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 1: A Waltz For Fran (Morgan) . . . Selection 2 bonus: Lee-Sure Time (Morgan) . . . Track List Raggedy Ann (Morgan) 6:49A Waltz For Fran (Morgan) 4:56Lee-Sure Time (Morgan) 8:30Little Spain (Clifford Jordan) 7:49Take Twelve (Elmo … Continue reading →
Selection: Corcovado (Jobim) . . . “Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars” (The Corcovada mountains of Rio de Janeiro) Quiet nights of quiet starsQuiet chords from my guitarFloating on the silence that surrounds us Quiet thoughts and quiet dreamsQuiet walks by … Continue reading →
Selection: Tanglewood 63 (Gibbs) . . . Selection: Sojourn (Gibbs) . . . Track List A1 Tanglewood 63A2 FanfareA3 SojournB1 CanticleB2 Five For England Artists Musical Director – Michael Gibbs as composer/arranger Jeff Clyne, acoustic bass; Alan Ford, Fred Alexander, cello; Clive … Continue reading →
Selection: My Joy . . . . Opening waltz, tinkling children’s music box gives way to an up-tempo groove, Hutcherson and Hancock sparring, great Stinson bass solo to finish Artists Bobby Hutcherson, vibes (and drums on Bi-Sectional) ; Herbie Hancock, … Continue reading →
Selection: Yellow Violet . . . Artists Charles Tolliver, trumpet; Joe Farrell, tenor, soprano sax; Andrew Hill, piano; Victor Sproles, bass; Billy Higgins, drums; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 11, 1968 Music All Music: ” this is … Continue reading →