It’s been far too long I’ve posted, but I just got a few LPs photographed and audio transferred to get on here. Along with a bunch of listening over the last month, I caught up on my favorite record blogs. Over at London Jazz Collector (see link on the right of page) there have been some interesting “shootouts”. I only have a handful of comparable doubles, but one of them happened to be already on my shelf waiting to be posted here.
Unfortunately, they are not NM mono/stereo copies of the exact same vintage, but they’re pretty close and make for a decent comparison. The mono is somewhat worn, and the stereo is in slightly better condition.
MONO – 1st pressing – NY USA – no deepgroove – Van Gelder – “p”
STEREO – NY USA – no deepgroove – Van Gelder – no “p”
I figure that makes the stereo an early Liberty pressing…
What do you think? I prefer the stereo.
Recorded October 1965–great band featuring Woody Shaw, Joe Henderson, and JJ Johnson. This was Shaw’s first Blue Note session, a couple months shy of this 21st birthday.
Horace Silver – The African Queen MONO:
Horace Silver – The African Queen STEREO:
(Details: Blue Note BLP 4220/BST 84220)