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: Uschi (Keno Duke) . . . Song title dedicated to the designer/photographer credited with the front cover, “Uschi” , which is a female name, apparently the Germanic diminutive of Ursula. The name Keno is also Germanic in origin. Somewhere … Continue reading →
Selection: Keep On Movin’ On (Vick) . . . This time the rip is from the original 1974 Strata East Shirley Scott album. A few light ticks along the way, but not intrusive. Christmas Bonus Extra track: Don’t Look Back … Continue reading →
UPDATE 12/12/19: Photos added of Shirley Scott and Harold Vick, live, 1975. Selection: Keep On Movin’ On (Vick) . . . Artists Shirley Scott, organ, mellotron; Harold Vick, alto/tenor saxophone; Billy Higgins, drums; Jimmy Hopps, cowbell; recorded at Blue Rock … Continue reading →
Selection: The Outer View (Russell) . . . Artists Don Ellis, trumpet; Garnett Brown, trombone; Paul Plummer, tenor saxophone; George Russell, piano; Steve Swallow, bass; Pete La Roca, drums; Sheila Jordan, vocals; recorded Plaza Sound Studios, NYC, August 27, 1962 … Continue reading →
Selection: Tripping (Hill) Artists Andrew Hill, piano; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Rufus Reid, bass; Ben Riley, drums; recorded July 3-4, 1986, at Barigozzi Studio Milan, Italy, engineer Giancarlo Barigozzi, mastered at Phonocomp, Milan by Gennaro Carona. Hill’s most prominent public … Continue reading →