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

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)

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)

Pressing Issues: The Horace Silver Quintet, Song for My Father (1966 Blue Note Liberty pressing)

Original pressing: Blue Note Records, BLP 4185 (1965) This one: BLP 4185 (1966, "A Division Of Liberty Records") Musicians Tracks 1, 2, 4, 5 Horace Silver (p), Joe Henderson (ts), Carmell Jones (t), Teddy Smith (b), Roger Humphries (d) Tracks 3 & 6 Horace Silver (p), Junior Cook (ts; track 3 only), Blue Mitchell (t; track 3 only), Gene … Continue reading Pressing Issues: The Horace Silver Quintet, Song for My Father (1966 Blue Note Liberty pressing)

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)

Recommended Accessories: Outer Sleeves

This is the first of what I hope will be an occasional series on my personal favorite accessories for record collecting. In this post, I'll talk about one of the least exciting, but most essential items: outer sleeves. Note: Links are just for your information/convenience. I'm not making any money from your clicks!   Sleeve … Continue reading Recommended Accessories: Outer Sleeves