Pressing Issues: Miles Davis, ‘Round About Midnight (1957 Columbia)

Original Pressing: Columbia, CL 949 (1957) Musicians Miles Davis (t), John Coltrane (ts), Red Garland (p), Paul Chambers (b), Philly Joe Jones (d) Liner notes: George Avakian Produced by George Avakian and engineered by Frank Laico at 30th Street Studios, New York, NY, October 26, 1955; June 5 and September 10, 1956 Originally released March 6, 1957 Word … Continue reading Pressing Issues: Miles Davis, ‘Round About Midnight (1957 Columbia)

Pressing Issues: Jackie McLean, It’s Time! (1978 Blue Note King Records)

Updated on 4/18/18: Retroactively changed the post title to reflect the new name for my record overview feature, "Pressing Issues." Don't ask about the feature name candidates that didn't make the cut. (Ha! No pun intended there!) Updated on 4/19/18: Included cover design and liner note credits. Original pressing: Blue Note Records, BLP 4179 & BST 84179 (1965) This one: King Records, GXK … Continue reading Pressing Issues: Jackie McLean, It’s Time! (1978 Blue Note King Records)

Song of the Day: Lee Morgan, “Our Man Higgins”, (Cornbread, 1967)

Tune: "Our Man Higgins" Album: Lee Morgan, Cornbread (1967) Composer: Lee Morgan Soloists: Jackie McLean, Lee Morgan, Hank Mobley, and Herbie Hancock "Our Man Higgins" is certainly not a jazz standard, nor is it even one of Lee Morgan's better known compositions. But this tribute to Billy Higgins, drummer on so many Blue Note sessions (including this one), … Continue reading Song of the Day: Lee Morgan, “Our Man Higgins”, (Cornbread, 1967)

New Blue Note Film Coming Up: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes

I wasn't planning another post for this weekend, but then I found out about this new film, and I am sending this out as an "emergency post": Just after I finished the post on great jazz movies, I learned about this, and it looks like it might be another for the list: Blue Note Records: Beyond … Continue reading New Blue Note Film Coming Up: Blue Note Records: Beyond the Notes