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.
On a Saturday evening in May 2016, Space came to Dalston, London E8. Marshall Allen, 92, on alto and a reed-based synthesiser that produced space noises straight out of Gort from The Day The Earth Stood Still, and Robbie The Robot, Forbidden Planet. Marshall carries … Continue reading →
Selection: One Second, Please (Hope) . Whilst the standard pick on The Fox is… The Fox, a helter-skelter chase at breakneck speed, it has a “showcase” feel, look how fast we can play this tricksy tune, plus I already chose … Continue reading →
Selection: Laker’s Day . . . (Baseball and basketball fans may want to skip this section) . Tubby Hayes dedicates his second guest spot, Laker’s Day, to English cricketer Jim Laker – who just that day had taken a record 19 wickets in … Continue reading →