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 June 7, 2020 – Harry M hits the spot-focus, photos Kenny Barron 1970 & Jack de Johnette 1969 added to foot of post. Selection: Tetragon (Henderson) . . . Artists Two Henderson sessions, eight months apart, recorded at Plaza … Continue reading →
Selection: Escapade (Dorham) . . A wide variety of tunes on Our Thing, from avant-leaning ructions, a latin swinger, and some pacy post-bop. So I’ve opted for the cinematic sweep and modal quality of the Dorham composition Escapade. Artists. Kenny … Continue reading →
Selection: Mode For Joe . . . Artists Lee Morgan, trumpet; Curtis Fuller, trombone; Joe Henderson, tenor sax; Bobby Hutcherson, vibes; Cedar Walton, piano; Ron Carter, bass; Joe Chambers, drums, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 27, 1966, … Continue reading →
Selection: Jinrikisha . . . Impossible to choose a best track, all of them are outstanding. The most widely played is probably Dorham’s sprightly Blue Bossa, or Henderson’s Recorda-me, both their respective signature tunes, so I’ve chosen as the selection … Continue reading →
Track Selection: El Barrio . . . Artists Joe Henderson (tenor sax) McCoy Tyner (piano) Bob Cranshaw (bass) Elvin Jones (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 30, 1964 Recorded at Van Gelders studio just one week after … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Idle Moments” Caution, long (14:40), one early needle stick at 45 seconds requiring manual intervention, gives a repeat of two turns, some early clicks and a little surface noise early which quickly settles down and the remaining 13 … Continue reading →
Track Selection:Punjab Artists Joe Henderson (ts) Kenny Dorham (t) Richard Davis (b) Elvin Jones (d) McCoy Tyner (p) Recorded on April 10, 1964 Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey. Music Henderson is still on peak form here and Dorham partners … Continue reading →