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.
A Midweek Jazz post, for a change, a record LJC feels quite enthusiastic about. Artists Dadisi Komolafe (Arthur Wells), alto saxophone, flute; Roberto Miranda, bass; Sunship Theus, drums; Eric Tillman, piano; Rickey Kelly, vibraphone, recorded Los Angeles, October 1983, engineers Dennis … Continue reading →
This record fails all the High-end Jazz Collector tick-boxes. It is not in the slightest rare, costs almost nothing, but contains some excellent music from some fine musicians from the late 1970s, which has withstood the fickle test of … Continue reading →
Guest post, by Pedestroika LJC says: Who is Pedestroika? An expat in Pittsburgh with an ear rooted in Indian classical music, who says he came to jazz by way of McCoy Tyner’s Search for Peace, in graduate school nearly 20 … Continue reading →
Selection: Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair (trad) . . . Track List (Wiki-links) “The Kerry Dancers” (Traditional) – 4:44 “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” (Traditional) – 6:15 “Green Grow the Rushes” (Traditional) … Continue reading →
Given the interest in Charles Tolliver following a recent Strata East post, I’ve brought forward a piece on Tolliver’s recent album, Connect, recorded for Gearbox Records in London in 2019. Selection: Emperor March . . . Track List Blue Soul … Continue reading →