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)

Al Di Meola at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA; Friday, June 15, 2018

Musicians Al Di Meola (g), Evan Garr (vn), Phil Magallanes (p), Elias Tona (b), Luis Alicea (d), Gumbi Ortiz (perc) Venue The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA; Friday, June 15, 2018, 8:00pm   In 1974, a 19 year-old guitar student at Boston's Berklee College of Music was famously given the break of a life time, making … Continue reading Al Di Meola at The Wilbur Theatre, Boston, MA; Friday, June 15, 2018

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)

Pressing Issues, Guest Genre Edition: The David Grisman Quintet, The David Grisman Quintet (1977 Kaleidoscope Records reissue)

Original Pressing: Kaleidoscope, F-5 Musicians David Grisman (mand), Tony Rice (g), Darol Anger (vn, mand on "Ricochet"), Todd Phillips (mand), Bill Amatneek (b) Cover design: Ted Sharpe Recorded by Bill Wolf at 1750 Arch Studios, Berkeley, California; October, November, and December 1976 Originally released in 1977 They started calling them Dawg music, The weird tunes that … Continue reading Pressing Issues, Guest Genre Edition: The David Grisman Quintet, The David Grisman Quintet (1977 Kaleidoscope Records reissue)

The Ron Carter Trio at The Regattabar, Cambridge, MA; Saturday, May 12, 2018

Musicians Ron Carter (b), Russell Malone (g), Donald Vega (p) Venue The Regattabar, Cambridge, MA; Saturday, May 12, 2018, 7:30pm (1st set) After years of neglecting to see jazz legends before they're no longer with us, I've been on a mission to correct this. In May of last year, Boston's Scullers Jazz Club presented Roy … Continue reading The Ron Carter Trio at The Regattabar, Cambridge, MA; Saturday, May 12, 2018

Pressing Issues: Andrew Hill, Andrew!!! (1970 Blue Note Liberty UA pressing)

Original Pressing: Blue Note Records, BLP 4203 & BST 84203 (1968) This one: BST 84203 (1970, Liberty UA) Musicians Andrew Hill (p), John Gilmore (ts), Bobby Hutcherson (vib), Richard Davis (b), Joe Chambers (d) Cover design: Reid Miles; Liner notes: Don Heckman Recorded by Rudy Van Gelder at Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1964. As with so many Blue … Continue reading Pressing Issues: Andrew Hill, Andrew!!! (1970 Blue Note Liberty UA pressing)