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.
’60s British Jazz Alert! Queen’s English courtesy of Google Translate. Selection: Crumblin’ Cookie . . . Artists Graham Collier: bass, arrangements; Dave Aaron, alto saxophone, flute; Karl Jenkins, baritone saxophone, oboe; John Marshall, drums; Philip Lee, guitar; Michael Gibbs, trombone; trumpet, flugelhorn, Harry Beckett … Continue reading →
After a brief sortie into the mid -70s, LJC returns to the early 60s, closer to Home. Selection: Contemporary Focus . . . Artists: Impulse title containing two sessions, recorded eight months apart, three tracks in trio, three in sextet … Continue reading →
Sonny Fortune, “saxophonist of urgency and grace”, died last month, at 79. By chance I picked up one of Fortune’s early albums recently, one which followed on from his debut Strata East title. Possibly almost to the day, unknown to … Continue reading →
After pushing at the boundaries of jazz into the fusion-heavy 1970’s, a new acquisition offered an opportunity to walk back a decade or more, to early beginnings of Blue Note, and the brief career of Jutta Hipp. Selection: Dear Old Stockholm … Continue reading →