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.
A horizontal tasting: composers and arrangements The oeuvre is the “Jazz Workshop”, zeitgeist of 1956: the search for new directions. Post- swing experimentalism flowers briefly, doffing its cap to its contemporary classical music “brothers”. The fixed points here are the performers, the same … Continue reading →
Selection: Stratusphunk (Russell) … Artists On Stratusphunk: Art Farmer (trumpet) Hal McKusick (alto sax) Bill Evans (piano) Barry Galbraith (guitar) Milt Hinton (bass) Charlie Persip (drums) recorded NYC, April 7, 1958 at Pythian Temple Studios, 135 West 70th St. On other … Continue reading →
Selection: The Settlers and the Indians Artists Billy Byers (trb) Hal McKusick (as, ts, clar) Eddie Costa (p) Paul Chambers (b) Charlie Persip (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 27, 1957 Music A very obscure recording made … Continue reading →