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.
UPDATE 14/9/20: Harry M photo – Elvin Jones, 1970 Some thoughts on piano jazz and the place of “piano artistry”, launched from another “inessential album”, the music of Phineas Newborn Jr. , who at the time was considered by some … Continue reading →
A genuine Blue Note mystery from LJC reader Markus S, and his copy of Blue Hour – Stanley Turrentine with The Three Sounds BLP 4057 (1961) Selection: Please Send Me Someone To Love (Mayfield) . . . Stanley Turrentine, tenor … Continue reading →
Selection: Dahoud (C.Brown) Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (piano) Calvin Newborn (guitar) Oscar Pettiford (bass) Kenny Clarke (drums) recorded NYC, May 3-4, 1956 Music Atlantic 1235, Phineas’s first major recording as leader, though his first outing was three years previously in … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Reflection (Bryant) Selection 2: Sneakin’ Around (Bryant) Artists Phineas Newborn (p) Paul Chambers (b) Roy Haynes (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, November 14, 1958 Year: 1958, The Cold War rages on. 1958 March 11, U.S. B-47 bomber … Continue reading →
Track Selection 1: Dahoud (Clifford Brown) w/ Chambers/Philly Joe Selection 2: Oleo (Sonny Rollins) – w/ Sam Jones/Hayes Artists Phineas Newborn Jr. (p) Paul Chambers or Sam Jones (b) Philly Joe Jones or Louis Hayes (d) recorded Contemporary Records’ Studio, Los Angeles, … Continue reading →