Dearly Beloved // Stanley Turrentine (Blue Note 4081)

In the jazz record collecting circle, there are records that everyone wants, there are records that are rare, and there's records that are expensive. Then there's holy grails. Ask a record collector what a grail is, and they'll probably rattle off a few Blue Note albums, like Lee Morgan's 'Vol. 3' (which I accidentally grabbed [...]

In Pursuit of The 27th Man // Horace Silver (Blue Note BN-LA054-F)

This is a special post for a couple of reasons. First, it's Horace Silver. Any Horace Silver album is special. The other reason? Keep on reading. To the music! The Music The Tune: "Gregory Is Here"Recorded: 10 November, 1972 at Englewood Cliffs, NJPersonnel: Randy Brecker- Trumpet & FluglehornMichael Brecker- Tenor SaxHorace Silver- PianoBob Cranshaw- Electric [...]

A New Perspective // Donald Byrd & Voices (Blue Note BLP 4124)

Here at Raggy Waltz, we're open about our rather biased approach to record collecting and listening.  West Coast is the best the coast.  Prestige and Blue Note albums are constantly pontificated on amongst most jazz record collectors, so why continue the trend here if you can read it elsewhere?  Long live Fantasy, Pacific Jazz, and [...]

Long-lost Blue Note Album 1553 To Be Released

Regular readers of my blog know that while I'm a jazz record collector as well as a jazz fan in general, I'm a huge Paul Desmond/Dave Brubeck fan.  HUGE.  This passion for their music has resulted in me scouring the internet for rare music, photos, information, anything pertaining to Paul Desmond and Dave Brubeck.  I've [...]

The Jazz Messengers At The Cafe Bohemia, Volume 1 (Blue Note BLP 1507)

For the past few posts, I've been using the sub-genres of jazz to explore and rediscover my record collection.  We looked at 'arranger jazz', and then moved to live jazz, specifically 'jazz club jazz'.  In the last post, we stepped into the Village Vanguard, a New York City jazz club.  Before leaving the state, we're [...]