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Jazz Reissue LPs

I have a handful of these now (Music Matters, Analogue Productions, Speakers Corner) and I'm pretty hooked. I especially love the 45s - Hank Mobley's "Soul Station," Horace Parlan's "Us 3," Art Tatum Group Masterpieces v. 8, Blakey's "Night in Tunisia." Art Blakey's drum solo at the end of "This I Dig of You" on Mobley's Soul Station made me realize once again why I'm truly fortunate to be able to listen to this particular music, this particular way.

The Sarah Vaughan/Clifford Brown reissue on Speakers Corner is excellent, too. It's my ol' favorite & I love it all the more listening to it on vinyl.

Dropping $50 a piece on reissue 45s seemed painful at the moment, but after listening to them, I have no regrets. Original pressings of some of these records would be exponentially more expensive anyway.

Any other recommendations?

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Re: Jazz Reissue LPs

An absolute must have:

Sonny Rollins - Way Out West

Also good:

Ella Fitzgerald - Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie

Anything by Miles Davis, John Coltrane or Sonny Rollins.

To be avoided: Jazz At The Pawnshop (sorry but I just couldn't resist )

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Thanks for the recs, jazzfan. My fave Rollins album is Plus 4, which is probably my next purchase, along with Coltrane/Monk. Both of them are available on Analogue Productions 45 rpms. I also need to get some good copies of Coleman Hawkins records & that Music Matters reissue of Dolphy's "Out to Lunch" when it comes out... there's a street seller near Columbia who's been trying to hawk the complete Art Tatum Solo Masterpieces on Pablo. I'd put the records at VG, at best, but he wants $100 for it! These guys are getting really bold...

Does anyone know the best way to get "5 by Monk by 5" on LP? That's the one I want the most right now, but haven't run into a copy. Just scavenge & pray?

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Eric Dolphy's "Out to Lunch" is a classic. I have a copy of it on vinyl but I doubt that it is an original issue since I bought it sometime in the 1970's and it was originally released in the early 1960s. By the way, the song "Out to Lunch" has been and still is the "theme" for WKCR-FM's afternoon jazz show called, oddly enough, "Out to Lunch".

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SD, I was listening to the 45 of Take Love Easy, Ella Fitzgerald and Joe Pass only this afternoon and it is just wonderful. I have to admit though having to get up after every other song is a pita; I am only going to get my very favourite discs on 45. I am in the very fortunate position of standing to inherit a very sizable collection from my father. He has already given me some of the originals, meticulously taken care of, and the best sound fabulous.

By the way, I'm still trying to track down the AP 45 reissue of Saxophone Colossus per my earlier post. If you ever see it please pounce. I am prepared to pay

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Struts, I'll keep my eyes peeled for you. I'm sure I'd get greedy if I see the 45 of Colossus, but I think I'm happy with just my CD of that record. But whenever I drop by record stores, I'll look around... if you have some records from your father's collection you don't mind parting w/, let me know, too!

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