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.
Undervalued Artists, an occasional LJC series: Richie Cole, alto saxophone. Titans of the alto: Parker, Pepper, Mclean, Woods, Donaldson, Dolphy, many more, no shortage of bop heros, but for a brief moment give some space to youngsters, Richie Cole – boisterous, joyous, exuberant, passionate, … Continue reading →
Hot on the heels of the American Recording Society post, the Jazztone record club needs to be given some attention. The Jazztone Society was the first independent jazz record club in the United States, an offspring of Concert Hall Society, … Continue reading →
A record collector’s special bonus topic, prompted by LJC commenter Geoffrey Wheeler. I’m sure that name is familiar! You’ll note it again after a few minutes reading. An occasional look at the stuff you may well have overlooked, delving into … Continue reading →
UPDATED July 20 – adding Classic Records. I should have anticipated this. In the ’80s and ’90s, reissues were a whole generation’s first introduction to Blue Note. The purist perspective of “original pressings” from the ’50s and ’60s is a long way from … Continue reading →
Selection: The Orient Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Charles Davis (baritone sax) Ronnie Mathews (piano) Eddie Khan (bass) Albert Heath (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 17, 1963, the week running up to Christmas. Obit: PETER KEEPNEWS JULY 2, … Continue reading →