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.
A break from trophy Blue Notes, something more modest, and a curio. Time to polish up your German. Selection: The Quota (J Heath) Artists Jimmy Heath (tenor, soprano sax) Red Garland (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) recorded at … Continue reading →
Selection: C Jam Blues Artists Red Garland (p) Paul Chambers (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, December 14, 1956 and August 9, 1957 Music Enter stage left, the Miles Davis Quintet rhythm section, Red Garland and … Continue reading →
Selection: Birks Works (Gillespie) A favourite Gillespie tune which haunts the corridors of bop along with A Night in Tunisia, given a good outing here by Byrd and Coltrane tearing through the changes. Artists Donald Byrd (t) John Coltrane (ts) … Continue reading →
Track Selection: Ralph J Gleason’s Blues (Garland) Artists Red Garland (p) George Joyner (b) Charlie Persip (d) Ray Barretto (cga) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Hackensack, NJ, August 22, 1958 Music Garland’s mastery of the swinging post-bop keyboard made him a … Continue reading →