LATE EDITION [COVERART #63]

President Strikes Back

Saxes Inc

Coryell - Catherine Twin

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Marc London & Cast “The President Strikes Back” [Kapp, 1963]

This Kennedy era comedy LP has a surprisingly high profile even today. Listed in Rate Your Music and Discogs, available via Amazon or eBay, even on Spotify. Guess that’s the JFK magic.

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Various Artists “Saxes, Inc” [Warner Brothers, 1959]

Recorded in Vitaphonic High Fidelity, no less, this album boasts “13 of the country’s top sax men in a musicians’ – and listeners’ – holiday”. While applauding their deft use of apostrophes, it must be pointed out that, apart from Coleman Hawkins and a young Phil Woods, none of these gentlemen are household names, even in jazz-friendly homes. Still, a fun variety of saxaphonic treats.

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Larry Coryell – Philip Catherine “Twin House – Guitar Duos” [Elektra, 1977]

This excellent jazz album features Texan six-string sharp shooter Larry Coryell in unaccompanied duos with Brussels sprout Philip Catherine. (That is what someone from the capital of Belgium is called, isn’t it?). Along with Thick As A Brick and a handful of others, this LP is one that predated Vinyl Connection’s obsession with newspaper themed album art, being purchased entirely for its outstanding guitar playing.

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And now we are getting very near the end of this interminable ‘newspaper’ series.

2 comments

  1. Only ever owned one Coryell album – Back together again, with Alphonse Mouzon. Catherine featured on a couple of tracks I think.

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    1. The Coryell catalogue is large and varied. Few are completely satisfying but most offer lots of great playing. Spaces and the first Eleventh House album are my favourites. I think this is the one you refer to…
      Coryell – Mouzon

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