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: Ursula (Garrick) Live at The Union . . . Studio Version (Ursula, from Black Marigolds/ Gilles Petersen compilation) . . . Artists Don Rendell, tenor, soprano saxophone; Ian Carr, trumpet, flugelhorn; Michael Garrick, Piano; Trevor Tomkins, drums, Dave Green/ … Continue reading →
UPDATE 14/9/20: Harry M photo – Elvin Jones, 1970 Some thoughts on piano jazz and the place of “piano artistry”, launched from another “inessential album”, the music of Phineas Newborn Jr. , who at the time was considered by some … Continue reading →
Apologies, initial post went horribly wrong, new WordPress block-editor, missing text, now reinstated, and rip. Selection: Nice ‘n Greasy (Johnny Acea – pianist on Don Wilkerson’s “Elder Don”) YouTube has the whole album Approaching 200,000 views Artists Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; … Continue reading →
UPDATED September 3: Harry M has the photos, Hampton Hawes at Montreux, 1971 From the LJC backlog of draft reviews, an “inessential album” according to All-Music, nevertheless it has something to offer, and prompts a closer look at an original … Continue reading →