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.
New LJC topic: the jazz cover art of Jim Flora. Selection from Nick Travis, The Panic is On: You Don’t Know What Love Is (Raye / de Paul) . . . Marc Myers (“Jazz Wax”) pays tribute to … Continue reading →
Selection: I Surrender Dear (Barris -Gordon) . . . History of a “Jazz Standard”: I Surrender Dear. Bing Crosby first recorded “I Surrender Dear” in January, 1931, with Gus Arnheim’s Cocoanut Grove Orchestra. Written by Harry Barris (not to be … Continue reading →
Selection: Son of Skydive . . . Sorry Don Sebesky and Bob James – faced with the tracks featuring twelve violins, six brass and four woodwind, two hens a-laying and a partridge in a pear tree, I’ve gone for the … Continue reading →
LJC Special Selection: Albums I initially avoided due to presence of turkeys, but which also contain prime cuts: BST 84243 Lee Morgan’s Delightfulee. Apologies in advance to lovers of the Fab Four, and cranberry sauce. Selection: Nite Flite (Morgan) . … Continue reading →