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: Scarborough Fair (trad, arr. P Simon) .. . . . Artists Harold McNair, flute, alto saxophone, electric sax; Danny Thompson, string bass; Ric Grech, bass guitar; Terry Cox, drums; Tony Carr, percussion; Colin Green, guitar; Alan Branscombe, Keith Tippett, … Continue reading →
Selection: Barnes Bridge (McNair) . . . Barnes Bridge (River Thames) Cast aside any romantic illusions, unlike Chelsea Bridge (Tommy Flanagan – Overseas) Barnes Bridge is a railway bridge, crossing the River Thames in West London. It is also gateway … Continue reading →
Selection: The Hipster (McNair) . . . Artists Spike Heatley, bass; Tony Carr, drums; Harold McNair, flute, tenor saxophone; Bill Le Sage, piano; recording engineer (1968 session) Barry Sheffield, In 1968, engineer Barry Sheffield co-founded Trident Studios in St Anne’s … Continue reading →