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: Stratus phunk . . . Artists Alan Kiger, trumpet; Dave Baker, trombone; Dave Young, tenor sax; George Russell, piano; Chuck Israels, bass; Joe Hunt, drums; recorded at Plaza Sound Studios, New York, October 18, 1960 recording engineer Ray Fowler, … Continue reading →
Selection 1: How Many Clouds Can You See? . . . Selection 2: Premonition . . . Disclaimer: a few random clicks and low-level of surface noise. British jazz enthusiasts in the 60s and 70s were not OCD record owners … Continue reading →
Selection: Barley Mow . . . 2 Lullaby For A Lonely Child . . . The selection would have been Danish Blue but for the sad fact that it has a scratch through Harry Beckett’s solo. The record’s original … Continue reading →
MID-WEEK MUSIC SPOT: Modern Jazz in Britain 1965-72 LJC change of process: this is a 2xLP sampler, so I have taken a sample of the samples Sounds fair, no? True to my mission: searching for original first pressings, because they … Continue reading →
Sound Check: Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Craft Reissue 2021/ Kevin Gray mastering (£34) . . . Lotus Blossom (Dorham) Carrere French Prestige reissue, circa 1976 (circa £10) . . . Carrere pressings are generally considered the bottom of the heap, so … Continue reading →
Mid-week bonus post, not related to modern vinyl reissues, but back in the realm of Blue Note originals. The focus remains music first, only incidentally the Collector angle. Why else collect something? “LJC, any chance of doing a post on … Continue reading →