Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
Having been introduced to the iconic “Ascenseur pour l’échafaud” I finally “got” Miles Davis and the significance of “Cool”. A historically important departure from swing-derived rythmically-driven Bop, to a very different place and temperature. ( Remember, I am still new to … Continue reading →
Track Selecton: “Charlemagne” > Artists Johnny Coles (tp) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl, fl) Clifford Jordan (ts) Jaki Byard (p) Charles Mingus (b) Dannie Richmond (d) Recorded Wuppertal Townhall, Wuppertal, West Germany, April 26, 1964 Music The music continues to be … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Black Fire” > Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Andrew Hill (p) Richard Davis (b) Roy Haynes (d ) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 9, 1963 Music Andrew Hill could be described as “Cecil Taylor Lite”, probably doing … Continue reading →