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 1: Bag of Chris (Karan) . . . Artists Dudley Moore, piano; Chris Karan (Chrisostomos Karanikis), drums, tablas; Jeff Clyne, Bass. Recording engineer George Chkiantz Chkiantz’s prime territory was ’70s guitar-based rock and prog-rock: Led Zeppelin (Whole Lotta Love) … Continue reading →
After pushing at the boundaries of jazz into the fusion-heavy 1970’s, a new acquisition offered an opportunity to walk back a decade or more, to early beginnings of Blue Note, and the brief career of Jutta Hipp. Selection: Dear Old Stockholm … Continue reading →
Selection: US Three (Parlan) . Artists: Horace Parlan (piano) George Tucker (bass) Al Harewood (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 20, 1960 Music: “Us Three’s title track bristles with a funky wail that characterized Parlan’s forays … Continue reading →
Selection: Chelsea Bridge (Strayhorn) Possibly the signature tune of Overseas is the dreamy sublime chord changes of Billy Strayhorn’s Chelsea Bridge.Today, Chelsea Bridge is a far cry from Strayhorn’s, just busy traffic over the River Thames. Chelsea in the mid ’60s, … Continue reading →
Poll Time. Nominations closed, now have your say. There are a little over thirty jazz piano trio nominations, listed in alphabetical order by leader, and I’m giving you ten votes to award. Your vote is really as much for the … Continue reading →