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: Barnes Bridge (McNair) . . . Barnes Bridge (River Thames) Cast aside any romantic illusions, unlike Chelsea Bridge (Tommy Flanagan – Overseas) Barnes Bridge is a railway bridge, crossing the River Thames in West London. It is also gateway … Continue reading →
Quiz answers declared here: Bill Evans, Stan Getz, Elvin Jones, Ron Carter. Well done, those who got it. Next time, I will remember to anonymise the rip title, and remember what my mum taught me: “cheats never prosper”. (Wrong again, … Continue reading →
One of the fun things I like to do with friends is blind tasting and listening. Blind Tasting Each guest brings a bottle of wine, so they know at least what one of them is, in theory. Works best if … Continue reading →
Selection: Little Niles (Weston) . . . Artists Ray Copeland, Idrees Sulieman, trumpet; Melba Liston, trombone; Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Randy Weston, piano; George Joyner, bass; Charlie Persip, drums. Recorded RCA Studios, NYC, October, 1958, recording engineer Ray Hall. Hall … Continue reading →