– Philips B 47164 L

Images were added for Philips B 47164 L, a live album by Miles Davis, released in the German Twin series. Click on the image below to see full-size images and more details.

– Philips B 10104 R

Images of Philips B 10104 R were added. This jazz 10 inch was issued as by Hank Frowan’s Atlantic Quintet. Click on the image below to see full-size images and more details.

– Looking back at 2022

I haven’t been very active with the Philips website in the passed few weeks, but I’ve constantly busy with music in general, which includes buying more Philips Minigroove albums. I’ve hundreds of them to add to the website, but that will take a while. One of my returning activities at this time of the year, is looking back at the music I purchased. Way too much, is one of the conclusions that I must draw. But besides this observation, what were the best albums of 2022? Below you’ll find an impression of the records I consider to be the best purchases of 2022. Titles in blue link to a picture page.

Best Philips Minigroove albums (in alphabetical order):

Best jazz albums bought in 2022 (in alphabetical order):

  • Ornette Coleman: Genesis Of Genius (Contemporary/Craft CR00320)
  • Ornette Coleman: The Shape Of Jazz To Come (Atlantic R1 661904, VMP)
  • Ornette Coleman: Change Of The Century (Atlantic/Music On Vinyl MOVLP3200)
  • John Coltrane: Blue Train, the Complete Masters (Blue Note 1577, Tone Poet)
  • Bobby Hutcherson: Stick-Up! (Blue Note 84244, Tone Poet)
  • Herbie Nichols: The Prophetic Herbie Nichols (Blue Note 5068/69)
  • Joe Pass: Intercontinental (MPS Records 15279)
  • Joe Pass: For Django (Pacific Jazz ST-85, Tone Poet)
  • Andre Previn & His Pals: Gigi (Contemporary C 3548)
  • Horace Silver Quartet: Song For My Father (Blue Note 84185)

Best non-jazz albums bought in 2022 (alphabetical order)

  • Genesis: Foxtrot (Charisma/UMC – 00602567489795)
  • Genesis: Trespass (Charisma GENLPY 1)
  • Genesis: Nursery Cryme (Charisma/UMC 00602567489849)
  • Gentle Giant: Three Friends (Alucard ALUGGV60)
  • Gentle Giant: Octopus (Alucard ALUGGV61)
  • Gentle Giant: Free Hand (Alucard ALUGGV66)
  • King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard: Paper Mache Dream Balloon (Heavenly HVNLP124DB)
  • Regina Spektor: 11:11 (Sire 093624880110)
  • Treble Spankers: Hasheeda (Polydor 529 947-1)
  • The Who: Tommy (Polydor/UMC ARHSDLP005)

– Philips BBL 7171

Images were added for Philips BBL 7171; a jazz album by the Dave Brubeck Quartet. Click on the image below to see full-size images and more details.