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.
Coming shortly, the long-awaited Tone Poet, but this is not an original trophy-parade. LJC digs out his non-descript United Artists mid-70s blue label reissue, only to find it sounds fantastic! Not even Van Gelder metal sourced, but, I guess, mastered … Continue reading →
Seasonal Message From LJC Happy Christmas, 2020. I’m looking forward to a better New Year 2021, how could it be any worse? (They’ll think of something!). A lot more music to be covered, and it’s not like I have anything … Continue reading →
Selection: Cry Of Hunger (Billy Harper) . . . Soloists: Baritone Saxophone, Trevor Koehler; Flugelhorn, Howard Johnson ; Tenor Saxophone , Billy Harper. Artists Billy Harper, flute, tenor saxophone; Bruce Ditmas, drums; Dave Sanborn, alto saxophone; David Horowitz, synthesizer; Gil … Continue reading →
UPDATED December 16, 2020: Harry M photo added foot of post – Art Farmer (1970) Horace Silver (1968). Head to Head: Blue Note original, Toshiba Japan reissue. Japanese reissues are cheaper and more readily available, but are they worth it? … Continue reading →
UPDATED December 5, 2020: Harry M The Jazz Paparazzi strikes again – Chico at Montreux 1971 added at foot of post. Warning, contains multiple digressions. UK vs. Canada, grudge match, may offend Canadians, Hungarians, the English, and the Scots. Anyone … Continue reading →