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.
The Jazz Gladiators Poll You have had your say, which jazz musicians you can’t stand, can’t fathom, or who simply leave you cold. Musical taste is a personal thing – this could be controversial. Membership of The League of … Continue reading →
Selection: Heart to Heart Artists David Murray (ts), John Hicks (p), Ray Drummond (b), Ralph Peterson Junior (d) recorded March 1, 1986 at Charlie’s Tap, Boston. Music: Once again flirting with the free-tendency, but nowhere near as “free” as I … Continue reading →
Selection: Premonition Artists Freddie Hubbard (tpt, flgh) John Gilmore (ts, bclar) Andrew Hill (p) Cecil McBee and/or Richard Davis (b) Joe Chambers (d) Nadi Qamar (African drums, African thumb piano) Renaud Simmons (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October … Continue reading →
Selection: Chaos (Shorter) Mono: Stereo Artists Freddie Hubbard (t, flh) Alan Shorter (flh) Grachan Moncur III (trb) James Spaulding (as) Wayne Shorter (ts) Herbie Hancock (p) Ron Carter (b) Joe Chambers (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, October 15, … Continue reading →
Selection 1: Something Sweet Something Tender Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … Selection 2: Straight Up and Down Mono Original Blue Note: … Stereo, Division of Liberty: … LJC writes: always turn a mistake into an advantage. … Continue reading →