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: Penelope (Wayne Shorter) Tone Poet Series (2019) . . . Wally Trautgott re-mastered a reissue for the Capitol Connoisseur series back in 1995, which happens to be the copy on my shelf. Wally has his fans, though I … Continue reading →
Selection: Lester Left Town (Shorter) . . . Artists: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Wayne Shorter, tenor sax; Walter Davis Jr., piano; Jymie Merritt, bass; Art Blakey, drums; Dizzy Reece, congas, recorded Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, November 10, 1959. … Continue reading →
LJC thought for the day: you don’t judge a book by its cover, but by its contents. However, some covers just shout “No!” Fortunately in this case the contents say “Yes!” Selection: Feelin’ Folksy (Mobley) . . . . Artists: … Continue reading →
Selection: Jasper (1965) Artists On Jasper: Freddie Hubbard (trumpet) Sam Rivers (tenor, soprano sax, bass clarinet, flute) Bobby Hutcherson (vibes, marimba) Andrew Hill (piano) Richard Davis (bass) Joe Chambers (drums)recorded Rudy Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ, April 3, 1965 Other … Continue reading →
UPDATED July 20 – adding Classic Records. I should have anticipated this. In the ’80s and ’90s, reissues were a whole generation’s first introduction to Blue Note. The purist perspective of “original pressings” from the ’50s and ’60s is a long way from … Continue reading →
Occasional Series: LJC Conversation Pieces – An experiment, sound off about topics related to the music we love and the things around it we love to hate, or anything else reasonably on-topic for that matter. It is always interesting to … Continue reading →