Live at the Village Vanguard

Label: Laser Vision ‎– MJ122-15FLFormat: Laserdisc, 12″, Single Sided, Stereo, NTSC, CLVCountry: JapanReleased: 1983Genre:Jazz Another in the laserdisc series, again not produced by Creed Taylor, but featuring artists that earned their “chops” performing, writing, and recording with Creed, so of particular interest. Interestingly, when I was offered this laserdisc, I […]

Happy Birthday Creed Taylor!

Today, May 13th, 2020 marks Creed Taylor’s 91st birthday. Hopefully Creed is still well and keeping safe during the current pandemic. I personally owe Creed a debt of gratitude for all the great music and musicians he enabled during his career. Creed is/was a controversial producer, and as Creed himself […]

CT 507

CT 507 Brazil – Antonio Carlos Jobim Side A: Brazil (part 1) (3:15)Side B: Brazil (part 2) (2:15)(from Stone Flower)Antonio Carlos JobimIssues: CTI CT 507 [45]Master No.: CT 507 A/CT 507 BRecorded: March 16; April 23, 24 and 29, 1970(strings and horns overdubbed May 8, 20 and 22, 1970Released: July 1970 [Thanks to Doug Payne, and Arnaldo […]

For The Record

Let’s Talk Laserdiscs I’ve been working through the process of curating, archiving, converting, call it what you will, laserdiscs. Between 1978 and the late 1990’s, laserdiscs, or MCA Discovision were digital media. [See my first effort, Ron Carter Live / Double Bass] While the video was almost always only the […]

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Ron Carter Live

[I made a mistake and declared March 4th Ron Carter’s birthday, it wasn’t, it’s today, May 4th.] To mark Ron’s birthday, I’ve restored a laserdisc of performances played live by Ron Carter. Before we get to that, enjoy this short 2012 tribute to Ron. When I started filling out my […]

M*A*S*H – Due to a possible infection…

April 24th, thanks to Harry in Sunny Central Florida this post has been updated to correct my oversight about the original soundtrack release which did in fact include Suicide is Painless, the vocal track, as the theme tune. The update contains information from Billboard Magazine and Gale Sherwood Magee’s book […]

On This Day: The GETZ / GILBERTO Grammys

On April 13th, 1965, 55-years ago today, Jazz had it’s most successful night at the Grammys ever. On a night that originally declared “the British Invasion was complete” , what actually happened was that Jazz arrived on the top step at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Beverly Hills in Los Angeles. […]

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Happy Born Day Freddie Hubbard

April 7th, 1938 marks the day Freddie was born. Sadly, Freddie Hubbard passed on December 29th, 2008 aged 70. This post is my way of celebrating his time with us. Freddie burst onto the music scene in the late 1950’s and working with, and featured on the 1958 album by […]

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CT 506

CT 506 Train Station – John Martine Side A: Train Station (2:05)Side B: What I Chose To Say (2:10)John MartineIssues: CTI CT 506 [45]Master No.: CT 506 A/CT 506 BRecorded: 1970Released: May 1970 Perhaps the most interesting of all the “Taylors Dozen” singles, even if not musically. Maybe, but not […]

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CT 505

CT 505 Feelin’ Alright? – Hubert Laws Side A: Feelin’ Alright? (2:30)Side B: Let It Be (2:15)(from Crying Song)Hubert LawsIssues: CTI CT 505 [45]Master No.: CT 505 A/CT 505 BRecorded: July 24th, 1969(both tracks)Released: 1970 Two more tracks from the sessions held at the American Sound Studios in Memphis, Tennessee primarily with the Memphis Boys rhythm section. […]