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On 1.3.2020 at 11:07 PM, sidewinder said:

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I really like the tune. Based on "It could happen to you" . It´s interesting how this tune Expresses completely different moods depending wether you Play it as a slow ballad (It could happen to you) or as a brisk medium tempo (Fried Bananas). 

It´s strange but the very best Version of Fried Bananas, I mean Maybe one of the best Dex solos I ever heard is not on an LP of his own, but on that huge Montreux Summit (CBS All Stars 1977 ). Besides some grossly overproduced tunes that try to capture everything from straight ahead to funk, there is one Combo feature for Dexter, playing "Fried Bananas" and it really knocked me out..... never heard Dexter play better. 

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Prestige LP 7078 [OJC reissue from 1989] - Teddy Charles "Evolution"

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12 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

I really like the tune. Based on "It could happen to you" . It´s interesting how this tune Expresses completely different moods depending wether you Play it as a slow ballad (It could happen to you) or as a brisk medium tempo (Fried Bananas). 

It´s strange but the very best Version of Fried Bananas, I mean Maybe one of the best Dex solos I ever heard is not on an LP of his own, but on that huge Montreux Summit (CBS All Stars 1977 ). Besides some grossly overproduced tunes that try to capture everything from straight ahead to funk, there is one Combo feature for Dexter, playing "Fried Bananas" and it really knocked me out..... never heard Dexter play better. 

The ‘Fried Bananas’ on side 1 of this LP is very good, Dexter is in good form. My favourite version is probably on the ‘Sophisticated Giant’ LP though. Bought that one as soon as it came out, around 1980.

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Earlier, it was 'Soul Bag' by Mongo Santamaria, then Sonny Boy Williamson "King Biscuit Time" on Arhoolie. 

Now I guess I am going to put on "Sophisticated Giant" next.    Picked up a nice copy for a couple bucks recently at an estate sale.  Ten boxes of vinyl and about 20 vinyl buyers and I was sixth in line so had to decide which one to go from the ones unoccuppied.  The one I picked had the Dexter, a Monk, In a Silent Way, a couple of Gil Scott-Heron's and a Nathan Davis lp, "If."  Also got a couple nice Bill Wither lps.  I think I picked the right box.

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10 hours ago, sidewinder said:

The ‘Fried Bananas’ on side 1 of this LP is very good, Dexter is in good form. My favourite version is probably on the ‘Sophisticated Giant’ LP though. Bought that one as soon as it came out, around 1980.

I also have the "Sophisticated Giant" LP but somehow it got less spinning on my turntable. The most spinning got "Manhattan Symphony", I think I purchased "Manhattan Symphony" and "Great Encounters" on the same time when I heard Dexter in March 1980, that´s exactly 40 years ago ! We had a Festival "Vienna Jazz Spring" and the schedule was Sam Rivers, Johnny Griffin, Chet Baker, Max Roach, Sun Ra, McCoy Tyner and Dexter Gordon. It was 3 days and on each day we went to the record store to buy "what we had heard". My  "Horo Records" Sun Ra LPs are from that time, Johnny Griffin´s "Return to Griffin" etc. Chet Baker the CTI records….etc...… 

 

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King pressing.

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Japan pressing.

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30 minutes ago, porcy62 said:

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Japan pressing.

Same here - courtesy of Mr Tanno.

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1 hour ago, sidewinder said:

Same here - courtesy of Mr Tanno.

A neglected record in the reissue program IMHO

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1 minute ago, porcy62 said:

A neglected record in the reissue program IMHO

 Included also on the Mosaic Select Carmell Jones CDs. There was a UK original LP issue on Vogue as well, plus later Affinity reissue I think.

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3 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

 Included also on the Mosaic Select Carmell Jones CDs. There was a UK original LP issue on Vogue as well, plus later Affinity reissue I think.

Yep, though compared to most Pacific Jazz records, it has only 9 different edition according to discogs here

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It is definitely worth a new LP reissue - although pretty happy with my Japanese issue.

Didn’t realise that Jazz Workshop had reissued it. Grey market?

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18 minutes ago, sidewinder said:

It is definitely worth a new LP reissue - although pretty happy with my Japanese issue.

Yep, nice mono sound.

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Back up with Dr Lonnie on this excellent 80th series 180g reissue. Trounces the ‘Rare Grooves’ CD.

’Drives’ reissue next please BN !

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OJC version - Vol 1 with the nice Ray Avery shot on the cover.

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Japan pressing. I have a huge sweet spot for solo Monk, and Monk's Mood with Trane is best cherry on the cake.

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My copy is cleaner.

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First spin for the vinyl version of the set after playing the CDs for several months now. Wow - spacious and crisp sound. Great as the CD version is, this sounds even better to me. Lovely !

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These dowel spine sleeves are pretty cool!

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I got laminated!

Incredible liner notes!

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On 3/4/2020 at 5:25 PM, sidewinder said:

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Superb.

 

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