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.
After a brief sortie into the mid -70s, LJC returns to the early 60s, closer to Home. Selection: Contemporary Focus . . . Artists: Impulse title containing two sessions, recorded eight months apart, three tracks in trio, three in sextet … Continue reading →
Selection: Reaching Fourth Artists: McCoy Tyner (p) Henry Grimes (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 14, 1962 Music Described as not as intense as his work with the Coltrane Quartet, Tyner’s second album as … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Search for Peace (Tyner) . . . Beautiful tune, tranquil and perfectly paced, Tyner does what he does best – an exploration of the strong melody for its rhythmic and harmonic potential, punctuated with cascading rippling arpeggios; on cue, … Continue reading →