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“Live at the Plugged Nickel” — just *not* Miles Davis

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Also one by Mel Torme at this obscure venue I think.

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6 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

 

Trumpeter Sean Jones made a record there too:

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Yes.  I only just found out about this one.  I guess I edited my previous post before you replied.  Know of any others from there?

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1 hour ago, HutchFan said:

As far as Minton's goes, these Griff & Lock records come to mind:

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Those are the only two that I know of.

I got these in a twofer a few years back for effectively no money. One of my favourite LPs.

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2 minutes ago, Rabshakeh said:

I got these in a twofer a few years back for effectively no money. One of my favourite LPs.

Yeah, it's some of their best on record.  And Junior Mance!!!

 

10 minutes ago, duaneiac said:

Yes.  I only just found out about this one.  I guess I edited my previous post before you replied.  Know of any others from there?

Nope! :) 

 

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24 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Aside from the obvious -- Ahmad Jamal -- I don't know of any.

What I have only recently learned is that the Pershing Lounge was in basement of the Pershing Hotel and was not a particularly large or posh room (talk about image confronting reality!). Before Jaml record there, (as the Pershing), it was known as Birdland, and then changed (for obvious reasons) to Budland, which is where Sun Ra's Arkestra had it's first "major" gig. It's the room where the Ra performance footage in the Cry Of Jazz was shot.

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18 minutes ago, JSngry said:

What I have only recently learned is that the Pershing Lounge was in basement of the Pershing Hotel and was not a particularly large or posh room (talk about image confronting reality!). Before Jaml record there, (as the Pershing), it was known as Birdland, and then changed (for obvious reasons) to Budland, which is where Sun Ra's Arkestra had it's first "major" gig. It's the room where the Ra performance footage in the Cry Of Jazz was shot.

Cool!  I didn't know any of that stuff.  :tup 

 

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The Real Lee Konitz - Wikipedia

Recorded at the Midway Lounge, Pittsburgh 1957

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19 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Cool!  I didn't know any of that stuff.  :tup 

 

I only just learned it myself, from that Sun Ra In The City book, or whatever it's called. Chock full of information, just have a beverage handy, because the academic tone of the lingo is regularly quite dry. But - absolutely worth it.

Humorously enough, they talk about the Pershing (both hotel and lounge) in the context of South Side real estate & social evolutions. Not one word about the Jamal record. But, you know, I already knew about that, so, missing pieces filled in, good. Still a teensie bit of "outside" context wouldn't hurt any, right?

If I'm misremembering any of this, please correct, anybody!

https://southsideweekly.com/64th-cottage-grove/

http://jackojazz.com/files/2213/3304/6062/Pershing_Hotel170.pdf

https://www.domu.com/chicago/neighborhoods/woodlawn/history-in-woodlawn

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and then...you can see the sign for Budland...wonder what that record store was?

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Speaking of Chicago nightclubs, when I was there this summer, I saw the London House.  I understand that they no longer book jazz, but I immediately thought of recordings made there back in the day by Oscar Peterson and Tyree Glenn.

Were there other live recordings from that club?

 

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10 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Speaking of Chicago nightclubs, when I was there this summer, I saw the London House.  I understand that they no longer book jazz, but I immediately thought of recordings made there back in the day by Oscar Peterson and Tyree Glenn.

Were there other live recordings from that club?

 

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for one. I thought of chiming in with this (grew up in suburban Chi. and find the album/song title funny), but figured there'd be too many recordings at that venue.

After some research, there are a whole lot!: https://www.discogs.com/label/347535-London-House-Chicago

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A word for the Plugged Nickle - from circa '64 through '68 I saw Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane (3 times). I am sure I am forgetting others.

Too bad only Miles was recorded.

40 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

Speaking of Chicago nightclubs, when I was there this summer, I saw the London House.  I understand that they no longer book jazz, but I immediately thought of recordings made there back in the day by Oscar Peterson and Tyree Glenn.

Were there other live recordings from that club?

 

What is now called the London House seems to be a Hilton property. The old structure is gone. 30 years ago the old building was a Burger King IIRC.

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20 minutes ago, HutchFan said:

didn't know Oscar Peterson recorded at the London House so frequently.  I knew about the first two Verve records.  Didn't realize there were so many others.

 

All from the same week at the club, as far as I know.

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1 hour ago, Chuck Nessa said:

A word for the Plugged Nickle - from circa '64 through '68 I saw Miles Davis, Horace Silver, Wes Montgomery, Jimmy Smith, Thelonious Monk and John Coltrane (3 times). I am sure I am forgetting others.

Too bad only Miles was recorded.

What is now called the London House seems to be a Hilton property. The old structure is gone. 30 years ago the old building was a Burger King IIRC.

In addition to the people Chuck saw at the Plugged Nickel, though I think I missed out on Jimmy Smith, I saw the MJQ and the Art Farmer Quartet (with Steve Kuhn, Steve Swallow, and Pete La Roca). The MJQ engagement was fun because the place was packed and the only seat I could find was virtually at John Lewis' right elbow. This meant that Lewis' characteristic contrapuntal backing for Bags was a good deal louder to my ears than the vibes were, which gave me a nice education into what Lewis was doing.

I'm sure I'm forgetting others too.

Red Garland at the Prelude

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4 hours ago, mjzee said:

Dennis Coffey - Live at Morey Baker's Showplace Lounge

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More from the same engagement: 

 

Image result for Dennis Coffey one night at money's 1968

 

 

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59 minutes ago, Chuck Nessa said:

All from the same week at the club, as far as I know.

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Peterson also made some later recordings for Pablo at the London House.

 

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49 minutes ago, BFrank said:

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Albert Ayler recorded there too, anyone else?

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8 hours ago, mjzee said:

Charles Earland - Living Black! (@ The Key Club, Newark, NJ).

There was also Rhoda Scott's second album.

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Other Newark venues included The Cliche Lounge

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The Cadillac Club

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The Front Room

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Queen Of The Organ (LP, Album, Stereo) album cover
 
The Golden Slipper
Black Pearl (LP, Album) album cover
 
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Most of those clubs were neighbours. The Cadillac was diagonally opposite the Key Club on Halsey & Williams Streets. The Cliche Lounge was a short distance along Halsey. And there were other clubs. Bob Porter gave me a guided tour of the old places where there were clubs when I visited Newark in '96.
 
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Other little places included

Club Baron in New York, where Trudy Pitts made this GREAT album

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And of course, there was Jimmy Smith's Supper Club, in LA somewhere

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A GREAT live session with Teddy Edwards and Blue Mitchell. No one should be without it.

Speaking of Jimmy Smith, this was done in Paschal's La Carousel, in Atlanta

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 Also not to be forgotten is Grace's Little Belmont Club, in Atlantic City

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More later, when I can get round to it.

MG

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Oh, and HOW can any member of Organissimo forget Jimmy Forrest, Shirley Scott & Randy Marsh? Done at The Alibi Club, Grand Rapids, Mich

 

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More from Jimmy & Shirley - with Al Grey
 
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Done at Rick's on the Lake, Chicago. Like the Griff & Jaws session at Mintons, this is spread out in three albums. I've assembled the whole lot. with duplicates removed, it comes to an hour and 53 minutes.
 
 
 
 
 
 

Small's Paradise hasn't had a mention, but not too many albums were made there.

Jimmy Smith did two

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King Curtis made one

 

 

 

 

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But I just found this by Babs Gonzales on Discogs

 

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And this Roy Brooks

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MG

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Another unknown organ room was the Bon Ton Club, in Buffalo, NY. Idris Muhammad made his first jazz recording here, paying his first visit to the United States, as Lou said, on this

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I've had this album for decades but I only just noticed the venue and cracked up

This MUST be the only album recorded at the Bombay Bicycle Club, LA

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YAAAY for the Bombay Bicycle Club!!!!!

Back to Atlantic City. This was done at Club Harlem, there

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Someone mentioned The Trianon in Chicago earlier. I think it wasn't a club but a pukka ballroom, but this was done there.

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I can't see a credit for the cover art, but it's great! And a Columbia album yet!

 

 

MG

 

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Oh yes, there's ESPM, the Reunion, recorded at Akbar Hall, in Philly in 1998.

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In St Louis, there was the Holy Barbarian Coffee House.

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There was also The Renaissance, in LA, where Spoon recorded this

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Also in LA, The Black Orchid

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There was The Bit, too, in LA, where Les did his first live album

 

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Jackie Ivory, Live at Jack's Bar, San Francisco 

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Etta and Houston live at Salt Peanuts, NYC in 1980

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Wes Montgomery at Tsubo, Berkeley

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Back to the London House, Chicago

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Done at the Mandrake Club, Berkeley

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MG

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Found one more I missed when looking through my CDs.

Ram Ramirez - The most crazy - Columbia (UK) A Lansdown Production by Stanley Dance done in Frank's Steak House, Long Island.

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MG

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