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.
Selection: Cleopatra’s Needle (Ross) . . . Artists Ronnie Ross ,baritone saxophone; Spike Heatley, bass; Ronnie Stephenson, Tony Carr, drums; Bill Le Sage, piano, vibraphone; Art Elefson, tenor saxophone; Les Condon, trumpet. Recorded in London, June 1968, engineer unknown. Universal reissue producer – Yoshihisa … Continue reading →
Selection: Tartan Reign and Victory in Splendour (Curtis) . . . Artists Ian Bird – tenor, alto sax; John Curtis – trumpet; Ray Shea – piano; Daryl Runswick – bass; Tim Woolley – drums. Recorded at Tony Pike Music … Continue reading →
Another excursion into the progressive detachment of British from American jazz in the second half of the 1960s. This one heads further out into the realms of progressive big-band: lauding composition, fragmentation and complexity. If “The Sound Of Surprise” (W. Balliett) no longer … Continue reading →