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: Swingin’ (Clifford Brown, from Study in Brown, Emarcy, 1955)) Artists: Tracks taken from three different studio sessions and a live recording, between 1956-59 Selection – Swingin’: Tina Brooks (tenor sax) Bobby Timmons (piano) Kenny Burrell (guitar) Ben Tucker (bass) Art … Continue reading →
Some weeks ago, I reviewed BLP 4092 The Golden Eight (Toshiba 1991 re). In an unexpected turn of events, I find myself reviewing it again. But this time no jokes about lederhosen: the more serious business of modern audiophile reissues. I previously declared … Continue reading →
Selection: Chitlins con carne (Burrell) Artists Stanley Turrentine (ts) Kenny Burrell (g) Major Holley Jr. (b) Bill English (d) Ray Barretto (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 8, 1963 Music Late-night smokey, bluesey and swingin’, here’s a Blue … Continue reading →
Selection: Birk’s Works (Gillespie) Artists Tina Brooks (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded live at the “Five Spot Cafe”, NYC, August 25, 1959 recorded by Rudy Van Gelder Year: 1959 December 12th – United … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Birks Works (Gillespie) Artists Tina Brooks (ts) Bobby Timmons (p) Kenny Burrell (g) Ben Tucker (b) Art Blakey (d) recorded at “Five Spot Cafe”, NYC, 2nd set, August 25, 1959 Music: Tina Brooks!! Bobby Timmons, and “Kenny Burrell with … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Prelude to kiss” > Kenny Burrell (g) Barry Galbraith (g) Leonard Gaskin (b) Bobby Donaldson (d) Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ May 10, 1957 and other tracks dated 1957-9 Some jazz from guitarists. “No musical surprises on … Continue reading →