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: The Shadow Of Your Smile (Mandel) . . . Rather than the obligatory 30’s jazz standard, Nathan Davis opted for a contemporary Hollywood movie score.”The Shadow of Your Smile“, also known as “Love Theme from The Sandpiper“, written by … Continue reading →
Selection: Native Land (Amy) . . . Artists: Dupree Bolton, trumpet; Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Crawford, guitar; Vic Gaskin, bass; Doug Sides, drums; recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 3, 1963, engineer Richard … Continue reading →
Mind! The Gap! Straying into unfamiliar territory is always daunting, even more so, in outer space. A reader sent me questions about Saturn originals, in particular, Sun Ra’s 1966 album, The Magic City. A gap in my knowledge, I couldn’t … Continue reading →
Another modern reissue of audiophile quality, record collector’s T-shirt – “I may not be a collector’s trophy, but I’m affordable, and I’m available” Selection: Close Your Eyes ( Bernice Petkere) . . . Just in case 1933 comes back, you … Continue reading →