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.
Thank you, LJC readers, today we just crossed over five million page views, not bad for a subject that has little commercial presence, a labour of love. – LJC A post timed with the release of The Rajah Tone Poet, … Continue reading →
Collector’s Corner What started me on this journey through Somethin’ Else was an enquiry from Takashi in Japan, who has a mysterious Liberty pressing of Somethin’ Else. In his own words: “Side 2 has RVG STEREO Stamp but, side 1 … Continue reading →
In the golden era ’50s – 60’s, Paris was for a while the spiritual capital of European modern jazz( uber-eat your heart out Copenhagen). Home from home not only to many visiting and resident American jazz musicians, like Donald Byrd, … Continue reading →
UPDATE: February 7, 2021: Harry M photos added. Monk and Rouse at Jazz Expo 1969 With the burgeoning release schedule of audiophile Blue Note, Tone Poets, and Music Matters, I thought it a good time to re-aquaint myself with some … Continue reading →