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Blossom Dearie, Blossom Dearie. 1957 on Verve.

The inimitable Blossom Dearie’s debut album. My copy is the 2022 reissue from Vinyl Me, Please, which includes listening notes by Natalie Weiner. Ray Brown, Jo Jones, and…

Ornette Coleman, The Shape Of Jazz To Come, 1959 on Atlantic.

Ornette Coleman, The Shape Of Jazz To Come, 1959 on Atlantic. Coleman’s debut on Atlantic and his third LP. With Don Cherry, Charlie Haden, and Billy Higgins. My…

Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, & Wardelll Grey, Tenors Anyone?, 1958 on Dawn.

Stan Getz, Zoot Sims, Paul Quinichette, & Wardelll Grey, Tenors Anyone?, 1958 on Dawn. My copy is a 1980 reissue on Biograph Great compilation

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, 1958 on Atlantic.

Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers with Thelonious Monk, 1958 on Atlantic. My copy is a 1977 reissue with the Rockefeller Plaza address. Classic collaboration

Coleman Hawkins, The “Hawk” Talks, 1955 on Decca.

Coleman Hawkins, The “Hawk” Talks, 1955 on Decca. First released on two 45 rpm 12″ EPs in 1953, then as an LP in 1955. Conducted and arranged by…

Dinah Wahington, For Those In Love, 1955 on Emarcy.

Dinah Wahington, For Those In Love, 1955 on Emarcy. Emarcy is what you get when you pronounce MRC (Mercury Record Company). Arrangements by Quincy Jones, with Wynton Kelly,…

Phineas Newborn Jr., Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry of Phineas Newborn Jr.), 1956 on Atlantic.

Phineas Newborn Jr., Here Is Phineas (The Piano Artistry of Phuneas Newborn Jr.), 1956 on Atlantic. 2022 repress via Vinyl Me, Please Great version of “All the Things…

Erroll Garner, Erroll Garner, 1953 on Columbia.

Erroll Garner, Erroll Garner, 1953 on Columbia. Mine’s a 1956 pressing, with the “six-eye” Columbia labels, with the registered trademark on “LP” Sleeve was really just two pieces…

Erroll Garner, Erroll Garner Plays For Dancing, 1956 on Columbia.

Erroll Garner, Erroll Garner Plays For Dancing, 1956 on Columbia. Originally a 10″ record in 1953. Garner’s approach makes many of his recordings hard to dance to –…

Barbara Lea, Lea in Love, 1957 on Prestige.

Barbara Lea, Lea in Love, 1957 on Prestige. My copy is a 2022 Vinyl Me, Please reissue - great underappreciated vocalist

Erroll Garner, Paris Impressions, 1958 on Columbia.

Erroll Garner, Paris Impressions, 1958 on Columbia. Multiple songs feature Garner on harpsichord, first heard on this LP.

Sarah Vaughan, Favorites, 1959 on Columbia.

Sarah Vaughan, Favorites, 1959 on Columbia. Mine is issued on Columbia Special Products but I believe is still from the 50s.

Billy Eckstine, Billy Eckstine’s Imagination, 1956 on EmArcy.

Billy Eckstine, Billy Eckstine’s Imagination, 1956 on EmArcy. EmArcy (MRC for Merury Record Company pronounced as initials) pressing from the mid fifties. Wonderful version of “That’s All,” which…

Various Artists, Comparative Blues, 1957 on Jazztone.

Various Artists, Comparative Blues, 1957 on Jazztone. Including Dizzy Gillespie and Charlie Parker, but also some klnow lesser known folks like Buck Clayton, Jack Teagarden, Eddie Bert. Via…

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Blue Light, 1955 on Columbia.

Duke Ellington and His Orchestra, Blue Light, 1955 on Columbia. Songs recorded in the 1930s, compiled in the 50s. In great shape for a 65+ year old LP…

Tiny Grimes / J.C. Higginbotham, Callin’ The Blues, 1958 on Prestige.

Tiny Grimes / J.C. Higginbotham, Callin’ The Blues, 1958 on Prestige. With Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Ray Bryant, Wendell Mardhall, and Osie Johnson. 80s reissue as part of the…

Johnny Cash, Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous, 1958 on Sun Records.

Johnny Cash, Johnny Cash Sings The Songs That Made Him Famous, 1958 on Sun Records. My copy is a 2015 reissue by Org Music – great pressing. Cash’s…

Quincy Jones, This Is How I Feel About Jazz, 1957 on ABC Paramount.

Quincy Jones, This Is How I Feel About Jazz, 1957 on ABC Paramount. My copy is from the Vinyl Me, Please Anthology The Story Of Quincy Jones, which…

Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me, 1958 on Capitol.

Frank Sinatra, Come Fly With Me, 1958 on Capitol. My copy is an early 70s reissue – Sinatra’s first collaboration with Billy May (arranger and conductor). A little…

Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, The Oscar Peterson Trio Set, Jazz at the Philharmonic, reissued 1985 on Verve.

Oscar Peterson, Barney Kessel, Herb Ellis, Ray Brown, The Oscar Peterson Trio Set, Jazz at the Philharmonic, reissued 1985 on Verve. Live at Carnegie Hall in 1952 and…