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: Barley Mow . . . 2 Lullaby For A Lonely Child . . . The selection would have been Danish Blue but for the sad fact that it has a scratch through Harry Beckett’s solo. The record’s original … Continue reading →
Selection: Theme 6, Ensemble,Tenor solo and Tenor Cadenza, duet . . . Artists Graham Collier, leader, bass; Harry Beckett, trumpet; Geoff Castle, piano; Alan Wakemen, tenor/soprano sax; Bob Sydor, tenor/alto sax; John Webb, drums; recorded live at The Torrington, Lodge … Continue reading →
Another excursion into the progressive detachment of British from American jazz in the second half of the 1960s. This one heads further out into the realms of progressive big-band: lauding composition, fragmentation and complexity. If “The Sound Of Surprise” (W. Balliett) no longer … Continue reading →