Vinyl Asylum: THE LIST!!! by Muzikmike
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This list, like any other list, is incomplete and perhaps wrong! You may agree with what all the contributors have submitted; you may have some of your own to add. The list is intended to help people decide whether they should spend a few extra bucks for a particular LP because of its sound. The music is of greatest importance, however.
The monikers and/or names of the contributors are:
Nameci, suretyguy, dpy, MAS, shrugs, sober1,Ross, jazzthusiast, Jeff Star, korneluk, SETdude, jefe, ShaneB, wamajama, hifitommy, ddarch, munkieNL, rrsands, user510, electric snowman, 4yanx, Supernaught, ChuckG, gialitt, BillyBuck, Andrew Chasin, Fretless, Penguin, Bagsgroove, vrgard, AnalogFan
Thanks, one and all!
Here then, is the list:
Cannonball Adderley, "Somethin' Else" Blue Note 1595, â€œDo you know what I meanâ€ Riverside
Gene Ammons and Dodo Marmarosa, â€œJug And Dodoâ€ Prestige 24021
Dave Bailey, "One Foot in the Gutter" Epic 17008
Chet Baker "It Could Happen to You" Riverside RLP 1120
Count Basie, â€œCount Basie and the Kansas City 7â€, Mono, â€œJam Sessionâ€ 1-3, Pablo** (Pablo has good sound pretty much across the entire catalog) â€œCount basie and Friendsâ€ Pablo, great compilation of basie on piano with other guests, â€œ88 Basie Streetâ€ Pablo, Count Basie and Oscar Peterson, â€œTime Keeperâ€ Pablo, "The Best of Basie" Roulette
Art Blakey & Jazz Messengers, "Art Blakey & the Jazz Messengers" BN 4003 (aka "Moanin'")
Carla Bley, "Social Studies".
Dave Brubeck â€“ â€œTime Outâ€, Columbia â€œ6-eyeâ€ CS8192, â€œJazz Impressions of Eurasia, Columbia â€œ6 eyeâ€ CS 8058
Kenny Burrell "Midnight Blue" B.N. 4123, â€œEllington is Foreverâ€
Gary Burton, â€œNew Quartetâ€
Paul Chambers "Bass on Top" B.N. 1569
June Christy, â€œSomething Coolâ€ (mono, teal label) Capitol T-516
Holly Cole "Girl Talk" Canadian Pressing only on Alert MusicZ1-81015
John Coltrane, â€œBalladsâ€ (on original Impulse! label) AS32, â€œJohn Coltrain and Johnny Hartmanâ€ (Impulse)
Harry Connick, Jr., â€œ20â€ - Columbia, 7464-44369-1, 1988
Johnny Dankworth, â€œWhat The Dickensâ€
Miles Davis, "Blue Trane" Blue Note 1577 â€œCookinâ€™â€, â€œRelaxin'â€, â€œWorkin'â€ Prestige 7094,7129,7166, - â€œKind of Blueâ€ CS8163, â€œ4 and Moreâ€ CS9253, â€œMiles Aheadâ€,
â€My Funny Valentineâ€ CS9106, â€œFri-Sat Nite at the Blackhawkâ€ CS8469 (Lvol.1) and CS8470 (vol.. 2), â€œSketches of Spainâ€ CS8271, â€œSomeday My Prince Will Comeâ€ Columbia 2-eye stereo CS 8456, (note: this pressing is the 1963 issue. First issue was 1961 and would have been a 6-eye available in mono(CL1656) or stereo(CS8456). Even though not a first pressing, the 1963 issue has excellent sound. A 1961 6-eye would be my first choice, but this pressing is worth seeking out. Performances are top notch from a stellar list of players: Coltrane, Kelly, Chambers, Cobb, Mobley, Davis
Paul Desmond, â€œSkylarkâ€ (CTI/Sebesky arr. with gabor szabo on elec. guitar) Paul Desmond and Jim Hall Mosaic Box
Eric Dolphy "Outward Bound" New Jazz 8236
Eric Dolphy/Ron Carter, Magic, Prestige P-24053
Duke Ellington â€“ â€œJazz Partyâ€ Columbia CS8127, â€œJazz Violin Sessionâ€, â€œDuke Ellington: All Star Road Band, Vol. 2â€, Doctor Jazz, W2X40012, â€Duke Ellington: At Newportâ€, Columbia Reissue, 7464-40587-1 â€First Time!â€ Duke Ellington and Count Basie, Columbia Reissue, 7464-40586-1
Duke Ellington/Louis Armstrong, â€œSummit Meetingâ€
Ellington/Sinatra, â€œFrancis A. and Edward Kâ€
Bill Evans - (Any of the Riverside titles) & the posthumously released â€œYou Must Believe in Springâ€ is beautifully done, â€œLive at the Village Vanguardâ€, â€œConversations With Myselfâ€ Verve V6-8526, "Explorations", Riverside RLP 9351, â€œPeace Piecesâ€ featuring Cannonball Adderley , Riverside, â€œWaltz for Debbieâ€, â€œHow My Heart Singsâ€, â€œEverybody digs Bill Evansâ€, â€œSunday at Village Vanguardâ€ (All on Riverside)
Bill Evans/Jim Hall â€“ â€œUndercurrentâ€ United Artists UAJS15003
Ella Fitzgerald "Ella Swings Lightly", Verve MGVS 6019,â€Ella Fitzgerald sings the Gershwin Sing Book, Vol. 1â€, Verve, MGV 4013
â€Ella Fitzgerald with Gordon Jenkins Orch and Chorusâ€, Vocalion, VL 3797, â€œFitzgerald and Pass...Againâ€ (Pablo)
Erroll Garner, â€œConcert by the Sea Columbiaâ€ CL883- â€œGemsâ€ Columbia CL583
Stan Getz, â€œGetz au Go Go [Live w/Astrude Gilberto] (Verve)
Stan Getz and the Oscar Peterson Trio [mono] (Verve)
Stan Getz/Charlie Byrd, â€œJazz Sambaâ€ Verve V6-8432
Getz/Gilberto Featuring Antonio Carlos Jobim, Verve V6-8545
Dizzy Gillespie, â€œSomething Old, Something Newâ€ Phillips PHS 600-091, â€œAn Electrifying Eveningâ€ Verve V6-8401- Gillespie/Getz: â€œDiz and Getzâ€, 1956, Norgran MGN-1050
Grant Green,. â€œIdle Momentsâ€ â€œFeelin' the Spiritâ€, â€œGrant's First Standâ€, â€œSolidâ€, â€œTalkin' About!â€
Vince Guaraldi Trio, â€œJazz Impressions of Black Orpheusâ€ Fantasy
Herbie Hancock, "Maiden Voyage", Blue Note 84195 Stereo, "Takin' Off" BN84109, "My Point of View" BN 84126, "Inventions and Dimensions" BN 84127
"Empyrean Isles" BN 84125 Players: Hubbard, Coleman, Carter, Williams, Hancock. Herbie Hancock: "Maiden Voyage", Blue Note 84195 Stereo. This pressing is from 1965 available in both mono (4195) and stereo (84195) one source on Blue Notes suggests that the quality of recordings started downhill shortly after 1965. This implies that first issues are the ones to search for.
In general, I've found the Blue Note reissue series from the late 70s-early 80s to sound fine, especially for the money they're worth ($5 or so each). Classic BN titles that'd cost big bucks if you could find the originals. Downside is the covers are not the original art, but some nice pictures, obviously not what you'd expect.
Coleman Hawkins: "The Essential Coleman Hawkins" Verve, V6-8568
Shirley Horn "Violets ForYour Fursâ€
Roland Kirk, â€œWe Free Kingsâ€ MercurySR60679
The L.A. 4, "Pavanne Pour Une Infante" East Wind 10003
Yusef Lateef â€“ â€œLive at Pep'sâ€ Impulseâ€ AS-69
Mundell Lowe and his All-Stars, â€œPorgy and Bessâ€
Herbie Mann, â€œLive at the Village Gateâ€
Shelly Mann and his friends: â€œMy Fair Ladyâ€, Contemporary
Wynton Marsalis: "Early Marsalis" Atlas Record, stereo-AE27-7002 (japanese pressing)
Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays, â€œAs Falls Wichita, So Falls Wichita Fallsâ€
Charles Mingus, "Tijuana Moods" RCA LSP 2533,"Ah Um CS 8171" & "Pithecanthropus Erectus" Atl. 1237, â€Mingus Movesâ€, â€Mingus At Carnegie Hallâ€ - Atlantic SD1667, â€œReevaluation: The Impulse Yearsâ€ Impulse AS-9234-2
Thelonious Monk, â€œMonk's Dreamâ€ Columbia CS8765
Wes Montgomery, â€œBumpin'â€Verve V6-8625, â€œAlternate Takesâ€
Lee Morgan,: â€œSidewinderâ€, Blue Note
Gerry Mulligan and Paul Desmond, â€œTwo of a Mindâ€
Lee Morgan, â€œThe Gigolo & Cornbreadâ€
Art Pepper "A.P. Meets the Ryhthm Section" Contemporary C-3532
"Smack Up!" Contemporary M-3602,â€œThe way it wasâ€ Contemporary S7630, â€œIntensityâ€ S7607, â€œThursday at the Village Vanguardâ€, â€œPlus 11â€ S7568
Oscar Peterson Trio, â€œWe Get Requestsâ€, Verve, "Swinging Brass", Verve MGVS 68364, â€œ Night Trainâ€ Verve
Michel Petrucciani: "Power of 3", Blue Note BTC 85133
Andre Previn and his Pals: â€œWest side storyâ€, â€œGigiâ€ both LPâ€™s Contemporary
Dizzy Reece "Blues in Trinity", & "Sounding Off" B.N. 4006,4033
Sonny Rollins, "Saxophone Colossus" Prestige 7079
"Tenor Madness" Prest 7047 & "Tour De Force" Prestige 7126, "Alfie" soundtrack LP Impulse AS9111, â€œThe Bridgeâ€ RCA LSP2527, â€œOur Man in Jazzâ€ RCA LSP2612, â€œWay out Westâ€ Contemporary, â€œTenor Madnessâ€ Prestige) , â€œSaxaphone Colossusâ€ Prestige
Sonny Stitt, "Sits in with the Oscar Peterson Trio", Verve MGVS 6108 Cal Tjader â€“ â€œLatinoâ€ Fantasy 8079
Stanley Turrentine And Shirley Scott, â€œBlue Flamesâ€
McCoy Tyner, "Extensions", "The Real McCoy" BN 84264. "Supertrios" (2LP)
Sarah Vaughn on Emarcy; not as common as Ella on Verve, but great music and sonics. Mercury era Sarah is just ok in comparison.
Grover Washington, Jr. "Soul Box Vol.1" kUDU Records
Any of the Steeplechase studio recordings, especially those engineered by Jim Anderson. I have a number by musicians such as Paul Bley, Junior Cook, Walter Davis, & Bill Hardman. The live sessions are quite variable in sonics, although some of the performances by the likes of Dexter Gordon and Bud Powell can be terrific.
Verve, Blue Note and Pablo labels almost guarantee good music and sound. The Blue notes are expensive on the used market, though. The later Blue Note DMM's are not the same thing at all. Several I have purchased are less than stellar sound and performance. Maybe worth a flier if in the budget rack.
Any of the Fantasy OJC reissues of material from Prestige or Riverside. Particularly, Miles Davis, Thelonious Monk, John Coltrane, Art Blakey, Bill Evans, Chet Baker.
Jazz West Coast compilations vol. 1-3 / Pacific Jazz or World Pacific labels. Good overview of the Pacific Jazz label from the mid 50's. More common than the individual albums they were taken from and these compilations tend to be cheap.
â€œBlue Note Gems of Jazzâ€ There were 2 compilations put out in the mid 60's to commemorate their 25th anniversary. GREAT music, cheap prices because it is a compilation.
Most of the "Gatefold" cover Impulse releases from the early 60's when Impulse was a serious Jazz label.
Maxell â€œJazz sampler - Vol. 1â€
â€œSmithsonian Collection of Classic Jazz.â€ This 6-LP set pressed by Columbia records contains works from most major artists from Scott Joplin to Ornette Coleman, including alternate takes from Bird, and Monk's blues improvisation from "Bag's Groove" by the Miles Davis All Stars. While the recording quality on some of the cuts is not â€œaudiophileâ€ quality, it would be a grave injustice not to name this very important piece of educational material.
Earlier Riverside and Prestige pressings are also quite good. Wes Montgomery has some good stuff.
ECM LPs are also a good series of issues; the sound is a bit â€œhotâ€ but lively. (Al Jarreau, Keith Jarrett,
the Art Ensamble of Chicago (urban Bushman e.g)
OJC Jazz re-issues are very good. They again were re-issued in Germany 90's now these do seem a little thin sounding/less body.
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Topic - THE LIST!!! - Muzikmike 12:37:45 01/8/03 ( 16)
- Additions: - ChuckG 11:05:04 01/10/03 ( 0)
Corrections - ChuckG 10:56:39 01/10/03 ( 0)
Re: THE LIST!!! - shrugs 14:18:09 01/9/03 ( 0)
Re: THE LIST!!!/ When is the .................. - Tom B. 08:35:38 01/9/03 ( 0)
Email me the word file, I'll Fix it for you (nt) - Penguin 21:33:25 01/8/03 ( 0)
great job, time to fill some holes... - jefe 21:07:41 01/8/03 ( 0)
Kudos!! Great job! And please, a thousand pardons, one correction & one addition... - jazzthusiast 19:49:58 01/8/03 ( 0)
Great! Congratulations!(NT) - Xico 18:41:35 01/8/03 ( 0)
Great job! Thanks! (nt) - Supernaught 17:37:17 01/8/03 ( 0)
Wait... Some more picks for the Jazz List - Noam 17:15:08 01/8/03 ( 0)
Re: You spelled my name wrong;-) - Jeff Starr 17:05:50 01/8/03 ( 0)
Nice, thanks man! <nt> - mr.bear 15:16:53 01/8/03 ( 0)
Smithsonian Set - shrugs 13:38:10 01/8/03 ( 0)
You Da Man! <nt> - korneluk 13:21:22 01/8/03 ( 0)
Re: Great idea, great implementation - user510 13:15:42 01/8/03 ( 0)
Great jobs! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!! (nt) - AnalogFan 12:41:56 01/8/03 ( 0)