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.
23rd December, 1955 – one hell of a way to get psyched up for Christmas – Mingus recorded at Cafe Bohemia, New York. The line up was players of the time – George Barrow on tenor , Eddie Bert on trombone, both new to me, but also … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Interplay” Artists Freddie Hubbard (tp) Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)NYC, July 16, 1962 Music If unconfined simultaneous group improvisation – Free Jazz – marks one end of the jazz spectrum, then … Continue reading →