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: Black Is The Colour Of My True Love’s Hair (trad) . . . Track List (Wiki-links) “The Kerry Dancers” (Traditional) – 4:44 “Black Is the Color of My True Love’s Hair” (Traditional) – 6:15 “Green Grow the Rushes” (Traditional) … Continue reading →
UPDATE Jan.5: Johnny Griffin at Ronnie Scotts, 1969 Harry M photo added. Selection: Latin Quarter (John Jenkins) . . . Artists Johnny Griffin, tenor sax; Sonny Clark, piano; Paul Chambers, bass; Kenny Dennis, drums.; recorded Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, … Continue reading →
Selection: All The Things You Are . . . All The Things You Are – a jazz standard from the 1939 Broadway musical Very Warm for May, Jerome Kern, music, Oscar Hammerstein II, libretto, though the verse is rarely heard. … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Straight No Chaser Artists Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Johnny Griffin (ts) Junior Mance (p) Larry Gales (b) Ben Riley (d) recorded live at Minton’s Playhouse, Harlem, NYC, Breakfast set, January 6, 1961 The so-called “Tough Tenors” quintet, a two-year collaboration between … Continue reading →