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 tale of the pursuit of one recording, the search for the best pressing, and a few lessons learned along the way. Prepare for a deep dive, and beware of currents. The story so far… In the early ’60s, United Artists … Continue reading →
Track Selection: My mans gone now Slow piece, a sombre bluesy melody from Porgy and Bess. Artists Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) recorded Van Gelder Studios, April and May 1966, recording by Rudy Van Gelder and Verve man Val Valentin, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: My Funny Valentine Artists: Bill Evans (p) Jim Hall (g) recorded at Sound Makers, NYC, April 24 and May 14, 1962 sound engineer: Bill Shwartau Music: A triumph for Bill Evans and Jim Hall, another exercise in telepathic communion, … Continue reading →