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.
Every record tells a story, this one is no exception. It just needs someone to find it, and tell it, the record is merely the jumping off point. So set your time-transporters for the Summer of 1955, you may need … Continue reading →
Selection: Las Vegas Tango (Evans) . . . Artists on the selection ” Las Vegas Tango” Piano, Gil Evans ; Bass: Paul Chambers , Ron Carter; Drums, Elvin Jones; French Horn, Ray Alonge; Guitar, Kenny Burrell; Reeds, Eric Dolphy, Bob … Continue reading →
Rare UK ’60s vintage vinyl jazz, re-mastered in Japan The giant Universal Music Group own the recordings of Capitol (including Blue Note), Decca UK, EMI (including the recent Rendell Carr Quintet reissues), Impulse, Verve, Mercury and Philips (including Fontana). The suits … Continue reading →
Selection: Boom-Jackie-Boom-Chick (Gonsalves) . . . The title track is dedicated by Ellingtonian tenor Paul Gonsalves to his friendJackie Sharpe, tenor and baritone sax player, jazz club owner (the Downbeat Club in Old Compton Street, Soho) and all-round legendary London character. Sharpe was … Continue reading →