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.
Time to give The Jazz Arrangers a break, get back to business with a red-blooded Blue Note vinyl collecting story, one for the vinyl-enthusiast who likes a bargain, and unlike Mr Golson and his pop-jazz disaster, has a happy ending. Just … Continue reading →
A new occasional theme from LJC, records that are interesting. Not that are necessarily rare, or musically outstanding, not collector trophies (don’t worry, there will be more of those in future ) but records that are interesting, if not entirely … Continue reading →
Selection: Stratusphunk (Russell) … Artists On Stratusphunk: Art Farmer (trumpet) Hal McKusick (alto sax) Bill Evans (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) recorded NYC, April 7, 1958 at Pythian Temple Studios, 135 West 70th St. On other … Continue reading →
Selection: Concerto For Billy The Kid (Russell) . . . Artists: Art Farmer (trumpet) Hal McKusick (flute, alto sax) Bill Evans (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Joe Harris (drums) recorded NYC, March 31, October 17 & 21, 1956 … Continue reading →