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: Latona (Patton) . Artists Bobby Hutcherson (vibes) John Patton (organ) Grant Green (guitar) Otis Finch (drums) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, December 11, 1965 John Patton led six albums for Blue Note and a further five in the Liberty … Continue reading →
Selection: Gravy Train Selection Artists Lou Donaldson (alto saxophone) Herman Foster (piano) Ben Tucker (bass) Dave Bailey (drums) Alec Dorsey (congas) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 27, 1961 Donaldson remains the leading exponent of the soul-jazz … Continue reading →
We have recently dug deep into the 10″” jazz of the middle ’50s. Now it is 1969, time for a gear shift up into the soul-jazz era of the late ’60s. Change you can hear. Track Selection: Hot Dog (Donaldson) . . … Continue reading →
Selection: We Are Not Alone Artists: Bill Hardman (trumpet) Frank Wess and/or Mack Goldsbury (tenor saxophone, Wess: and flute, ) Jimmy Ponder or Melvin Sparks (guitar) Grady Tate (drums) Lawrence Killian (percussion) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1978. … Continue reading →
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: When Malindy Sings Artists: Freddie Roach (organ) Eddie Wright (guitar) Clarence Johnston (drums) recorded by Rudy Van Gelder, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 29, 1963 add Blue Mitchell (trumpet) Hank Mobley (tenor saxophone) December 9, 1963 Music Some time since … Continue reading →
Track Selection: “Doin’ the Sixty-Eight” Artists Roland Kirk (ts, mzo, str, fl, siren) Jack McDuff (org) Joe Benjamin (b) Art Taylor (d) recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, July 11, 1961 Music AMG REVIEW by Lindsay Planer “Kirk’s Work — Rahsaan Roland … Continue reading →