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.
LJC thought for the day: you don’t judge a book by its cover, but by its contents. However, some covers just shout “No!” Fortunately in this case the contents say “Yes!” Selection: Feelin’ Folksy (Mobley) . . . . Artists: … Continue reading →
‘Round about the same time as many versions of Monk’s classic composition ‘Round About Midnight were being recorded, in 1957, the wildly eccentric singer Screamin’ Jay Hawkins recorded I Put a Spell on You. A while back I recall coming across a … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Spiritus Parkus Artists Dizzy Reece (tp) Joe Farrell (ts, fl) Cecil Payne (bars) Hank Jones (p) Ron Carter (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, March 13, 1962 Music Fantastic line up including … Continue reading →