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.
Time-Taxis (We Serve All Era’s) When to Guv’? 1980s please, cabbie. Are you sure? No-one goes there, mate In the 1980’s, jazz was not dead, it was mainly lying low. America’s modern jazz golden age 1950’s-60’s had passed, the … Continue reading →
Selection: The Adventurer (C.Jordan) . . . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor, alto saxophone, flute; Tommy Flanagan, piano; Bill Lee, bass; Grady Tate, drums. Recorded at CI Recording, NYC, February 9, 1978, engineer Elvin Campbell. Clifford Jordan maintained a steady artistic … Continue reading →
Selection: John Coltrane (Lee) A two record set deserves a second selection: Eddie Harris (Lee) . . . Artists Billy Higgins drums, percussion; Cedar Walton, Stanley Cowell, piano; Clifford Jordan, tenor saxophone; Bill Lee, Sam Jones, bass. Quartet I: C. … Continue reading →
Selection: John Coltrane ( Bill Lee) 7:45 . . . Artists Clifford Jordan, tenor sax; Cedar Walton, piano; Sam Jones, bass; Billy Higgins, drums. Recorded live in Paris, France, March 26, 1975, Muse album not released until 1978, issued in … Continue reading →
Selection: Status Quo (John Neely) Artists John Gilmore, Clifford Jordan (ts) Horace Silver (p) Curly Russell (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, March 3, 1957 Music When are the Jazz Messengers not the Jazz Messengers? Here.The … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Moon-a-tic Artists Clifford Jordan (ts) Cedar Walton (p) Spanky DeBrest (b) Albert Heath (d) recorded NYC, August 10, 1960 Music: Energetic tenor-driven bop, what’s not to like? Jordan is one of many often overlooked tenors, I guess there being so many to choose … Continue reading →