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.
Year-End Wrap Up. Having strayed this year into the Seventies, crossed the Atlantic to home, flirted with different jazz labels and genres, toyed with some modern reissues, I wanted to end the year returning to basics: the sound of Blue … Continue reading →
Christmas is traditionally a time for visiting, family and friends, but today we have another kind of visitor to LJC, The Visitors, visiting us from the spiritual soul-jazz years of the early ’70s. Make them welcome, they won’t be staying … Continue reading →
UPDATED 20/12/18 Photos Of Westbrook Band 1968 (see foot of post) and review of RSD titles. Selection: Waltz . . . Artists: Mike Westbrook’s Concert Band Mike Osborne – alto saxophone, clarinet; Bernie Living – alto saxophone, flute, piccolo flute; … Continue reading →
Selection: Shades of Blue (Neil Ardley) . . . Artists Dave Green, bass; Trevor Tomkins, drums; Colin Purbrook, piano; Don Rendell, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Ian Carr, trumpet, flugelhorn; recorded London, October 1 – 2, 1964 Music All-Music sets the scene: “There are … Continue reading →