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What was the first Jazz Lp you bought?

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Mine was probably Brubeck: Jazz Red Hot and Cool.   I'd read about him and I liked the cover. 

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Jazz music (and sometimes musicians) were around the house often,
so I was born into it (my mother was pregnant with me when she went
to see Ahmad Jamal at the Pershing Hotel Lounge).

but, the first jazz album(s) that I bought with my own money
were, IIRC, these two together in '70.

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I'm pretty sure it was this

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The Best of Cannonball Adderley (Capitol)

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10" LP bought in 1957 at the age of 17

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1 hour ago, BillF said:

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10" LP bought in 1957 at the age of 17

:tup

For me - 'Gerry Mulligan Meets The Sax Giants Vol 2' on U.K. Verve and Clarke/Boland 'More Smiles' on MPS/BASF

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1 hour ago, sidewinder said:

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For me - 'Gerry Mulligan Meets The Sax Giants Vol 2' on U.K. Verve and Clarke/Boland 'More Smiles' on MPS/BASF

Yes, I bought the first of those 10 years later, but didn't get More Smiles till the CD era.

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Hard to remember now,  I was 16 or 17 at the time. I was feeling my way about then but some early purchases included. 

Bud Shank Quartet

Shorty Rogers, Wherever the Five Winds  Blow

Gerry Mulligan, Mainstream of Jazz

Purchase usually depended on what was in the shops and often dictated by the cover art or  sleeve note.

 

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4 hours ago, JohnS said:

Hard to remember now,  I was 16 or 17 at the time. I was feeling my way about then but some early purchases included. 

Bud Shank Quartet

Shorty Rogers, Wherever the Five Winds  Blow

Gerry Mulligan, Mainstream of Jazz

Purchase usually depended on what was in the shops and often dictated by the cover art or  sleeve note.

 

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Ah yes, vividly remember that one displayed in a shop window in a Manchester suburb. Must have been 1959.

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7 hours ago, BillF said:

Yes, I bought the first of those 10 years later, but didn't get More Smiles till the CD era.

I think 'More Smiles' was released over here some years after it was recorded in the late 60s. 1974 I believe. Came and went pretty fast here in the U.K.

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I bought "Music For Swinging Moderns" on Mercury label by Dick Johnson in 1956. My LP is long gone but, fortunately, it has been re-issued on CD.

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This was the first:

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Then this one:

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Though it didn't have an Atlantic Records inner sleeve. ;)

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it's still my favorite wes release.

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I can't recall for certain, but it was probably one of these...

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I can recall for certain, because i had just begun buying rock albums in earnest (at least as earnest as my allowance would allow for) about a year or so before, and this definitely felt significant to me, this stepping into another world by actually buying into it. This was a different thing, yeah, and not a causal undertaking. There was so much other stuff to buy, and...jazz? A jazz record? Buying one? UH-oh...

And then, about a month later, this one (don't laugh, I didn't!)

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Before you figure out the formulae, this kind of thing is impressive. And it still is, in different ways, after you do. Besides, Shelly Manne never sucked!

Now, what the third one was...that's where things get fuzzy...

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That was the varoius artists lp 'Kings of swing' Stil play Artie Shaw 'Night and Day'

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It's hard to remember, but this was one of the first:

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On 10/22/2016 at 7:06 AM, JSngry said:

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Crown Records!   Did you get this at a drugstore?  I don't think I ever saw them in records stores.  And was the Brubeck a live set? 

On 10/22/2016 at 2:15 PM, jazztrain said:

It's hard to remember, but this was one of the first:

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Probably the first jazz album at my house but either my older sisters or my parent bought it.  None were jazz fans but when this came out jazz  was still (almost) popular music. 

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The Crown, bought it at a Firestone store in my hometown. Rode my bike there and back. Crown showed up regularly at places like that, dime stores, Western Auto, Sears, etc. Some rack jobber was doing their job well, I would say.

It was two Paul Desmond Fantasy studio cuts, one live Brubeck Fantasy cut, and whatever the hell that George Nielsen thing was, don't know if that's ever been firmly established.

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10 hours ago, Jim R said:

I can't recall for certain, but it was probably one of these...

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If Red Clay wasn't my first, then it probably would have been this.

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Sometime in the first half of 1975. Not a lot of jazz on it but I bought it under the impression Jarrett was a jazz musician - the jazz section of the Melody Maker (music magazines had jazz and folk sections in them days) said he was. A few weeks later I bought 'Facing You' which is definitely a jazz record.

(I've excluded things like Soft Machine from three years before because I bought them as rock records....though maybe Keith Tippett's 'Septober Energy' which I bought in December 1972 was the real first one (bought out of a KIng Crimson fixation...I was not yet targeting jazz).)

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