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.
A break from the Boogaloo and later ’60s directions, back firmly in the ’50s mainstream when music giants roamed the earth, mono ruled absolutely, and for some, life was but a short, temporary gift. Selection: Autumn Leaves (Kosma/ Prevert) . … Continue reading →
LJC thought for the day: you don’t judge a book by its cover, but by its contents. However, some covers just shout “No!” Fortunately in this case the contents say “Yes!” Selection: Feelin’ Folksy (Mobley) . . . . Artists: … Continue reading →
Inexplicable omissions, albums I overlooked writing about. No. 1: Lee Morgan The Sidewinder Selection 1: The Sidewinder (Morgan) . . . If The Sidewinder is the immediately recognisable signature track, no review would be complete without also including the best … Continue reading →
Last Updated: December 31, 2019 Loose ends Liberty’s acquisition of Blue Note in mid-1966 was well documented in the music industry press at the time, and also Liberty’s acquisition of two pressing plants. There the “facts” stop, to be replaced … Continue reading →