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.
Last post of the year, and some year it has been, so much discovery in modern jazz 1956-66 (give or take a few years) 2017 has really been a landmark. Not a lot of new acquisitions, the collector world seems … Continue reading →
The Vinyl Detective calls. When is a Blue Note not a Blue Note? Freddy’s last studio album for the label, a magnificent beast, Blue Spirits, a four-horn line-up, with a twist. The curious case of the Blue Note that … Continue reading →
Selection: The Phantom . . . Artists Duke Pearson Octet: Jerry Dodgion (flute, alto flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes ) Duke Pearson (piano, arranger) Sam Brown (acoustic guitar ) Al Gafa (electric guitar) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Mickey Roker (drums) Carlos “Patato” … Continue reading →
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Only in this case, much much more. Bill in San Francisco sent me a photo for interest, of Lee Morgan, which I’d not seen before. Google Reverse Image Search yields no … Continue reading →