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: Mirage (Rendell) . . . Everyone raves about the Michael Garrick composition “Cold Mountain”, which is apparently based on the structure of an Indian raga. Indo-Jazz fusion was big in the late -60s, Joe Harriott and Don Rendell were … Continue reading →
Selection: Shades of Blue (Neil Ardley) . . . Artists Dave Green, bass; Trevor Tomkins, drums; Colin Purbrook, piano; Don Rendell, tenor saxophone, soprano saxophone; Ian Carr, trumpet, flugelhorn; recorded London, October 1 – 2, 1964 Music All-Music sets the scene: “There are … Continue reading →
Hey LJC – original vinyl, remember? A DJ compilation reissue, have you taken leave of your senses?! Quite possibly, but I’m gonna do it anyway. This one is different. The original recordings carefully curated here are simply impossible to find … Continue reading →
Selection: Pavanne (Carr/Tomkins) . . . Artists Don Rendell (Tenor Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Flute, Clarinet) Ian Carr (Trumpet, Flugelhorn) Michael Garrick (Piano) Dave Green (Bass) Trevor Tomkins (Drums) recorded Lansdowne Studios, Holland Park, London, March 18, 1968, recording engineer David Heelis, … Continue reading →