Here is an early Blue Note 12″ LP, pianist Jutta Hipp’s At the Hickory House Volume 1. Recorded in April 1956 in a trio with Peter Ind (bs) and Ed Thigpen (dr), these live recordings along with her studio album with Zoot Sims, best document her playing before she stepped away from the music scene in 1958.
This is an original pressing and a very collectible piece of jazz history that I’m fortunate to have. Both the cover and LP show signs of use, but were still taken care of and fall into a VG+ grade. It sounds quite good for the context of a live gig in 1956, but not as good as Blue Note records would become in the years to follow. It has Rudy Van Gelder’s “RVG” hand etched in the deadwax along with the important Plastylite “p”. The label has the 767 Lexington Ave. address and the deepgroove on each side.
(Details: Blue Note BLP 1515 mono/flatedge/Lex Ave./DGx2/”p”/RVG)