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“Play this one!”

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I picked this up in London a few weeks ago.  A nice little EP with a photo I’d never seen.  Here’s Coleman Hawkins in 1955 on Vogue Records (UK).    (A1) It’s Only A Paper Moon;  (A2) I Surrender Dear;  (B1) Bah-U-Bah  (B2) Sophisticated Lady

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Ornette was the answer

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R.I.P. Ornette

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RIP designer Paul Bacon

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The Other Side of Benny Golson  Riverside Records  Design by Paul Bacon.

Paul Bacon OBIT.

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For a few dollars more

MDS00370

I picked this up at the WFMU Record Fair last weekend – for only $4,000!   “Jazz Music for People Who Don’t Care About Money”  A wealth of great jazz by Bethlehem Records artists (who probably made pennies for all of their genius), Charlie Mingus, Howard McGhee, Conte Condoli, Sal Salvador, etc.

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Neeewwwwman

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Joe Newman  “I Feel Like a Newman”  Storyville Records (1956)  Featuring Joe Newman (trumpet, leader) with two jazz combos (octet on side one / quintet on side two). Among accompanying musicians a few jazz greats, as follows: John Lewis, Gene Quill, Freddie Green, Milt Hinton.

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Blues in the night (RIP)

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Clark Terry in the P.M.  EmArcy Records EP  with the songs “Double Play”, “Chuckles”, and “Slow Boat”  Taken from Clark Terry’s first sessions as a leader in 1955 withClark Terry (tp), Jimmy Cleveland (tb), Cecil Payne (bs), Horace Silver (p), Oscar Pettiford (b, cello), Wendel Marshall (b), Art Blakey (ds).

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Mad men of jazz

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Compendium of Jazz #1  Verve Records  (1957)  A compilation of Verve jazz artists including Count Basie, Stan Getz, Charlie Parker and others.  (This guy is Freddy Morgan!)

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Happy New Year 2015!

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“I Love Listening to Buddy Bregman”   (1957)  RCA Records (UK)  Verve Series (issued in the States as “Swinging Kicks”) Music composed by Bregman for the “B” movie “Wild Party,”  (Anthony Quinn as an over-the-hill football star that holds a thrill-seeking couple captive in a sleazy nightspot for a night of terror ),  A great example of West Coast Cool Jazz with an all-star session featuring the Buddy Bregman All-Star Big Band: Buddy Bregman (conductor, arranger); Herb Geller, Bud Shank (alto saxophone); Georgie Auld, Bob Cooper, Stan Getz, Ben Webster (tenor saxophone); Jimmy Giuffre (baritone saxophone); Conte Candoli, Pete Candoli, Maynard Ferguson, Conrad Gozzo, Ray Linn (trumpet); Milt Berhnart, Frank Rosolino, George Roberts, Lloyd Ulyate (trombone); Andre Previn, Paul Smith (piano); Al Hendrickson (guitar); Joe Mondragon (bass); Stan Levey, Alvin Stoller (drums).

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Fur square

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“Kool for Katz”  Dick Katz, Piano  PYE Records (UK)  Love the jazz cover art from across the pond.   This could also be a Squeeze picture sleeve!

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Horseplay

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Herb Pomeroy  “Jazz in a Stable Sounds From the Boston Scene”  Esquire (UK)  (1955)  Originally released in the U.S. on Transition Records.

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