Dan Gould

Rarest "classic" BN in CD Era?

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18 hours ago, Gheorghe said:

The hardest to find for me was Paul Chamber´s "Bass on Top". It was not on RVG and not on Conoisseur

I think I have it as a TOCJ.

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Here is a sort of quick list I made of Classic-era BN dates that were never released in standalone form in the US, would be interested to see if there are any omissions or mistakes. FWIW I did not include the Three Sounds:

LP Era:
Donald Byrd - I'm Tryin To Get Home
Clarke-Boland Big Band - The Golden 8
Lou Donaldson - Swing & Soul
Lou Donaldson - The Time is Right
Lou Donaldson - Light Foot
Lou Donaldson - Wailing With Lou
Curtis Fuller - Bone & Bari
Curtis Fuller - Volume 3
Bennie Green - Back On The Scene
Bennie Green - Walkin' & Talkin'
Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House Vol. 1
Jutta Hipp - At The Hickory House Vol. 2
Thad Jones - The Magnificent Thad Jones Vol. 3
Clifford Jordan - Cliff Jordan
Blue Mitchell - Bring It Home To Me
Blue Mitchell - Heads Up
Hank Mobley - Hank
Hank Mobley - With Donald Byrd and Lee Morgan
Hank Mobley - Hank Mobley (BN 1568)
Horace Parlan - Speakin' My Piece
Horace Parlan - Moovin' & Groovin'
Horace Parlan - Headin' South
John Patton - That Certain Feeling
John Patton - Oh Baby
John Patton - The Way I Feel
Duke Pearson - The Phantom
Duke Pearson - Profile
Duke Pearson - Tender Feelin's
Sam Rivers - A New Conception
Freddie Roach - All That's Good
Freddie Roach - Mo Greens Please
Freddie Roach - Brown Sugar
Freddie Roach - Down To Earth
Stanley Turrentine - Jubilee Shout
Tyrone Washington - Natural Essence
Larry Young - Contrasts

Unreleased/JP Only:
Art Blakey - Pisces
Sonny Clark - Blues In The Night
Curtis Fuller - Two Bones
Bennie Green - The 45 Session
Blue Mitchell - Step Lightly
Hank Mobley - Curtain Call
Hank Mobley - Poppin'
Jimmy Smith - Trio + LD
Jimmy Smith - Cherokee
Jimmy Smith - Lonesome Road

LT Series:
Donald Byrd - Chant
Donald Byrd - The Creeper
Lou Donaldson - Midnight Sun
Dexter Gordon - Landslide
Ike Quebec - With A Song In My Heart
Ike Quebec - Congo Lament
Jimmy Smith - Confirmation
Jimmy Smith - On The Sunny Side
Stanley Turrentine - Ain't No Way
Stanley Turrentine - New Time Chant
Stanley Turrentine - In Memory Of

No CD Issue:
Kenny Burrell - Swingin'
Kenny Burrell - Freedom
Bobby Hutcherson - Inner Glow
Jackie McLean - Hipnosis
Jackie McLean - High Frequency
 

Edited by colinmce

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"The hardest one for me to find was Jimmy Smith's "Cool Blues".

 

The important thing there was to get the early 2000s RVG reissue that pitch corrected the McMaster 1990ish reissue

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59 minutes ago, cliffpeterson said:

"The hardest one for me to find was Jimmy Smith's "Cool Blues".

 

The important thing there was to get the early 2000s RVG reissue that pitch corrected the McMaster 1990ish reissue

Yeah, but that advice wasn't worth much ~1993. :)

Just a "heads up" - the fact that the 1990 CD was off pitch was not well known. In fact, the Penguin Guide of the day rated "Cool Blues" as one of Jimmy's top-rated CDs at the time. It turns out that this pitch problem was why that CD was deleted in the first place.

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Was the LT's LP pitch correct?

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59 minutes ago, bresna said:

 

 

2 hours ago, cliffpeterson said:

"The hardest one for me to find was Jimmy Smith's "Cool Blues".

 

The important thing there was to get the early 2000s RVG reissue that pitch corrected the McMaster 1990ish reissue

I have the RVG version.  Tina Brooks plays tenor on the first four cuts.  

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9 hours ago, cliffpeterson said:

"The hardest one for me to find was Jimmy Smith's "Cool Blues".

 

The important thing there was to get the early 2000s RVG reissue that pitch corrected the McMaster 1990ish reissue

I'm not the biggest JOS fan, with many of his recordings leaving me cold but Cool Blues is superb. Absolutely love it...

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I love JOS, have all the BNs now (I think) and I agree that Cool Blues is something special, only reason it wasn't released right away is that they recorded a big pile of JOS and doled it out slowly after he left the label.  And I think the sound has some rough edges, IIRC.

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Cuscuna's original liner notes stated "The material from this session was never issued.  The reason was probably not the music, which was excellent, but the fact that it was recorded only in mono at a time when stereo was growing rapidly."

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Posted (edited)

My favourite Jimmy Smith Cover! It has nothing to do with Frank Wolff or Reid Miles. It is from Akiyoshi Miyashita.

Edited by Son Of Ice Bag

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One of the best, most evocative LT covers as well:

 

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There are some corrections to Colinmce’s list, I’d need to take some time to go over it, but the first item (Donald Byrd) did have a domestic CD release, as did many others. (The CD era began in the mid-80’s, and a lot of stuff came - and went - quickly, easy to miss.)

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Not totally clear on the concept, but this 3 CD box has a relatively high value on Discogs

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3 hours ago, BFrank said:

Not totally clear on the concept, but this 3 CD box has a relatively high value on Discogs

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If the Hoffman Board rumour is correct, there will be a 3LP Tone Poet issue for this one forthcoming. Presumably without alternates?

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6 hours ago, sidewinder said:

If the Hoffman Board rumour is correct, there will be a 3LP Tone Poet issue for this one forthcoming. Presumably without alternates?

it's been a while since I played this but recall that the balance and sound quality left a little to be desired.

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19 hours ago, sidewinder said:

If the Hoffman Board rumour is correct, there will be a 3LP Tone Poet issue for this one forthcoming. Presumably without alternates?

Cool! I don't play LPs any more, but I have friends who will probably get that.

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15 hours ago, Clunky said:

it's been a while since I played this but recall that the balance and sound quality left a little to be desired.

I visited the Lighthouse on a number of occasions in the late 1990s. A most interesting experience ! Although the layout had changed since its heyday, there was a big old wooden band stage - I recognised its somewhat boomy characteristics from recordings such as this one. Jazz archaeology !

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On 25/7/2020 at 1:02 PM, sidewinder said:

If the Hoffman Board rumour is correct, there will be a 3LP Tone Poet issue for this one forthcoming. Presumably without alternates?

I am in, definitely, and my cd copy goes straight to discogs marketplace.

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On 7/25/2020 at 4:02 AM, sidewinder said:

If the Hoffman Board rumour is correct, there will be a 3LP Tone Poet issue for this one forthcoming. Presumably without alternates?

By my count there's an easy 5 LPs worth of material, with no alternates, if they use everything that was on the 3 CD version.

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On 18/07/2020 at 3:46 AM, JSngry said:

There are those who would LOL at that statement while suggesting that the the "classic Blue Note era" had already ended by then.

It went down hill at Blue Note when they started recording.  ^_^

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