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Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown: The Original Peacock Recordings (Rounder)

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Cal Tjader  Quartet, Saturday Night/Sunday Night at the Blackhawk (Verve)

Brother Jack McDuff, Getting Our Thing Together (Cadet)

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11 hours ago, kh1958 said:

Cal Tjader  Quartet, Saturday Night/Sunday Night at the Blackhawk (Verve)

Arguably Tjader's most swinging album. Was finally on CD last year on the Britsh él / Cherry Red label, combined with Tjader's preceding Verve LP In A Latin Bag.

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Gene Harris, Nature's Way (JAM Records - and I just discovered it was distributed by jem Records of New Jersey ;)  )

This is such a schizophrenic album, when I found it way back when I saw Ron Eschete on guitar and Luther Hughes on bass, both future members of the quartet, but also Gene and someone else listed on synthesizers, so major red flags went up. Still, its Gene, and Side 2 consists of Hymn to Freedom, It Might as Well be Spring, St Thomas so I figured I'd at least like half of it.

And that's the part I transferred to CDR with the slightly better Hot Lips also on JAM.

So fast forward to last night and I see this on eBay as a Japanese CD and I think, could there be alternates or unissued tracks from the good side of this record? No, but I notice "You Don't Know Me" on the first, awful side of the LP, and that's a track that was used as Gene's feature with Ray Brown at one time. 

So I transferred side 1 into the PC this morning, sadly verified that "Rewind" "Nature's Way" and "Vinegar Kisses" were appalling but buried in between is a very fine performance.  Not as great as this one

 


But basically because of an idle search on eBay (or is that "idol" search considering my former GHF status?) I found NEW Gene Harris in the stacks!!!  If I'd only known about "You Don't Know Me" at the time, I wouldn't have given up on Side 1 of Nature's Way, way back when.

Oh Happy Day!!! :g

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5 hours ago, mikeweil said:

Arguably Tjader's most swinging album. Was finally on CD last year on the Britsh él / Cherry Red label, combined with Tjader's preceding Verve LP In A Latin Bag.

Continuing the Cal Tjader trend with Along Came Cal (Verve). Definitely prefer Side 2.

And Odell Brown Plays Otis Redding (Cadet). Sunk by the horn arrangements.

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Yusef Lateef - Gong! [Savoy]. LP 1

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7 hours ago, paul secor said:

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Joe Newman: Good 'n' Groovy

Good one ....

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Pat Thomas - The Elephant Clock Of Al Jazari [OtoRoku]

excellent new solo recording by one of the UK's unsung, and under-recorded, improv heroes

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Mal Waldron Live at Dug - Meditations

 

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Sal Mosca Music (Interplay). Great solo piano music from 1977.

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Parker/Edwards/Russell - Walthamstow Moon ('61 Revisited) [Byrd Out]

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6 hours ago, paul secor said:

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Freddie Redd: Shades of Redd

Oh yeah ....

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Dizzy Gillespie and his orchestra - Afro (Clef Series, UK)

 

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