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.
Now in 2nd Edition! Many updates, corrections, additions. Contents: Second Edition PART I – Beginner’s Slopes Overview of the Savoy Records label Moving Forces: Lubinsky, Reig, Mendelsohn and Cadena. The Savoy Artist Roster Van Gelder Engineering and Mastering Collector … Continue reading →
Selection: Sunflower (Hubbard) … Artists Freddie Hubbard (trumpet, flugelhorn) Milt Jackson (vibes) Herbie Hancock (piano) Jay Berliner (guitar) Ron Carter (bass) Billy Cobham (drums) Don Sebesky (arranger, conductor) : Romeo Penque (alto flute, English horn, oboe) Phil Bodner (flute, alto … Continue reading →
New Series: Blue Note Masterpieces, overlooked. Checking to see what my copy of Blakey Jazz Messengers BN 4003 had in the run-out, I plunged into LondonJazzCollector under “Blakey”, only to come up short: I had never posted on this title. … Continue reading →
A horizontal tasting: composers and arrangements The oeuvre is the “Jazz Workshop”, zeitgeist of 1956: the search for new directions. Post- swing experimentalism flowers briefly, doffing its cap to its contemporary classical music “brothers”. The fixed points here are the performers, the same … Continue reading →