would be at least a generation removed from the session reels. Maybe the session tapes were already gone before the 2008 fire and what burned up were the 2nd gen LP production masters used for the CD reissues?
  6. 2008 Universal Fire - How many ARGO masters BURNED UP?

    It's amazing that most of John Coltrane's Impulse master tapes were destroyed by the 2008 fire and it took the media 11 years to call B.S. on Universal's spin job.
  7. I've been posting about this fire for years!! Great to see the NY Times step up to the plate and call out Universal for making false statements to their share holders, artists and consumers.
  8. John Coltrane Impulse masters destroyed?

    It's amazing that most of John Coltrane's Impulse master tapes (among those of many other artists) were destroyed by the 2008 fire and it took the media 11 years to call B.S. on Universal's spin job. Think of all the unreleased outtakes and alternates lost to the ages. The Universal CEO back in 2008 said "nothing irreplaceable was lost."
  9. 2008 Universal Fire - How many ARGO masters BURNED UP?

    Finally. Check out this 2019 New York Times report on the 2008 fire. They are kickin' ass and takin' names! https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/11/magazine/universal-fire-master-recordings.html
  10. Jack Wilson, Pianist

    The Moon Mist / Day Dream / Lush Life / Take The A Train medley is phenomenal!
  11. Jack Wilson, Pianist

    Great job and superb recording! Were any additional Wilson songs or sets recorded beyond what is on the album on iTunes?
  12. Jack Wilson, Pianist

    I've enjoyed your recording of Jack from the 1987 live gig in Canada. Can you talk about the recording process? Nice stereo mic'ing on the piano. Jack's playing is great. Was it recorded to digital or analog? Multi-track or direct to stereo two track?
  13. I got into Jack Wilson when I heard "Something Personal" and his work on Curtis Amy's "Kantanga." His debut on Atlantic (Jack Wilson Quartet 1963) is also a monster. I was wondering what happened to him and if his 60s albums for Vault will be reissued. I'd also like to see a Japanese CD upgrade of "Jack Wilson Quartet" on Atlantic, as the American Collectables CD issued in 2000 (coupled with a Francis Wayne album) is a needle drop from an Lp with massive digital filtering--listen to the massive "swirling" CEDAR digital artifacts during the fade outs. The master tape was not used. Wikipedia and All Music seem to suggest he may be dead. But it also appears they are confusing with someone else born in 1907. That doesn't seem correct. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Wilson_(pianist) http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&a...wifexqy5ldfe~T1
  14. (RIP) Is Jack Wilson (Atlantic & Blue Note 60s pianist) dead?

    Check this out! Looks like Zev Feldman (of Resonance Records) is joining Blue Note. Maybe he can investigate the 1970 Jack Wilson Blue Note live recordings at Memory Lane? https://variety.com/2019/music/news/zev-feldman-blue-note-jazz-don-was-1203101919/ Excerpt below from January 2019 Variety article: Archival Music Producer Zev Feldman, the ‘Jazz Detective,’ Takes on New Blue Note Role (EXCLUSIVE) "The archival record producer who’s picked up the nickname “the Jazz Detective” is going to be putting his gumshoe skills to work for the genre’s most storied label. Zev Feldman, possibly the most widely admired archival producer working in the jazz field today, has a new gig at Blue Note Records, where he’ll work closely with label president Don Was, Variety can exclusively reveal. While the Blue Note vaults have been mined extensively over the last 30 years — with efforts largely directed by Michael Cuscuna, who similarly operated his own catalog label Mosaic Records while serving as a consultant — Feldman will focus on excavating hitherto unreleased music by Blue Note artists. The first fruits of Feldman’s detective work for Blue Note have yet to be announced, but they’ll dovetail neatly with an extensive 80th anniversary catalog campaign for the label, which kicks off in February with high-end audiophile reissues of titles by Wayne Shorter and Chick Corea, overseen by producer Joe “Tone Poet” Harley. “I have a whole list of projects I’m preparing for them right now,” Feldman says. “We’re just getting started here. I met with Don and Justin just before the break, and I had a list of 21 or 22 different projects. … I wanted to land on my feet running."
  15. (RIP) Is Jack Wilson (Atlantic & Blue Note 60s pianist) dead?

    Is there a way to determine if Blue Note live tapes still exist? Anyone here know Cuscuna?
  16. (RIP) Is Jack Wilson (Atlantic & Blue Note 60s pianist) dead?

    Any idea if the live 1970 Blue Note Memory Lane Los Angeles recordings survive in the EMI archives? Has MICHAEL CUSCUNA ever commented on these unreleased Wilson Blue Note live recordings?
  17. Jack Wilson: Call Me - Jazz From The Penthouse

    I don't think Fresh Sound Spain puts out legal releases of Vault (or other US labels like Argo / Cadet). They sound like they use needle drops from LPs or dubs from commercially produced 3 3/4" or 7 1/2" ips consumer pre-recorded reel to reel tapes. Check this out: Per this Amazon listing, the mysterious company "Essential Media Group LLC" has also reissued "Ramblin'" as a download. Note the cover image below with the Essential Media Group logo on the left and marketing copy claiming it has been "digitally remastered." What is this Essential Media Group stuff? A legitimate release or a bootleg? Someone should investigate and get to the bottom of this in case Jack Wilson's widow and/or Rhino/Warner are being cheated out of royalties from these sales. Greg Lewerke, son of Vault founder, claims Rhino / Warner own the Vault masters. If that's the case, why is only Essential Media Group credited on their digital releases of Jack's Vault albums? Looks like Amazon is selling the digital files as downloads or offering CD-Rs of what Essential Media Group LLC published back in 2011. I wonder if Essential Media Group did another needle drop for Ramblin' -- or if they just bootlegged the Fresh Sound Spain CD (which itself is apparently needle drop or 3 3/4 reel to reel bootleg dub). Are the track times of the Essential Media Group reissue identical to the Fresh Sound reissue? If so, that could indicate they copied the Fresh Sound (needle drop?) digital files. See here: https://www.amazon.com/Ramblin-Digitally-Remastered-Quartet-Featuring/dp/B0050DOQZ2 Product details Audio CD (May 11, 2011) Number of Discs: 1 Label: Essential Media Group Run Time: 43 minutes ASIN: B0050DOQZ2
  18. Jack Wilson: Call Me - Jazz From The Penthouse

    Greg Lewerke, the original Vault owner's son, said the Vault masters belong to Warner Brothers / Rhino.
  19. Jack Wilson: Call Me - Jazz From The Penthouse

    I doubt Essential Media Group LLC listened while transferring. If you want a big laugh, listen to the below clip of "Blue and Boogie" from "The Jazz Organs" which runs 29% fast as transferred and published on iTunes and Amazon by "Essential Media Group LLC." The Essential Media Group LLC web site states: "We have provided services to a wide range of clients. For major labels to Film & TV projects, our catalog of past and future hits has proven invaluable. Some of our clientele have included: HBO Films, Paramount , Time Life, Universal Music, Warner Bros, Sony Music, SMI, Virgin America, BMG, BMG Ariola, EMI, Kiddix GmbH, Ministry Of Sound, Telstar, Motor Music GmbH and many many more." So wait, I'm confused. Essential Media Group LLC attributes copyright of Jack's Vault recordings to Essential Media Group (per the copyright attribution on iTunes). But Essential Media group makes no copyright attribution to Warner Brothers/Rhino. This is perplexing as Jack Lewerke's son stated that Warner Brothers/Rhino own the Vault masters. But Essential Media Group LLC states on their web site they have "provided services to ... Warner Bros." So are the Essential Media Group LLC needle drop digital reissues of Jack's Vault catalog (e.g. Ramblin', The Jazz Organs and Brazilian Mancini) legal, legitimate reissues made with Warner/Rhino permission? Or are they in fact bootlegs in which Jack Wilson's music is being pirated in plain view? What is really going on here with Essential Media Group LLC? Source: http://essentialmg.com/about-us/
  20. (RIP) Is Jack Wilson (Atlantic & Blue Note 60s pianist) dead?

    From the JAZZDISCO.org website, I highlighted in RED below what appear to be KNOWN unreleased Jack Wilson recordings. Unclear if any of this unissued material has survived -- or if previously undocumented and additional unissued material survives beyond this list. As the Ike Isaacs Pied Piper live recordings were edited in post production, and the R.G.B. LP is so brief, it's logical to conclude that more of the 1967 live shows may have been recorded by legendary remote location sound engineer Wally Heider. Does anyone know if Red Callender owned all of the live Pied Piper tapes (including any outtakes)? Source: https://www.jazzdisco.org/jack-wilson/discography/ Jack Wilson Discography 1963 (age 27) Jack Wilson Quartet Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Nick Martinis, drums. Los Angeles, CA, January 24, 1963 6748 Herman's Helmet Atlantic unissued 6749 Di Critifeux - 6759 Nirvana And Dana - 6760 Harbor Freeway - 6761 Smif's Blues - The Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers same personnel. Los Angeles, CA, February 6, 1963 6794 Corcovado Atlantic LP 1406 6795 Nirvana And Dana - 6796 De Critifeux - 6797 Blues We Use - 6798 Jackleg Atlantic 5035, LP 1406 6850 Harbor Freeway Atlantic LP 1406 6851 unknown title unissued 7369 Corcovado (edited version) Atlantic 5035 * Atlantic LP 1406, SD 1406 The Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers = Discovery DS-872 Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers - Corcovado * Atlantic 5035 Jack Wilson - Jackleg / Corcovado Jack Wilson Quartet Jack Wilson, organ; Gene Edwards, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Donald Dean, drums. Los Angeles, CA, December 5, 1963 7481 Sanctification Atlantic 5041 7482 Lonely Avenue - 7483 The Night Has A Thousand Eyes unissued 7484 Yesterdays - * Atlantic 5041 Jack Wilson - Sanctification / Lonely Avenue 1964 Jack Wilson Trio Jack Wilson, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums. Los Angeles, CA, May 13, 1964 7862 The Slow Side: Once Upon A Summertime Atlantic LP 1427 7863 The Slow Side: Sometime Ago - 7864 Erika unissued 7865 The Slow Side: The Good Life Atlantic LP 1427 7866 The Slow Side: The End Of A Love Affair - 7867 The Fast Side: The Scene Is Clean - 7868 The Fast Side: Glass Enclosure - 7869 The Fast Side: Good Time Joe - 7870 The Fast Side: Kinta - * Atlantic LP 1427, SD 1427 The Two Sides Of Jack Wilson Jack Wilson Septet Bobby Bryant, trumpet, flugelhorn; Lou Blackburn, trombone; Buddy Collette, alto sax, flute; Harold Land, tenor sax; Jack Wilson, piano; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums. "Lindy Opera House", Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1964 8122 Yours Is My Heart Alone Atlantic unissued Jack Wilson Orchestra Emmett Berry, Melvin Moore, Charlie Patterson, trumpet; Bobby Bryant, trumpet, flugelhorn; Lou Blackburn, Donald Cook, John Ewing, Pete Myers, trombone; Buddy Collette, alto sax, flute; Jay Migliori, alto, soprano sax; Harold Land, tenor sax; Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax; Jack Nimitz, baritone sax, clarinet; Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums. "Lindy Opera House", Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1964 8123 The Good Life Atlantic unissued 8125 The Fourth Dance - Jack Wilson Quintet Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax; Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums. "Lindy Opera House", Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1964 8124 Woody'n You Atlantic unissued Jack Wilson Quartet Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Al McKibbon, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums. "Lindy Opera House", Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1964 8126 Medley: Young And Foolish / Goodbye Atlantic unissued 8127 Oleo - 8128 Out Of Sight - 8129 Most Soulful Man - 8130 Walkin' - 8131 Tenderly - 8132 Jackleg - 8133 Medley: Too Late Now / CFD - 8134 Flame On The Desert - 8135 Nirvana - 8136 Harbor Freeway - Jack Wilson Jazz Organs Quintet Genghis Kyle, Jack Wilson, organ; John Gray, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums. Los Angeles, CA, September 4, 1964 8156 Blue 'N' Boogie Vault LP-108 8157 Spontaneous Blues Atlantic unissued 8158 Street Scene Vault LP-108 8159 Juicy Atlantic unissued Henry Cain, Jack Wilson, organ; Gene Edwards, guitar; Leroy Vinnegar, bass; Donald Bailey, drums. 8160 My Favorite Things Vault LP-108 8298 One Mint Julep - 8299 For Carl - 8300 Lonely Avenue - 8301 Cain's Abel - * Vault LP-108 Jack Wilson - The Jazz Organs 1965 Jack Wilson With Antonio Carlos Jobim Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Sebastiao Neto, bass; Chico Batera, drums, percussion; with special guest artist: Antonio Carlos Jobim as "Tony Brazil", guitar. Los Angeles, CA, July 30, 1965 9183 Blue Satin Vault LP-9001 9184 Days Of Wine And Roses - 9185 Sally's Tomato - 9186 Softly - 9187 Lujon - 9188 Mr. Lucky - 9189 Breakfast At Tiffany's - 9190 Dear Heart - 9191 Night Flower - * Vault LP-9001, SLP-9001, LP-1001 Jack Wilson - Plays Brazilian Mancini The Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Monk Montgomery, bass; Varney Barlow as Varner Barlow, drums. Los Angeles, CA, 1965-1966? Ramblin' Vault LP-9002 Stolen Moments - Kilo - Impressions - The Sandpiper, Pt. 1 - The Sandpiper, Pt. 2 - The Sandpiper, Pt. 3 - Pensativa - * Vault LP-9002, SLP-9002 The Jack Wilson Quartet Featuring Roy Ayers - Ramblin' 1966 (age 30) Jack Wilson Quartet Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Brown, bass; Varney Barlow, drums; Jack Tracy, producer. Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA, August 9, 1966 (tk.3) Serenata Blue Note BLP 4251 (tk.4) One And Four (aka Mr. Day) Blue Note CDP 7243 8 52436 2 2 (tk.8) C.F.D. Blue Note BLP 4251 * Blue Note BLP 4251, BST 84251, CDP 7243 8 52436 2 2 Jack Wilson - Something Personal Jack Wilson Quartet same personnel. Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA, afternoon, August 10, 1966 (tk.3) Harbor Freeway 5 P.M. Blue Note BLP 4251 - Shosh - * Blue Note BLP 4251, BST 84251, CDP 7243 8 52436 2 2 Jack Wilson - Something Personal Jack Wilson Quintet Roy Ayers, vibes; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Brown, cello; Charles Williams Jr., bass; Varney Barlow, drums; Jack Tracy, producer. Annex Studios, Los Angeles, CA, night, August 10, 1966 (tk.11) The Sphinx Blue Note BLP 4251 (tk.4) Most Unsoulful Woman - * Blue Note BLP 4251, BST 84251, CDP 7243 8 52436 2 2 Jack Wilson - Something Personal 1967 Jack Wilson Sextet Lee Morgan, trumpet #1-5; Garnett Brown, trombone #1-5; Jackie McLean, alto sax #1-5; Jack Wilson, piano; Bob Cranshaw, bass; Billy Higgins, drums. Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 22, 1967 1. 1951 tk.4 Frank's Tune Blue Note BST 84270 2. 1952 tk.11 Easterly Winds - 3. 1953 tk.16 Nirvanna - 4. 1954 tk.17 On Children - 5. 1955 tk.20 Do It - 6. 1956 tk.23 A Time For Love - * Blue Note BST 84270, 7243 4 73161 2 8 Jack Wilson - Easterly Winds 1968 Jack Wilson Quintet With 12 Piece Strings Stan Levey, vibes, shakers; Jack Wilson, piano; John Gray, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Varney Barlow, drums; + 7 violins, 2 violas, 3 celli, Billy Byers, arranger, conductor. Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, September 28, 1968 5537 (tk.3/5) Imagine Blue Note BST 84328 5539 (tk.5) Changing With The Times - 5544 (tk.6) Se Todos Fossem Iguais A Voce - * Blue Note BST 84328 Jack Wilson - Song For My Daughter Jack Wilson Quintet With 12 Piece Strings Victor Feldman, vibes, timpani; Jack Wilson, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; Andy Simpkins, bass; Jimmie Smith, drums; + 8 violins, 2 violas, 2 celli, Billy Byers, arranger, conductor. Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 16, 1968 5543 (tk.8) Eighty-One Blue Note BST 84328 5538 (tk.7) Herman's Helmet - 5540 (tk.8) Night Creature - * Blue Note BST 84328 Jack Wilson - Song For My Daughter 1969 Jack Wilson and others Jack Wilson, piano; and others. Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, April 21, 1969 tk.1 Sunny Blue Note unissued Jack Wilson Quintet Tommy Vig, vibraharp; Jack Wilson, piano; Howard Roberts, guitar; Ray Brown, bass; Donald Bailey, drums. Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, April 23, 1969 Scarborough Fair / Canticle rejected 5546 tk.6 Soft Summer Rain Blue Note BST 84328 * Blue Note BST 84328 Jack Wilson - Song For My Daughter Jack Wilson Trio Jack Wilson, piano; Ike Isaacs, bass; Donald Bailey, drums. Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, June 19, 1969 5541 (tk.6) Scarborough Fair / Canticle Blue Note BST 84328 (tk.2) Soulin' unissued (tk.1) Soft Summer Rain rejected * Blue Note BST 84328 Jack Wilson - Song For My Daughter Jack Wilson Solo/Trio plus Strings Overdubs Jack Wilson, piano; + overdubs: Israel Baker, Betty Marks, violin; Myer Bellow, Dave Burk, viola; Jesse Ehrlich, Kurt Reher, cello; Billy Byers, arranger, conductor. Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, June 21, 1969; overdubbed at Liberty Studios, Hollywood, CA, June 26, 1969 5542 (tk.5) Song For My Daughter Blue Note BST 84328 Jack Wilson, piano; Ike Isaacs, bass; Donald Bailey, drums; + overdubs: Israel Baker, Betty Marks, violin; Myer Bellow, Dave Burk, viola; Jesse Ehrlich, Kurt Reher, cello; Billy Byers, arranger, conductor. (tk.1) Street Scene unissued 5545 (tk.5) Stormy Blue Note BST 84328 (tk.2) Non Sectarian Blues (Presbyterian Blues) unissued * Blue Note BST 84328 Jack Wilson - Song For My Daughter 1970 Jack Wilson Trio Jack Wilson, piano, electric piano; Ike Isaacs, bass, electric bass; Donald Bailey, drums. "Memory Lane", Los Angeles, CA, 1st set, July 8, 1970 Tears Inside Blue Note rejected Equinox / One And Four - Street Scene - Night Mist - Caravan - Soilin' - Jack Wilson Trio same personnel. "Memory Lane", Los Angeles, CA, 2nd set, July 8, 1970 Ahmad's Blues / New Rhumba Blue Note rejected Something / After Supper - Ada - Little Sunflower / Soilin' - Jack Wilson Trio same personnel. "Memory Lane", Los Angeles, CA, 3rd set, July 8, 1970 Ramblin' Blue Note rejected Squeeze Me - Wave - I Hear A Rhapsody / Soilin' - Jack Wilson Trio same personnel. "Memory Lane", Los Angeles, CA, 1st set, July 9, 1970 Little Sunflower Blue Note rejected Ramblin' - Night Mist - Ada - Soilin' - Jack Wilson Trio same personnel. "Memory Lane", Los Angeles, CA, 2nd set, July 9, 1970 Ahmad's Blues Blue Note rejected If It's The Last Thing I Do - Blues / Whine / Soilin' - Jack Wilson Trio same personnel. "Memory Lane", Los Angeles, CA, 3rd set, July 9, 1970 Untitled Blue Note rejected Street Scene - Medley - Soilin' - 1977 (age 41) Jack Wilson Trio/Quartet Jack Wilson, Mason & Hamlin grand piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano; Allen Jackson, bass; Clarence Johnston, drums; Joe Clayton, percussion. Sage & Sand Recording Studio, Hollywood, CA, August 15 & 16, 1977 Autumn Sunset Discovery DS-777, DSCD-941 Kunta Kinte - Waltz For Ahmad - Dos Intrepatatos - Baby Blue - Tears Inside - Invitation - Our Waltz - * Discovery DS-777 Jack Wilson - Innovations * Discovery DSCD-941 Jack Wilson Trio - Autumn Sunset 1979 Jack Wilson Trio Jack Wilson, Mason & Hamlin grand piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano; Allen Jackson, bass; Clarence Johnston, drums. Discovery Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 15, 1979 He That Murmureth Discovery DS-805, DSCD-941 Spaced Discovery DS-805 Gemstones - J.P. Blues - Where Is Love - Artist's Spoken Autograph - * Discovery DS-805 Jack Wilson - Margo's Theme * Discovery DSCD-941 Jack Wilson Trio - Autumn Sunset Jack Wilson Solo/Trio Jack Wilson, Mason & Hamlin grand piano. Discovery Studios, Los Angeles, CA, March 29, 1979 Thinking Of You Discovery DS-805, DSCD-941 Body And Soul - Jack Wilson, Mason & Hamlin grand piano, Fender Rhodes electric piano; John Heard, bass; Joey Baron, drums. Margo's Theme - Artist's Spoken Autograph Discovery DS-805 * Discovery DS-805 Jack Wilson - Margo's Theme * Discovery DSCD-941 Jack Wilson Trio - Autumn Sunset 1993 (age 57) Jack Wilson Trio Jack Wilson, piano; Leon Maleson, bass; Jimmy Cobb, drums; with James Chirillo, guitar. NYC, June 4, 1993 The Heart Of Mine DIW (J) DIW-615 That Sunday That Summer - Moon Mist - The Second Time Around - Sandie, My Love - How Soon - Long Ago And Far Away - If She Walked Into My Life - * DIW (J) DIW-615 Jack Wilson - In New York
  21. Jack Wilson, Pianist

    If you dig the Wilson stuff with Ayers, the 1963 Atlantic album is worth searching out. It was published in Japan on CD (a beautiful remaster) just a few years ago.
  22. Jack Wilson: Call Me - Jazz From The Penthouse

    Indeed, I'd love to see Century 67 Records license and release the 1970 unissued Jack Wilson Blue Note live recordings taped at Memory Lane in Los Angeles. It would be great if they could also publish the 1960s Wilson Vault Records material (including Rambln') on CD as well. All the digitally reissued Vault material currently available through iTunes and Amazon is sourced from vinyl records by dubious (perhaps bootleg) labels such as Essential Media Group LLC and Fresh Sound Spain. For example, in digital format, the Wilson album, The Jazz Organs, runs approximately 29% fast because the record label "Essential Media Group, LLC" dubbed a 33 rpm vinyl record errantly at 45 rpm. The music runs so unnaturally fast it sounds like the Chipmunks. The Vault material is owned by Warner Brothers / Rhino and really needs to be reissued from the original source tapes by a legal reissue label. Someone uploaded the Essential Media Group LLC needle drop of The Jazz Organs on YouTube. Listen to it below to hear how fast the (apparently) bootleg digital release runs when it is played back at 45 RPM instead of the proper and correct 33 RPM. The clowns at Essential Media Group LLC may be pirating Jack's music for profit as they don't list Rhino / Warner Brothers as the rights holders. This Essential Media Group LLC release was published in 2010, well within the 50 year copyright protection window of these 1964 sessions. I wonder if any of the royalties from the digital sales of the Essential Media Group LLC Jack Wilson titles on iTunes, Amazon and YouTube are making their way back to WB/Rhino and Sandie Wilson. I doubt it. LISTEN TO BELOW: "ESSENTIAL MEDIA GROUP LLC" ERRANTLY DUBS AN OLD VAULT 33 RPM RECORD AT 45 RPM, CAUSING IT TO RUN 29% FAST, AND SELLS IT ON ITUNES AND AMAZON FOR PROFIT WITHOUT ATTRIBUTING COPYRIGHT OWNERSHIP TO WARNER BROTHERS / RHINO. THIS MEANS WARNER/RHINO AND JACK'S WIDOW, SANDIE, MAY NOT BE GETTING A CENT IN ROYALTIES FROM THESE "ESSENTIAL MEDIA GROUP LLC" DIGITAL SALES OF JACK'S VAULT RECORDS BACK CATALOG.
  23. He also wrote "Tangled Up in Compression"
  24. Jack Wilson, Pianist

    Teasing the Korean, when you say "albums" do you have the actual vinyl records or the CDs? Cuscuna had Something Personal remixed for the 90s Blue Note Conn CD, so perhaps the original 1966 stereo mixdown had some distortion which you are hearing. I don't recall any distortion on the CD remix reissue. IIRC, the 1996 CD reissue of Something Personal was a remix from the 4-track session tapes (recorded in Los Angeles). The CD does not contain the original stereo mix published on LP circa 1966. The 1996 CD also marked the first release of the outtake, Mr. Day (a Coltrane composition), also recorded at those L.A. 1966 sessions. If you like Harbor Freeway 5 p.m., Wilson cut a faster version on his debut 1963 Atlantic LP with Roy Ayers (listen below). More info can be found about Jack Wilson in this Organissimo megathread: --> Harbor Freeway (1963 version) One and Four (aka Mr. Day)
  25. Picked up the new Adderley and compared to the Jack Wilson release, my immediate reaction is that the Adderley release sounds like it was heavily compressed during post production mastering. Kind of sounds squashed, tubby and boomy. Sounds like the Adderley has some digital stereo reverb added in post production as well. The mastering on the Jack Wilson disc breathes much easier and is less fatiguing and is probably a closer approximation of the source tape. Haven't had a chance to listen to all the Adderley music yet, but the playing itself sounds very good so far. Oh -- the 26 page booklet in the Adderley CD was smashed and several pages were bent. The booklet wasn't trimmed to size properly only fits in the digipack sleeve with great force, and apparently the people the label hired to insert the booklets decided to carelessly force the booklets in the sleeve out of frustration, bending the pages.