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Surfin' Pacific Jazz: The Jazz Crusaders' At The Lighthouse (1962)

Man, I just dig me some Jazz Crusaders! It has been a long time since I spun them but hot damn are they fun! And that is the key word: fun; The Jazz Crusaders play with an exuberance that is rarely matched in jazz. 233 more words


Heavy Rotation - (on the stereo…) February 27, 2016

This month’s disparate binge listening, a brief list without individual reviews this time. Every one an excellent listen in their respective genres.

Most are readily available (check the included links for various formats and sound samples) except for Chick Corea’s… 721 more words

David Bowie

Lee Morgan: Lee-way (1960) Blue Note

Selection: The Lion and the Wolff (tk.17)


No need to guess the dedication, Alfred and Francis,  but it took a lot of takes to get it right, take seventeen. 788 more words

Blue Note

Jackie McLean: A Fickle Sonance (1961) Blue Note/Toshiba (LNJ series) Test Pressing

Selection: A Fickle Sonance (Mclean)



Tommy Turrentine (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Sonny Clark (piano) Butch Warren (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 26, 1961… 973 more words

Blue Note

Jackie McLean - Climax (1965)

From the album Jacknife.

Jackie McLean – alto saxophone
Charles Tolliver – trumpet
Larry Willis – piano
Larry Ridley – bass
Jack DeJohnette – drums… 12 more words

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