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MY BLUE NOTE OBSESSION

Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims – Blue Note 1530

Read "Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims – Blue Note 1530" reviewed by Marc Davis

The title is Jutta Hipp With Zoot Sims, but it should be the other way around. No knock on Jutta Hipp. She's great--a lively, fluid pianist who really could have been a big player in the 1950s bop scene if she hadn't suddenly disappeared and dropped out, forever. This is her date--a 1956 recording with a wonderful hard bop quintet. And if she weren't totally overshadowed by Zoot Sims, listeners might say, “Wow, that's the album where she ...

MY BLUE NOTE OBSESSION

Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House, Vol. 2 – Blue Note 1516

Read "Jutta Hipp at the Hickory House, Vol. 2 – Blue Note 1516" reviewed by Marc Davis

Raise your hand if you've never heard of Jutta Hipp. Yeah, me either. And yet, there she is, brooding and shadowy on the cover of her first Blue Note album. Yes, she--a female rarity in the almost-all-male world of 1950s Blue Note. And not American, either. Like Becks and Volkswagen, Jutta Hipp is a German import, but unlike Volkswagen, Hipp is not so very different from her male American counterparts. First, a word about finding Jutta ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jutta Hipp: Lost Tapes: The German Recordings 1952-1955

Read "Lost Tapes: The German Recordings 1952-1955" reviewed by Dan McClenaghan

German-born pianist Jutta Hipp (1925-2003) was enticed to travel to New York in 1955 by jazz writer/historian Leonard Feather. She was signed by Alfred Lion to Blue Note Records where she very quickly--within an eight month period--recorded three albums for the label: At the Hickory House, Vol. 1 (1955); At the Hickory House, Vol. 2, and Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, a teaming with the tenor saxophonist which was her most successful album.Then it was over. Hipp left ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims: Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims

Read "Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims" reviewed by Chris M. Slawecki

Jutta Hipp proves one of the more curious tales in a music whose history is full of curiosities: She grew up studying jazz piano and painting in her native Germany, then moved to New York City in late 1955. She played piano in and around the city for about a year, including performances documented on two 1956 live albums released by Blue Note.

Jutta with Zoot was recorded later in '56 and produced by Blue Note founder Alfred ...


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