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: Ollie (Strozier) Artists Danny Moore (flugelhorn) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone, flute) Harold Mabern (piano) Stafford James (bass) Louis Hayes (drums) at Media Sound, NYC, November 5, 1977 Music Last heard recording on 1962, in 1976 Strozier returned to the studio … Continue reading →
Selection: Saudi Artists Donald Sleet (trumpet) Daniel Jackson (tenor saxophone) Terry Trotter (piano) Jimmy Bond (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) at United Recording, Hollywood, CA, October 13, 1960 Music Lenny McBrowne is not a name that immediately elicits nods of recognition, but … Continue reading →
Selection: The Moontrane (Shaw) Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Azar Lawrence (tenor,soprano saxophone) Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Tony Waters (congas) Guilherme Franco (percussion) recorded Blue Rock Studio, NYC, December 11 … Continue reading →
Selection: Silver Sweet – VeeJay Stereo Repeat selection: Silver Sweet – summed channels (!!) Artists Willie Thomas (trumpet) Frank Strozier (alto saxophone) Harold Mabern (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Walter Perkins (drums) recorded at Universal Recording, Chicago, IL, February 5 & 8, … Continue reading →
Tying up some loose ends in the discography of important figures in Modern Jazz, I found I had neglected some albums because either I wasn’t convinced of their merit or the pressing wasn’t satisfactory, or in some cases both. However … Continue reading →
September 7, UPDATE! “Eleven out Ten LJC readers who expressed a preference asked for more comparative rips, to hear for themselves what alternative editions sound like”. Actually, I just made that up, but seeing as how a lot of what … Continue reading →