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.
Blue Train! Batten down the hatches, buckle up, we are going on a Deep Dive! Mangled metaphor, LJC? It’s not a submarine or a plane, it’s a train OK. Woo-woo! Full steam ahead, Mr Sulu! Scotty: Captain, Captain, our stocks … Continue reading →
More photos from 1970, courtesy of Harry M, The Jazz Paparazzi (see end of post, and test your artist recognition skills) Selection: Mamacita (Henderson) . . . A Tocatta – “a virtuoso piece of music featuring fast-moving, lightly fingered or … Continue reading →
Photo Update April 24 – Anthony “Tony” Williams, 1971, courtesy of the Jazz Paparazzi, Harry M. More overlooked gems from the shelf, often overlooked for a reason: a flaw in collector standing, failing the snooty First Edition test, a slightly … Continue reading →
UPDATE April 17, 2020 – Sam Rivers, 1969, photos at end of post An unusual Shoot-out : Blue Note Tone Poet Edition (2019) versus Liberty original (1967). Part of the Stay Home And Rediscover Overlooked Greats Series – SHAROGS. Pretty … Continue reading →
Selection: Omega (McLean) . . . The usual pick on Let Freedom Ring is Melody For Melonae, a pungent composition for sure, but Omega has a more modern feel, for 1962, which seems to me more modern than a lot … Continue reading →
Selection: Escapade (Dorham) . . A wide variety of tunes on Our Thing, from avant-leaning ructions, a latin swinger, and some pacy post-bop. So I’ve opted for the cinematic sweep and modal quality of the Dorham composition Escapade. Artists. Kenny … Continue reading →
Speaking in voluntary isolation from his South London home, LJC declares his traditional April 1st Fools Day prank cancelled, and rescheduled to a future date, tentatively, August 1st, 2020. “I know that many look forward to the “Poisson d’Avril”, a … Continue reading →