The 45 RPM x 2 LP pressings of Dexter Gordon’s Blue Note records from Music Matters and Analogue Productions.
Also pictured is the Cisco pressing of One Flight Up.
Our man in Paris was born today.
John Coltrane’s debut as a leader on Prestige records in glorious mono.
John Coltrane - Kulu Sé Mama
I don’t listen to this nearly enough. It’s been a few years actually. Gary Bartz once said A Love Supreme and the period after was essentially gospel music, and that Trane was channeling a higher power. I get it.
Jazz convos with an 8 year old
A convo I had last night with my friend’s 8 year old who likes looking at my record covers.
Kid: *Pointing to a Louis Armstrong compilation LP* - “This says hot jazz.”
Kid: *Pointing to Birth of the Cool by Miles Davis.* - “So is this cool jazz?”
Kid: “Show me the warm jazz please. I don’t like the heat or the cold. I like to be comfortable.”
The Thelonious Monk Quartet - Monk’s Dream
The highly sought nude Electric Ladyland cover by The Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Jimi was not happy with this cover and it wasn’t his choice. Nevertheless, it is now a collector’s item. This is the 1st run UK Polydor pressing with this cover.
Nearly broke my back moving this. Totally underestimated what a 62lb turntable + base feels like.
John Coltrane with the Red Garland Trio
Blue Mitchell - The Thing To Do
It features a young Chick Corea in a period I refer to as his “BS” period. BS stands for ‘Before Scientology’.