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: Goosin’ (Davis) . . . Artists Miles Davis, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor; Red Garland, piano; Paul Chambers ,bass; Philly Joe Jones, drums; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, October 28, 1956 Music In later half of 1956, before jumping … Continue reading →
Updates! Michael Cuscuna liner notes and credits for Inner Voice compilation (1973) added; Harry M photos added (1968-9 vintage). A shoot-out with a difference: original vinyl US pressing, Japanese reissue; and throwing down the digital gauntlet, a German CD. Now … Continue reading →
Update March 21: Harry M. has photo, Clint Houston, Woody’s excellent bass player, taken at Montreux, 1971. Some jazz collectors hunt big-game Trophies, some dig for buried treasure, ever-hopeful. I scout for hidden beauties, following clues and signposts, but this … Continue reading →
UPDATED: Harry M. photos I have a mono early issue of Somethin’ Else but the Liberty stereo I added a few years back is not good enough, so I could not resist a quality stereo reissue in Blue Note’s new … Continue reading →
Selection: Groovin’ Blue (Curtis Amy) . . . Artists Carmell Jones, trumpet; Curtis Amy, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Frank Strazzeri, piano; Jimmy Bond, bass; Frank Butler, drums; recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, December 10, 1960 … Continue reading →