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 new occasional theme from LJC, records that are interesting. Not that are necessarily rare, or musically outstanding, not collector trophies (don’t worry, there will be more of those in future ) but records that are interesting, if not entirely … Continue reading →
Selection: Shutterbug (JJ Johnson) Artists Art Farmer (trumpet) Tom McIntosh (trombone) Benny Golson (tenor saxophone) Cedar Walton (piano) Tommy Williams (bass) Albert Heath (drums) recorded at “The Birdhouse”, Chicago, IL, May 15, 1961, engineer Ron Malo. Music In … Continue reading →
Track Selection: You’re Not The Kind (Gryce) Artists Lee Morgan (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Percy Heath (b) Philly Joe Jones (d)Nola’s Penthouse Sound Studios, NYC, November 17, 1958 Philadelphia Just across the river from New Jersey, soon … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Out of the Past Artists Kenny Dorham (tp) J.J. Johnson (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly (p) Paul Chambers (b) Max Roach (d) recorded at Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, December 19, 1957 Music Track selection composed by Benny in … Continue reading →
Track selection: Yesterdays (Jerome Kern) Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, August 28, 1959 Benny Golson enjoyed five years of limelight between 1957 and … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Autumn Leaves” Artists Curtis Fuller (tb) Benny Golson (ts) Ray Bryant (p) Tommy Bryant (b) Al Harewood (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, June 20 – 30, 1959 Music I have always loved the Cannonball Adderley/ Miles Davis … Continue reading →