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MG-26046: Introducing Joe Gordon

[Front Cover] Label Type : blue EmArcy type A silver rim
Matrix Number : SIDE-A YMG26046A    MF 1    A1    I
SIDE-B YMG26046B    MF 1    A1    I



Comments

A true 1st press in very good condition with several scuffs. The back side of the jacket has one writing, as well as several browning and discolouration because of its old age.

All tunes also available on EP-1-6089 and EP-1-6090.

About one year later this 10-inch LP was reissued as MG-36025 with two additional tracks.

Inside The Groove

An excellent hard-bop session led by Joe Gordon with Art Blakey et al.

Personal Impression (and brief notes)

Joe Gordon led only two sessions during his short life (his death suddenly came as an unfortunate accident). This 10-inch LP, as well as 12-inch MG-36025, features his first leader session.

This album, accompanied with such famous names as Art Blakey (Joe Gordon joined Blakey's band in mid-1950s), Charlie Rouse and Junior Mance, represents one of his finest hard-bop taste. His brilliant trumpet is so great, while Blakey pushes so hard as he always dig, and give propulsion to all members.

By the way, A-2's melody might refer to “Hackensack”. Interesting.

A great Jazz album in the 1950s.

Strictly Personal Rating (to what extent I could enjoy this album)

9 out of 10




Track Listing

SIDE-A
A-1 10949 Toll Bridge -
A-2 10950 Lady Bob -
SIDE-B
B-1 10952 Grasshopper -
B-2 10953 Flash Gordon -

Personnel


Personnel/recorded date/master numbers confirmed with the Ruppli's discography.
(“The Mercury Labels - A Discography” by Ruppli and Novitsky, Greenwood Press, 1993)

B-1, B-2:
Joe Gordon (tp), Charlie Rouse (ts), Junior Mance (p), Jimmy Schenck (b), Art Blakey (ds).
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on September 3, 1954.

A-1, A-2:
same personnel as above.
Recorded at Fine Sound Studios, New York City on September 8, 1954.

The Artist Also Appears on...

Joe Gordon (tp) :
  • EmArcy MG-26046 10-inch : Introducing Joe Gordon
  • EmArcy MG-36025 : Introducing Joe Gordon
  • EmArcy MG-36093 : The Jazz School / Various Artists (reissue of MGW-60002)
  • Wing MGW-60002 : The Jazz School / Various Artists
  • EmArcy MG-26030 10-inch : Blakey Featuring Art Blakey

related information




Jackets

Front Back
[MG-26046 FRONT] [MG-26046 BACK]



Labels

Side A Side B
[MG-26046 A] [MG-26046 B]



MATSUBAYASHI 'Shaolin' Kohji <shaolin@rhythmaning.org>
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