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: Marjoun (LaRoca) – Muse, 1973 . . . Original: Majoun – Douglas, 1967 . . . The remastered Muse sounds quite different to the Douglas original. The stereo stage is quite different. The Muse sounds to me more “congested”, and … Continue reading →
Two very different Lazy Afternoons, another LJC contrast-and-discover opportunity, one just a trifle more relaxing than the other, though some might disagree. Some might prefer a Busy Afternoon, on account of us under-employed find every day lazy. However, let’s go … Continue reading →
Pictures updated December 20, 2019 Selection: Majoun (La Roca) . . . Fast-paced Bop-Not Bop, with the young Chick Corea looking to establish his own forceful identity, while la Roca leaves no-one in any doubt he is the leader, and he isn’t … Continue reading →
Selection: Lazy Afternoon (Latouche Morros) : Artists Joe Henderson (tenor sax) Steve Kuhn (piano) Steve Swallow (bass) Pete LaRoca (drums) recorded at Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, May 19, 1965 Artist of Note: Pete La Roca Drummer, turned … Continue reading →