By DownBeat I Dec. 13, 2022
Three From Blue Notice
Blue Notice Information continues to launch waves of nice sound on vinyl. In its Tone Poet collection, the label points two editions of John Coltrane’s Blue Prepare, first recorded again in 1957 in Rudy Van Gelder’s living-room studio in Hackensack, New Jersey.
The album shall be launched as a one-LP urgent of the unique album and a two-LP stereo urgent of The Full Grasps, which incorporates seven never-before-released tracks and a booklet full of never-before-seen images and an essay by Ashley Kahn. Each are pressed on 180-gram vinyl at RTI.
Going from the legendary saxophonist to a legendary drummer who made his identify in Coltrane’s quartet, Blue Notice has unearthed a beforehand unissued 1967 stay recording with Elvin Jones as a frontrunner referred to as Elvin Jones Revival: Stay At Pookie’s Pub.
The quartet on this date options Jones on drums, Joe Farrell on tenor saxophone, Billy Inexperienced on piano and Wilbur Little on bass, and was recorded simply two weeks after Coltrane’s premature loss of life. The set is available in a 180-gram vinyl, three-LP set (or two CDs) with heavy-duty liner notes and loads of images from Francis Wolff, Ozier Muhammad, Christian Rose and extra.
Occurring a extra fashionable tip, the label has additionally launched the tenth anniversary deluxe version of Robert Glasper Experiment’s Black Radio as a three-LP set on 180-gram vinyl that includes bonus tracks, the remix EP Black Radio Recovered and a killer booklet full of images and liner notes by Glasper himself. DB
Candid Information relaunched in April, reissuing 5 nice titles on CD from its again catalog that present wonderful breadth and depth. These titles are actually out on vinyl.
Pee Wee Russell & Coleman Hawkins, Jazz Reunion, presents a terrific 1961 date that includes the clarinetist and saxophonist recording collectively for the primary time in 32 years.
At this level elder statesmen, the duo takes a visit again in time, even recording “If I May Spend An Hour With You,” a music they recorded collectively in 1929.
Clark Terry’s Coloration Modifications serves as a reminder of the trumpeter’s imaginative method, together with preparations by Yusef Lateef, Budd Johnson and Al Cohn for the date.
Spinning to the avant garde aspect comes The World Of Cecil Taylor, that includes Archie Shepp, Buell Niedlinger and Denis Charles on this date, initially launched in 1961.
Booker Little, Out Entrance, is taken into account the very best of the trumpeter’s restricted, however lovely, work. Little recorded solely 5 classes as a frontrunner earlier than passing away in 1961 on the age of 23. The quintet date options an all-star solid with Max Roach, Eric Dolphy and others.
Lastly, Booker Ervin, That’s It!, reveals the tenor saxophonist in prime kind and closely influenced by his time with Charles Mingus. DB
Previous Gems From New Land
The New Land document label out of the U.Ok. has been busy on the vinyl scene this 12 months, reissuing Gerry Mulligan’s 1963 basic Night time Lights, a jazz noir masterpiece with the baritone saxophonist’s sextet that includes Jim Corridor.
The brand new label’s newest providing comes within the type of Charles Mingus, reissuing the 1957 nugget of perfection, A Fashionable Jazz Symposium Of Music And Poetry With Charles Mingus. The remastered and expanded two-LP set contains bonus tracks, outtakes, uncommon images and liner notes from the outing’s unique pianist, Bob Hammer. Recorded in 1957, the album got here collectively within the warmth of what’s thought of Mingus’ most inventive interval. Usually ignored, it delivers excessive idea from one of many best artists to stroll the planet.
In between, New Land delivered two trumpet gems within the type of Howard McGee’s dusty blue and Blue Mitchell’s eponymously titled album.
The McGee sides provide a killer lineup, with Bennie Inexperienced on trombone, Pepper Adams on baritone saxophone, Tommy Flanagan on piano, “Ronald” Carter on bass, Roland Alexander on tenor saxophone and Walter Bolden on drums. Mitchell’s work contains unique liner notes from Leonard Feather in addition to reminiscences of Mitchell from the date’s drummer, Doug Sides.
All the New Land choices are mastered from the unique analog tape transfers by Kevin Grey at Cohearant Audio, then printed and pressed on 180-gram vinyl. DB
Throughout the pandemic, the vinyl-only label Newvelle Information needed to hit the pause button. Fortunately, it has hit play once more with 4 terrific new initiatives popping out this 12 months.
The Renewal Assortment, which might be bought as a four-album set or individually, contains terrific, bold music. Elan Mehler’s There Is A Dance options Mehler on piano with Tony Scherr on bass and Francisco Mela on drums. Michael Blake’s Combobulate presents intensely playful music with Blake on tenor/soprano/flute; Steven Bernstein, trumpet; Clark Gayton, trombone; Bob Stewart, tuba; Marcus Rojas, tuba; and Allan Mednard, drums.
Dave Liebman’s Belief And Honesty showcases the legendary soprano saxophonist additionally dipping into some tenor and flute with Ben Monder on guitar and John Hébert on bass. And flugelhornist and trumpeter Nadje Noordhuis delivers Full Circle that includes an all-star solid of Fred Hersch on piano, Thomas Morgan on bass and Rudy Royston on drums.
Welcome again, Newvelle! DB
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