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.
Selection: Black Monday (Hill) Artists: John Gilmore (tenor saxophone) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June 25, 1964 Music: Possibly Hill’s most interesting Blue Note in … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Tranquility (Hutcherson) Selection 2: Air (Chambers) Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto saxophone, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibraphone, marimba) Herbie Hancock (piano, organ) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, June … Continue reading →
Further adventures in vintage Blue-Note-on-a-Budget twofer series… with more McLean, great stuff, and some not so good news for Hubbard fans with the “other” twofer series…read on. Selection 1: Slow Poke Artists: Grachan Moncur III (trombone) Jackie McLean (alto saxophone) Lamont Johnson … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Rip de Boom Selection 2: Sassy Ann Artists: Louis Hayes (drums) Nat Adderley (cornet) Yusef Lateef (tenor saxophone) Barry Harris (piano) Sam Jones (bass) recorded April 26, 1960 New York City, engineer Bob Fisher, credited with engineering most … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Waltz of the Demons (Little) Selection 2: Runnin’ (Strozier) Artists: Booker Little (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Wynton Kelly (piano) Paul Chambers (bass) Jimmy Cobb (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios, NYC, December 9, 1959 and Bell Sound … Continue reading →
Leader of the pack of United Artists’ Blue Note “twofer” Reissue series. I started writing this a while back, then it slipped my attention as I went chasing Prestige. In the midst of the holiday season, I thought I might … Continue reading →