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.
Apologies, initial post went horribly wrong, new WordPress block-editor, missing text, now reinstated, and rip. Selection: Nice ‘n Greasy (Johnny Acea – pianist on Don Wilkerson’s “Elder Don”) YouTube has the whole album Approaching 200,000 views Artists Tommy Turrentine, trumpet; … Continue reading →
Selection: Gravy Train Selection Artists Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Herman Foster (piano) Ben Tucker (bass) Dave Bailey (drums) Alec Dorsey (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 27, 1961 Donaldson remains the leading exponent of the soul-jazz … Continue reading →
We have recently dug deep into the 10″” jazz of the middle ’50s. Now it is 1969, time for a gear shift up into the soul-jazz era of the late ’60s. Change you can hear. Track Selection: Hot Dog (Donaldson) . . … Continue reading →
Thanks to ground-breaking technology of Additive Manufacturing, the new process of making three dimensional solid objects from a digital file, in conjuction the LJC exclusive hybrid Analogue Conversion Vinyl Pump™, real home-downloadable vinyl is just a few clicks away. Just connect the LJC vinyl pump to … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Blues Walk (NY, RVG STEREO MASTER) Artists: Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Peck Morrison (b) Dave Bailey (d) Ray Barretto (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1958 LJC History: Previously posted as King Japan reissue. You … Continue reading →
Last Updated: November 29, 2018 ( new photos) Track Selection: Walk Wid Me (Donaldson) Artists Lou Donaldson (as) “Baby Face” Willette (org) Grant Green (g) Dave Bailey (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, January 23, 1961 A counterweight to … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Blues Walk Artists Lou Donaldson (as) Herman Foster (p) Peck Morrison (b) Dave Bailey (d) Ray Barretto (cga) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, July 28, 1958 Music Lou Donaldson treads a careful path between the high ground of … Continue reading →