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.
Original US release on Roost Records: The more observant will have picked up that the Roost cover photo of Stitt is transposed left to right. The art decision by Vogue is correct in my view – the eye follows the direction … Continue reading →
Selection: Ko Ko Ko Ko – Short Take #1 (0:40) Ko Ko – Orig Take #2 (2:50) NEW!! courtesy of LJC poster FelixStrange – 78 master Ko Ko – mindblowin’! Ko Ko Savoy 78rpm Charlie Parkers Bebop Boys: (FLAC by … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Night in Tunisia Artists Dizzy Gillespie (tp, vo) Charlie Parker (as) Bud Powell (p) Charles Mingus (b) Max Roach (d) “Massey Hall”, Toronto, Canada, May 15, 1953 Music Dubbed modestly “The Greatest Jazz Concert Ever”, in May 1953 in … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Charlie Parker “Meandering” (unpublished) Music Not a completist by any stretch, but the opportunity came up last week to add Volumes 1-4 to my existing Volume 5 of this 1958 five volume UK series “The Immortal Charlie Parker” . It covers studio … Continue reading →
Another of my “gaps” has been the roots of modern jazz, so I guess it was inevitable that I would eventually find my way back to Charlie Parker. Listening to records of saxophone players from the late Fifties and early Sixties, often the liner notes … Continue reading →