Savoy Jazz CDs made in Japan

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  1. Dan Steele

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    After some radio silence, back with another find from the local bins.
    Milt Jackson Opus de Jazz, CY-78804. Obviously this is not one of the maroon colored cds from the early 90’s , but instead is from the “20 bit Master Transfer Collection” (aka Mastersonic) from 1996” in mini LP format. Glad to have it for $4 from the local used bin. Enjoy the first track, the Horace Silver composition Opus de Funk.

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  2. Dan Steele

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    Been a while, but here a Yusef album that although not Savoy has several tracks he used on Savoy dates. I also posted this on the Jazz and Conversation thread. The live at Ronny Scott album is from January 1966. On this thread I’ve already posted Yusef’s Jazz Moods album (1957) which is in my top 3 of the Savoy issues - they share the song Yusef’s Mood, a rollicking song that ends the live set. A Savoy Yusef I don’t own is the album (only LP and not a CD issue?) Jazz and the Sounds of Nature where he plays Song of Delilah. That is also on the Ronnie Scott set. I wouldn’t say the Ronnie Scott cd is a great sounding cd, but for a 1966 live date I think it is good enough and the material is wonderful.

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  3. Lonson

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    I think I may have been the first to post about that live Lateef, in Listening to Jazz and Conversation as I pre-ordered it and listened to it as soon as it came out.

    If you haven't Dan, check out the 2 cd set "Last Savoy Sessions." It contains all of PRAYER TO THE EAST, THE DREAMER and THE FABRIC OF JAZZ--and contains three cuts from JAZZ AND THE SOUNDS OF NATURE.

    All of JAZZ AND THE SOUNDS OF NATURE appear with 7 other albums on the four cd set from Fresh Sounds, "Yusef's Moods."

    Jazz for the Thinker, Jazz Mood, Before Dawn, Other Sounds, Stable Mates, Jazz and the Sounds of Nature, Prayer to the East, and The Sounds of Yusef
     
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    I also like the mastering of these early 1990's Denon reissues of the Savoy material.

    Concerning the mono/stereo indication on the back cover, I have found one that is wrong:

    Booker Ervin "Cookin", recorded in 1960, is marked "monaural" but is actually (very wide) stereo.

    Strangely, Booker Ervin's "Down in the dumps" has 6 tracks recorded at the same session, but the Denon CD reissue is mono (and marked as such).
     
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  5. Lonson

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    Thanks for mentioning "Down in the Dumps" Claude--it's one of the few Savoy/Denon cds I don't have and I remembered I was looking for it, found a nice affordable copy on discogs
     
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  6. Dan Steele

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    Thanks for the suggestion Lonson, have been through Yusef’s live at Ronny Scott’s cd a few times and really enjoying it. His variety of instrument playing is fascinating. On this one he plays tenor, flute, shenai and xun (going off memory). Blues for the Orient and Song of Delilah have that hypnotic middle-eastern vibe. I think there may be an issue with the track listing because my cd player was showing a different order than the liner notes iirc.
     
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  7. Dan Steele

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    Picked this up earlier in the week, an early MJQ, from the 1991 series, SV-0111. Recordings are from 1951-2, a little earlier than my normal fare. Kenny Clarke is on drums for most if the songs, and Ray Brown is still on bass for 4 songs.

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    Didn't know this until I recently watched a documentary on Dizzy via YT that the MJQ started out as the band that played during the breaks in Dizzy's big band concerts. Kind of explains their tendency to mellow the mood a bit. Actually gave me a new respect for their playing.
     
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    Never knew that — makes good sense. What documentary if you don't mind me asking?
     
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  10. Bobby Boogaloo

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    This one...about an hour long. It can be tough getting around Dizzy's eating and talking at the same time but keep with it...

     
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  11. JRM

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    Some recent additions for me...

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  12. Dan Steele

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    Nice! Images I have and like. I have never seen that Bright Spot, how is that?
     
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    New to me, I’ve only played it twice but dig it so far, can’t have enough Kenny B...:cool:
     
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    New find from this week out of the local bins for $8. This is Lee Morgan’s second ever recorded session as leader, Lee Morgan Indeed for Blue Note was done a day before in Nov 1956, but Introducing was released first in 1956 and Indeed was released in 1957. Lee is only 18 years old at this time. I’ve poked fun at the quality control of some of these Savoys from a marketing standpoint - if its “Lee Morgan with Hank Mobley’s quintet”, would that not be a sextet? Well, its actually Lee plus Hank’s quartet which in this case is Hank, Hank Jones (p), Doug Watkins (b), Art Taylor (d). But I quibble, I’m glad to add it to my Savoys, and hear the young Lee paired up with Hank for the first of many times, now let me get out the magnifying glass and read the LP facsimile liner notes.....

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    A couple more new additions. I’ve been on a big Tal Farlow kick lately so that was an easy decision for $7.99!

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    Great pick ups! See the prior page in this thread where we discussed Sun Ra's involvement on several tracks on that Hawkins CD.
     
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    Back on page 3 (post #53) I list the Savoy CDs (I’ve since discovered I have some gaps, will take care of that later) up to the 1994 series. At that time they changed away from the burnt red color to either blue or apparently from your post, a green color, and many (all?) are called the SJL collection. Thanks for providing as example because I had only seen them on discogs, and I can’t recall if I added the “blue face” note to my list on page 3. I stopped the list with only a few of the 1994 series so yours is not listed since it appears to be from 1995, but they are still using the same nomenclature, SV-0267.
     
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  22. Dan Steele

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    Ok, I’m back in the Savoy game, Booker Ervin’s Cookin’ mentioned by @Claude above. Basically a spin-off of the Charlie Mingus band in terms of players (Richard Williams, Dannie Richmond, Horace Parlan) but more straight ahead hard bop. Another tragic early death of a jazz musician in his prime, Booker died at age 39.

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