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: Swingin’ (Clifford Brown, from Study in Brown, Emarcy, 1955)) Artists: Tracks taken from three different studio sessions and a live recording, between 1956-59 Selection – Swingin’: Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art … Continue reading →
Selection: The Procrastinator (Blue Label/ Two-fer) Artists Sides 1 & 2 “The Procrastinator” LP: Lee Morgan (trumpet) Wayne Shorter (tenor sax) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Herbie Hancock (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Billy Higgins (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, … Continue reading →
Selection: Short Count (Morgan) . . . . The mandatory go-to boogaloo Morgan track is Psychedelic, a sort of Sidewinder III with a Tijuana drive-thru/ Tex-Mex flavour , but other tracks stray into more interesting territory. My pick is the urban car-horn brio of Short Count: choppy … Continue reading →
A break from trophy Blue Notes, something more modest, and a curio. Time to polish up your German. Selection: The Quota (J Heath) Artists Jimmy Heath (tenor, soprano sax) Red Garland (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) recorded at … Continue reading →
Selection: Minor League (Pearson) Minor League is a cracking Duke Pearson swinger from a classic Blue Note session recorded in 1964, not released until the late 70’s (King, Japan and UA, LT series) Artists: James Spaulding (alto sax) Joe Henderson … Continue reading →