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.
UPDATED September 3: Harry M has the photos, Hampton Hawes at Montreux, 1971 From the LJC backlog of draft reviews, an “inessential album” according to All-Music, nevertheless it has something to offer, and prompts a closer look at an original … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Round Midnight Selection 2: You and the Night and the Music Artists Hampton Hawes (p) Red Mitchell (b) Chuck Thompson (d) Los Angeles CA, recorded at the Police Academy, Chavez Ravine, June 28, 1955, Los Angeles, CA, December 3, … Continue reading →
Selection: Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams (Moll, Koehler, Barris) Artists Harold Land (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1958, engineer Roy DuNann Year: 1958 London,1958, Britain’s first parking meter is installed. Soon the … Continue reading →
Track Selection YouTube Artists Harold Land (ts) Hampton Hawes (p) Scott LaFaro (b) Frank Butler (d) recorded Los Angeles, CA, March 17, 1958 Music After weeks of New York heroin-fuelled expressionist angst, time for a break, and go West, to … Continue reading →