5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 & 4000 Series Combined (Part 3 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined This week's post is look at the most common instruments for session leaders of the 335 albums in the Blue Note 1500 & 4000 series. Part 3 of 3: Top 5 Instruments in the 1500 & 4000 Series Combined … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 & 4000 Series Combined (Part 3 of 3)

Pressing Issues: John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (2005 Impulse! Classic Records)

Original Pressing: Impulse!, Classic Records; B0002380-01 (2005) Musicians John Coltrane (ts, ss), McCoy Tyner (p), Jimmy Garrison (b), Elvin Jones (d) Spoken introductions and announcements by Alan Grant Cover design: Greenberg Kinglsey/NYC Liner notes: Ashley Kahn, Ravi Coltrane Produced by Ravi Coltrane. Recorded live at the Half Note, New York, NY, March 26 (Sides A & B) … Continue reading Pressing Issues: John Coltrane, One Down, One Up: Live at the Half Note (2005 Impulse! Classic Records)

5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 4000 Series (Part 2 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined This week's post is look at the most common instruments for session leaders of the 238 albums in the Blue Note 4000 series. Part 2 of 3: The Top 5 Instruments in the 4000 Series 1. Tenor sax … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 4000 Series (Part 2 of 3)

5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 Series (Part 1 of 3)

Pt. 1 - The 1500 Series | Pt. 2 - The 4000 Series | Pt. 3 - Both Series Combined Regarding the Blue Note 1500 & 4000 series, I've always wondered which instruments were the most common for the session leaders. In other words, I knew there were lots of tenor sax and organ albums, but just how … Continue reading 5 for Friday: Blue Note by the Numbers – Top 5 Most Common Instruments for Session Leaders – 1500 Series (Part 1 of 3)

Pressing Issues: “Big” John Patton, Got a Good Thing Goin’ (1966 Blue Note Liberty stereo)

Original Pressing: Blue Note, BST 84229 (1966) Musicians John Patton (org), Grant Green (g), Hugh Walker (d), Richard Landrum (conga) Cover design: Reid Miles Liner notes: Alan Grant Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 26, 1966. Sometimes I hear a record for the first time and wonder, How have I never heard … Continue reading Pressing Issues: “Big” John Patton, Got a Good Thing Goin’ (1966 Blue Note Liberty stereo)

Jackie’s Got a Brand New (and Very Expensive) Bag

First, a disclaimer. My intent has never been to use this blog to cover the "inside baseball" aspects of jazz record collecting. There are other blogs that already address those sorts of issues quite well. Nevertheless, a recent auction caught my attention—as well as the attention of many others, I'm sure—and I want to take … Continue reading Jackie’s Got a Brand New (and Very Expensive) Bag