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: Bean and the Boys (320kbps MP3) Artists: Bud Powell Trio Bud Powell (piano) George Duvivier (bass) Art Taylor (drums) recorded at Fine Sound Studios in New York, January 13, 1955, April 25 & 27; first released in 1959 Music: Powell is the definitive genius … Continue reading →
To kick off, I have two vintage pressings for you to compare. One an original Prestige, the other, one of my native Esquire pressings, from US metalwork. Except there are a few twists along the way. Selection: Fine and Dandy Take 1 … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Off Minor (Monk) Track Comparison: Off Minor – Monk himself (Modern Genius Volume 1, Blue Note BLP1510 Monk-Ramey-Blakey, recorded 1947, on 47 West 63rd St labels second pressing) Artists Bud Powell (p) Pierre Michelot (b) Kenny Clarke (d) recorded live in Paris, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: A Night in Tunisia (Alt Take) Mosaic Limited Edition circa 1985 Re-Mastering Engineer Ron McMaster Audio comparison: A Night in Tunisia (Alt Master) Blue Note BN1503 The Amazing Budwell, second press Lex/NY mixed labels circa 1962 Remastering by Rudy Van Gelder Your … Continue reading →
Track Selections 1. Fine and Dandy (Take 1) 2. Blue Mode (Take 2) Artists J.J. Johnson (tb) Sonny Stitt (ts) John Lewis (p) Nelson Boyd (b) Max Roach (d) NYC, October 17, 1949 Sonny Stitt (ts) Bud Powell (p) Curly … Continue reading →
Track selection and Artists Track Selection 1: A Night in Tunisia Artists: Bud Powell (p) Curly Russell (b) Max Roach (d) recorded May 1st 1951 Track Selection 2: ‘Round Midnight Artists: George Tait (t) Sahib Shihab (as) Thelonious Monk (p) Robert … Continue reading →