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.
Track Selection: Anatomy (8:45) Artists John Coltrane (ts) Paul Quinichette (ts) Mal Waldron (p) Julian Euell (b) Ed Thigpen (d) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 17, 1957 Music Lets get this out the way. Not as highly acclaimed or as … Continue reading →
Selection: “Tippin’ ” (Donald Byrd) . . . Artists Art Blakey,drums; Donald Byrd, trumpet; John Coltrane, tenor sax; Walter Bishop, piano; Wendell Marshall, bass; recorded New York City, December 1957. Other tracks include Sahib Shihab (alto sax) Al Cohn (tenor sax) … Continue reading →
Selected Track (long): They Cant Take That Away From Me (10:16) > Originally released as Prestige 7130 Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane (ts) Red Garland (p) George Joyner (b) Art Taylor (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 15, … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “On it” Artists Donald Byrd (tp) John Coltrane, Hank Mobley (ts) Elmo Hope (p) Paul Chambers (b) Philly Joe Jones (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, May 7, 1956 Music A typical Prestige “blowing session” as the title … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “In a Sentimental Mood” Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Duke Ellington (p) Aaron Bell (b -1,2,5,6) Jimmy Garrison (b -3,4,7) Sam Woodyard (d -1,5,6) Elvin Jones (d -2/4,7) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, September 26, 1962 … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “After the Rain”: Artists John Coltrane (ss, ts) Eric Dolphy (as, bcl -2) McCoy Tyner (p) Jimmy Garrison, Reggie Workman (b) Elvin Jones (d) recorded “Village Vanguard”, NYC, November 3, 1961 Music A potpourri of Contrane live and … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Chasin’ the Trane” (Excerpt) Artists Eric Dolphy (bc) John Coltrane (ss) McCoy tyner (p) Elvin Jones (d) Reggie Workman (b) Music As a late starter (remedial class) in jazz there are more than a few gaps in my musical knowledge, … Continue reading →