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.
Two very different Lazy Afternoons, another LJC contrast-and-discover opportunity, one just a trifle more relaxing than the other, though some might disagree. Some might prefer a Busy Afternoon, on account of us under-employed find every day lazy. However, let’s go … Continue reading →
This modern Gearbox 10″ record of British ’60s tenor giant Don Rendell comes in only one portion size: Small. With a lengthy run-out groove, and only a couple of inches of vinyl dedicated to music, and importantly, pressed at 45 rpm (something not disclosed on … Continue reading →
(Update March 23: shades of blue now increased to eight – three extra rips added at the foot of the post, courtesy of ripmeister Bill H) Fifty Shades of Blue – Kind of Blue, not Blue Notes – ok, and … Continue reading →
Selection: We Are Not Alone Artists: Bill Hardman (trumpet) Frank Wess and/or Mack Goldsbury (tenor saxophone, Wess: and flute, ) Jimmy Ponder or Melvin Sparks (guitar) Grady Tate (drums) Lawrence Killian (percussion) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978. … Continue reading →
Compare The Vinyl: “Philly” Twist (Dorham) first recorded by Van Gelder 1961 for BNST 84063 Kenny Dorham Whistlestop . No original pressing on this one, sadly, but unpack the Magnum, P.I. Hawaiian shirt and fix on moustache, it’s ’80s night at LJC! Presented … Continue reading →
ROUND 2 of this Van Gelder ’80s Vinyl Comeback Collection Original Stereo LP: Riverside RLP 1139 Blue Spring Kenny Dorham (1959) Riverside Recording engineer: Jack Higgins Mastering: Jack Mathews Selection: Spring Cannon (1959) Artists (1959) Kenny Dorham (trumpet) Dave Amram (French … Continue reading →
Life after Blue Note, Impulse and Prestige – and before CD: “MASTER BY- VAN GELDER”. The continuing LJC mission to track down the affordable good stuff. What Rudy Did Blue Note, Prestige, and Impulse in the ’50s and ’60s: Rudy Van Gelder made clean, crisp, … Continue reading →