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 March 21: Harry M. has photo, Clint Houston, Woody’s excellent bass player, taken at Montreux, 1971. Some jazz collectors hunt big-game Trophies, some dig for buried treasure, ever-hopeful. I scout for hidden beauties, following clues and signposts, but this … Continue reading →
Selection: Moontrane (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) Cecil Bernard (piano) Ray Drummond (bass) Larry Hancock (drums) recorded at “Montreux Jazz Festival”, “Casino De Montreux”, Switzerland, July 5, 1973 Bobby and Woody we know, but what to make of … Continue reading →
Selection: The Moontrane (Shaw) Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Steve Turre (trombone) Azar Lawrence (tenor,soprano saxophone) Onaje Allan Gumbs (piano, electric piano) Buster Williams (bass) Victor Lewis (drums) Tony Waters (congas) Guilherme Franco (percussion) recorded Blue Rock Studio, NYC, December 11 … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Brothers and Sisters (Tex Allen) Modal-funk, no less. What do the DJ Jazz Collective make of this? Selection 2: Moontrane (Shaw) Woody Shaw’s classic composition, one of the instantly recognisable great tunes of modern jazz (I’ll ask … Continue reading →
First released in 1983 but recorded in 1965 : Selection 1: Obsequious (Young) Artists Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe Henderson (tenor saxophone) Larry Young (piano) Ron Carter (bass) Joe Chambers (drums) Selection 2: Baloo baloo (Shaw) Artists: Woody Shaw (trumpet) Joe … Continue reading →