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.
To continue the theme of British Jazz, now expanded to 1963-74, the second double album compiled by DJ of French origin, Gilles Peterson, Impressed 2 released on vinyl in 2004. Nice cover segue, with a second thumb print, it’s all … Continue reading →
Hey LJC – original vinyl, remember? A DJ compilation reissue, have you taken leave of your senses?! Quite possibly, but I’m gonna do it anyway. This one is different. The original recordings carefully curated here are simply impossible to find … Continue reading →
As today is the day Americans celebrate their independence from us Brits ( looking back, I think on the whole a good move) , it is only fitting to return the spotlight from British jazz back onto to our ungrateful … Continue reading →
Not everything is as it seems. A post on sketchy identities, confusion, possibly even deception. It introduces a relatively unknown British jazz artist named Scott. Not Tony, not Ronnie, but…Johnny. And even that’s not his real name. Follow the twists and turns in another jazz mystery tour. … Continue reading →