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.
Under-appreciated labels: Concord Jazz; Under-appreciated artists: Harold Land and Blue Mitchell; Under-appreciated decade: the 70’s (though in many cases, rightly so) Selection: Habiba (Kirk Lightsey) . Artists: Harold Land Blue Mitchell Quintet Harold Land (tenor saxophone) Reggie Johnson (bass), Al … Continue reading →
Selection: Wierd-O (Miles Davis) Artists: Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Charlie Rouse (tenor sax) Walter Bishop Jr. (piano) Earl May (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded NYC, May 11, 1960 Music “Rouse setting out in 1960 on his debut recording as leader, before embarking … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Chick’s Tune Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Junior Cook (ts) Chick Corea (p) Gene Taylor (b) Al Foster (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 30, 1964 The young Chick Corea!! Music: 1964. Recorded in changing … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Sweet Cakes (Note – clipped the closing seconds – needs re-rip ) Artists Blue Mitchell (tp) Benny Golson (ts) Wynton Kelly or Cedar Walton (p) Sam Jones or Paul Chambers (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Reeves Sound Studios, NYC, January … Continue reading →