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: Native Land (Amy) . . . Artists: Dupree Bolton, trumpet; Curtis Amy, tenor, soprano sax; Jack Wilson, piano; Ray Crawford, guitar; Vic Gaskin, bass; Doug Sides, drums; recorded at Pacific Jazz Studios, Hollywood, CA, February 3, 1963, engineer Richard … Continue reading →
First release 1999 on The Evil Silver Disc, first time on vinyl, Tone Poet 2020. Where I have an original Blue Note, I generally would not add a TP duplicate to my shelf, but the provenance of this recording is … Continue reading →
Thank you, LJC readers, today we just crossed over five million page views, not bad for a subject that has little commercial presence, a labour of love. – LJC A post timed with the release of The Rajah Tone Poet, … Continue reading →
I have been trying to pace posts to one a week, but this is one of those cases where I didn’t want to delay. No original comparator to hand, but hot on the heels of the Tone Poet release, better … Continue reading →
Selection: Most Like Lee (TP, stereo) . . . Original Liberty 1967 monaural : Most Like Lee . . . Artists: Lee Morgan, trumpet; Jackie McLean, alto sax; Hank Mobley, tenor sax; Herbie Hancock, piano; Larry Ridley, bass; Billy Higgins, … Continue reading →