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.
Straying out of Modern Jazz Quarantine, vacillating between bop, hard-bop, post bop and hip-bop, LJC breaks his own rules again, venturing into the genre of European jazz rock of the early ’80s Germany, nein-bop. It’s a record probably unknown to … Continue reading →
After a decade of writing about vinyl, and in passing, the minutae of it’s manufacture as a route to determining provenance, I admit I had never actually seen the metal part that actually created the final grooves in the vinyl … Continue reading →
Another slightly unusual A:B comparison post: a direct cut-to-disk modern recording, with some of the best of current British jazz musicians, up against a Van Gelder mastered fifty year old Blue Note vinyl, with some of the best mid-Sixties players, … Continue reading →
UPDATE: June 10, contributions from David S, Tony, and Dubmart UPDATE: June 11, contributions from Doom Girl and Milan UPDATE : June 13 great contribution from Joe L Update June 14: all the way from Tokyo, contributions from Hiromasa N, … Continue reading →
UPDATED June 7, 2020 – Harry M hits the spot-focus, photos Kenny Barron 1970 & Jack de Johnette 1969 added to foot of post. Selection: Tetragon (Henderson) . . . Artists Two Henderson sessions, eight months apart, recorded at Plaza … Continue reading →
There is ample collector documentation of variation in Blue Note mono and stereo labels, their respective addresses, text, colour, typesetting and fonts. Likewise pages of heated discussion of the merits of mono, stereo, fold-downs, and general sound-engineering stuff. The area … Continue reading →