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: Theme 6, Ensemble,Tenor solo and Tenor Cadenza, duet . . . Artists Graham Collier, leader, bass; Harry Beckett, trumpet; Geoff Castle, piano; Alan Wakemen, tenor/soprano sax; Bob Sydor, tenor/alto sax; John Webb, drums; recorded live at The Torrington, Lodge … Continue reading →
Ladies, Gentlemen, and Others, buckle up, we are heading backwards two decades from 1978 to 1957 in our self-charging-hybrid time-machine, Forget 70’s direct disk audio, we are going from Musicians-In-the-Room to Musicians In The Stockroom, Roy DuNann at the controls … Continue reading →
Too much British Jazz? Time To Go Home. But is home US, or Japan? Selection: Vienna (C.Jordan) (long! 17:10) . . . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Hank Jones, Piano; Reggie Workman, bass; Freddie Waits, drums; recorded July 25, 1978. … Continue reading →
Suspicious plain package arrives by courier for LJC, driver speeds away. Bomb squad put on standby. Shortly afterwards, British Jazz Explosion follows. Opening the package revealed a red sealed box with carefully taped edges, inside, tightly packed with eleven replica … Continue reading →
Selection: The Adventurer (C.Jordan) . . . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor, alto saxophone, flute; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Bill Lee, bass; Grady Tate, drums. Recorded at CI Recording, NYC, February 9, 1978, engineer Elvin Campbell. Clifford Jordan maintained a steady artistic … Continue reading →