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.
(Last Updated November 14, 2014) Impulse Labelology: The First 100 – mono For Record Collectors Only! LondonJazzCollector previously posted a reference set of Impulse labels 1965-73 from A-100 onwards, to capture the evolution of the Impulse label from mid ’60s post-bop through to … Continue reading →
Selection: Maiden Voyage (Hancock) Artists Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba, drums) Herbie Hancock (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Joe Chambers (drums, vibraphone) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, February 8, 1966 Music Hutcherson claims not to have heard the original Hancock … Continue reading →
DGmono has updated his excellent, authoritative and now greatly condensed story of Blue Note’s transition from mono to stereo, which I am delighted to publish on the permanent pages at LJC: How They Heard It (Second Edition) My thanks to Rich Capeless. … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Brothers and Sisters (Tex Allen) Modal-funk, no less. What do the DJ Jazz Collective make of this? Selection 2: Moontrane (Shaw) Woody Shaw’s classic composition, one of the instantly recognisable great tunes of modern jazz (I’ll ask … Continue reading →
Hot on the heels of Atlantic Labeology Part 1 The Guide to Mono First pressings of Atlantic comes LJC’s Guide to the Stereo First Pressings of Atlantic. And I thought this would be easy? Both these guides will be maintained on permanent pages … Continue reading →
An LJC reader challenged me on why I hadn’t posted any titles by Bobby Hutcherson? Once again, I found myself short of an answer. To put that right, we kick off with what I consider Hutcherson’s sine qua non Blue … Continue reading →
Illustrated Guide to Atlantic First Pressings Permanent page: LJC Guide to Record Labels/Atlantic/label transitions I hope this will be the enduring and unique visual “Labelology” of Atlantic Jazz, the go-to reference for title by title identification. Scope is limited to 1200, 1300, … Continue reading →