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: Night Dreamer (Shorter) (Update: See foot of post for original 1964 mono comparator rip. Warning: price alert!) to choose one track for the Artists: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Elvin Jones … Continue reading →
Selection: Most Like Lee (Morgan) Many great tracks, impossible to choose between them, but I must, so I choose the up-tempo bopper, Most Like Lee. . Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Jackie McLean (alto sax) Hank Mobley (tenor sax) Herbie Hancock (piano) Larry … Continue reading →
Selection: Sortie (Fuller) Artists Lee Morgan (trumpet) Curtis Fuller (trombone) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Cedar Walton (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Art Blakey (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 24 – May 15, 1964 1964, the last, … Continue reading →
Probably the finest Shorter Blue Note album, apart from all the others. (Later in the post, you will see I’ve popped in a Shorter favourites poll). The cover of Schizophrenia shows solarised mirror images of Shorter, symbolic of the schizophrenia beloved of ’60s popular … Continue reading →
NEW! LJC Reissue Corner! When an original is financially out of the question, it’s OK…but it has to sound good…or no deal. No.1, Jazz West Tenorman, feat. James Clay, killer jazz. Selection: Minor Meeting (Clark) Artists: James Clay (tenor sax) “Sonny Clarke” … Continue reading →
Selection: Night Dreamer (Shorter) .I struggled to choose one track for the selection because they are each so good and Artists: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Reggie Workman (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van … Continue reading →
Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Gillespie) Artists Dexter Gordon (tenor sax) Bud Powell (piano) Pierre Michelot (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded CBS Studios, Paris, France, May 23, 1963, engineer Claude Ermelin, mastered by Van Gelder, and released in November 1963. … Continue reading →