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.
Reissue Corner: an occasional series Thumbing through the New Arrivals section in a record store, one of the many pleasures of record collecting is the occasional unexpected surprise among the usual stack of common reissues and second division artists. I recently stumbled … Continue reading →
A reborn vinyl collector wrote to me recently for advice on whether they should seek out a mono or a stereo copy of a particular record. (I do respond to interesting questions) I think it was regarding Kind of Blue, but … Continue reading →
Selection: Crazy Jane ( Carr ) … The selection Crazy Jane narrowly defeated the more mainstream track On! due to the latter’s lengthy drum solo – a feature of many ’60s recordings, an outbreak of instrumental democracy and fair play, everyone gets … Continue reading →
Selection: Bedouin (Pearson) MM33 Artists Donald Byrd (trumpet) James Spaulding (alto sax, flute) Joe Henderson (tenor sax) Duke Pearson (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 21, 1964. Forget we are … Continue reading →
Vinyl Resurrection Press Release: April 1, 2017 Vinyl Resurrection Inc, the specialist Blue Note audiophile reissue company, today announced a major addition to their Blue Note product range. Vice-president Tom Bola told a meeting of music journalists and investors that the company would shortly introduce a vinyl reissue … Continue reading →