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.
Warning! LJC hits rock-bottom with an “unlicensed copy” from digital sources. Exceptional circumstances, it’s a Vinyl Emergency. Selection 1 – the opening: Ptah, The El Daoud (Alice Coltrane) . . . Selection 2 – the close: Mantra (Alice Coltrane) . … Continue reading →
UPDATES September 11, photos Leon Thomas and Roy Haynes from Harry M, to Harrys Place; Melody Maker June 1980 full page interview with Pharoah, to Appendix. Enough of British Jazz for the moment, back to The USA, and one of … Continue reading →
A Midweek Jazz post, for a change, a record LJC feels quite enthusiastic about. Artists Dadisi Komolafe (Arthur Wells), alto saxophone, flute; Roberto Miranda, bass; Sunship Theus, drums; Eric Tillman, piano; Rickey Kelly, vibraphone, recorded Los Angeles, October 1983, engineers Dennis … Continue reading →
Selection: Priestess (Harper) . . . Artists Bily Harper, tenor saxophone; Everett Hollins, trumpet; Mickey Tucker, piano; Gregg Maker, Bass; Malcolm Pinson, drums; recorded in New York June 27-30, 1977, engineer Jim McCurdy A&R Recording Studio, New York City Mickey Tucker … Continue reading →
An uncommercial island, Stanley Cowell and Charles Tolliver’s Strata East Records, stubbornly surrounded by increasingly commercial waters, making music to satisfy its core listening audience rather college boys and the bachelor demographic, who had moved on elsewhere. Venturing further into … Continue reading →